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“The best place to stay in Yangshuo” 5 of 5 stars
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Fun Sam's Bed and Breakfast
No.27 Xiangshui Road, Yangshuo County, China   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Zaandam, The Netherlands
1 review
“The best place to stay in Yangshuo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I've never stayed at a place where the people are as nice and helpful as Fun Sam's bed and breakfast! I think it's really unique how involved Sam was as a tourguide+B&B owner. I really feel like my stay in Yangshuo coudn't have been any better and it might even be my favorite holiday memory staying there, swimming in the river, cycling around and rockclimbing. I will definitely stay here again someday if I get the chance to go back to Yangshuo.

Thank you Sam and your family for the amazing time at your B&B!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Sam's for 4 nights and used his guide service for 3 full days. Without a doubt it was a memorable experience and the best time we had during our China travels. His family is kind and shares their home and meals with you as if you were family. Sam's mom's noodles were the absolute best we had in China! The rooms were very clean and cozy. It is close enough to walk to the main street but far enough to be away from the noise.

If you seek an amazing experience in Yangshuo and are interested in the culture and history of the area, Sam's is a MUST. Also, his dad has the best smile in Yangshuo and makes some damn good wine!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We're a Spanish couple that stayed at Sam's place for
two nights and we have only good things to say about the experience. We were extremely comfortable, everything was neat and clean and the location is perfect for bike tours.

About the people... Well they're sweet, caring and so generous! Sam is always there to give advice and most important, to make you feel at home. And his mom cooks so well!

If you're looking for new friends, a lot of fun and adventures this is the place!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Staying at Sam's was like staying at a local family's home.
Sam is amazing and so kind and helpful - he arranged us his friend to drive us to the rice terraces even before we came to his place. the driver was amazing going the extra mile and taking us to our hostel - a 50 minute climb (well worth it - stay at Tiantou village which is uphill from Dazhai) and guided us through local paths he knew.
The rooms are good (the king panorama room has amazing views), they have everything you need (no elevator so take in mind when booking high floor rooms), the bed is hard for western standard so I'd be happy if it could have been softer.
The real deal here is Sam - he took us the first night to eat with his friends at a local place - it felt so good and fun to spend the night like locals. The next day we went with him and his friend rock climbing which was very fun. His English is superb!
It's a bit far from the action in town (20 minute by foot, 3 minutes by cab which where kind of hard to find in this area) but all in all it's worth the local experience.
Have fun at Sam's!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kathmandu
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

After a long flight, we landed on Guilin airport. We took a cab to go to Yangshuo which cost 300 RMB, but because we shared we only paid 150RMB. When we reached Fun Sam's, we were greeted by smiling Patty (part time staff) and Sam's grandmother. We were taken to our room, which was very comfortable and clean. On the way up to our room, we noticed the entire wall was covered with messages from different travellers (a nice read!). We also enjoyed breakfast prepared by Sam's mom which is complimentary and good. Like other reviewers have mentioned Sam has excellent English and he makes one feel like he is an old friend! He and Patty were very helpful. They helped us book ticket to our next destination. Infact, Patty went beyond and helped us book a hotel in Fenghuang. She was an angel. Thanks to Sam for telling us about that special place where we got a beautiful view of Yangshuo. We were even allowed to leave our luggage in the room without charge, while we stayed in Xingping overnight. This place also has a nice waterfall right behind it (can be seen if it rains heavily). We highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Macau, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed at Fun Sam's for a week and highly recommend it. It's a family-run hotel and Sam and his family made me feel at home. Sam took me for a ride in the countryside on his scooter and I went on a bamboo raft down the river. The B&B is located near the edge of town (but still a close walk to town), so a few days I took a bicycle and rode in the countryside. The stay in Yangshuo was the highlight of my trip to China. Sam is very friendly and his English is excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mouscron, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Ideally located just 10' stroll from the (noisy) centre, Sam and his family contribute to an unforgettable stay in Yangshuo.
Rooms are very clean, very fast WIFI, delicious dinner in option prepared by Sam's mother,
relax atmosphere, Sam speaks very good English and is learning Spanish ;-)..they will do everything to make your stay more agreable and make you feel at home !
Sam is not only a great guy but also a fantastic guide who can organize anything in a very personalized way. The place to be and to stay in Yangshuo !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.27 Xiangshui Road, Yangshuo County, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun Sam's Bed and Breakfast is a newly-built building with 3 twin rooms and a kingsize room, all with ensuites.It is a place where people can get a cheap clean room with a delicious breakfast, meet new friends, relax and do some cultural exchanges in Yangshuo. ... more   less 
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