Gui Long Hotel is one of very few hotels / hostels in this small town / village. As you will have read from my HUANGYAO page, the people there are not your average kind of people and the place really has nothing of any touristy value. Well I take that back, it is a Ming Dynasty village and has lots of history attached to it, but not enough for people to take that long drive from Guilin (5 hrs) to go see it. If you do however, I recommend that you stay at this hotel as it is the best and cleanest around. And after we left, we left a lot of the furniture we had brought with us including a ping pong table downstairs for future guests to use. We definitely upgraded that hotel to at least a 2 star!!!
You'll see from the photos how basic the rooms were, but with the stunning scenery to wake up to each morning everything else paled into insignificance, it was truely breathtaking. The staff were friendly and cleaned the rooms and corridors everyday. We had to supply our own toilet paper as what they had was like sandpaper! But everything lese was catered for. There was no dining room but as we had our oen chef on the movie, that wasnt a problem for us. There were also several restaurants lining the street so always a place to eat at!
This inn is located at the beginning of the main street that leads into the new town part of Huangyao. It is foru story tall with a secured/gated courtyard in the front for auto parking. The staff is friendly and the place is clean. After our Western production crew have stayed there, we actually helped them upgraded quite a bit. Most of the rooms have Chinese style single beds. (i.e. hard) Usually two beds per room. There is A/C. No phone no internet. Wash room is strictly Chinese fare. Chinese toliet with a shower head attached to wall using gas burner. Rooms are fairly inexpensive.
After the film crew left, the inn now has three suites (yep...that's right suites!!!) These are two bedrooms one living room accomodation with....hold your breath...western style toliets!!!! Showers are still the same though...gas burner... The other rooms now also should have Ikea mattresses, mosquito nets, and the lobby should be housing a ping pong table. They also do your laundry for 1.5 RMB each. Wash using a machine and sundry on the roof. The staff is really friendly and if you speak Chinese, especially Cantonese, they will help you to get around town.
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