CHINA – Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town is a luxury boutique hotel in Lijiang

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)
Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

Hidden on the south side of Lijiang ancient town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find the Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town boutique hotel. Inspired on the tea trading horse routes in China. It is a real 5 star gem which was my home for one night during my annual three week trip with my son. We had a great experience which I will share with you.

The hotel

I like Indigo hotels a lot because they are built around a theme. The theme Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town has; is the old tea horse trading route. Everywhere you find details related to tea and horses. You can sit on a chair in the form of a traditional horse saddle when you check-in. So cool! The lobby is not big but that is no problem as you only use it for check-in. The hotel has various traditional houses where the rooms are located. If you walk out of the hotel you walk directly into the ancient town. A pleasant boutique hotel.

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)
Hotel – Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG) – Front of Hotel

The rooms at Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town

The rooms of the Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town are spread over the many traditional houses. I stayed at the premier suite which was actually not really a room but a two story house. Downstairs I had a large living area decorated with tea and horse elements. A large staircase brought me to the bedroom with a separate lounge area. A huge bath, a rainforest shower and luxury amenities makes this luxury suite very complete. Interesting to note is that every room has a tablet to arrange everything what you want in the room. I felt really at home and all the space makes it very pleasant – a perfect room or house it was!

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)
Hotel – Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG) – Premier Suite

Facilities at Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town

The Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town shares the gym, pool and spa with the Intercontinental hotel next door, also an IHG hotel. I wrote about it before:

The Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort has the only swimming pool in the ancient town! How cool is that? Waking up in the morning with a view on the snow mountain and go for a swim or a workout at the gym. The Tea Tree Spa is located in the center of the resort. It offers various luxury treatments for him and her. After a long day of sightseeing I always enjoy a massage to get the muscles relaxed. If this is in a resort like this I’m enjoying it even more. Just the best service!

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)
Hotel – Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG) – Lobby area

Dining & Drinking at Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town

The Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town offers a great ME-space to relax and have a drink. It has several separated small areas in the form of a horseshoe with TV and game consoles. Horse saddles, chairs in tea bag form and couches in a bird cage to relax on. Black spheres as lamps representing the eyeball of a black dragon and a lot of other tea horse route local elements. The restaurant Cha.rm offers Western dishes but we opted for a private Mongolian BBQ in the garden of our own house. With a private cook and waiter and it was affordable. How cool is that? I and my son had a great evening together which we will never forget!

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)
Hotel – Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG) – Lounge area

Conclusion

The Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town breathes a very local atmosphere. Traditional houses for the rooms, decorated with tea horse route elements, make it a place for a very pleasant stay. The BBQ was a superb experience especially for my son. We enjoyed staying here a lot and would definitely go back. I recommend this hotel to everyone who enjoys an authentic experience!

More information please find at the website of Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town.

Website: http://www.ihg.com
微博/Weibo: http://weibo.com/indigolijiang

Gallery of Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

Hotel - Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (IHG)

**All opinions are based on a genuine stay. I’m not affiliated with the hotel**

2 Comments

  1. Hotel Indigo has been one of my fav hotel brands. When I was still in IHG we always look forward for their new properties whenever we receive request to start “building” the hotel in the system.

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