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Snow Lion Riverside Resort
Ranked #9 of 437 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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Lorne, Australia
1 review
“Fantastic staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

What a refreshing change after spending a couple of weeks travelling through the big cities of China. Set among picturesque mountains but only five minutes to to town this resort far exceeded all of our expectations. The rooms were comfortable, the food good and well priced but it was the friendly staff (especially Kate) that made all the difference. Most had a good level of English, not the usual case in much of China and nothing was too much trouble - they recommended and arranged several great tours for us, as well as regular transport into Yangshuo and airport transfers, all eagerly and efficiently. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

As an older solo tourist in China I recently stopped off in Yangshou where a fellow traveller had recommended the Snow Lion Resort Hotel. In need of peace and quiet I took his advice and chose to avoid the hustle and bustle of West Street and environs and instead settled for the quieter country setting. What a great choice!! The contrast between the two locations could not have been greater. Borrowing a bike from the hotel I roamed round the local countryside where villages were fascinating while the river and scenery was a joy to observe. Despite the difference between town and country, transport and access to the town centre was easy.
The Hotel, which seems to be relatively newly-built was fine. Rooms were spacious, comfortable, bright, clean and well-appointed. Food also was excellent with plenty of Western as well as Chinese options. Weather, while I was there, was sunny so I had plenty of opportunity to laze beside the swimming pool.
Staff were extremely attentive and pleasant and very focused on making my stay relaxing and enjoyable. Special mention must go to the owner/manager William and his wife Linda who were most hospitable and helpful.
After such a memorable time with Linda, William and their superb staff I was very reluctant to leave and face the usual rigours of China travelling. Suffice to say that when I get a chance I will return to Yangshuo and particularly to the Snow Lion Resort Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Comfortable , clean , excellent service , wonderful food, we stayed a week instead of 3 days!
Very helpful staff great location . THey helped us organise everything with great tickets for the light show and rafting , - fixed me up a scooter - the best way to see this countryside -
We went on the cooking course at cloud 9 too.
thank you all for a wonderful week . We will recommend you to all our friends!
Andrew and Lyse

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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yangshuowilliam, Marketing manager at Snow Lion Riverside Resort, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear AndrewL54,

We are honoured and deeply grateful for your for your review and all your kind words. To receive praise from our guests is truly the ultimate reward for our efforts. Thank you!

We also really enjoyed having you as our guests and we hope that you will bless us with your presence again some day.


Kind regards

The Snow Lion Team
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Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Only great things to say about this hotel. The staff is knowledgable and friendly and their English is great. The food was delicious and varied. It is a peaceful place to stay. Be sure to take a short walk into the adjoining village.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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yangshuowilliam, Marketing manager at Snow Lion Riverside Resort, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Andrea T,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it's so valuable to us and we are truly grateful for your input.

We are of course also very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back here again some day.


Kind regards

The Snow Lion Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The staff was the friendliest and most service minded we ever experienced, anywhere! They went out of their way to make the whole family feel welcome. The kitchen provided both chinese and western food of top quality. Location is great just beside Li river on country side with lots to see within walking distance, but also providing daily transfer to tourist busy Yangshuo. We will definitely go back some day! (Actually our daughter want to move there permanently - wonder if you can get a good deal on monthly rental. :-) )

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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yangshuowilliam, Marketing manager at Snow Lion Riverside Resort, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear bindby,

We were thrilled to read your review of our hotel! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it, we truly appreciate the effort and your kind words warmed all of our hearts.

We really enjoyed having you as our guests and the kids of Mushan Village were of course very happy to make some new friends as well. We all hope to see you here again some day!

Until then, take care and all the best wishes to you and your lovely family!


Kind regards

The Snow Lion Team
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay at the snow lion, but we should have. We happened upon the resort while biking Yangshuo. It is quite well kept and romantic. We stayed for dinner and found the staff to be extremely nice to us! The food was very good too. We had the beer catfish, which is a specialty of the area. We climbed Yuping mini-mountain right next to the resort and enjoyed beautiful views of the river and the city of Yangshuo. Although the location is slightly outside of the city, it is plenty convenient and far more peaceful than a hotel downtown.
We returned to Snow Lion for dinner two days later because we enjoyed it so much. We were met by the same smiling, friendly staff. We left with a great impression of this place and the inspiration to write a review, which is a rarity for me! Hope you enjoy your visit, maybe we'll see you there :)

Stayed February 2014
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yangshuowilliam, Marketing manager at Snow Lion Riverside Resort, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Dear uLeaner,

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review! We feel deeply honoured that we inspired you to say such nice things about us and we are all truly grateful for your praise. Hopefully we will have the privelage of welcoming you as guests at the hotel some day as well.

Until then, take care and safe travels!


Kind regards

the Snow Lion Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

A work colleague and I stayed at the Snow Lion after working on a very intense film project in the US and China for a year. We chose to travel in central China to decompress and the Snow Lion Resort was PERFECT! William, the owner, and his staff were so friendly and kind. The rooms were clean and comfortable and, best of all quiet with a magnificent view of the beautiful grounds and mountains beyond. William also took us on THE most incredible bike ride of our lives through miles of stunning countryside where we saw classic rural China - paddy fields and people tending their crops and cattle, again against the back drop of the remarkable mountains. William also arranged for us to see the amazing Zhang Yimao sound and light show which is a "Must See" in Yang Shuo.
The food was excellent , especially breakfast, which is not always the case in China. You sit and eat looking out at the luxuriant foliage of the gardens - heaven.
There is also a beautiful pool although I didn't use it personally. Again, a great view.
Even though the resort is not right in town, there is a golf cart service which whisks you quickly too and from wherever you need to go , including from the river dock for the boats to and from Guilin. I have travelled a fair bit in China and the Snow Lion is easily my favourite place to have stayed. I cannot say enough good things about this excellent establishment and it's gracious owner, William.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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yangshuowilliam, Marketing manager at Snow Lion Riverside Resort, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Dear iltjones,

We cannot thank you enough for your gracious review, it truly warmed our hearts to read all your kind words. To receive praise from our guests surely is the ultimate reward for our efforts!

It was our genuine pleasure to have you as our guests, and we really hope we will have the privilege of welcoming you back here again some day.

Thanks again, and William sends his warmest regards.


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Joel Drevik & the Snow Lion Team
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Property: Snow Lion Riverside Resort
Address: No.1 Mushan Village, Yangshuo County 541999, China
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Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Yangshuo County
#7 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#7 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County
#15 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Snow Lion Riverside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snow Lion Riverside Resort is located in Mushan village, 2.5 km south-east of downtown Yangshuo. The resort is beautifully situated next to the Li-river, surrounded by amazing karst formations and picturesque farmlands. The spacious rooms and suites, as well as the friendly and relaxed atmosphere, makes this resort ideal for families.A free-of-charge shuttle bus service, between the resort and downtown Yangshuo, is available to all guests. The front desk provides assistance with the booking of activities in and around Yangshuo, as well as tours and tickets to other destinations in Guangxi and the neighboring provinces. The resort also rents out bicycles, making it possible for clients to explore the surroundings at their own leisure. ... more   less 
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