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The Bivou
Ranked #2 of 922 Hotels in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence
Shanghai, China
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“We want to move there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Do yourself a favor next time you travel to Yunnan. Don't sleep in Lijiang, far too noisy and crowded. Instead book a room at The Bivou and enjoy the quietness of the little Shuhe. The chic bed and breakfast could easily be featured in Wallpaper Magazine, the rooms are bright and cosy at the same time. We loved the wooden floor in the shower! All the staff was friendly and efficient and it is evident that the manager Hweeling is putting a lot of efforts to make us feel at home: afternoon snacks, healthy breakfast (with homemade jam and cereals!), treasure hunt for the kids, travel guides... She really cares about her guests!
The only regret we have is that we didn't stay long enough! But we will definitely be back one day!

Room Tip: All the rooms are super sunny!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review, 19 December 2014
Dear verolebel,

We sure wished you could have stayed with us longer, there’s plenty more to see! But well, another adventure in Lijiang beckons soon yeah? :)

It heartens us to know that our guests take the time to really appreciate the design elements within our rooms. We believe that each room is an individual and unforgettable masterpiece in itself. At the same time, to us, service always begins at the heart. We genuinely care for our guests like our very own family, and we are certain that they are able to feel it. It is the little things that truly leaves a deep impression. We want The Bivou to be a home away from home for our guests – a crib where they can be well rested and stress-free, where they can trust, where they will always be welcomed.

There is no age limit for an adventure, so trust us when we say that we have something available for everyone.

Come stay with us again! See you back soon!
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Property: The Bivou
Address: 16 Zhonghe Cun, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, China
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Region: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 922 Hotels in Lijiang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bivouac - an old Swiss word meaning “temporary encampment” – is now used by adventurers to describe an improvised shelter. A bivouac is about simplicity.The Bivou is our version of the bivouac for today’s discerning travelers. It is a bed-and-breakfast built around the notion that modern adventurers have modern needs: comfort, sustainability, authenticity and style. We are uniquely located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, just a minute away from the historic village square of ancient Shuhe. Our vision is simple…We are Designed for Adventure ... more   less 
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