Shilin Hotel
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Shilin Hotel

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#44 of 232 hotels in Huangshan
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Shilin Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Huangshan. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Shilin Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Greeting Pine (Ying Ke Song) (1.5 mi) and Stone of a Jumping Squirrel (1.7 mi), guests of Shilin Hotel can easily experience some of Huangshan's most well known attractions.

If you’re looking for something to do, Xihai Great Canyon (0.6 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Shilin Hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Shilin Hotel as you experience all of the things Huangshan has to offer.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Karaoke
Babysitting
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Steam room
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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Safe
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

Beihai Scenic Area, Huangshan 245800 China
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Car recommended
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Tunxi Airport
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Tantiko wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore978 contributions203 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As expected for these hotels atop a top mountainous attraction, the rooms are small and quite basic for the price. We had two small single beds, a small shower and bathroom and they managed to squeeze in a small writing desk and coffee table. The beds were comfortable and cleanliness was good. We ate at the dining hall which offered a buffet of mostly decent local food. The main advantage of staying atop the mountain is being able to see the sunrise which can be done after a short climb up some stairs next to the hotel entrance. There are a few viewpoints but all have very limited space so do go up early if you need space for things like tripods, etc. There are no sunset points around the hotel though.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cjs800 wrote a review Nov 2020
Shanghai, China17 contributions29 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is well located for sunrise - only 10-15 minutes walk from 'stone monkey watching the sea' viewing platform. There are many different places to watch the sunrise on the way up with not too many people (for being Huangshan).

The hotel itself is rather average. On the positive side it is not too big, on the negative side the room was a bit smelly.

The problem is that all hotels are average up on the mountain. I have previously stayed at Xihai Hotel which is a little better. But you don't go to Huangshan for the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Request a non smoking room
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Joanne H wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom927 contributions250 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Shilin is a decent choice for a hotel on Mt Huangshan - yes, it's expensive for what you get compared to anything at ground level, but that's what you pay for staying on the mountain!

It's close to a number of popular sunrise viewing spots and is pretty well located in terms of being roughly equidistant to both the cable car routes. My room was small but the bed was extremely comfortable and the Wifi decent.

Breakfast buffet was fine. I paid for the 160 RMB dinner buffet, which again is a little expensive for China but was good quality and tasty - although I suspect they cater for people who only stay one night, as it was the same on the second night as the first. Staff were friendly and helpful although we were communicating through translation apps, due to my lack of Chinese and their lack of English.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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rollerbagger wrote a review Oct 2010
Austin, Texas21 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We researched 4 hotels on the Huangshan mountain summit and all of them have some crappy reviews - so we were dismayed. But, we wanted to stay on the mountain to catch the sunset/sunrise and have easy access to hiking, and we read that Shilin Hotel was probably the best option and the reviews were right. We were satisfied with our stay there - here's what you need to know before you go.

The sooner you accept that the prices are high because of location and that this is a major tourist destination, the better. You should not expect the same service and quality as you would in some swank hotel in a big city. Since there are few hotel options, tons of tourists, no competition - the quality level is going to be lower. But it's still adequate in our opinion.

Shilin is closest to the Yungu cable car stop and is about a 20-30 minute walk up and down hills. Don't bring wheeled luggage - seriously, don't. You'll end up just checking it at the cable car stop. The hotel is next to the Beihai hotel, so there are extra dining options if you so choose. Shilin is a 10 minute walk uphill from some sunrise viewing spots and it's not far from the West Canyon trail (30 minutes?), although you do have to go downhill quite a ways to get there, which means a lot of uphill coming back.

If you pay for a standard room, you get heavy coats in the room that can be used to go out for the sunset or sunrise. The room itself is small but modern. Beds are pretty firm, but many beds in Asia are that way because the local clientele prefer it like that. The bathroom is an issue - the toilet is almost underneath the shower. Hence you could literally do your business and shower up at the same time. An attempt at efficiency gone awry? Yeah, more like annoying, but just be prepared for that. Rooms have wired Internet. Lobby has wireless. The Internet speed wasn't terrible - around 768kbps if I remember correctly.

The food is OK - the a la carte place had some good dishes when we had lunch there. The dinner buffet was pricey and had a lot of options, but you best get there early or else choices dwindle. Remember, all of the food you eat is brought up the hill by people on foot - yes, people hiking up the mountain. Speaking of those porters, try not to take photos of them because they're sensitive about it. I don't think they want to be seen doing such hard labor.

