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The Bruce Chalet

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The setup and surroundings was nice but the rooms have seen better days. The floors were dusty, carpets in the verandah needs changing. There was a hole in the wooden tub. Gutters of the roof were falling down. Overall, although the staff were helpful and nice, the place needs upgrading.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

With only 10 minutes walk from Shuhe town the Bruce Chalet is a perfect basis for exploring Lijiang. The rooms are located around a little garden which makes the place feel like an oasis in busy Lijiang. The interior of the rooms is beautifully designed and they are very clean. Some simple dishes can be ordered for lunch or dinner... More 

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 6 days in April/May & loved it, had the mountain view room. Watched sunrise & sunset over Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Magic.The gardens are homely & lovely, especially with the streams that help preserve the timber chalet, a delight in spring. We ate cheap simple breakfast & dinners prepared Linda the English speaking manager, so much easier... More 

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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

As many has reviewed before me, this place is more of a guesthouse rather than a hotel. For me the place is wonderful tucked away from the busy streets of lijiang and shuhe old town. The rooms were comfortable and hot shower functions perfectly. The garden was lush and peaceful and it was truly blissful to just sit there and... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Not so much a hotel, more of a guesthouse, the Bruce Chalet does make for a quiet retreat away from the crazy crowds of Lijiang (and the merely busy Shuhe). It took our driver several attempts before he found - and he's been there before! However, it is only a 10minute walk into Shuhe - with its shops, bars and... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We spent 6 nights with Linda and her support crew at the Bruce Chalet and enjoyed it very much. She was extremely helpful, assisting us make arrangements to see Shuhe, Baisha, Lijiang and other sites nearby. We stayed in one of the mountain view large rooms which gave a great view of Snow Mountain each day over the lovely garden... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

After long ride from Tiger Leaping Gorge trip finally, we have arrive Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang with full excitement. Our driver Azoh from Timeless Inn Shangri-La help us to locate where exactly is The Bruce Chalet. The excitement faded as realize this place is not easy to find and we have to suck our thumb! We were greeted by 2... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

A great place to stay in Lijiang. It has a lovely courtyard with lots of plants, some cherry blossom trees and cobbled paths. They also have 3 really adorable dogs which love to follow you around but are extremely harmless. Rooms are adequate with the necessary amenities and a great electric heated matteress for the cold winter. They provide hot... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2015

The owner had organised a car to pick me up at the airport and when we left the highway I wondered where we were going. We didn't seem to be going anywhere....I was wrong, shortly after we arrived in a cosy courtyard where I was greeted welcome. Later I learned that one of the old cities were only 10 minutes... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights after a trip round Northwest Yunnan. It is absolutely lovely - set in a quiet part of Shuhe that is far more authentic than the touristy centre. You can see the mountains from the balcony and there is a beautiful garden you can chill out in. The rooms are really nicely decorated with huge comfy... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bruce Chalet would be a great place for you who are already exhausted in trying to survive the throat cutting metropolitan life and looking for ways to recharge your batteries. The Chalet located in the Shuhe village underneath the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, the Chalet features picturesque scenery, genial sunlight, a large garden and great hospitality. The Bruce Chalet is built based on Naxi style structure combining with modern facilities. In total of 13 comfort rooms, including luxurious suites and Snow Mountain View rooms, all rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, WIFI… ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bruce Chalet

Address: Ronghua Village, Shuhe Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Price Range: $31 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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#2 Family Hotel in Lijiang
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lijiang
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lijiang
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“Go for snow mountain view (the corner room). Go for rooms on 2nd floor”
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  • mountain view on clear day
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  • the little garden
 of 5 bubbles EvonneSim, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Small balconies available in 2 rooms. Families with babies may prefer the warmer season.”
 of 5 bubbles paulmZ6035VF, 29 Dec 2014 | Read review
“I requested the room with King-Size bed, balcony and view of the mountain. It was a breathtaking view, and I enjoyed several lovely naps in the sun on the balcony :) Bonus was the wood-spa tub.”
 of 5 bubbles 815laurenk, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Any room is fine, the bathrooms are neat and tidy.... And safe.”
 of 5 bubbles Mattoldsalt, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“upstairs rooms have a view of the mountain but are twice the price. for me worth it to be able to throw open curtains in the morning for that astonishing view.”
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 of 5 bubbles shagua, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
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