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Zhiweidengni Inn

No.68 Wenming Alley, Yishang Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674199, China
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Anthony A
Reviewed 19 Feb 2015
Two stars have been taken off for the frequent power cuts we had. We stayed 5 nights and during that time we had between 6 and 8 power cuts, with no water nor electricity when this happened. Usually it occurred between 9 and 11pm at night, which was hugely inconvenient, and then again in the morning. However, it was massively unpredictable as to when it would happen and how long it would last - often 7-8 hours, which meant that we sometimes had to go without showers and couldn't brush our teeth in the morning, not ideal, and pretty galling given that we were paying upwards of £50 a night. All the more annoying was that it only seemed to be our row of inns on the one street which was affected. We walked up to the Main Street only to see that all of the shops and inns up there had electricity, having been given the excuse that "it was the fault of the chinese government." Many of the guests complained, and rightly so in my opinion.

In addition, we were promised a western breakfast with an array of cereals and coffee, prepared by none other than the owner himself. Nevertheless, much to our disappointment, the morning after our arrival, we were led down the street to a grotty little restaurant and offered a choice of hard boiled eggs, youtiao, soy milk and baozi. I don't mean to denigrate our chinese breakfast, but we rather felt it was false advertising.

Something unrelated to our stay at the inn, and this obviously isn't their fault (partly it is though, because of the adorable dog they own), but the streets are littered with dog turds, so you must watch your step in Lijiang. At times it felt like playing mario kart, dodging banana skins flung by drivers at those in pursuit, with the banana skins replaced by fresh dog turds in this case. I twice trod in one and had to buy soap, water and a toothbrush to clean it off. At least 13 yuan a go!

Having said all that, the owner was very friendly and helpful and his employees were also great, and all in all we enjoyed our stay. There was a king size bed, which was very comfy and also included an electric blanket, and there was a nice flatscreen hdtv and a floor heating system. The room was wonderfully furnished, and the bathroom was similarly very nicely done up, complete with bath and shower.

As it was spring festival, my girlfriend and I were invited to have dinner with the owner, his younger sister and employees, which was incredibly kind, and we enjoyed their food and company for an evening. It was a very nice touch indeed!

In conclusion, overlooking the power cuts, I would highly recommend this inn to anybody coming to stay in Lijiang for business or pleasure. It's safe and secure (safety deposit box included), and there's a good chance that the power cuts were a result of it having been Chinese New Year at the time, which is a busy time for a small touristic place like Lijiang.
Date of stay: February 2015
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"All of the rooms are nice and essentially the same. I would say it's better to pay for a cheaper room,..."
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