Shangri-La Guilin

Location: Southern China | China

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

The elegant Shangri-La incorporates traditional Chinese architecture and intricate artworks with contemporary luxury and impeccable hospitality. You’ll be well looked after in this mesmerising corner of southern China, with opulent suites (some of which come with personalised service), a luxurious wellness spa and the finest restaurants in town all parcelled into this amazing property which lives up to the Shangri-La brand.
Perfect forCouples and families seeking the royal treatment in Chinese paradise Guilin
In the know
  • The Shangri-La Guilin has nearly 450 opulent rooms and suites, with king-sized beds and marble bathrooms
  • Guilin’s best restaurants and bars are found right here on the premises
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Li River and Guilin’s iconic karst mountains

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Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Sitting on the banks of the Li River, fringed by impressive karst mountains, the Shangri-La Guilin is located in the beautiful city of Guilin in southern China.

Rooms at Shangri-La Guilin

There are nearly 450 stylish and spacious rooms and suites, with comfortable king-sized beds and marble bathrooms. The floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces make the most of the stunning views of the Li River and the landscaped gardens, with the soaring karst mountains as a unique backdrop. The presidential suite offers 210 square metres of sheer luxury, with complimentary access to the Horizon Club Lounge where you can enjoy a personalised service.

Food & drink

The Shangri-La has some of the finest restaurants and bars in Guilin. Dine on gourmet local cuisine at the hotel's signature restaurant, the Shang Palace or sample the Li Café's wide-ranging international menu, with tandoori and teppanyaki cooking stations. In the afternoon, enjoy tea in the elegant Lobby Lounge.


After a day of sightseeing, retreat to the hotel's indoor and outdoor pools, visit the poolside bar for refreshing tropical drinks and unwind in the spa. Overlooking the scenic Guilin landscape, it offers a selection of European facials and Asian massages, including Oriental Wellness Therapy which is a massage combining tuina, shiatsu and meridian stretching techniques.

The Health Club comprises of a fully-equipped gym, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, with steam rooms and Jacuzzi. In the evening, catch a cultural performance at the hotel, including traditional singing and dancing.

Activities at Shangri-La Guilin

Browse nearby boutiques for unique souvenirs such as silk scrolls, crystals and jade and take a leisurely cruise on the river and visit the Diecai Mountain, which has inspired artists for centuries. If a high-octane adventure is what you’re after, you can go river-rafting on the Li River and see its majestic waterfalls or if you want a dose of history and culture, head to the 14th-century Jingjiang Prince’s City.

The region is also home to some fascinating peaks, from its amazing rock formations to the Elephant Trunk Hill resembles an elephant drinking water from the river. Underneath the elephant’s trunk lies the Water Moon cave as the reflection of the moon makes it appear to float on the water there at night. The Reed Flute Cave, also known as the ‘Palace of Natural Arts’ which is ablaze with a multi-coloured light installation, is another one of Guilin’s major attractions.

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Hotel location

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is approximately 40 minutes to Shangri La Guilin by car.

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