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The Bivou

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16 Zhonghe Cun, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, China
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Ranked #1 of 682 Hotels in Lijiang
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 5 night stay for 2 adults that included a land package. And they are exactly what they advertised - a stylish and comfortable lodge that offered a different adventure!! Atmosphere was cozy and we frequently interacted with both the staff as well as other guests - a homely feel you won't get in larger hotels. Service... More 

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

Dear Hong69, Thank you for this raving review! We certainly had a fun time helping with setting up the various itineraries because the both of you had the luxury of a long stay, which allowed not just a deeper exploration of the many areas around Lijang, but also for an experience of the very exciting and unique "The Bivou 4... More 

Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't wait to write a review for Bivou when i just come back from Kunming. I stay 5 nights in Bivou for a double bed upper room the room is so beautiful and comfort bed. I would like to say thank you for the beautiful lady Hwee Ling because she is the first person reply my mail very quick,... More 

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

Dear Kit Wai Y, Thank you for your sweet and poetic review of our hotel and calling not just our rooms beautiful, but also our team, the GM (that's me!), and more importantly, your experience over the five precious days you chose to spend at our hotel. Indeed, replying our guests quickly is one of the most basic standards we... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Lijiang with my mother last week and we spent two nights at the Bivou hotel and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and spoke great English. They met us at the main road to show us where the hotel was, offered us tea and snacks while they checked us in and then escorted us... More 

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

Dear Casey D, Nothing pleases a true hotelier than reading encouraging reviews such as the one you have written for us! Thank you and thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts! We are glad that we were able to host and delight you and your mother for the two nights you spent at Shuhe and The Bivou. Having... More 

Vientiane, Laos
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely hotel! I was very warmly welcomed when I arrived. The staff are incredibly helpful. The decor is really something. The gorgeous little restaurant and the rooms were amazing - really well appointed, clean and comfortable. Can't fault anything here and would highly recommend staying here. Can't wait to come back.

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

Dear Colette M, Thank you for the encouraging review! While we are admittedly imperfect, we are incredibly thankful that we continue to get word-of-mouth recommendations through satisfied guests such as yourself, so that we are able to carry on our trade in a highly competitive market such as Lijiang. Your review has managed to capture almost all the different aspects... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can't avoid going to Lijiang if you are on a tour round Yunnan, but you can make sure you miss out on the hordes of Chinese tourists and the huge hotels where they stay. As Lijiang gets 15 million visitors a year, I do not say this lightly! So recommend you stay in Shuhe, a mini-me version of Lijiang,... More 

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

Dear Vicky U, Thank you for your wonderful review about our hotel! As we may have mentioned before in our earlier responses, there is nothing more delightful to us as keen hoteliers than having our guests tell us that we have made a difference to their trip, whether through us being located in tranquil Shuhe so they would find the... More 

Shanghai, China
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed at The Bivou two nights and really enjoyed the hotel and Shuhe. The owner/manager is wonderful and goes out of her way to make sure guests are comfortable and have everything they need. I had a bad cold on the first night and she not only had a humidifier brought to my room but also gave me a tin... More 

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

Dear Emily B, It's great to receive your affirming review about our hotel and also about Shuhe, a place we've called home for over 5 years. Yes, we are always concerned whenever we have guests who may not be feeling on top of the world and we are glad we are in the position where we were of assistance to... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Only stayed one night so didn't quite do it or Shuhe justice. Very nice room. Minimalist in style and with all you need to hand. Liked the sliding door/cupboard to the loo/shower. Charger adapters, welcome pack, in-room wifi: life made easy for travellers. Staff super friendly and helpful - keen to ensure we had the best from our stay. Only... More 

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

Dear 4DeltaMike, It's always a delight and honour for our team to get such a nice note of acknowledgement from our satisfied guests. Thank you! It means a lot to us! As we may have mentioned before, we take our role as a stop on a traveller's journey very seriously indeed. Hence, we want to make sure that all our... More 

Chengdu, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Bijou was a wonderful place to stay, definitely one of the most pleasant and comfortable accommodations in Yunnan/China. The staff were extremely helpful, spoke good english the food was delicious, the room was well designed, comfortable, with every little detail considered. Three of us girls stayed in the farm yard family suite (two double beds) with attached kitchenette, lounge,... More 

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

Dear Meim00, We are glad that you and your girlfriends had a great time at our hotel! We have found that groups of friends are in fact one of our biggest group of customers and come to think of it, this is not surprising at all, with the great and varied range of activities available in and around Lijiang, from... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were recommended to stay at the Bivou by Lijiang Guides. It's quiet location in Shuhe enabled us to meander around the village in the cool of the evening after a full day's sightseeing around Lijiang old town., with the opportunity to simply watch or buy from the shops as the mood took us. We spent two nights there in... More 

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

Dear Simon H, Thank you for your kind and thorough review! It is a huge encouragement to our team and really, the main thing that keeps us going and doing what we do, knowing that we have made a difference to the travel experiences of our guests. While we do not dare to claim to be the “best” hotel in... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a European style boutique hotel with very clear pros and cons. First, it's a bit hard to find, and is very small. It looks like they kept the exterior of some old Chinese homes and gut-renovated the interior. It's a very cool use of an old space, and the service is excellent. Also, it is just steps away... More 

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

Dear Y D, Thank you very much for your feedback and the compliments on our service! We apologise that you had trouble finding our little boutique hotel, as it is indeed tucked quietly and neatly in an alley away from the busy thoroughfare, blending in nicely with the other Naxi old buildings, next to a beautiful communal farm. We do... More 

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