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Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900 China
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#6 of 458 hotels in Yangshuo County
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The Secret Garden is a boutique hotel and restaurant near the Yulong River in the stunning Yangshuo countryside. Our hotel consists of Qing Dynasty buildings that have been beautifully restored in order to preserve the historic character, while providing customers with a unique and inspirational environment in which to relax or explore.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
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Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Fishing
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Hidden Gem
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Kaur Virunurm wrote a review Nov 2023
Tallinn, Estonia8 contributions3 helpful votes
A fascinating hotel and restaurant. A bit off from the main roads, silent and private. The inside is like a dream - more a private monastery than a hotel, but with all the amenities. Staff speak good English. The food at the restaurant was the best I got in China during all my stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: This place is just a gem.
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BobbyGentry wrote a review Dec 2021
Nanjing, China503 contributions92 helpful votes
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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel is nestled in a quiet village, 5 minutes walk to Yulong He river in the beautiful rural Yangshou area and only 90 minutes taxi ride from Guilin North Station. Take bamboo raft on the Yulong river or bicycle ride over to Baisha. English and Chinese is spoken and the comprehensive menu suits both local and international flavours (good kids’ menu with pancakes, spaghetti, pizza, toast etc.) Secret Garden Boutique Hotel was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed twice already and considered this place a gem; I’m inclined to agree! We stayed 5 very pleasant nights, rooms good size, impressive traditional courtyard layout; good impressions & photos.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Only 90 minutes from Guilin Station by hotel pick-up
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aparovers wrote a review Oct 2020
Copenhagen Region, Denmark8 contributions
We had a stopover at this beautiful charming hotel and restaurant while cruising the area with our rented tuktuk. We had lunch and were in awe of the beautiful old style buildings and cosy courtyards. The food and service was great.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ian Ford, Other at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Thank you for a wonderful mention. We hope you will return and stay some time in the future. Happy travels
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Susie Bashall wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town, South Africa17 contributions2 helpful votes
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An absolute gem of a spot - what a treat to find this charming hotel to rest our tired bodies after fabulous cycling trip with Bike Asia and Bikeaways in the Yulong River valley. The staff were incredibly friendly, food amazing and the bedroom was really comfortable - absolutely no need for the spare pillow cases I had brought from home !!! We hope to go back there someday ....
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 Dec 2019
Thank you for a lovely review. We hope you do come back - and for longer
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Carollovestravel wrote a review Sept 2019
Kent, United Kingdom222 contributions126 helpful votes
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We had two suites at The Secret Garden in September, as we stepped into the hotel grounds we were met with a very warm welcome from the staff who spoke very good English. The hotel consists of various buildings which have been renovated beautifully in order to keep their historic character. As we entered our suite we had a lounge area with mini bar, etc, large bedroom area with hard but comfortable bed, and a further area which had separate toilet and shower rooms. Bedroom has ac unit and bathroom area had a free standing ac unit. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice available. Staff were very helpful, we all really enjoyed our stay at The Secret Garden which is in a beautiful location not far from the Yulong River.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 29 Sept 2019
Thank you for a lovely review. We are so glad you felt welcome and appreciated the hotel's unique facilities. We strive to make every guest's stay enjoyable and are really pleased that you seem found us up to your standards.
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Clay wrote a review Sept 2019
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I stayed here while touring China with my son. The property is an old but very nicely restored inn. Totally charming. We loved the place, the staff, the restaurant. But most of all we loved how the staff took care of all our needs, arranging everything we did in the area. They made it easy and wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 29 Sept 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are always happy to hear that our staff have provided the high levels of service that we have worked on for years, and that you found the buildings and grounds so delightful. Enjoy the rest of China.
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restlessjen wrote a review Jul 2019
Sydney, Australia77 contributions58 helpful votes
we spent 3 nights here and loved it. The hotel is housed in restored Qing dynasty buildings that have lots of character and are very comfortable. The hotel is in a small village about 20 min. drive from downtown Yangshuo, not far from the river but outside of the restricted area. It's very peaceful but with a couple of restaurants nearby and a small shop selling snacks next door. The staff spoke excellent English which was helpful and there is an on-site restaurant. The receptionist was very helpful assisting us to arrange bikes one day and if we had wanted could also arrange an e-scooter and tickets for shows and activities. There are no taxis there so the hotel called a car for us when we wanted to go out one evening and then for the trip back, we got a car via Didi (similar to Uber) but they wanted to charge an additional RMB20 due to the hotel being out of the way.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 7 Aug 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you made the most of our countryside location. A pity the Didi driver didn't stick to the system fare as this should always be honoured. We hope that did not ruin your experience and that you enjoy the rest of your travels in China.
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Mark wrote a review Jul 2019
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The Secret Garden is a lovely countryside inn built into the karsts with amazing food and service. It was a little hard to find 15 minutes from the bustle of Yangshuo, which made it even more quaint, but once inside, Faye and her staff created a uniquely hospitable experience. Not only was the food the best we experienced ANYWHERE in our travels around China, but the service was wonderful, the room clean and comfortable, and the concern for our comfort unusually engaged. We stayed 4 days, rode bicycles around the area, saw cormorant birds fishing, witnessed the extraordinary light show on the Li River, climbed Moon Hill, and ate great food (said that already!). We are middle aged travelers from the US and there were no language barriers whatsoever. To top it off, when we left to visit the rice paddies of Longji, Faye insisted that the hotel's driver take us there, stay the night, and deliver us to the airport in time for our flight to Beijing. That was extraordinary hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 7 Aug 2019
Thank you for a wonderful review. We are happy that you mention all of the things we strive to get right. Enjoy your travels.
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ReenaN wrote a review Jun 2019
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Our guide, Jack recommended this place for lunch. While the food is average, the place and the atmosphere made up for it. It is in a quaint and authentic old town set in a good feng shui area. We were told the owner is a South African who refurbished the place into a boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 12 Jun 2019
Thank you for the kind comments about the atmosphere. We know Jack well and will ask him why you thought the food is only average. That is disappointing for us, and something we must work on.
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Caribbean Beach Bum wrote a review May 2019
119 contributions51 helpful votes
The dining area was clean, and food served promptly. I also ordered take-away for my upcoming train trip, as was not that hungry. It was carefully and securely packaged, and did not spill the car ride to station, and was very tasty.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I did not stay here, just came for food
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Response from Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Responded 26 May 2019
Thank you commenting on our restaurant service. We are glad that you enjoyed it
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US$41 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bike Asia Cycling Tours (4.0 miles), Yulong River (2.6 miles), and Moon Hill (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include NAMO NAMO Ganga Impression Indian Restaurant, kali mirch(black pepper)indian cuisine, and Mood Food Energy Cafe.
Does Secret Garden Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Secret Garden Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Secret Garden Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Former Residence of Xu Beihong (4.1 miles).
Does Secret Garden Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.