Although the smaller bnbs and hostels in old town lijiang are also fantastic in their own way, this IC manages to maintain the feeling of the old town with the appearance and decorations in the
hotel, while having modern amenities to make staying here very comfortable. The only minor complaints I have are with 1) the shower: water seems to escape from the shower area out onto the bathroom floor despite no clogged drains and extra towels on the floor outside; and 2) the sound-proofing could be better at the entryway: When there is service knocking on the room next door, I can hear clearly what is being said, and sometimes mistake the doorbell for my own. Overall though the place is quiet and it doesn't affect sleep quality at all; and 3) the heating is a little bit slow to ramp up, so the first couple hours in the room during the winter was a little bit cold. An extra humidifier might also help with feeling more comfortable in the dry winter.
Overall I really enjoyed staying here and actually came back for a second stay the following week, although the room was booked by my travel companion. Highly recommend staying here if you're not sure which hostel to choose in the old town, or want a guaranteed 5-star quality stay with requisite amenities. [Less]