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Yangshuo Outside Inn
Ranked #3 of 410 Yangshuo County B&B and Inns
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Durban, South Africa
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“Countryside”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We booked the "Outside Inn" for our chilly springtime stay in the Yangshuo area and we were not dissappointed: having read the other reviews, we knew what we could expect - rural China (which we wanted), restored mudbrick houses. What we got was a nice, clean and spacious room with a/c, ensuite bath, a perfect bed, "all day" hot water shower - quite "luxurious" for a small chinese village.
Wendy and her staff were extremely friendly and helpful and spoilt us with tasty chinese food, hot ginger tea and a warm fireplace when coming home from our cycling excursions.

What else can we say?! Thanks! A perfect stay

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I have been to Yangshuo before and the town has exploded in tourism. the good thing about that is that there is more and more choice in restaurants and there are more and more nicely styled shops, but it's also very crowded and noisy. The Outside Inn is beautifully located at the end of a small village, 5 km from Yangshuo. As crowded Yangshuo is, as quiet and peaceful Outside Inn is. Lovely staff that speak great English, cosy decorated rooms in traditional mud-brick buildings and also some more modern styled rooms and family suites in their apartment building.

A very friendly atmosphere and within a few minutes walk you're in the middle of the karst mountains without a sign of tourism! Ask them about "The lost world plateau" walk which brings you in just 20 minutes or so on a small field surrounded by the karst mountains. magical!

Room Tip: The rooms in the mudbrick buildings are very charming but don't have tv/dvd (which you don't...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had a great stay in Outsite inn. The superfriendly Dutch owner showed us around and gave us good tips for activities in the surroundings. You can go swimming in the Li River, go for a hike in the mountains behind the resort or rent a bike to enjoy.

The rooms in the resort are big, clean and comfortable. There are mosquito nets over the beds so the bugs won’t bother you at night. The resort has some good foods on the menu. When you are eating some friendly chickens stop by say hello.

We stayed for about a week, but wished we could have stayed longer. It felt like paradise.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beira, Mozambique
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Hello, we really enjoyed our stay there, it is very quiet and peacefull there, since it is at the end of the village, so there is no traffic. Very good with children. And although it is in a small chinese village you have all the western comfort. Only the nights were a bit cold since we stayed end of December.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

If you repeat how wonderful spending 5 days at this hotel at the end of December was, there will be too many people in the future. So, if you're asked, please say it's ugly, badly located, noisy, in a 25-story highrise, with several highly-polluting factories around, more than 15 miles from the nearest river, with terrible food. Please do, so we can enjoy again one of our most relaxing vacations ever. We even left our 6.5-year old kid play by himself the whole morning and have the best time of his life while we were exploring the nearby trails and river.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Firenze
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We really appreciate this place. It has a very good organization and the location is perfect for biking, hiking and move around. The traditional construction is amazing and the villages near very beautiful to visit. We also had a very good and cheap Chinese lunch and really good western breakfast.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zhuhai, China
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

I had a solo mini-vacation for a few days at The Outside Inn at the end of November and found it to be the perfect combination of privacy and friendly interaction. The owner, Ron, and the staff were attentive and helpful at all times. The room was rustic, charming, and met all basic needs. The fellow travelers were a marvelous mix with which to share stories and tips. A quiet haven yet close to all the action!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Yangshuo Outside Inn
Address: Jima Chaolong Village, Yangshuo County, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 410 B&Bs / Inns in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Yangshuo Outside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yangshuo Outside Inn - The Original Countryside Experience. The Outside Inn is a friendly small guesthouse with a unique character, located in a set of traditional farmhouses and an apartment building, ideally located just outside Yangshuo in a beautiful setting with lush gardens and the karst peaks right at your doorstep. The traditional farmhouses are renovated into comfortable rooms and family houses with western standards. Close to this complex of farmhouses is our apartment building with more modern family apartments and rooms. The Outside Inn offers guests a very quite place where you can experience the real traditional China. A stunning swimming spot at the Yulong River is a few minutes walk away and if you want total peace you can walk in 20 minutes to "The Lost World Plateau", a small field up one of the karst peaks where you are just by yourself surrounded by the mountains. ... more   less 
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