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 Fall 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 specializes 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.
Amy Welfare (Staff)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.