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Li River Retreat

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No.1 Shuang Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a lovely, clean, and quiet place to stay just outside Yanshou. We came from Guilin by boat and once off the dock, walked about a mile to the hotel. As we were there for the May 1 holiday, this place offered so much peace and quiet compared to central Yangshou that was about to burst with domestic tourists.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Yangshuo was one of our last stops on a 3-week tour across China and the perfect place for a few rest days (partly planned and partly mandated by downpours!). The suite we had on the 2nd floor was amazing: extremely spacious with beautiful views of the river and mountains from huge picture windows on 3 walls. Staff were very helpful... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautifully situated with a great scenary. We came here after weeks in big cities and enjoyed very much the calm and the landscape. Yangshuo and the river Li is a must in China. We hardly went into Shangshuo but, a part from river rafting and biking tours, stayed at the hotel, eat good food and walked in the area. Some... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed here for three nights - for us it was lovely - a little out of town so it was quiet with great river views. It was being managed by an Australian guy and his family. At most I could have recommended a coat of paint in a few places but he told us that the week after we... More 

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Li_River_Retreat, Owner at Li River Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan, Yes, it is a great shame that the Li River Retreat has to close. In the long run it will be for the better as the new building will be much better suited to being a hotel. We expect it to reopen sometime late 2016. In the meantime, we have setup what we think is a lovely option... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stayed there for a long weekend. Here is my summary: - AMAZING VIEWS - The hotel has amazing views of the mountains out of the room balconies or the entrance patios. Really breathtaking and some of the best in the area. - PEACEFUL LOCATION - The hotel is a 10-15 min pleasant walk to the center of town. Downtown... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed during the off season, so crowds were very thin to start, but we could see how nice it would be to stay here during the peak tourist season as well since you're a bit removed from the bustle of West Street. The lodge is a ~15 minute walk from 'downtown' Yangshuo on a pleasant paved road along the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We booked ahead to score the nicest room at Li River Retreat and it was lovely with a beautiful balcony overlooking the beautiful Li River. There were two huge air con units which completed negated the summer heat. The town is a 15-20 walk or a 5 minute taxi ride away although the town can be extremely touristy and it... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Listen, this property is fine. There are no big issues with the place. All the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor that you're reading are for the most part accurate. But there is something I feel the need to express and perhaps to caution potential travelers. Originally, I booked for 5 nights, 6 days, and as I suddenly couldn't make the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The place is perfect for those who look for a quiet, relaxing getaway. The hotel is in the middle of no where hence, options for food or shopping is limited to none. You can get a taxi to town (35¥) or rent a bike from the shop 100m outside the hotel. It's gonna be hard and does not look safe... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A wonderful riverside retreat in a small three story building with a lovely rooftop terrace. The rooms are well sized with a balcony and very comfortable beds, a welcome change on our China trip. The room furniture is local style and very well done. The welcome was very friendly and the whole setup is one of peace and restfulness. It... More 

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