The five-star Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (Lijiang Fandian) impresses visitors on first sight with its signature waterfall tumbling down over the building's north face.
The location is equally impressive, facing Fir Lake and adjacent to Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbi Shan) to the south and Solitary Beauty Peak (Duxiu Feng) to the north. The surrounding gardens and woods are also very nice. A stellar view of the city is found on the balcony on the 13th and 14th floors, but all rooms and suites offer good views of Guilin's spectacularly photogenic scenery.
Thirteen restaurants serving both Chinese and Western foods won't disappoint. The large conference room (seating 400) will also come in handy if you happen to be in Guilin for business rather than pleasure and need to host a large meeting or function.