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“Charming hotel, lovely staff, good food and wine”

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Yangshuo Village Retreat
Ranked #17 of 487 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed in an awful hotel for one night in Xing Ping (CTN Li River) and then came here.

What a refreshing change. The staff speak english, the hotel is charming, lovely food and wine (particularly for China) and good boutique style rooms at less than 400 yuan.

Really good value with a free shuttle bus into town. I would go back here.

One thing: I wouldn't suggest paying all the money for the local 'show' they promote. It costs more than the hotel does and is really not worth it. If it was 100 Yuan fair enough, but it's about 240 or so and clearly is run just to bilk money from Chinese and Western tourists. Not worth it but do stay in this hotel, it's the best value for money I have seen in China.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed 7 nights in March 2014 following a visit to our son in Hong Kong. We were a little anxious about our first visit to China but we needn't have worried. Gerd responded immediately to my request to organise a taxi from Guilin Airport and from being greeted there with a sign with our names we never looked back. We had a lovely double aspect room looking out directly on the karst mountains. Gerd and his team gave us advise on and organised our trips which went on the bill. They couldn't have been more helpful and although we at in Yangshuo for variety or because we were in town nothing matched the hotel restaurant with its choice of chinese and western dishes.
The hotel is in a village outside Yangshou but it is an easy walk into town along the Li river and they run a courtesy bus if that is too much.
Gerd and Jenny take time out to talk with guests and we had some great conversations with them. We hope that by now their third child has arrived safely. Their story is amazing and well worth hearing! We wish them every success with their future plans in this very beautiful part of the world and hopefully will get back there someday!
Dave and Anj Martin

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

My friends and I recently rented the penthouse suite and had the most amazing holiday! Staff are friendly and helpful and food is reasonably priced! The receptionists were friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English!We will definitely return!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

The service and personnel of this hotel are great. The food at the restaurant is good and prices are very reasonable. But the rooms need renovation. Cleanliness needs to be improved. We stayed there in winter and it was very cold inside. Hopefully there are electric blankets which keep you warm when sleeping. Although prices of the rooms were more than reasonable, but let' s say that regarding the quality of the service, you are expecting more from the rooms. I supposed than if it was summer, the stay would have been more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Comfortable, clean, affordable room. The restaurant was very good. The people at the reservation desk were very friendly, spoke good English and were very helpful when we wanted to venture around the countryside. They had plenty of choices in excursions to choose from. The shuttle was very helpful when we wanted to go into town. They have bicycles to use for the hour or day. We had a very good experience here. The biggest plus for us was when we reserved a room they arranged a driver to pick us up at Guilin airport at 11:30pm and take us to Yangshuo Village Retreat and already had the room ready for us.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The biggest positive is the great, friendly welcome and help that we received during our stay from the owner, Gerd, and all his team. Gerd is Belgian and speaks perfect English. The food was very good. The rooms are somewhat unusual but large and very good on a value for money basis. Refurbishment work is being undertaken on some of the rooms and we believe the accommodation will go from strength to strength. It is located about a 15 minute walk from the town centre, in a quiet village. The walk into town is pleasant.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Comfortable and cozy room. Clean and spacious too! Lovely environment and surrounding. With lots of greenery. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The restaurant was nice and i really enjoyed the food there. And they are quite near to west street. just a 15 mins walk away. And you can enjoy a great view while walking towards the town. Relaxing too!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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 #17 of 487 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range: £19 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yangshuo Village Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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