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“Great Hotel in the middle of Yangshuo” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yangshuo West Street Residence

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Yangshuo West Street Residence
Ranked #18 of 434 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Tel Aviv, Israel
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20 reviews
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“Great Hotel in the middle of Yangshuo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

A great hotel, beautifully decorated just in the in heart of west street in Yangshuo. Perfect for families. Loved the Chinese decor and the room with 2 floors, which our kids truly enjoyed. Although located in the center, the hotel is very quite.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Beijing, China
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This hotel was surprisingly quiet althoug it is located directly on the lively West Street in downtown Yangshuo. As the hotel is set back a little from the street and has its own small courtyard this is a great feature. right next door is a small restuarant that serves up good local dishes plus some international classics - but the best thing is - the fresh beer from their own microbrewery.

First night we were offered an upgrade to the largest room they have (with in room hot tub) since our's wasn't ready yet. However that room faced the backside of the hotel (built into a rock cliff) and was very dark, damp and moldy. Not healthy to stay in.

Got our room next morning and there was nothing to complain about. So remember, don't book the biggest most expensive room here. Unless you like your mold smelly and visible.

Room Tip: Don't go for the biggest, most expsinve rooms with hot tubs.....very moldy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Excellent place to stay, worth the money we paid. Rooms were very clean, comfy, spacious, quiet, beautiful and uniquely decorated. Service was really good too. Strategically located on West Street with plenty of eateries, and shops.

We love YangShuo and this hotel above all!

There is NOTHING to dislike about this hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SY_C7
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Bern, Switzerland
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

If you consider staying here - do it! You won't regret it.
Yanshuo is a super touristy place but definitely a must see visit. Rent a bike and enjou the landscapes beauty. As great as the place itself is this hotel: You'll be located in the center of west street - thats where things are happening. And even though located in the center, what you'll find is a qiuet place offering you a good sleep. The rooms are freshly refurbished, clean and spacious and the staff is extremely helpful. Thanks to its location you won't have a problem finding a good place to eat (tipp: why not trying the restaurant right next door - turned out to be our favourite).
Nothing really to critize: we decided to pay a little extra for a nice stay in Yangshuo and we got exactly what we were looking for!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We arrived in YangShuo around 18h00 and already the streets were crowded. The hotel is a long way from where the taxi could stop and it was difficult to drag our luggage on the cobbled streets .The check in went smoothly although not all the staff spoke English.We had room on the ground floor and even though the room was dark because the window is directly in front of a mountain , it was adequate. The place was clean and well appointed. The only snag was the cigarette smoke wihich filtered in our room on the 2nd of the 3 nights we stayed there.This was probably due to a common ventilation system with other smokers' room and it was most inconvenient to be waken up in the middle of the night and having to put up with this problem . The tea refills were not done everyday contrary to the water bottles and there was some confusion with the confirmation of departing flight. This being said, the hotel is located in a very stategic place in the centre of activities -restaurants, shops, etc.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a Chinese friend to stay here.
Yangshuo is quite far from Quilin Airport, about 1 hour away. Paid RMB450 for a van for 6 pax from airport to the hotel. Pickup arranged by the hotel and paid to the front desk.
Once reach, the hotel staff pick us up and walk with us to the hotel from the Main Street as the hotel is situated on a walking street and no cars allowed.
The decor is very traditional Chinese, backed with an awesome rock hill.
Staff is very efficient and friendly.
Room is clean with in room heating and hot shower.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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csourcehotel, General Manager at Yangshuo West Street Residence, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Cheekeen,Thank you very much for taking your precious time out to write us such an excellent review ! We had a great time hosting you and your lovely family:) We are still striving to improve the experience for our guests, and seeking out new ways to connect travellers to what is authentic to the area, and we're glad it made a difference to your travel experience.
We hope to see you here again in the future!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

There is no doubting the beauty of Yangshuo - providing you escape the touristy town centre. There is real beauty in the rural areas. When staying in Yangshuo you need a place that is clean, quiet, and hopefully have some local character - and the C.Source has all this.
The location is VERY central. West Street is the main pedestrian road in Yangshuo, and is full of restaurants and shops catering for tourists. At night however, there are thumping discos, and it is a bit more chaotic.
The C.Source shares the address with the street, but it is set back quite far, and I had a mountain facing room, and it was very quiet. This hotel has a lot of Chinese character done in a very stylish way - not tacky. The public areas such as the courtyard, and hallways are lovely.
Once you are in the room, there is a very Chinese feel to it, but in a boutique hotel style. Powerful hot shower, with a separate toilet. Be warned, like many hotels these days, the shower and toilet have a frosted glass door that opens into the room, and a large Chinese ceramic wash basin in the room itself. It sounds strange, but it works!
The front desk staff were helpful, and service oriented. They arranged a return taxi to Guilin Airport at competitive rates.
If I were to return to Yangshuo, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the C.Source again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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csourcehotel, 總經理 at Yangshuo West Street Residence, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you,Mike , for such positive feedback. We are all very happy that you and your family were able to truly experience another side of Chinese life in our Yangshuo home. Many guests comment on our unique location, which is "The location is VERY central,but it is set back quite far.“Your words embody the spirit and mission of the C.Source, and remind us how lucky we are everyday. Because of guests like you, we are able to continue improving, and we enjoy giving everyone who stays with us the same feeling. Thank you.

Warm regards,

James Liao
General Manager
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Additional Information about Yangshuo West Street Residence

Property: Yangshuo West Street Residence
Address: No.79 West Street, Yangshuo County 541900, China (Formerly Hongfu Hotel)
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Yangshuo County
#17 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Yangshuo West Street Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
C.Source West Street Residence is located along the lively and historic West Street. Housed in a 260-year-old courtyard, the charming property features classic Chinese-style decoration, free Wi-Fi in all areas and a terrace where guests can relax. On-site parking is free. C.Source West Street is 500 m from Yangshuo Bus Station and a 5-minute walk from Li River. Offering free wired internet, all rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a writing desk. En suite bathrooms include shower facilities and hairdryers. Car rentals, day trips and ticketing can be arranged at the tour desk. The hotel also provides bicycle rentals, a chargeable airport shuttle service and meeting facilities. For meals, there are a variety of local eateries located along the West Street. This is our guests' favourite part of Yangshuo, according to independent reviews. ... more   less 
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