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Yangshuo Village Retreat
Ranked #12 of 437 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A nice place, but a bit of a walk to town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

My wife and i stayed 4 nights at the village retreat, and true to their word, they quickly arranged to pick us up when we arrived at the Yangshou bus terminal in a nice aircond vehicle.
The site is about 20 minuites walk from town, and we picked it for the quiet and relaxed atmosphere correctly described by other users.
The room was quite adequet, with good hot water and toilet facilities, and was quite comfortable. The in house restaurant was good, and the food good value. During our stay my wife became ill, not from anything at the lodge, but from something before we arrived here. I must say that the concern of the front desk staff was genuine in wanting to assist, and the restaurant staff, without any prompting cooked and brought up to the room some soup especially made for her, which was much appreciated, a very genuine act.
The front desk staff also did much to assist me to rearrange my itinary and flights due to my wifes illness, and I could not have asked for greater help
The only problem with the distance from town was when walking back to the hotel the are no lights of any sort along the road, and we were in pitch dark conditions and could only see the road edge by using our phones for illumination.
All in all though we had a good time there, and congratulate the staff on their attentivr and helpful actions during our stay, which also included booking our trips etc. Well done

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

we stayed for 4 nights here. actually we book through their website which has great deal offer in winter season. we got classic deluxe room facing to the mountain. it was really nice with balcony. The room itself is good size, with cute bathroom.. the bed is big and has heater.. great for winter. they clean the room everyday. we got water, tea and coffee. The room is soo lovely and inviting.
The hotel is located not far from city, just 15 mins walking and 5 mins by bike.. it is great view of the river and if you like to run, it is a great area for it, i did it everyday..
the people are friendly and helpful.. the breakfast are good specially springroll vegetarian! i recommended this hotel to everyone!!!
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Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Pros:
Staff was amazing
Restaurant food was very good and reasonably priced
Hotel is very comfortable and in a scenic location

Cons:
No noise blocking (could hear everyone in the hallway and construction across the road)
Located about a 30 min walk from town and free shuttle only runs 7 times a day

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

We were 3 adults stayed for 3 nights. It has a great location for those who want to be outside of the city center. It is a 2 minutes drive or 5 minutes by bike from the center. The room was big and comfortable except for the shower which was disappointing and cold. The breakfast downstairs is very good and everyone there speak fluent english.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed here for a weekend in November and enjoyed our stay. We had read the positive reviews and booked in. The hotel is outside of the Yangshuo in a small village that is quiet and picturesque. The staff were very helpful, spoke english and provided insights into what to do during our stay in the area. They booked all of our outings and we just paid one bill at the end of the stay. We got separated from our taxi ride in a small village when he dropped us off for a short walk around and we just called the desk and they contacted the driver and we got united again!! The owner was there a few times and gave us the correct sequence of doing our tours that was most helpful. The rooms were clean and quiet and had good views of the hillsides. Would come again and have already recommended it to others who were also pleased. Good restaurant also.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Wonderful hotel and the best choice for me. I love the location because it's out of town and very peaceful, but only a 5 minute bike ride, a free shuttle bus ride, or short beautiful walk from town.
I've stayed there twice so far and have plans for more stays. Great friendly service, rooms and food. Ping pong table and beautiful outdoor or indoor places to relax and chat. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

The retreat is really lovely. We were three adults and three children. Our family stayed in the chalet, which was spacious and very nicely decorated with a quirky mix of furniture. the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was great. There was a wide choice of western or Chinese food, and the prices were very reasonable. We went during the October Chinese holiday and thought it would be too busy to do any of the tourist attractions. Whilst the centre of town, West Street, was really crowded, as soon as we got out of the main part and went kayaking and on the bamboo rafts it was quiet and peaceful. The kayaking in particular was really good fun and the scenery along the river was spectacular. Yangshuo itself is beautiful, and the mountain scenery is amazing. I would recommend this retreat as it is nicely situated just far enough away from the noise and buzz of the centre of Yangshuo but close enough to get to on the bicycles provided.

Room Tip: The chalet was lovely and more private than the other rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Yangshuo Village Retreat
Address: Shi Ban Qiao Village,45, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 437 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Yangshuo Village Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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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