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.
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
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.
When to visit
Enjoy afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge - the perfect place to watch the world go by!
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.
Bamboo Raft Cruise on the Li River
Drift leisurely down the Li River on a bamboo raft as you pass a picturesque landscape of lush fields framed by limestone karsts. Step ashore to visit villages complete with Ming and Qing era architecture and discover a world away from the bustling city.
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 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.
Panoramic Views from the Limestone Peaks by Sidecar in Yangshuo
Travel in style through the rural landscape of Yangshuo as you speed past limestone sugarloaf mountains and lush fields in a vintage sidecar. Enjoy Champagne in the scenic surrounds of some of China’s most idyllic countryside.
Private Cooking Class in Yangshuo
Discover the countryside and culture around Yangshuo as you delve into its markets and discover the cooking techniques and traditional recipes of the region. After cooking up a storm you’ll sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve helped prepare.
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 motorized 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.
Trekking Through the Limestone Karts of Yangshuo
Boasting some of China’s most spectacular landscapes, the Yangshuo countryside offers exceptional trekking opportunities amongst ‘sugarloaf’ mountains and fertile fields. Explore historic villages to discover local life in this rural region.
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.