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Lakeside Inn

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Hercules, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location since it is near lake and night market room clean and good breakfast a little hard to find at first since it is through an alley hotel has Japanese feel and seems it's pretty new. Will stay if come to violin again.

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Beijing, China
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location really could not be better; you are right next to the lake, in the center of everything. The room was huge, clean, and with a really soft (especially for China) bed. The owner is incredibly friendly, and really wants to practice his English while helping with anything. His pub on the ground floor is the cheapest place to... More 

Thank KarenTraveling
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Right in the centre of Guilin old town with views through trees of the lake and the twin pagodas. A few steps to the busy lakeside eating and shopping area, 2 minutes walk to food street and it's souvenir stalls. Lakeside Inn is in a great location. The owner / manager Jack speaks good English and is very helpful and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stopped by on our way to Yangshou, this hotel is recommended. Extremely central and the room is large, well appointed and spotlessly clean. The host Jack is a delight, he is super friendly and engaging and makes the best mojitos outside of Cuba. He booked for us a great way to get to Yangshou along the Li River. Pity we... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our stay in Guilin was to be for only one night so, with the sole intention of arriving in the afternoon, wandering around the lakes in the evening and then moving on the following morning, the Lakeside Inn seemed perfectly located. I made my booking through Agoda but quickly received a follow up email from Jack, the proprietor, offering an... More 

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GuilinLakesideInn, Owner at Lakeside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Busbar, thank you for your very detailed review! It gives people a clear vision of what they might expetect when they choose to stay with us. Once people booked from Agoda or Booking they will get a Email telling them all the service we offer, including pick up service, sightseeing service and etc. The reason for doing this is... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Lakeside Inn two separate nights in mid-September, with transportation to/from the Longji rice terraces at Dazhai in-between that Jack organized for us. From the moment we arrived at his small hotel, Jack made us feel comfortable and at home, and we chatted with him (he speaks perfect English) and had a drink at... More 

Thank Gypsy9
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Centrally located. On the lakeside, two pagoda's over the other side of the lake- illuminated at night, really really good coffee, the opportunity for some well made western food if your teenagers just can't take another noodle and lovely lovely staff and they speak very good English and they cannot do enough for you to make your stay the very... More 

Thank Karene W
GuilinLakesideInn, Owner at Lakeside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karene, thank you for posting your review! Like you mentioned, the points of selling of our inn is our exellent location, tasty food, good service and clean rooms. We travelled many places(Europ, the USA, Latin America and etc) and wherever we go we studied what guest like. We leaned what travellers from other country would expect, soft bed, how... More 

Bari, Italy
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We spent there a couple of nights. The location of the hotel is excellent, you can find it in the pedestrian street along the lakeside in a walking distance to the main attractions and to Zhengyang road, the shopping street. The staff was very kind and attentive. We booked different tours with them and we had no problem at all... More 

Thank Aladino86
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I would come back to this place The location is perfect , in the city center and near to the lake and guilins beautifull nature , English talking staff and very helpful The hotel is very small just tree rooms which were very clean

Thank Ahmad N
GuilinLakesideInn, Manager at Lakeside Inn, responded to this review

Thank your for you review. We will keep doing a good job. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had a pleasant stay in the Likeside Inn. The rooms are well maintained, spacious and clean. Location is right in the center of Guilin, almost next to the central square. The reception doubles as a quiet bar which is very cosy. Most of the staff speak sufficient English. Some even fluently. Staff is also very friendly and helpfull. They... More 

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GuilinLakesideInn, Manager at Lakeside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Lad for your review. Appologize for the nuisance of the mosquitos. As we are located by the lake with plenty plants, mosquitos love this place too. We have improved our room to keep them absolutely away. Looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a place located in the very heart of the Guilin city. All the entertainment is just within walking distance. The famous Sun and Moon Pagodas scenic spot which stand right in the Shahu Lake is only a walkway next to the compound. Within a circle of 500 meters around our inn you can have access to department store, supermarket, local restaurant, western style restaurant, Starbucks, massage and all the entertainment you would expect. Despite its central location it is quiet and free from disturbing traffic noise. It is a good place to stay or relax when you travel. The first floor of our inn is a nice Cafe & Bar. We provide western breakfast(toast,egg,coffee,tea),Pizza,Sandwiches, coffee (Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino ect) and Chinese dumplings. We have cold local beer, cocktails, whiskey which can give you a wonderful time after or during travel. Being the owner, Jack is an outgoing world traveler. His nephew and assistant, John, is a college teacher in Guilin Tourism University. We speak English and know the city well. We can help you plan your stay in Guilin on your request. We offer airport/train sation pick up service as well as sightseeing services, for example, Li River Cruise, Longji Terraces Trip and one day Guilin city trip ect. We have private car rental service(with English/non English speaking driver) to facilitate your tour(especially suitable for large family travel).We try our best to make your stay a unique and memorable experience of the Chinese culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lakeside Inn

Address: No.1-1-2 Sha lake Building Shan Lake North Road, Guilin City Center, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: ₹ 2,189 - ₹ 2,599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The rooms we had were directly above the bar on the first floor but were absolutely quiet.”
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“room 201 can oversee the lake”
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“Only a small establishment... We stayed in a double room and family room... Both great”
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“there are only three/ four rooms so book fast”
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