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Dragon River Retreat

Near Shengdi Dock, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China
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Ranked #25 of 357 hotels in Yangshuo County
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were two couples, we stayed for four nights in the superior "balcony" rooms at DRR in May 2014. The price was excellent. I chose the DRR from the reviews here on TA saying that the staff was so helpful. Yes, the staff were amazing. They were SO helpful. Jasmine, the manager, helped us so much with our daily outings.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

As a family group we had 3 rooms in this hotel, arranged by our travel agent because Mountain Retreat next door was fully booked. Despite their proximity to each other, these are 2 quite different hotels. Dragon River retreat is not on the river whereas Mountain Retreat's best feature is the scenic Yulong river. In my opinion,the best feature of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Dragon River Resort is located between the Dragon River and rice paddies on one side and the towers of the karst topography on the other. While being a little ways from town (5 miles) it is truly an escape from the tourist (Chinese) crowds of Yangshuo. The reservation staff was very helpful in arrainging all our tours, trips to... More

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YSMic, Owner at Dragon River Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.We are all glad you enjoyed our hotel and beautiful surroundings.we are also very happy that you like the tours and activities that we arranged for you.We hope to see you again on your next visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

As the other reviewers said already the helpfull staff really make the Dragon River Retreat a great place to stay in your holiday. Staff were very helpful in booking trips and giving advice. Food in the restaurant is good. They offer a very nice range of chinese dishes. We arrived after nine in the evening. Front desk kindly offered us... More

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YSMic, Owner at Dragon River Retreat, responded to this review

On behalf of all our staff, thank you so much for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in our hotel and restaurant. We all try our best in everything we do.We all definitely look forward to welcoming you back at the Dragon River Retreat on your next trip. More

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20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I loved this place it was very quite, surrounded by mountains and a river out the back, the staff were excellent, the breakfast was different in the fact you get a choice of 3 set menu's which it turned out to be lovely, dinner was great and everything was cooked to order, relatively cheap, the lobby area has a pool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Whilst this isn't the most luxurious hotel in Yangshou, it probably has the best staff. They were extremely helpful in organising trips and advising on activities. The food was lovely and freshly cooked, and the rooms and communal areas spotless. Whilst a few km out of town they have a regular shuttle bus and it was lovely to return to... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed last dec.24-26, 2012 Rooms are big and clean. We were there during the cold winter, the only problem was they do provide a heater but since rooms are not carpeted it is still very cold. But they offer extra comforter. Price are affordable and they have very nice views at the back of the hotel where you can walk... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We really enjoyed our 5 days stay in Dragon River Retreat. It is a nice little hotel with great views on the surrounding breathtaking landscape at reasonable price. We booked Superior Room with balcony and were very satisfied with the room quality, friendly staff and service provided. It was very easy to book activities like light show and bamboo raft... More

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Tianjin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were there during the moonfestival, but even though the rest of the area was crowded - we were so happy that we chose this great get a way. Drinking the afternoon coffee in the garden, overlooking the Dragen River were the bamboo rafts are quietly drifting by, was pure medicine. The room was spacious and clean, with a great... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This hotel is located away from the town and close to the river offering peace and quiet. Not the grandest hotel I have stayed in but one of the most enjoyable. Our rooms were situated on the 1st floor with a balcony and good view but it was so hot and humid that we kept the doors firmly shut. The... More

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Address: Near Shengdi Dock, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
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All rooms with fabulous views on the famous Karst Mountains, big garden to relax, pick up service from the Guilin Airport, western and Chinese kitchen, big rooms with western toilets and 24-hour hot showers. In the countryside at the bank of the beautiful Yu Long River, quiet and clean, only 6 km from Yangshuo Village. ... more   less 
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