Crowne Plaza, Lijiang, China
This is not one would expect from a Crowne Plaza property and is a complete diversion from the high rise buildings normally associated with this international chain.
Set in landscaped grounds on the very edge of Lijiang's fascinating Old Town, this 5-star hotel comprises a village-like arrangement of small villas and buildings, separated by stone paths and small waterways.
From the moment you first step into the lobby of the Crowne Plaza with its stunning backdrop of Jade Dragon Mountain, visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows, the experience is truly relaxing and of the highest quality.
Staff are professional and attentive and the hotel offers a pool and gym, with a comprehensive breakfast that one would expect from a 5-star hotel. The hotel's location on the edge of the Old Town, beautiful rooms and relaxing grounds make this easily the best hotel in Lijiang.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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