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“Great gem in Yangshuo” 4 of 5 stars
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Magnolia Hotel
No.7 Diecui Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China   |  
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Ranked #19 of 368 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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“Great gem in Yangshuo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Magnolia Hotel; though little Hotel, is very attractive and pleasant. It's definitely a diffrent experience to live like chinese. All furnitaure is old but very well maintained. Wardrobes are olny hangers of wood. Rooms are adequate; we were upgraded to a bigger room as it's very low season. Beds are very comfortable. The only catch is the very cold rooms inspite of those small split airconditions that can hardly warm the room. Lacking carpets, it lets you feel more cold. Bathrooms are obviously colder. They gave us an extra heating fan. Bathrooms are stocked with soap, shampoo, toothbruches and shaving razors, combs each for two!. Welcome basket of fruits awaits you. Tea&coffee making facilities (But bring extra packets of tea or coffee). Get the password of WiFi before you come up. TV channels are mainly chinese.
They supply ear plugs for the night noise which is a feature yangshuo. They don't serve breakfast, but you can buy vouchers for breakfast for RMB 25 in a nearby China Cafe (30 if you pay direct to Cafe) which includes Toast,Butter, Eggs, Bacon, hashed potato, grilled tomato, fresh juice, and tea or coffee. The cafe was very cold when opened at 8 am, they were still setting their coal fire for warming (Nice feeling).

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This was a great little hotel. The decoration was very Chinese which was wonderful, as some of the other Chinese hotels we stayed in were charmless, depressing, business style.
I must admit it was very noisy as the street below and those close by, are full of bars, street hawkers, and PEOPLE!!
But we were supplied with ear plugs and slept quite soundly.
The room was beautifully clean. It was a surprise to have the toilet behind a curtain just a metre or so from the bed - but all part of the interesting experience of holidaying I guess.
The staff were friendly and helpful, and the location is brilliant. We had a great time here, a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel was a pleasant surprise, well located with friendly English speaking staff. Room was large by Chinese standards. Bathroom in western style and very modern. WiFi was free and so was morning fruit.
It is on a busy street that can be noisy, but that did not bother us as we were in center of town close to Li river attraction and city markets. We stayed 3 nights and would have stayed longer time permitting.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We were warned that the hotel suffered from the noise of the night life on West Street, but it was not to be as they had installed double glazing on our floor so we had a very quiet stay. We had a wonderful three nights in Yangshou in a really comfortable bed. The hotel is well positioned in Diecui Road which runs parallel to West Street and 200metres to the Li river. The hotel staff were very helpful and efficient. Breakfast was served at the Cafe on the corner of West Street for which you are issued with tokens and taken too the first morning. Excellent!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

On arrival, we were welcomed with refreshments and hot towels. Rooms are tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Fantastic location just metres from West Street and the Li River. This is a very well run hotel in a wonderful town. We paid RMB380/night for a deluxe double room with small balcony looking over the street. Thoroughly recommended.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We where here for 4 unforgetables nights. First, it is a beautifull old style chinesse house rebuilded. The area is pricelees, just 10 metros from the corner where the west pedestrian street begins. The room for two, was exellent and every thing for 220 !!! Un believable. This little jewll dont have any thing to envie to 4 star hotels. They have two computers for free internet. The vegetarian restaurant, beautifull decorated is a peacefull and exquisite place to eat healthy, with rich flavours, not expensive and very very clean a very importan thing in China. The bed was just the best we had in china, even much much much bettter than the 4star hotel in shanghai called the Astor. The ladies do speak english, and at the restaurant too. Oohhh , the menu has pictures so u know exactly what u are eating. They were helpfull to us giving a lot of local information. So, if u want a coisy beautifull hotel this is your place. The tea area is as well so beautifull. Our stay at Yangshuo was better with this place. So pleasent.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Lovely hotel, comfortable beds, tasteful decor, and very friendly, helpful staff. Location is convenient just a block from West Street and the river, but beware of the noise if you are an early or light sleeper. Our room had already been retrofitted with double glazed windows but the complementary ear plugs were still a welcome amenity. We were there over this year's Mid-autumn festival/China day holidays so the town was packed but we still felt quite at home in the hotel. My daughter and I are vegetarians so the restaurant was a wonderful accident, very good dishes for reasonable prices. The coffee shop off the lobby is also a nice place to watch the street life.

We will be back to Yangshuo but will probably look to stay outside of town next time; not because we didn't like Magnolia but just to enjoy the countryside--and to get some peaceful sleep :)

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: No.7 Diecui Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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#12 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
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Number of rooms: 30
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