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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

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
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#5 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County
#21 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County

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