This is a beautiful hotel, located directly at the river bank of Li River. The view from the dinning room and terrace on the river is great. The interior is decorated nicely and I particularly enjoyed the tea in the lounge (with tatami) and heating blanket in my room (in December/January it does get quite chilly at night). The staff and owner are very friendly and helpful and made me feel very welcome. I enjoyed the chats and tea with them. Only thing to be improved is the coffee ;-).
staff was very friendly and helpful, location is great to enjoy the beautiful landscape and explore the surroundings. It is perfect if you want to get away from the crowds (at least at winter time). I will definitely come back to "This Old Place - Xingping". Bikes could be a bit better maintained, but for cost and the terrain it was alright.