December 23, 2012
Being our first Christmas trip after moving to Beijing, Yangshuo County was on our to-do list as soon as we got here. Whilst planning the trip, we came across this gem of a place. We immediately booked our accomadation in September with the hopes of a green warmish spring-like Chirstmas. The rates for the Supreme Room were highy reasonable for a travelling family, and we were delighted with what we found there.
Unfortunately, much like travelling to Ireland or the U.K. in winter off-season, the weather turned after Christmas Eve Day from warm and sunny, to cold, damp and rainy. But as my wife, my 1.5 year old daughter and myself have spent time in Oban and Dingle during the winter, we were well prepared for that type of weather (we had also been warned in Beijing about this type of weather occurence happening). The first night there was a problem with the hot water, but by the next day it was fixed. On our second last night, the heater stopped working, but again, the problem was solved immediately and with grace and charm.
The staff was amazing at this place, helping to arrange tours into one of the cave sights, getting us back and forth into town, helping us find where to buy diapers and picking us up and dropping us off at Guilin Airport. In particular they very much helped to accomadate our toddler and were particularly ethusiastic and kind to her. The Christmas Day Bar-B-Q was really a class y move on their part.
The problem with this area is that from Spring to late Fall it is over-inundated with tourists from all the big cities and that to really get the chance to see the beauty of this place, you need to come in the winter when the tourists are not around. But understand that to come to Yangshuo and have the weather turn like it did on us, you have to persevere, and plow through to see the beauty of it and of Hidden Dragon Villa. For the price of the room at Hidden Dragon Villa and with the visual landscape that came with it, we have nothing but good things about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- elegant Yangshuo hotel with Beautiful Legend, Perfect Location, Elegant Architecture in the style of Ming and Qing Dynasties and Great Roof Garden Dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hidden Dragon Villa Hotel Yangshuo County