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16 Zhonghe Cun, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, China
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had four nights here. It was truly fabulous. The rooms are nice and a bit funky but the thing that makes this place is the staff - truly friendly and personal. Hwee the owner chats with you in a comfortable way -she says she wanted to create a luxury backpackers where you could feel welcome. For us she... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at Bivou Lijiang. All the staff, especially Joe, Maomao, Irish and Ringo as well as Hwee Ling,the general manager has made our stay wonderful by giving us excellent travel tips and advice. Even before we arrived, they made sure we have all the necessary information where to go and what to... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us stayed in Bivou in mid Dec 2014. We went there for our vacation. It is a great experience staying there, with generous spread of breakfast, daily changed hot menu, friendly staff, nicely designed bedroom, maps of the old towns, tips of what can be done in town, etc. All these make our stay there a very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Bivou in early Nov. This was our first trip to Yunnan and Shuhe was definitely a better place to stay if you are looking for a quieter experience. The staff at Bivou are the gems in this hotel especially Joe and Maomao. Everyone from Hwee Ling , who is a fountain of knowledge... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An overall brilliant experience! We started off staying at a place in Dayan Old town and had such difficulties. Making the change to The Bivou was the best thing we did. The staff were so helpful and made sure our stay was enjoyable. They created a relaxing and welcoming environment. They were always ready with suggestions of where to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I'll be clear. We hated Lijiang. It is disappointing, ugly and fake. Shuhe is now connected to Lijiang but it is nicer. This hotel is in a nice spot, it is good value and comfortable. The room was a little small, but we were only here 1 night. The service is good. But if you want to have dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It is no wonder why Bivou is so popular. My family was very happy with our stay at Bivou. It started with all the enquiries over emails, the staff , mainly Joe was very helpful in giving advice over the types of rooms I should take ( I had 7 people ) , the weather in December, the activities I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Was travelling to Lijiang with family from 29 Nov to 4 Dec 2014, decided to stay away from the touristy Dayan Old town and choose to reside in Shuhe Old town. There was plenty of choices and i decide to go with Bijou knowing that it was set up by fellow Singaporean. My in laws were already in Lijiang for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you’re contemplating staying at The Bivou, you are probably a not traveler on a shoestring budget looking to stretch your dollar. Rather, you’re willing to spend a little on accommodation, but want value for money. That’s what you will get at the Bivou. My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable five day stay in a Garden Yard room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

First of all, believe what seasoned travellers told you. Shu He is a better place to be than Li Jiang old town. It's quieter (but not boring at all), more beautiful and at some places within the old town, you would still see locals living nearby, going about their daily business. The Bivou is located at such a place. Inside... More 

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

Dear Khimming, Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging review about The Bivou! Just like you and our other guests, we really appreciate the perfect location of our property, close to modern day conveniences like the supermarket, shops, restaurants, quaint cafes, ATM and public transport, but at the same time, peaceful and quiet at night and yet in... 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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