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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Ranked #3 of 286 hotels in Yangshuo County
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family (which includes an 8 and 6 year old and 7 month old), as well as our friends and their family, stayed at this charming property for five days. We stayed in the largest room on property which boasted not only a second floor loft, but all the amenities of a modern hotel too. It was made even better... More

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Beijing, China
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful little boutique hotel. We stayed in one of the larger rooms designed for a small family. It was an ideal blend of modern conveniences and ancient design details. You feel like you are staying in China, whereas some properties nearby could be from anywhere, they are so generic. The rooms are quiet and do not contain a TV,... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, unique hotel in converted old houses in a little village. The location is outside Yangshuo so not for those keen to be in the centre, but perfect for those seeking peace and quiet. The hotel is an easy bike ride or taxi (50 yuan) into the town. Bikes can be rented nearby. The restaurant is excellent,... More

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Beijing
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed in 3 different places (all from the top 10 of Tripadvisor) during our week in Yangshuo, all of them were nice but this place with no doubt is in a different league. On one hand beautiful design of the whole space (garden, shared space, ect). On the other end, every small detail is well though, room's design is... More

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Our experience was dictated entirely by our room. The first night we were in a 'suite' near the entrance (Plum Blossom). This room simply should not be rented out at all. It was cold, dark, damp and so so noisy. You can hear every step and sneeze of the people staying in the room above, or the people in the... More

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

I’m sorry that your stay with us was not completely satisfactory. Over the Chinese New Year holiday we did have a few large family groups staying with us. I have asked our staff to ensure other guests do not make a noise late at night and also to not allow outside visitors into the hotel grounds in future. It’s unfortunate... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Secret Garden in January with our 2 teenagers. We arrived late at night (I'm sure our driver was a little lost) and so getting up in the morning to the amazing views was a complete delight and surprise. We loved the surroundings, and the hotel set in a tiny village was a great experience, much better... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are all so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and hope you get the opportunity to visit us again in future. More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Secret Garden Hotel is honestly a jewel. The project is a renovated cluster of houses from the Ming dynasty. So it is definitely much more original then anything else in this area. The renovation has been done with lots of effort and thought. The courtyard gardens are beautiful and giving you lots of possibilities to relax. The rooms are... More

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

On behalf of Peter and the rest of the Secret Garden family, thank you so much for your kind words. Thank you also for the compliments on the renovation of the buildings. It really is a labour of love and means a lot to us when it is appreciated by people such as yourself. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a really special hotel. It is housed in a number beautifully restored buildings and surrounded by gorgeous karst peak scenery. The thing that makes it so special is the staff: they are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely welcoming. They arranged trips for us (rafting, cookery class and light show - all recommended), gave us tips on walks in the... More

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

We are all so happy that you had a fantastic stay in our peaceful hotel. I have passed on your compliments to our hotel and restaurant staff. They all hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. More

2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The hotel is tucked away in a small village which is surounded by mountains. Our initial worring regarding its distance to yangshuo town turned out to not be a problem as they have a local taxi service available for the guests throughout the day. Plenty of walks around the village. Views on the way to yangshuo twon is more than... More

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

On behalf of the whole Secret Garden family, thank you for your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in future. More

Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This place is truly somewhere unique. A glorious old building restored tastefully in a traditional village and rural setting. So quiet and relaxing with fantastic food and the friendliest service we have ever had in China. The perfect break from the city, we went cycling and exploring. Cannot recommend it enough.

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

Thank you so much from the whole Secret Garden family for your wonderful review. We are so happy you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. More

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Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #3 of 286 hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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