February 6, 2018

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

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Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin (桂林香格里拉大酒店) is a luxury hotel located in the city of Guilin, a popular holiday destination in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The hotel is set next to the Li River and surrounded by Guilin's famous karst mountains. The hotel caters primarily to local and international tourists.

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin is centrally located in downtown Guilin near some of the most famous natural and historical attractions of the city. The commercial and retail center of the city is just a short taxi ride away. The hotel also houses some of the biggest meeting and event spaces in Guilin, making it the ideal hotel for MICE and other social and corporate events.

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

The reception is quite busy due to the hotel's popularity among tourists. Nonetheless, Shangri-La Hotel Guilin managed to maintain an efficient check-in process. It also helped that I booked my stay via shangri-la.com. I just had to sign the pre-filled registration form and make the necessary security deposit, and my keycards were issued with no fuss.





Golden Circle Benefits
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Golden Circle members are accorded with the following benefits during their stay at Shangri-La Hotel Guilin. These benefits are extended to one registered companion staying with the Golden Circle member.

Gold Members
  • welcome amenity of fresh fruits

Jade Members
  • three choices of welcome amenities
  • early check-in at 11:00am (subject to room availability)
  • late check-out until 4:00pm (subject to room availability)
  • upgrade to the next best room category (if the reserved room type is not available upon check-in)
  • complimentary daily breakfast buffet at Li Café

Diamond Members
  • three choices of welcome amenities plus fresh fruits
  • early check-in at 8:00am (subject to room availability)
  • late check-out until 6:00pm (subject to room availability)
  • upgrade to the next best room category (if the reserved room type is not available upon check-in)
  • complimentary access to the Horizon Club Lounge
  • complimentary daily breakfast available in two venues:





Guestrooms & Suites
Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin features 449 elegantly appointed and spacious guestrooms and suites. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open up to a panoramic view of the karst mountains. Rooms are divided into nine categories:

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Horizon Club Lounge
Access
Deluxe Room 42 King or Twin none
Deluxe River View Room ► 42 King or Twin none
Executive Terrace Mountain View Room 42 King or Twin none
Family Room 58 King none
Horizon Club Room 42 King or Twin yes
Horizon Club River View Room 42 King or Twin yes
Executive Suite 84 King yes
Specialty Suite 126 King yes
Presidential Suite 210 King yes





Deluxe River View Room


The Deluxe Room is the lead-in guestroom category of Shangri-La Hotel Guilin with the Deluxe River View Room facing the Li River and Guilin's famous karst mountains as background. The room measures 42 square meters, the biggest guestroom of the same category in Guilin. The room is furnished with a comfortable bed, an executive desk, and a feature wall made of a silk painting of the karst mountains. read more ►



Horizon Club Lounge
Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

The Horizon Club Lounge is a private lounge located on the 6th floor of the hotel where guests staying in Horizon Club Rooms or Suites, as well as Golden Circle Diamond members, are accorded with exclusive benefits during their stay. From here, Horizon Club guests also enjoy a panoramic view of Guilin's karst mountains. Read more ►



Restaurants & Bars
Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin has five dining outlets offering casual and fine dining settings. Guests can start their day at the all-day dining restaurant, enjoy an afternoon tea at the lobby, and end the day with fine Cantonese cuisine.

Dining Outlet Offering
Li Café ► all-day dining, international buffet, a la carte dining
Shang Palace Cantonese, Hunanese, Chuanese, and Guilin specialties
U Bar Western grill, international beers, and spirits, cocktails
Lobby Lounge afternoon tea, coffee, snacks, cocktails
Poolside Grill & Pizza Restaurant grilled dishes, pizza, snacks, chilled juices, cocktails





The Table from Golden Circle
Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Golden Circle (GC) members can earn GC Award Points by staying and dining at participating Shangri-La Group properties and restaurants worldwide. Golden Circle members can then redeem GC Award Points on dining. This makes Golden Circle a very rewarding loyalty program.

Golden Circle Dining Benefit Gold
Member
Jade
Member
Diamond
Member
GC Award Point(s) earned per eligible
USD1.00 spent on dining
1 1.25 1.50
US Dollar value per 10 GC Award Points redeemed on dining USD1.00 USD1.25 USD1.25

Note: GC Award Points will be credited to your account one to two weeks after the date of the transaction.




