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Hidden Dragon Villa
Ranked #15 of 437 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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San Francisco, California
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“Great Hotel, Amazing view, Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

I had a nice and relaxing stay at the Hidden Dragon Villa. I spent a night here, after spending my first 2 nights in Yanshou on West St. It's was a great change of pace and I would definitely stay here again if I was back in Yangshou.

My room was large and comfortable. The view from my windows was outstanding. Unless you're looking for 5 star luxury, I think you'd be completely satisfied with your room. The only minus on the room was the shower - it sprayed all over the bathroom despite my best attempts to contain it.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. My meal at the restaurant to be good and reasonably priced. It was also nice to enjoy the food and beer on their restaurant balcony.

It's in a good location a bit outside of town. As other reviewers state, it's quite close to many of the attractions in the area. Outside of Moon Hill though, I did not find the other attractions particularly appealing. That being said, the Hidden Dragon is a great starting/ending point of your bike rides, as it's close to a couple of the nice loops.

Finally, on proximity to the town - although it is reasonably close to town, I don't think you'd want to make that bike ride multiple times a day. So if being in the hustle & bustle is important to you, you may want to split your time in Yangshou and spend a couple nights on West St.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

My husband and I just returned from a month's travels across China. When we arrived in Yangshou we were really tired. We were met at the door by a lovely young woman who spoke English. She served us tea and homemade chocolates while she checked us in. There was a sign by the door welcoming us by name. Our room was exactly as shown on their website, but the view is too wonderful to capture in a photo! It is quiet, and a place of peace. The staff is thoughtful and kind.
As a reviewer stated, it does take a long time to get hot water for showering, but we knew this in advance so it wasn't an issue.
The hotel is a good two hours from the airport and you must have arrangements for transportation. The hotel took care of that for us. The round trip taxi ride is about $100.00 for two people which is very little considering the distance. The ride to town is $5.00, and is worth it.
After you've been to town, you'll be so glad you are staying at The Hidden Dragon!
We didn't arrange for a tour or a guide, for the hotel did everything for us.
Have fun!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is an excellent hotel if you want some peace and quiet, located in a little village away from the busy main road. If you like to be in the center of the action, you will most likely be bored; in this case, you are better off in Yangshuo town.

Super friendly service (my guide said they had also been nice to her, whereas in a neighboring hotel, staff had been rather rude), nice restaurant with great views and pretty good food. Comprehensive area information available in the rooms. The hotel rents bikes and can arrange a whole variety of tours.

The rooms are nice although they look better on the website - but then again, why spend a lot of time in your room when you can go and explore Yangshuo?

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my parents and boyfriend. It is away from the city center so you do need to get a taxi to it (it is tucked down a side road quite hard to find). When we arrived the staff were really friendly, they offered us ginger tea and biscuits before showing us our room. The rooms are very nice, heater and/or air con, kettle or tea or coffee, and hair dyer. The hot water showers takes a few minutes to heat up but it always did! Close to the beautiful landscape of yangshou (moon mountain and caves). You can catch a bus to the city center but we found it over touristy and loud, and much preferred staying away from it all. There are some restaurants a short walk away an the hotel rents out bikes.
My dad unfortunately was sick on his visit and they took extra care of him, giving him tea and giving him a late check out of 5pm (for a night flight) so he could stay in the heated room free of charge! They even allowed my boyfriend and I do the same a few days later so we could shower etc.
The hotel was peaceful and the staff were friendly and helpful. Great stay and would love to visit again!

  • Stayed December 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

It was great experience! Rooms are big and clean and fantastic view! Hotel manage very nice couple! They are very helpful and taking care! You can rent bike there. Taxi takes 5-7 min to center. Best place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Hidden Dragon Villa gives you a special chance to experience life in a rural country home. it is about 5 km from busy Yangshuo town. It is more than a hotel, it has a sense of family. And a sense of retreat once you close the doors on the street.
Views across the fish ponds and farms, across the river to the mountains are a pleasure, whether during the day or over a drink on the rooftop garden before dinner.
The staff help you with arrangements on tours, and take a lot of the uncertainty out of exploring this beautiful region.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

The hotel's location is good, about 4 km away from city center. Very close to moon hill and the caves. Ideal location for a quiet stay.
The family running it is lovely and accomodating.
However, rooms are not very comfortable and so humid (more so that outside) leading to a strong smell of damp.
The terrace is lovely, they have a wide variety of choices but the food is of poor quality.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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dragonvilla, Owner at Hidden Dragon Villa, responded to this review, 5 May 2013
Dear friend,

Thanks a lot for your sincere comments about our rooms and food. As it is rainy season in Yangshuo now, and all our furnitures are made by wood. It would have the smell of wood more or less. We will try to put some comfortable fragrance into the room to erase the smell in the rooms. For the food in restaurant, maybe the dishes you order are not your flavor, as many guests do love the food in our restaurant. Any way, we do appreciate your efforts for improving our hotel again. We will do our best in the future. Thanks a lot!

Hope to see you next time, and have a new good experience here.
Best wishes,

John & Hidden Dragon Villa family
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Property: Hidden Dragon Villa
Address: Ji Wo Du Village, Big Banyan Tree Scenery Zone | Big Banyan Tree Scnry Zone Yangshuo, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#12 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hidden Dragon Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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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