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The Bivou

16 Zhonghe Cun, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, China
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lijiang was my first stop of solo trip to Yunnan province. I was accustomed to US hotel chains, like SPG or IHG, who didn’t have establishments in Lijiang. I didn’t know what to expect when I book this local hotel. It turned out The Bivou had exceeded my expectations. They arranged a driver to pick me up from Lijiang airport,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in The Bivou for 2 nights in June 2014.The hotel is very well run. The owner and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They speak good English too which is a good send if you can't speak Mandarin. The hotel is located next to Shunhe old town which is smaller and quieter than the Lijiang old town.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had just returned from a very great trip to Lijiang despite we had emergency as my dad was unwell and not acclimatised. My gratitude to the entire team and Hwee Ling. A very special thank to Joe who has extended the best care for my parents who decided to stay on in Lijiang to avoid high altitude sickness in... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear manddy, We will always look back on the chats and experience with your family with the fondest of memory. We are really sorry that your dad was unwell during his first few days here due to altitude sickness, and missed the trip to Shangri-La. Nonetheless, we agree that the safety and health of our guests is of utmost importance.... More

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76 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We spent five nights at this amazing property and it surpassed our expectations in just about every way. The building has been tastefully renovated and the public areas are calm and great to spend time in and chat to the friendly staff or meet fellow travellers. We were on a hiking package and were met at the airport by The... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear UKonthego, We are delighted that you’ve enjoyed the offerings at our humble BivyBistro, which we set up mainly as our little venture to share what we discover with our guests. For us, a trip to Yunnan would be incomplete without sampling the bounty of this wonderful region – be it the apples and peaches of Lashi, or the highland... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed here for two nights . Ms Maomao is super friendly and helpful . she helped us with arranging horse rides for the kids and giving us important info about the area and what to visit and what to avoid . the breakfast is homemade and good quality . the rooms are comfortable and quality toiletries and all .... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Peepaltree, Thank you for your kind review! At The Bivou, we do believe that it’s the little touches that can make all the difference during your stay. Maomao wants me to convey her thanks to you for your compliments and is glad that the love she has for this place, and the knowledge that she has gained in the... More

Beijing, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stayed here in June 2014 and it was amazing. We organized a 5 night stay with hiking everyday and it couldn't have been better organized. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the hotel was lovely and the meals were good. Our hiking was all organized and the tour guide used was very knowledgeable and made sure the hikes were... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Lizjm, Thank you for your wonderful review of us and we're really glad to know that you and your friends enjoyed the unique 7 Hills Highland Trekking Package organised by The Bivou! June is indeed a great time to be in Lijiang and around Yunnan. The start of the rainy season, the weather is indeed slightly unpredictable but may... More

Guangzhou, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We landed here in the afternoon of 18th August and we were greeted by the staff with some hot coffee and cakes which was very warm and friendly,the hotel is tucked away from the road and has its own tranquility.The rooms are very comfortable and the Shuhe ancient town is a few minutes walk.Breakfast are not that elaborate but they... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Lenoj, Yes, we do confess a weakness for those single malts! After all, what could be better than chatting with fellow travellers, trading adventure stories by the fire, and savouring a mellow, smoky 18 year Laphroig while surveying the beautiful surroundings of The Bivou. Never mind the incongruity of a Scotch in the foothills of the Himalayas, you can’t... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Lijiang for a short weekend getaway to celebrate my sister's birthday and the Bivou was the main reason why we enjoyed our trip soooooo much! Found at the fringe of a small town called Shuhe, this is definitely the best place to stay. Firstly, Shuhe is on the Unesco World Heritage List and is well preserved, and... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear hannahyeo, thank you so much for your great review! It is such a great encouragement to us! We’re delighted that we were able to show you so much of the still charming parts of Lijiang during your weekend “getaway” and to connect you with the wonderfully friendly locals, be they farmers, horse trek guides or just residents living around... More

Rockville, MD
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in the farmyard room. The hotel has a nice situation surrounded on one side by a vegetable garden. Shuehe Ancient Town is definitely more appealing than Lijiang, which is overrun by tourists and tourist shops. The staff are all very welcoming, especially MiaoMiao and Joseph. Be sure to eat the Bai family dinner prepared... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Worldtravelor09, we’re so glad you enjoyed the oft-mentioned Bivou Yunnan Farmhouse dinner – and Aunty Cun is blushing now because you called her a “hotel chef”! :) The Bivou’s signature Bai minority dinner is indeed prepared fresh on demand, using ingredients you can find in our local markets and farms, varying in different seasons, or even from our own... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came to Lijiang in the rainy season which wasn't ideal but the stay at the Bivou made up for that. The whole staff are incredibly welcoming - there is nothing they would not do for you. the rooms are tastefully refurbished and spotlessly clean, the food for breakfast is delicious and all home made and the help given to... More

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear David W, thank you for your kind review about our hotel and staff! We are glad that you enjoy our homemade breakfast specially designed by our in-house team and lovingly put together by our local cooks, be it jams, granola or the breakfast-cake-of-the-day. As for the weather, part of the excitement of traveling is the sheer unpredictability of it,... More

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Address: 16 Zhonghe Cun, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
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Number of rooms: 16
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