Shang Palace


Shang Palace (香宫) is the premier Chinese restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Guilin serving Cantonese, Hunanese, Chuanese, and Guilin cuisines expertly prepared by the restaurant's culinary team. Dishes are made with fresh ingredients and prepared using traditional Chinese cooking techniques. Read more ►




Li Café


Li Café is the all-day dining restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Guilin serving international and local cuisines. It has a modern interior with playful touches in design that creates a friendly and casual dining atmosphere. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Read more ►




Breakfast Buffet at Li Café


Li Café is the main dining venue of Shangri-La Hotel Guilin and is open to both checked-in and walk-in guests. The breakfast buffet spread includes a wide selection of local and regional Chinese dishes, as well as Pan-Asian and Western dished. Golden Circle Jade and Diamond members can also avail of their complimentary breakfast benefit here at Li Café. Read more ►




Fitness & Wellness Facilities
Shangri-La Hotel Guilin Fitness Center

Keeping fit during holidays is a must and guests staying at Shangri-La Hotel Guilin can take advantage of their complimentary access to the hotel's Health Club. The facilities include a fitness gym which is equipped with some of the latest exercise machines. Wet area facilities include a sauna, steam rooms, and a hot whirlpool bath. The Health Club is open daily from 6:00am to 11:00pm.

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin Swimming Pool

Attached to the Health Club is the hotel's Indoor Heated Swimming Pool which is open daily from 6:00am to 11:00pm. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool which is only open during the summer months of June to September.

Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

After a tiring day of exploring Guilin and nearby towns, guests can indulge with one of the rejuvenating massage treatments at The Spa. Guest can choose among Asian massages and Western body treatments. Single and couple treatment rooms are available. Prior appointment is recommended. The Spa is open daily from 1:00pm to 11:00pm.




Activities for Children


Shangri-La Hotel Guilin offers facilities and activities which children of all ages can enjoy during their stay. Located on the ground floor of the hotel is the Kid's Club, an indoor play center where kids can interact with each other through fun games and supervised activities.



Located on the second floor of the hotel is the Game Lounge which houses a number of interactive games as well as video game consoles. Children and parents can spend quality time together here by playing their favorite arcade and PS4 games. There's even a toy grabber machine game.




Earn & Redeem Golden Circle Points


Golden Circle (GC) members can earn GC Award Points from hotel stays, restaurant dining, and CHI The Spa treatments. The higher your Golden Circle tier, the more GC Award Points you earn.

Earn GC Award Points Gold
Member
Jade
Member
Diamond
Member
GC Award Point(s) earned per eligible
USD1.00 spend
1 1.25 1.50

GC Award Points can then be used to redeem for free nights on your next stay at any Shangri-La hotel or resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel, or JEN hotel around the world. GC Award Points can also be used to upgrade your standard room to a Horizon/Club Room or Executive Suite.

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin
Collection B
GC Award Points
to Redeem One Night
GC Award Points
to Upgrade
Deluxe Room 2,000 - - -
Deluxe River View Room 2,000 - - -
Horizon Club Room 3,500 1,500
Executive Suite 5,500 2,000

Updated as of March 20, 2021



Location & Transportation


Transport Hubs in Guilin

  • Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (桂林两江国际机场) - The international airport is located 44km from Shangri-La Hotel Guilin. Several regional airlines have direct flights from Asian countries to Guilin, but the majority of international travelers will arrive in Mainland China via Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Major Chinese airlines such as China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Air China serve daily flights to Guilin from major cities around China.
  • Guilin North Railway Station (桂林北站) - The China Railway High-Speed (CRH) station is located 6km from Shangri-La Hotel Guilin. It is the busiest high-speed rail station in Guilin with trips connecting the city to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Wuhan, Chengdu, Kunming among others.



Airport Transfer: Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (桂林两江国际机场)

  • Hotel Limousine Service - The most convenient way to get to the hotel from the airport is to book the hotel's limousine service. Rates start at CNY 450.00 net per way. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is about 45 minutes. The limousine service shall be booked at least 24 hours before your arrival date. To book, you can contact the hotel at reservations.slgl@shangri-la.com.
  • Taxi - A less expensive option is to take a taxi from the airport's arrival area. The taxi fare is around CNY 150.00 (including toll fees). Travel time from the airport to the hotel is about 45 minutes.


