Plan your Guilin tour? A right choice of a hotel in Guilin is very essential for your short Guilin trip. Where to stay in Guilin is mainly decided by your personal taste and budget. Having some basic knowledge of the neighbourhoods and districts in Guilin will be very much helpful for you to locate a hotel to your satisfaction.
The city layout of Guilin is roughly devided into two parts – East Part and West Part by Li River running from north to south. The West Part (west of Li River) is the traditional city core dotted with hotels and restaurants of various sizes and budgets. The Guilin city administration is also located in the west part.
The East Part (east of Li River) is a newly developed commercial and economic area where both Guilin International Exhibition Center and Guilin International Conference Center are located.
The long and narrow area along the banks Li River passing the city from north to south produces a picturesque belt where many of the nice hotels in Guilin are located.
The most used Guilin Railway Station and Guilin Long-distance Bus Station are situated in the south of Gulin City. The hotels in this area are comparatively cheap.
So in general, you may have four areas to choos for your stay in Guilin – East Commercial Area, Li River Belt Area, West Downtown Area and Railway Station Area.
East Commercial Area
The east commercial area is connected to the city core in the east by three bridges – Jiefang Bridge in the middle, Yushan Bridge in the north and Li River Bridge in the south.
administratively the west commercial area is governed by Qixing District, one of the five urban districts in Guilin. This is Guilin’s new urban area with its gravity on the economic and commercial development zone in Guilin. Both Guilin International Exhibition Center and Guilin International Conference Center are located in this area.
Attractions in East Commercial Area: Seven Star Park, Camel Hill and Tunnel Hill Park
Hotels in East Commercial Area:
No.50 Qixing Road, Qixing District, Guilin
West Downtown Area (City Core)
This area is on the west of Li River winding through Guilin city from north to south. This is the traditional city core teemed with hotels, restaurants, shops and commercial streets.
The Gulin City Hall is also located in this area. Administratively the west downtown area is governed by three urban districts – Diecai District in the north, Xiufeng District in the middle and Xiangshan District in the south.
Attractions in the west downtown area: Taohua River, Fir Lake, Banyan Lake, Guihu Lake, Mulong Lake, Solitary Beauty Peak and Mingwang City.
Hotels in West Downtown Area:
12 Zhongshan Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin
Li River Belt Area
Li River cuts the city of Guilin into two parts. The belt along the banks of Li River is a scenic area where many hotels and restaurants are located. Some famous scenic spots are scattered along the banks.
Attractions along the Liver Belt Area: Yu Hill Park, Diecai Park, Fubo Hill, Li River Ethnic Customs Park, Elephant Hill Park.
Hotels in Li River Area:
Guishan Huaxing Hotel
2 Zhengyang Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin
Guilin Railway Station Area
Guilin has two railway stations – North Station and South Station (also known as Guilin Railway Station).
Guilin South Railway Station is the main station which is accompanied by Guilin Long-distance Bus Station. This area is the major transport hub Coming in and going out. The hotels and inns in this area are comparatively cheaper, a haven for budget travelers.
Hotels in Guilin Railway Station Area:
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free guided tours, here are some options for Guilin guided tours:
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