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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Tucson, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by here for lunch while biking along the Yulong River. The old town, Juxian, is being restored and is an ancient Chinese village. Wandering through the village and tucked way is the Secret Garden, a welcome sight and rest from the ride. Lunch was delicious and the staff was wonderful. I would love to stay here next time.... More

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Phnom Penh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here few years ago and it was an abandoned village. Today there is this beautiful, peaceful, charming place. Staff are super friendly, food is good. Lots of activities to do around far from the buzz of the city. For me this is really the best place to stay, relax and enjoy the local life with really nice people.

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Newcastle, NSW Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely hotel has lots of quiet spaces to get away from it all. The hotel itself is a cultural experience being an old manor house restored lovingly. Outside of the town of Yangshuo, it gives you the chance to see some real China. Get a bike and cycle around the local villages or go for a hike. The staff... More

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Novi, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our Li River Boat Cruise we had arranged to stay at the Secret Garden. Our driver was there to meet us at the dock and drove us the 30 minutes to the hotel. The village is being restored and the hotel is a big part of this project. The narrow passageways really added to the experience. The four of... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Faye and Peter were really helpful answering our emailed questions in advance, arranging airport transfers and local trips. The building itself is lovely to look at with some really pretty features. The setting on the edge of a rural village 5 minutes walk from the Yulong River is memorable, a great way to see a bit of country life and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We really enjoyed the Secret Garden and it was a great value. We were a little skeptical as we drove past the broken down car on top of a mound of rocks and chickens and cows in front of the hotel. Stayed in the Peony room which was clean and comfy and quiet. The staff (Deng! Lulu!) were so friendly... More

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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Myself and the staff are really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Secret Garden and hope to meet you again in future. However I feel I need to clear up a few misunderstandings. All our pies, cakes and bread are homemade, which is why they are so loved by our guests. I'm not sure why you felt the apple... More

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Secret Garden is aptly named and what a delight to find such a gem amidst the average dross. The old village houses have been so lovingly restored with such care and an eye for detail and yet not at all pretentious or twee. Every room is different and has it's own charm. The gardens and couryards one can linger,... More

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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Sylvia for your wonderful and encouraging words. It was lovely getting to chat with you whilst you were staying with us. Don't forget to pack your gardening gloves next time you pay us a visit :-) More

Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a wonderful stay for several days in the family suite. We enjoyed the terraced garden restaurant, with Western and Chinese food both pretty good. It's been that great that we booked again right away for coming October. What's more to say....

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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much. The Secret Garden family all look forward to catching up with your lovely family again this October. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a quiet hotel in restored Qing dynasty buildings. The owners have done a superb job in creating some charming rooms and beautiful courtyards. The village has wonderful views of the hills and some lovely irrigated fields. This is a lovely location for walking and cycling in the countryside. Nearby you can get bamboo rafts along the Yulong river.... More

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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our beautiful village. Thank you for your kind words. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you want to stay somewhere which is welcoming, serves good food, is clean and in a great location, this is the place for you. Staff were very helpful regarding tours and attractions; we hired bikes to explore the local area; and we ate in the restaurant (apple pie particularly good). I'd highly recommend this hotel if you want to... More

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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you need to get away from it all. More

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Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
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#2 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County #3 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County #19 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
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Secret Garden is a boutique hotel with restaurant and art gallery, near the Yulong River in the beautiful Yangshuo countryside. We aim to preserve the beautiful Ming Dynasty buildings of this rural village; conserve the surrounding environment; and help develop the local community. If you are looking for a unique and inspirational environment in which to relax or explore, the Secret Garden Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for you. ... more   less 
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