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Shangri-La Guilin

Guilin, China

Overlooking the Li River with its breathtaking rock formations and surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, the Shangri-La Guilin provides the perfect base from which to explore the stunning scenery of the surrounding area.

At a Glance

  • Stunning views of the Li River

  • Three restaurants and bars

  • A good base from which you can explore the beautiful countryside of Guilin

  • Spacious and well-appointed rooms

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools

Adventure, Culture, Family, Cruise

Insider's View

Enjoy afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge - the perfect place to watch the world go by!

Victoria Hogg

Insider's View

Make sure that you chose a Riverview Room so that you can wake up to the limestone karats of Guilin

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

For families traveling with small children make sure you catch one of the nightly cabaret chows that take place in the hotel gardens. Fun for all the family!

Dominic Atterton

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Shangri-La Guilin or take a look at our itineraries to Guilin and Yangshuo


The Shangri-La Guilin is situated on the banks of the Li River, on the outskirts of Guilin town itself. The Shangri-La offers spacious and well-appointed rooms, a choice of three restaurants and an expansive pool area.

The rooms at the Shangri-La are the largest in the city, and provide a modern and luxurious ambiance. Some rooms have views across to the Li River, whilst others provide views of the hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens.

The hotel has a variety of dining options, from the Shang Palace, offering the finest Cantonese, Hunanese, Huaiyang and Guilin delicacies, to the more relaxed Li Cafe, which offers international cuisine and 'live cooking stations' offering teppanyaki and tandoori, which can be cooked to your taste. There is also the U Bar, which offers a wide choice of beers and a western-style grill.

The spa provides an extensive list of treatments, whilst the health club includes a gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and two tennis courts.


The Shangri-La offers 449 rooms with either garden or river views which are spectacular. The hotel boasts some of the largest guest rooms in the city and each have beautiful oriental design features and marble floored bathrooms. The Horizon Club rooms are located on the higher floors and have extra amenities included in your stay whilst the Suites provide expansive guest rooms with additional living and dining areas.


Children are welcome at the hotel and there is a kids play area and a number of activities available throughout the day. There is a separate children's swimming pool within the health center complex and also a Game Lounge offering X-Box Game Room, Kid's Room, Sea Ball Pool, Archery, Foosball.


The hotel's three restaurants provide a wide range of dining options to suit all palates. The Lobby Lounge overlooks landscaped gardens and is the perfect place to relax with afternoon tea or a post-dinner drink. The Pool Bar, next to the swimming pool complex, offers drinks and light snacks all day.

There is both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with separate children's pool. There is a beautiful spa offering an extensive treatment menu including European facials and Asian massages alongside a comprehensive health club.


From the Shangri-La Guilin, you can explore the beautiful countryside of Guilin and take trips along the Li River and wonder at the magnificent karst mountains that rise from the water. You can also visit local fishing villages to see the traditional way of life, and watch the locals use trained cormorants to catch fish.

Location & Directions

Guilin, China

The hotel is located on the outskirts of Guilin town, overlooking the Li River. Guilin is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

When to go

The best time to visit Guilin is between October and December. March to May is also a good time to visit, but there are occasional showers. January and February is generally damp and drizzly, whilst in June to September is it hot and humid with possible heavy rains.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Shangri-La Guilin or take a look at our itineraries to Guilin and Yangshuo

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