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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

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Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from another delightful stay at the Secret Garden. This time we stayed in one of the newly added rooms, which was beautifully decorated, nice hot shower and with lovely little terrace. The bed was also incredibly comfortable - and we slept so well! The owners (Fengzi, who is something of a local celebrity - and Faye) were as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in Secret garden for 2 nights at the beginning of March 2015. The staff was very helpful and arranged all the transport for us including the boat ride on Li River from Yangshuo. They speak good English and are very nice. We were unlucky with the temperature as it was really cold - around 7 degrees for... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed mainly in hostels (which were excellent but still hostels) we had booked The Secret Garden as a restful and unusual oasis towards the end of our 3 week China trip, having read all about its history (past and present) on the website. We found it to be everything we had hoped for and more. Yes, as some reviewers... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have traveled to China many, many times. This experience at the Secret Garden Hotel was by far the best visit I have had. This hotel was a true Chinese experience beginning with the rural environment, the beautiful traditional Chinese hotel, the food, the staff, and all the experiences we were able to enjoy while there. The hotel was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

great place to have as a base ... much better than staying in Yangshuo tourist area... Service good, food good nice boutique place. very well restored and loved the way the outside looked as if it was run down but the rooms are verry nicely done :-)

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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