Finally, the service. We found the hotel staff to be nice. But remember, they have tons of tourists and tour group leaders screaming at them, so you just have to be aggressive and get their attention when necessary. And as for tourists, when we went, it was mostly domestic tourists and other Asian tourists. We were the only laowai (foreigners) staying there.

Hope that helps!

-Tony from http://www.rollerbagger.com
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Date of stay: October 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chinatraveller2010 wrote a review Oct 2010
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon entering this hotel, myself and other members of our group were handed massage vouchers. I visit China frequently and have enjoyed massages on many occasions, but not at this hotel as it was my first visit. My massage ended after 25 mins (advertised as 45 mins for 140 yuen). I paid, and was then asked for a tip, which I refused. I also found that several male members of our group were inappropriately touched by the masseurs who then demanded 800 yuen for "special services". Some of our people paid, because they were embarrassed and did not want any trouble. These "masseurs" are sleazy cheats. I will never go back to this hotel again.
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Date of stay: October 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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TheIntrepidExplorers wrote a review July 2010
Lincoln, United Kingdom9 contributions7 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is located on the top of Huangshan. We spend 4 hours climbing up the mountain, stayed in the hotel overnight, got up early to watch the sunrise (an absolute must! Spectacular!) and then went down the mountain again the next day. The hotel itself is perfectly adequate. The room wasn't that big, it was a standard room with an extra bed in as there were three of us travelling together. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. We opted for the buffet dinner for 100RMB per person but it really wasn't worth the money. The food was cold and there was hardly any choice. I think it's probably better to go to the main restaurant in this hotel. Unfortunately, because you're on the top of a mountain and there are limited places to go to eat, you will have to pay more than you usually would pay in a restaurant in China. That said, Huangshan itself is an absolute must! It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Definitely get up early to see the sunrise, and if you can find it, go and search out the 'Fairy Bridge'. Just beautiful! I loved Huangshan and would recommend the hotel too.
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Date of stay: October 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Compass11266 wrote a review Apr 2005
Toronto, Canada2 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My group of 27 people was orginally booked for two nights (March 29-30, 05) at Shilin Hotel by our Tour Operator. A few weeks before departure, one member of my group came across a bad review by a customer about this hotel at Tripadvisor, and I requested that my group be rebooked at another hotel (Xihai Hotel). When we arrived at Huangshan, we found out that we were booked only for one night at Xihai on March 29, and were booked at Shilin the next night (March 30). Actually this worked out well as we could compare the two hotels.

Shilin was preferred by all members of my group. The rooms were fine.
My bathroom was fine. There were complaints on a couple of the rooms and bathrooms out of the total of 14 rooms, but they were not major.
A couple of members even received a fruit basket for complaining that their room was too small. There was some dampness in the rooms, but it was the same at the other hotel. This was probably because of the location up high in the mountain and the fact that the heating system was turned on only by 7 PM. The bathrooms did not have a bathtub, but they were better than Xihai hotel's bathrooms which had rusty bathtubs and peeling wall paints.

I'd rate Shilin as 2 to 3 star hotel compared to Xihai at 1 or less. It is definitely above average as far as the standard of hotels in Huangshan is concerned. I will not hesitate to recommend Shilin hotel to my friends.
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Date of stay: March 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ling_meliana wrote a review June 2010
Shanghai, China10 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay for a night in Shilin hotel. First when you come to this hotel,they had a slogan,excellent service,etc. I think the lobby is impressing. We booked this room from the internet,and thought the room was excellent because they rate their self with 4 star an believe in the picture we saw on internet. We paid 180RMB each for 10 person,so its 1800RMB in total. Do you know what room we got? a room with 5 bed (1 bed is consist of above and below bed) total 10 bed,and a very dirty floor,with the bathroom inside which the bathroom is no door. So,if the girls wants to take a bath,the boys must be go out from the room,its so smelly,and disgusting!
Even the blanket has a blood stain in it. The bathroom condition?oohh..so awful, I guess you even don't want to take a bath. When we ask to change to another room,they even gave us worse room than the first one. We said we want to change room,and its ok to pay more but we want to cancel that room,you know what they said?the room can't be canceled and we can't booked a room because its fully booked,what the hell. I will share the picture of the hotel so all of you can see it.
Better sleep in tent than in this hotel. and the service is the worst one. When one of my friend smoking in the lobby(which is everybody can do it),one of the staff ask him for giving the staff money."If you want to smoke here,you must pay 3RMB",what the hell!
What I just can say is,better you stay in another hotel,this hotel is terrible,and the staff is very annoying!
If I can rate this hotel with no star,I will do it!
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Date of stay: June 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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XenaWP1999 wrote a review Aug 2013
Toronto, Canada24,825 contributions718 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Previous reviewers had very negative things to say about the Shilin Hotel. Perhaps they only stayed in 1 place on the mountain top and were not able to compare the Shilin to other hotels in the vicinity. We stayed in 3 hotels over 3 nights and this one of the better places(the worst was Hotel Baiyun).

