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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

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Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights at Secret Garden and enjoyed our stay very much. After the surprise of the entrance door (it is really a "secret"), we found a modern nicely decorated room in a old charming courtyard. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The village is some 7 km out of the noise and pollution of Yangzhou. Just know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem in the magnificent Yangshuo scenery! If you add the best banana pancakes ever, you have a winner! Of course, if you can't stand being surrounded by nature and no one to speak English outside the hotel, then don't go. It is a nice place to start a bike or a bamboo ride. Don't miss Moon Hill: the... More 

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Sunrise Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This hotel is so unique tucked away in Jiuxian Village about 7km from Yangshou. Its Qing dynasty buildings have been repaired and renovated to reveal rooms in nooks and crannies and corners. It is quite gorgeous and we couldn't stop taking photographs of it. The hotel is made of lots of wood and clay bricks and is clearly ancient. There... More 

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The hotel is set in a quiet village away from the tourist hordes and offers lovely bucolic views of the surrounding hills and countryside. The hotel is a renovated old building and has charm aplenty. The staff are unbelievably friendly and mostly speak good English. The Secret Garden itself has a decent but small menu, there are a couple of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been to 50 countries worldwide and I travel about 18x a year...at this moment in time, there are only 2 nice hotels in Yangshuo, this one and the very much more expensive Banyan Tree Resort. This one is quite far from Yangshuo town center (which is extremely rowdy and crowded - so you are much better off staying... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This hotel is tucked away in a beautiful ancient village near Yangshuo. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we had a wonderful time. The hotel and rooms have been designed and decorated with a loving attention to detail and the result is amazing. The staff at the hotel were able to arrange everything we wanted to... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a secret gem! Secret Garden is a lovely hotel outside the hustle and bustle of Yangshuo with a top-notch reception team (special thanks to Rebecca, Molly, and Liu Liu!). The staff go way out of their way to help you plan your Yangshuo visit. We booked a Li river bamboo rafting trip and everything went very well. Highly recommended!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a little gem in Yangshuo tucked away in the country side next door to farmers and locals. The hotel has various old village houses renovated but still kept the traditional Chinese look. We stayed there our entire trip and took a car out whenever we needed to go anywhere. The staff were helpful and speak English very well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This hotel is about 110-15 minutes outside of Yangshuo, away from the hustle. It is in a small village. The construction from old village buildings is phenomenal and the rooms are all different and meet all needs. The sitting areas in a lot of the buildings are extremely well decorated and most enjoyable. The breakfasts are outstanding and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When my husband and I think back to our China Honeymoon our fondest memory is the three nights spent at the Secret Garden in Yangshuo. Although the drive down did worry us both a bit (very rural, sometimes through dilapidated neighborhoods) once we got to the destination we were relieved. (It was one of those, all the reviews are fantastic... More 

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