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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience .... in the middle of an old village and in the middle of the rice fields this hotel is just magic. the rooms are magics ... the food is magic and the service fantastic !!!! I would really recommend this hotel for any trip in Yangshuo. We tried an other one after it and you can't... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Secret Garden for 3 nights earlier this week. The hotel is located in a small quiet village. The staff were all very friendly and keen to help us - they sorted us out with bikes, advised about the boat trips on the Yulong river and booked a car and boat trips into Yangshuo. We ate several meals... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Secret Garden in April but have only just found the time to write a review. I absolutely loved the place and would highly recommend it. The restored buildings are really beautiful and have been renovated to a very high quality. The owners and staff are also absolutely delightful and helped me arrange extra special trips. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loved the Secret Garden -- it's remote, beautiful, and the hotel is awesomely maintained. The kitchen serves three meals a day with lots of good options. Being outside of Yangshuo is essential if you visit the area. Although if you do want to go into town from the secret garden, you basically need a 50 rmb taxi or... More

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ian h, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed our 'remote, beautiful' location away from 'touristy' Yangshuo, but, therefore a little confused as to why you rated us average in terms of location. Possibly you meant to rate Yangshuo town itself... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent three nights at the Secret Garden and it was a wonderful respite from the noise and frenetic pace of staying in Chinese cities. The lodging is lovely with very pleasing places to sit outdoors amidst gardens and with views of the surrounding mountains. The rooms and bathroom facilities are modern and clean. The Secret Garden has a... More

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ian h, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all our staff thank you for your wonderfully kind words. We are all delighted that we were able to help make your stay with us one of the highlights of your trip to China. Hopefully we can meet again next time you need a relaxing respite from frenetic city life. More

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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled in two couples with small kids for a long weekend visit. Loved some things about Secret Garden, others not so much. Pros : - Food was great, particularly the Chinese food but the Western food also surprisingly good. Possibly the best Chinese food we've had, and we live in Hong Kong. There isn't really a proper restaurant setting so... More

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ian h, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our food, service and location. Sorry you did not get the room you wanted, all we can do is reserve the room according to the booking we receive from Agoda, which is what we did. Pity you weren't completely happy with the style of the rooms, but I guess one's personal feeling regarding... More

Tucson, AZ
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 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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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch in our village and really hope you get to stay with us during your next visit. More

Phnom Penh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. I'm currently helping others in the village renovate their ancient houses, so hopefully there will be even more improvements for you to see on your next visit. More

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 July 2, 2014

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience of 'real China' in our peaceful environment. Thanks for your positive comments. More

Novi, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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

Thank you so much, our chef is overjoyed that you all felt his food to be the best in China. We are all happy you enjoyed our hotel and village. We hope you get to visit again and do a little more exploring. 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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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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