I visited Yangshuo on a 2-day trip with my boyfriend and had the best time at Yangshuo Village Retreat. We got to the town by bus from Guilin (after crusing Li-River with a tour group) and got picked up free of charge by the driver of the hotel from the town's West Street.
The hotel is situated around 5 minutes away by car from the city center and is nestled in between the beautiful karst mountain landscape. On arrival we were greeted by one of the friendly staff members and were taken up to our room. The hotel was very quiet due to low season and we loved the relaxed atmosphere. We were given a free upgrade to a deluxe room which was so kind of our host.
The beautifully decorated room was spotless clean and large with ample space and large windows letting lots of sunshine into the room.There is a huge, comfy bed and a balcony facing the mountains. The bathroom is outside (on a second balcony) which is great to have a shower in the morning.
Hotel staff helps you with all your travel arrangements such as scooter rental or airport transfer. We hired a scooter for just 150 RMB/day and the friendly concierge showed us where to go.
You should not miss the awesome jacuzzi on the hotel's rooftop in a private area where you can look at the amazing landscape and watch the sunset. I booked a little package with a massage afterwards (for around 180 RNB per person) to surprise my boyfriend and he said it was the best present he had ever received :-)
We also had dinner and breakfast in the hotel's restaurant, prices are very reasonable and the food and drinks are tasty. Don't miss the pancake breakfast (for less than 40 RNB).
All in all,Yangshuo Village Retreat is the best hotel I stayed at in China and one of the top 5 hotels I have ever stayed at! Great host, friendly and helpful staff, amazing value for money, perfect location inbetween the mountains, beautiful room and great facilities such as the jacuzzi. I wish I could go back straight away. Don't hesitate and book it :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Yangshuo Village Retreat, an established 4-star Belgian-Chinese family retreat in the beautiful and peaceful countryside near Yangshuo, Guilin, China. We provide a free shuttle service to town all day per comfortable mini-van that takes you to the heart of Yangshuo in 5 minutes. For longer stays we offer every 7th night free of charge! Located in a quiet village, nestled in between mountains, rice paddies and citrus trees, our Yangshuo hotel offers the perfect base to explore the countryside, its rural features and amazing scenery, and provides the ideal environment to sit back, relax, and enjoy the idyllic landscape Yangshuo is famous for, with the comforts of home. And with only a beautiful walk along the Li-river bank to Yangshuo’s main shopping and entertainment area, the Yangshuo Village Retreat might have the best location of all Yangshuo hotels… ... more less
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