We arrived at 1:30 pm, exhausted and famished, having just hiked the Xihai Grand Canyon in gale-force winds and blowing rain. We didn't expect the room to be ready for us but it was! Although small, our Queen Room for 1040 rmb was bright and really, really clean (unlike the Baiyun, where I had to cajol the cleaning staff into vacuuming the carpet a ‘second’ time, as if there had been a first time). Sheets were snow-white, pillows were nice and soft mattress tops gave us a comfortable night’s rest. There was a water kettle in the room for boiling water. A market in the basement sells water, drinks, snacks and fresh fruit (all expensive, of course).

It’s a smaller hotel, just a few minutes away from the big Beihai Hotel. It was so quiet that we were able to sleep soundly until 4 am, when we rose to view the sunrise at Refreshing Terrace. The Shilin is the closest hotel to this scenic area. On the path up, I noticed a sign for the Qingliang Villas, some luxury properties also operated by the Shilin Hotel. Perhaps I can stay there when I next visit Huangshan.

Free wifi in the rooms with a strong signal (unlike at the Baiyun, where we had to sit in the smoke-filled lobby to get wifi). Good air conditioning too (unlike at, well, you know where).

Front desk employees were efficient and relatively pleasant.

Thanks to TA friend chinaloveland for suggesting the Shilin. And thanks to ctrip for helping us switch our reservation at the very last moment!
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Date of stay: July 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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A380fan wrote a review June 2011
London, United Kingdom1,197 contribution359 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I wanted to spend a night at the tomp of the mountain, and decided to go for the Shilin Hotel. I apid RMB 200 for a dorm room. The room had 5 bunk beds, and a small bathroom, kettle and tv. Very spartan. I was lucky to be the first person to arrive, so I had a chance to have a shower after my climb, which was nice. There wasn't a lot of privacy if there was someone else in the room.
I had dinner in the hotel restaurant. THe staff seemed completely perplexed that someone might come on their own, and order from the menu, so it took around 30 mins to get a bowl of average noodle. Everyone woke up around 4.30 to see the sunrise (which was ok). I tried to go back to bed to sleep for a few hours after this, but people were coming and going and chatting and packing, oblivious that it was still around 6am. Personall,y if I came back to Huangshan, I'd get an early cablecar (Yungu), spend all day walking around the top, then come back in the evening and not bother with the crap mountain top hotels.

The front desk staff were very helpful and polite.
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cjs800 wrote a tip Nov 2020
Shanghai, China17 contributions29 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a non smoking room"
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soe_the_arts wrote a tip July 2019
Surabaya, Indonesia64 contributions18 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"stay here, If you think you would do anything for the sunrise on the mountai."
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H12h18 wrote a tip July 2018
Boston, Massachusetts47 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a panoramic room with view of outside (some rooms face an interior courtyard)."
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tpisg wrote a tip Jan 2017
14 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are rooms on lobby level so if you have difficulties walking, request for those. We stayed on lobby level and were very satisfied."
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Fran-Svk wrote a tip Aug 2016
India220 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"room with window and mountain view"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$239 - AU$453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
黄山狮林大酒店, shilin hotel huangshan
LOCATION
ChinaAnhuiHuangshanMountain Top / Huangshan Resort
NUMBER OF ROOMS
164
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shilin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shilin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Huangshan (0.8 km), Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark (2.0 km), and Xihai Great Canyon (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shilin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Shilin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shilin Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shilin Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
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