Train Station Transfer: Guilin North Railway Station (桂林北站)

  • Hotel Limousine Service - You can also arrange hotel limousine pick-up at the Guilin North Railway Station. Rates start at CNY 170.00 net per way. Travel time is about 15 minutes. Advance booking of at least 24 hours is required.
  • Taxi - From the station's exit, walk straight to the main road where you will find a queue of taxis. Taxi fare is around CNY 20.00 and travel time is about 15 minutes. Do not entertain the drivers standing at the gate offering their taxi services.


China Railway High-Speed (CRH) Tickets

  • Booking your CRH Tickets - I highly recommend that you use Trip.com or the Trip mobile application. Credit cards and debit cards issued outside of China are accepted by Trip.com. To claim your CRH ticket, proceed to the Ticket Office of your train station and present your passport and the reference number from Trip.com.


Getting Around Guilin

  • Taxi - From the hotel, just approach the concierge and tell them where you wish to go and they will get a taxi for you. They will make sure that the driver understood where to drop you off. Taxi rides can range from CNY 20.00 to 40.00 for short-distance trips within the downtown area of Guilin.


Lost in Translation

Taxi drivers in China do not speak English. When taking a taxi to the hotel, make sure you show them the name and address of the hotel in Chinese. You can download the Chinese address card below:






Attractions in Guilin


Guilin is a popular holiday destination in China and the majority of the tourists are from Mainland China. Signages are available in Chinese and English, however, very few locals speak English so it is advisable to plan your itinerary in advance. Most attractions in the city are easily accessible from the hotel by taxi. For your convenience, Shangri-La Hotel Guilin has a travel desk located in the lobby which can arrange city tours for you.

  • Walking Tour of Guilin - From the hotel, you can take a taxi to Jingjiang Princes' Palace (靖江王府) which was built in the late 1300s. The walled building complex served as the residence of kings of the Ming dynasty. You can then walk south to the East-West Lane (东西巷) where you can find restored old houses during the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can also find here the Xiaoyao Tower (逍遥楼) which served as the East gate of the walled city during the Tang dynasty. Walk further south through the Zhengyang Road Pedestrian Street (正阳路步行街) which is lined with old buildings in traditional Chinese style. Towards the end of Zhengyang Road Pedestrian Street is Shanhu Lake (山湖) where you can find the Sun and Moon Pagodas (太阳和月亮宝塔) which are two of the most famous landmarks of Guilin.
  • Guilin-Yangshuo Li River Cruise - One of the highlights of your visit to Guilin is the river cruise which spans an 80km stretch of the Li River. On a beautiful sunny day, guests can enjoy the serene landscape of Guilin with the famous kart mountains dominating the scenery. The 4.5 hours river cruise will pass through some of Guilin's most recognizable landmarks, rock formations, as well as quaint villages. The tour ends in Yangshou which is said to be one of the most beautiful counties in China. You can book your river cruise at the travel desk of Shangri-La Hotel Guilin.



  • East-West Lane (东西巷) - This is the best place to sample local and regional street food in Guilin. Just a 10-minute taxi ride away from Shangri-La Hotel Guilin, East-West Lane features restored heritage houses that have been adaptively reused as hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Must-try are the barbecue stalls offering a variety of grilled seafood and meats. You should also try the famous Guilin Rice Noodles, as well as the black stinky tofu which is a specialty from Changsha, Hunan. There are also a couple of bubble tea shops in the area.
  • Zhengyang Road Pedestrian Street (正阳路步行街) - If you are looking for clothes at bargain prices, the Zhengyang Road Pedestrian Street is the place for you. The street is lined by countless boutique shops selling clothes and shoes at very affordable prices. There are also stores selling souvenir items ranging from local pastries, teas, jewelry, accessories, and other memorabilia. A number of restaurants and food stalls are also found here.





Shangri-La Hotel Guilin
111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, China
Contact: +86 (773) 269 8888
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