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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

what is special about this hotel? It's in the middle of the countryside far away from the main town and the entrance is through a small arch way over small slabs and mud - not easy with suitcases but there is plenty of help available. The room was comfortable and reminded me of a old farmhouse. The food was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a busy vacation of travel in China, and our stay at Secret Garden was the highlight. The surroundings are breathtaking, and Faye and her team have thought of every detail. We really felt like we got to experience ancient China here and feel so fortunate to have found it. The food was amazing and very reasonable compared to... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Faye and her team were wonderful- they made us feel so at home. The rooms are spacious, well appointed, the restaurant serves delicious food and the staff was very helpful. Our whole visit was charmed- easy email communication prior to arriving to help with things to do once we arrived. The hotel is able set up cooking classes (don't miss... More 

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Northville, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Guilin is breathtaking, and there is no better place than the Secret Garden to experience this incredible part of China. The hotel is off the beaten path, down windy roads that make you wonder if the driver as the correct address. Even the entranceway leaves you doubting, as it is understated and there is much construction. Once you are shown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

An interesting 12km car ride from Yangshuo, through the most amazing scenery I have ever seen and we arrived at this tiny village, of which the Secret Garden Hotel is part of. A collection of ancient village homes have been beautifully restored to create a wonderful "boutique hotel". The hotel oozes character - stoned pathways, lush vegetation, gorgeous rooms, delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Faye and her team provided us with an excellent level of service with a warmth and kindness that is rare to find anywhere in the world. This is not a hotel to come to if you want it to be the same as any bland international chain and that is exactly its charm - the people who run it are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

As soon as we arrived we knew this place was special - the old buildings, converted into a hotel with obvious care, are lovely, and the rooms are spic and span, and spacious. There's a multi-level terrace area, where delicious food can be had, or just a cold beer, and a gallery with art displays in. The neighbours rent bikes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Perhaps a little more expensive than other hotels, but after staying one night in another (higher rated) hotel, we know, nothing compares to the Secret Garden for the charm of rural China that we were looking for, and it was perfect. The staff are delightful, food is delicious and the decor and gardens provide a soothing environment -- a great... More 

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