While countless reviews here have well-outlined the many perks of staying at The Giggling Tree (which is indeed a cute & rustic Dutch-run establishment), I thought I might add a few details about the rooms themselves which I have not seen mentioned here, and which might help some others in their choice of Yangshuo hotels (because there are many to choose from!).
A distinguishing feature of The Giggling Tree is that it is a unique, quaint renovated farmhouse. One drawback of this design however is that the bedrooms, while spacious, are also quite dark and cave-like, with small windows facing into the inner courtyard.
The courtyard while we were there was quite busy. The atmosphere is definitely “family friendly.” Lots of kids, backpackers, etc.
If you are looking for a pleasant, light-filled “room with a view”, this hotel would not be a good choice.
(Once outside your room and the courtyard, you *will* get a nice view of the mountains. However, it’s not the most ideal nor serene spot in Yangshuo, b/c there is a lot of construction and adjacent neighbors are encroaching on the location.)
Also, the “quirky” aesthetic might be more appealing to young hipsters--, things such as the giant padlocks they give you to lock your room, instead of doors with locks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the tiny village Aishanmen, close to the scenic Yulong river only 5 km west from tourist hotspot Yangshuo, we renovated traditional yellow brick farmer houses into a beautiful inn. The courtyard is breathtaking. Our atmospheric restaurant and terrace with scenic views give travelers the chance to breathe fresh air again. In April 2013 we have opened our outdoor swimmingpool. Why stay in the city, when the countryside is so amazing! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your The Giggling Tree reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Giggling Tree Hotel Yangshuo County