Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China
At a Glance
Ideally located on the banks of the Li River
All rooms come with river views
Interconnecting rooms available for families
Four restaurants and bars
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The Guangxi region experiences a subtropical climate, with short, cold winters and long, humid summers with monsoon rains. The majority of the rains fall in May and June, bringing with them intense humidity but turning the stunning landscape the most luscious shades of green. The winter months are damp and windy, with average temperatures hovering around 8°C. Spring and Autumn are the prime times to visit Guanxi, with pleasant temperatures, sunny skies and minimal rainfall.
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An international hotel on the banks of the Li River in Guilin town, the Sheraton is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful rural countryside of this region and getting away from the bustle of some of China's larger cities.
Ideally located alongside the Li River, the Sheraton Guilin overlooks the river to the east and is adjacent to the charming Xangbi (Elephant Trunk Hill). In a city where luxury hotels are yet to be developed, the Sheraton offers the best international standards that are unrivalled in the area with an outdoor swimming pool and gym among the facilities.
Each guest room at The Sheraton Guilin is simple yet comfortable and most importantly has a river view. The hotel has a bar and a buffet restaurant although just a few minutes walk from the hotel are a selection of excellent local restaurants.
The main attractions of this area include river cruises, cave carvings, parks and local villages, all a short drive outside of Guilin. It is a fascinating contrast to be in the countryside after seeing some of the larger cities such as Beijing or Shanghai and here you can see a completely different way of life for the more rural Chinese communities.
The hotel's 408 rooms and suites all have river views and modern furnishings with LCD TVs, air-conditioning and internet access as standard. Categories include Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Club Floor Rooms, Junior Suites and Premier Suites.
Children are welcome at the Sheraton Guilin and will love the activities based on and around the beautiful Li River. Interconnecting rooms, cots and babysitting can all be booked on request.
The Cathay Chinese Restaurant specialises in Cantonese and Sezchaun dishes and overlooks the river. There is also the Lobby Lounge for afternoon tea and drinks and the Atrium Coffee Shop with International and Asian cuisine on the menu. The second floor is home to the outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and massage facilities.
From the Sheraton Guilin boat trips on the Li River, bicycle hire, visits to local villages and excursions to point of interest in the area surrounding Guilin are all easily arranged. There is also a 9 hole golf course nearby.
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This hotel is the perfect base whilst you are exploring the stunning Li River region. You are most likely just to spend a couple of nights here and not much time in the hotel, but the Sheraton is of a perfectly good standard, especially as it has been recently renovated. The lobby is very chic, with its sunny atrium and glass elevators that whisk you up to your room. Rooms are clean and spacious, and the new club lounge on the top floor offers rooftop seating with some of the best views of the city and the surrounding mountains.
For those who have extra time and would like to explore the more touristed circuit of Guilin, we make a visit to Xiangshan Hill, Jingjiang Wangfu, Duxiu Peak, as well as Sun & Moon Twin Pagodas.
Crown Cave Experience
Explore the Crown Cave - the largest comprehensive scenic area near the Li River and be fascinated by the formation of the Karst rocks. Choose from five different ways of sightseeing.
Cruise Along the Li River
Cruise for 4 hours along the rippling Li River from Guilin and enjoy the most spectacular scenery from your boat.
Cycling from Yangshuo to Xingping
Uncover China’s beautiful rural countryside and explore local villages as you spend a day cycling from Yangshuo to Xingping, through a landscape of rice paddies, tea fields and the serene Li River.
Cycling Tour near Guilin
A great option for those who are more active, enjoy a cycling tour through Xinping Old Town that's home to beautiful bridges, ancient shop houses and intricate temples.
Daxu Ancient Town
Visit Daxu Ancient Town, one of the four renowned ancient towns of Guangxi, with over 1000 years of history.
Day Trip to Shidong
Discover Shidong village and learn more about their crafts, including embroidery, cloth dyes and more! Lunch at a farm house before visiting the silver workshop and a local school. Attend an embroidery class and end the day with an authentic Miao dinner.
Hike Longsheng & Rural Minority Villages
Today, visit Longsheng, famous for its excessive large number of terraced rice paddy fields in the mountainous region. Visit the local Zhuang and Yao Minority villages while embarking on a hike to enjoy the beautiful views of the rice fields.
Kaili and Beyond - Villages and Local Culture
Visit the different villages around Kaili, including Xijiang and Datang villages, and immerse yourself in the intricating Miao culture.
Li River Cruise & Yangshuo Town
Cruise for hours along the rippling Li River from Guilin and enjoy the most spectacular scenery from your boat. Afterwards, visit Yangshuo Town
Old City of Xian and The Big Goose Pagoda
Enjoy historic Xian with your guide, learning about its city walls and visit the world famous Wild Goose Pagoda.
Scenic Tour of Guilin
Take a tour to Fubo Hill and enjoy the stunning natural scenery of rocks and stalactites, together with the beautiful pavilions which provides a unique sight.
Tour of Xingpin
Embark on an adventure on a motorised bamboo raft from Yangti to Xingpin. Explore the beautiful fishing village before heading to Fuli, a small town on the east bank of Li River. End the day in Yangshuo, popular for its karst mountains and winding rivers.
Yao Mountain by Cable Car
This half-day trip brings you into Mt. Yao, the highest and largest mountain in Guilin, to admire the karst foothills surrounding the region. Depending on your time, we may be able to visit some of the temples at the mountain.
A Short Getaway to Guilin
Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo
from £1400 pp inc flights & transfers for 4 nights
- Stunning sceneries from karst mountain peaks to the tranquil meandering Li River to the goldest harvest of Longsheng Rice Terraces
- A short getaway featuring a good blend of scenic sights and cultural immersions.
- The rice terraces of Longsheng reveals different seasonal beauty. Be amazed by the mirror-like irrigated terrace in Spring and the spread of green and gold in Summer and Autumn.
Location & directions
Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China
Sheraton Guilin is located along the Li River in the heart of the enchanting city of Guilin. Guilin is located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, an hour’s flight from Hong Kong.
How to get there
15-hour International flight with one change. The Sheraton Guilin is approximately a 40-minute transfer from the airport.
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