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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

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Yulong River Road | Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China
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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights here in the family room (with bunk beds). The beds were fine, the rooms were a bit musty, but were fine. The views from the hotel were amazing. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We borrowed bikes from the hotel one day and toured along the road and down a path by the river. We... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Colleen, We're so glad to hear that the family room made your stay so enjoyable. Also happy that you took the opportunity to swim in the river right in front of the hotel. We did notice your comment about it being a bit musty and this is something we will continue working on. Because this family room is ground... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for a couple of nights (wish it had been a couple of weeks) in this lovely place. It was very restorative after the big cities. Michelle, Annie, Sally and the other women were very warm, welcoming and helpful with the various activities available. The hotel had many antiques scattered around the bedrooms and lounges together with "modern" bamboo... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, We're so happy that you appreciate our commitment to sustainable practices. We are one of the few hotels in China with these environmentally responsible principles, which do cost us more but we believe it is an investment in the long-term protection of Yangshuo and especially the Yulong River. We always look for antiques instead of buying new furniture,... More 

fabulous berkeley ca
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here in Nov 2014 for three nights. The staff is simply lovely, extremely helpful and willing to do anything you need, including dragging my heavy bag upstairs to the second floor in a flash. Most of them speak excellent English and all are very kind. The room is quite comfortable with a balcony looking out over the Yulong River.... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Madame, We so appreciate your recognition of our local women - the ones who carried up your bags - as it is a principle of Yangshuo Mountain Retreat to recruit and empower local people only. Everyone who works here is from a nearby village (85% are women) and we do our best to give them ownership and accountability for... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Guangxi was always a dream of me. It is definately one of the most beautiful places of China - even the world. It is a must to stay in a hotel which fits in to that and the Yangshuo mountain retreat was perfect for that! 1) Not a big resort, with many people and a lot of programm... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dearest Sir, You summed up Mountain Retreat best when you said, "Very peaceful, family-feeling, romantic." These are three things we always strive for, by limiting our guests to small groups, encouraging family activities and protecting the environment all around us. We also appreciate your comment about the Mountain Retreat being so clean and tidy! For 15 years, we have operated... More 

Hongkong
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a two nights stay and eventually ended up to stay one more night.our objectives were to bring drones to this part of area and do some aerofootages around.but the weather wasnt on our side.the last day we spent did have the sun coming out and proved our decision to stay one more day was correct.the resort is situated... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gordon, You are a dream guest and it was our pleasure to offer you the room upgrades and extra night discounts! We absolutely love the aerial video you shot and posted on YouTube, as well as all the other beautiful photos you took. We certainly would love to have you back soon when the weather is better and... More 

Georgetown, Massachusetts
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights and had a great time. Staff was incredible and we enjoyed visiting with them. Food out by the river was great. Lots of bamboo boats to watch go by. River was fun for swimming too as the current is not too strong. Rooms were cute and clean. Beautiful views everywhere you look.

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Beth, It was so nice to spend time with you as our guest. It is always a treat for us when guests take the time to chat with us and learn more about our culture, as we are all from nearby villages. We were so glad you got a chance to swim in the river and take advantage... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a disappointing stay in main Guilin, we arrived in yangshuo via li river cruise which Michelle at the retreat was more than happy to organize for us (the hotel also has many other tour services in yangshuo, Guilin and surrounding areas). As soon as we arrived we knew we would have an excellent stay. All the staff are so... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Toronto Friends, We wish you didn't have to leave, too! It's great that you appreciate how different we are from Guilin hotels and even other Yangshuo hotels in our commitment to the environment and empowering local staff. As you said, "Everyone was so welcoming and attentive to guests, you feel at home." This is our goal and because we... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge was lovely, rooms spacious and comfortable, restaurant very good. Most of all, the front-desk staff was exceptional. They all spoke very good English were so helpful. I always felt I was being treated very personally. I can't remember the last time I had such great front-desk service. A wonderful place to stay!

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Friends, We are moved by your high praise as we know that where you live in Hong Kong, you can experience world-class hotel service everywhere. So when you say, "I can't remember the last time I had such great front-desk service," this is really an honor for us. We will strive to keep our highest standards and exceed expectations... More 

Mansfield, Texas
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 days at the resort during a period of inclement weather. Although we could not enjoy the river (except visually), the room was comfortable and provided a very restful visit and wonderful view of the unique landscape. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the restaurant food was very good.

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Texas Friends, We're pleased to see all your wonderful comments about us and wish we could have earned another star from you ;) As you said, "The room was comfortable and provided a very restful visit" and we have made great efforts to provide these comforts in a sustainable way, such as handmade bamboo beds, tables and lamps made... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the place, lovely rooms, swing outside, away from the main town so quiet. Taxi to main town is £4. Staff are very helpful especially the receptionist who spoke perfect english and helped us out. We spent 3 days here but unfortunately it rained the whole time. Not the hotels fault. Unfortunately we couldnt do what we had planned to... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Carolyn, We're sorry it rained so much while you were here - maybe you can visit us again in the Autumn? ;) It's very generous praise from you about our local staff, whom we have spent years training to improve our English. So when you said you were especially impressed by, "The receptionist who spoke perfect English and... More 

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