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Yuerong Road, Shuhe Gucheng District, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, 674100, China
  • In the shower cubicle, there was a convenient hand shower and well as rain shower
  • Unfortunately, the water pressure was very low and it feels like bathing in a drizzle, difficult for washing long hair
  • I particularly like the muesli with fresh fruits, as well as blended milk with egg and fruit, healthy and delicious

    • by Vchong
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      Banyan Tree is a resort chain renowned for its luxurious suites situated in remote areas.

      We stayed there in April 2009. The hotel did not disappoint and lived up to its expectation.

      The hotel transport was punctual in picking us up from the airport. We were told of our suite number in the car. Upon arriving at the entrance to the hotel, we were escorted through an elegantly designed courtyard, with a breathtaking view of Yulong Mountain. The design of the resort is low key from the outside, blending seamlessly with the old houses within Shuhe Old Town.

      Checkin was swift, and we were served tea and cold towels. While waiting, i read the visitors’ book and was happy to note a hundred percent satisfaction with past visitors. Many hoped for a return visit.

      We were shown the compound by our guide, and


      took a short walk to our suite. On route, we passed large villas with their own external gates.

      Our suite was located on the second storey. There was soft music playing in the background and the smell of aromatic oils. (The oil and incense is changed nightly.) The suite was decorated in red and black. On the bed, a small stuff panda greeted us, a reward for contributing US$2/night to the hotel’s Green Imperative Fund. We were to find a new gift everynight on the bed during our stay there, ranging from a pashmina shawl to a Chinese red lantern.

      When we drew apart the gold curtain, we were greeted by a breathtaking view of Yulong Snowcap Mountain, a view that would greet us from our bed as soon as we open our eyes.

      The toilet had all the amenities,including a wooden ...


      • brush and a comb for woman and man respectively. A free standing bathtub sits by the window, where for RMB750 per couple, you may arrange for various milk or herbal bath to soak in.

        In the shower cubicle, there was a convenient hand shower and well as rain shower. Unfortunately, the water pressure was very low and it feels like bathing in a drizzle, difficult for washing long hair. On some occasion, there was no hot water, which is quite puzzling for a 6-star resort.

        Buffet breakfast was inluded during our stay there and we were subjected to the same menu every morning. I particularly like the muesli with fresh fruits, as well as blended milk with egg and fruit, healthy and delicious. For the warm dishes, they had the usual sausages, steam buns, fried noodles and rice. There was also a

        soup and egg station.

        This cafe also serve western meals.

        Another restaurant serves Chinese meal at night. We had dinner there three times and the food was good every time, but expectedly expensive.

        Although situated 40 minutes away Lijiang city, the resort is 20 miinutes walk away from Shuhe old town, more pleasant and less commercial than the one at Lijiang.

        We really enjoyed ourselves. The details paid in making us feel comfortable is delightful. The soft music and aroma oil which greeted us nightly upon our return, the tidbits placed on our bedside, and the four different cannister of tea leaves made us feel we were in our own spa.

        And incase you really want a massage, there is a popular spa in house, but do book early.

        Do expect everything to be luxurious and expensive. But what the heck, we deserve the pampering sometimes.




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