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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Location: very good if you want peace and quiet - no need for ear-plugs here. Not good if you want the bright lights and bustle of Yangshuo, which is a 15-20 minute Y60 taxi-ride away. Food: excellent, the best we ate in China (though Cloud 9 in Yanshuo was also very good). They do both the spicy SW/Szechuan style and... More 

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Shanghai, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here are could have easily stayed longer. The location is fantastic and feels like a chance to see a bit if real china. The hotel itself is beautiful, coupling traditional buildings with a bit of luxury. What made the trip though was the staff, they could not do enough for us. They planned amazing trips, have... More 

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Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I write this review with trepidation as I don't really want to many people to know about The Secret Garden - it should remain as it's name says! This is very unfair to the owners and the people that work there so I have decided to "shout it from the rooftops" - obviously not the hotels as it would spoil... More 

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Perth, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This location was a GREAT find! It's off the busy path, clean, spacious both in the rooms and common areas, the food was excellent (and reasonably priced) and the staff were SUPERB. You can rent bikes directly (but they aren't in the best shape) through the hotel then pay at the end. If you're a bike guru I'd go through... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Secret Garden does indeed feel like a secret - it is hidden in a rural village a short distance from the hub of Yangshuo. My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights in May 2014 and had a lovely time here, there were tears (from me!) when we left! The rooms are rustic and tastefully designed with lots of charm... More 

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Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a delightful place to stay. The rooms are comfortable and accommodating. The setting is really interesting. Our hostess was a true delight, interested in everything we were doing and able to arrange anything. The food was quite good and they offered Kumquat Wine, a real experience for anyone. If you are looking for the Marriot don't go here,... More 

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Wittersham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

On my travels, I always say 'never go back' as invariably the second visit never lives up to the first. Secret Garden is the exception. Having visited 2 years ago, when it was very much the highlight of our trip, we decided to bring our friends to relive our earlier experiences. Efficiently collected from the airport we were transported to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The most amazing place where everything is great. Faye and her staff are wonderful and will arrange everything for you always with a smile. They arranged our travel to and from the airport, all our activities and I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. I live in China and brought friends from Australia to visit - they didn't want to... More 

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Northern Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I am going to echo everyone else and say this place is perfect. If you want to feel like you are in the real China, then you want to stay here. Jiuxian is a fascinating little village that time has forgotten. People are going about their daily lives just outside of the Garden; inside though, you will find a very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Just perfect place to stay. Out of horrid Yangshuo (but still cycling distance), by the river where you can take endless day trips. Gorgeous renovation, and amazing staff. Plus great food! Highly recommended! I liked how they seemed to involve local community in selling bikes, and it feels like a hotel sensitive to local population. Even if you can't stay,... 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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Number of rooms: 7
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#5 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County
#16 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County

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