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Banyan Tree Lijiang

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited Banyan Tree Lijiang for 3-night stay as we attended a wedding there, and it was our first time in the city. The hotel is located outside of the hustle & bustle of the town, which for us was a plus as we could unwind and relax (it’s not easy to find places that you can wake up with...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review following your visit last week. I will pass on your favourable comments to the Tour and Trek team who will be happy to receive the feedback. With regards to the breakfast set up, whilst there were no major issues here, I have noted your comment regarding the cheese...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Dear Banyan Tree Lijiang This is not my first time to live in Banyan Tree. But this time make me have a very different experience then before. In the first day, when I arrive in Lijiang, I book the car from hotel to pick me up, but the car delay for 15 mins, the reason is, they don't connect very...

Thank Tommy-YuShun
Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us during the mid autumn festival. I have noted the issues you raised and have shared this account with my Director of Rooms who is responsible for the areas concerned. I will be sure to pass on your praise to Lily and to...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had very high expectation of my Banyan Tree stay before booking my Yunan trip, however, I was truly disappointed. I have been quite busy this year so finally got around to write this review. So maybe things have changed/improved in the past 8 months, but certainly did NOT live up to my expectation in December. First, the good. Staff....

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Nelly L, I am happy to say that things have certainly changed since your visit last December with regards to the heating in both the Spa and the guest rooms. Several months ago we installed under carpet heating in all the spa treatment rooms and have recently received approval from our owning company to install under floor heating in...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I really enjoyed the Banyan Tree Lijiang. We spent time at 4 of their resorts on a recent trip to China, this was perhaps my favorite in terms of setting and accommodations. The pool villa was private and serene with mountain views along with large sitting area and private yard. The grounds are impressive and the staff first rate. It...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am happy to see you enjoyed your time with us and will certainly share your feedback with my team. Thank you Nigel Fisher General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed in a beautiful villa with a garden and hot tub and views of the jade mountain when it was visible. But the service was sub-par - the waiters in both restaurants we ate at have no training whatsoever. It was really surprising. They do not know how to pour wine, a $20 glass of wine was barely a...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I have just returned from a week at our sister property in Shangri-la and have reviewed your comments. I must honestly say I am saddened and disappointed to read of your experience. I sincerely apologise for the shortcomings you have encountered. It is unfortunate that we did not have the opportunity to meet whilst you were still at...

new york
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel set in a beautiful location. All staff very friendly and warm. Definitely need bug spray if staying at this hotel. Spa was amazing. Room size and amenities were great. Breakfast was great. Did not love the dinner options. Walking distance to a cute part of town.

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Alynn, Thanks for posting your comments regarding your stay last week. Unfortunately the flies are always pretty bad at this time of year throughout this region. It improves as the weather gets colder at the end of the rainy season. In the meantime we do the best we can to mitigate the problem. Thanks again, Nigel Fisher General Manager

Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband booked this hotel as a surprise trip for us. He wanted something a little different than your standard hotel and Banyan Tree Lijiang definitely met his/our expectations. The villa was lovely, the sitting area and bed were very comfortable and the courtyard/jacuzzi were a wonderful addition to the amazing views from our villa. The hotel is well located...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Great to read that you had such an enjoyable time with us. happy to see that you also went to explore Shuhe, right on our doorstep. Baisha is also fantastic and only 10 mins away, more traditions and crafts there. Hope to welcome you back to Lijiang some day, Kind regards, Nigel Fisher General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The resort itself is great and really we were won over by the stunning views across to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Our villa came with a private jacuzzi which was splendid for relaxing in. The villa itself was comfortable and spacious and it was nice to have the outdoor space. We also spent a night at Amandayan (in the old...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind comments! Next time, make sure you take a waling tour through Shuhe next to Banyan Tree. there are many local secrets and some fascinating Naxi traditions to discover. Kind regards, Nigel Fisher, General Manager

Reviewed 13 June 2016

Been to Banyan Tree Phuket, Bali and Bintan would have to say all 3 are on par in terms of service standards, villa environment and food. would have to say Banyan tree Lijiang is slightly on the disappointing side in terms of service. firstly jet pool villa was full of houseflies in the afternoon, jet pool is on a raised...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Zong Ye, Sincere apologies. I would like to talk with you personally about this experience and will be in touch shortly. Kind regards, Nigel Fisher. General Manager.

Beijing, China
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I strongly recommend Banyan Tree management to pay a special attention to Banyan Tree Lijiang Hotel service. As the first Banyan Tree hotel in China, it has been in a business for almost ten years, however, its service is far behind the minimum standard from any luxury brand hotels in the world. For our Lijiang trip, I arranged our last...

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Nigel F, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for your account above. Surely not the best experience. I have not received your email however as we have your contact details I will speak with you privately. Sincerely, Nigel Fisher General Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the historic charm, rich culture and sweeping landscapes of Lijiang, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Located in the highlands of Yunnan province, the resort is adjacent to the Na'xi minority old town of Shuhe and only a 10 minute drive from the ancient Silk Road town of Baisha. Situated close to the base of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, it is surrounded by high peaks and hidden valleys, making it a photographers dream. Many unique experiences are ready to be enjoyed as you explore the back streets of the ancient towns, traverse the mountainous landscape to Tiger Leaping Gorge, Wen Hai lake, or take a cycle trek through the foothills to remote Yi villages. For a more leisurely experience, indulge in one of the many luxurious treatments available at the world renowned Banyan Tree Spa. With clear blue skies for nine months of the year, enjoy a breath of fresh air and escape to the tranquility of Banyan Tree Lijiang. ... more   less 

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Address: Yuerong Road, Shuhe, Gucheng District, Lijiang 67410, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Price Range: $252 - $704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Lijiang 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Banyan Tree Lijiang Hotel Lijiang
Banyan Tree Hotel Lijiang
Lijiang Banyan Tree Hotel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Lijiang
#3 Spa Hotel in Lijiang
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lijiang
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lijiang
#24 Best Value Hotel in Lijiang
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“Go for a mountain view”
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  • Huge balcony, looking into the room
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  • nice mountain view
  • huge bathroom, great tub
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“Any of the villas are excellent, quiet and beautiful”
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“two bedroom villa was perfect for a family of four.”
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“All rooms are pretty good - facing the snowcapped mountain”
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