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“An oasis in Yangshuo county.. Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
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Li River Retreat
No.1 Shuang Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China   |  
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Ranked #7 of 368 Hotels in Yangshuo County
4.5 of 5 stars 403 Reviews
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“An oasis in Yangshuo county.. Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Lovely location and service, Such a relaxing place after visiting some of the cities. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We would love to stay there again and will certainly recommend it .

Room Tip: Deluxe Riverview Room Has spectacular views
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

This is a great place to stay...

- beautiful location out of town but 5 mins in cab
- spotless rooms
- decent western and Chinese food
- excellent, smiling service, nothing was too much

For all the best parts of travelling to China then this has it...with a few creature comforts to help and consistent service with a smile...thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Great place. Just out of the town of Yanshuo, in a picturesque location, with big rooms, good air-con, exceptional food and very helpful and friendly staff.

We had a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We are staying at the moment ij the Li River Retreat. The rooms are very large and you can easily sleep with 3 persons in a room, which consits of a queens bed ans a single bed. Adding a extra bed would be no problem as the room is large enough. It is near the river were you can swim, very nice after a warm day. The ambiance is terrific, the food is excellent, also much choice of western food. Also the chinese food tast excellent. A twenty minute walk to the town of Yangshou which is ok because most of the time you walk in the shadow.
So if you want to stay at a excellent place near the river, this is it.

Room Tip: Best value via local travel agency.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

We loved staying here and the children want to return each year. We loved the garden, the bikes for rent nearby, swimming in the river, hiking around the nearby river and villages nd the staff make us feel at home. My favourite part was seeing the farms nearby as we have nothing like this in Beijing. Reception gave a good map for the hike. The food is great, it serves delicious chinese food and the children were impressed with the western food. West Street is just 20 minutes by bicycle, we didnt spend much time there though preferring the beautiful scenery.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We had a great stay at the Li River Retreat. The front desk people were great- very pleasant and helpful. When we stayed, there were electricity problems (it was out from morning to evening each day of our stay), but the staff was apologetic and gave us 30% off our already great rate.

The view alone is worth the stay, seeing the mountains and river from the 3rd floor balcony was a never-to-be forgotten experience.

Room Tip: Any room that has a balcony
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

The hotel was wonderful, the staff was excellent (Flora, Bunny and Alice were so much fun to speak with and each did a wonderful job to see that our stay was a memorable one. (Actually, everyone who works there was more than helpful and very, very pleasant.) Our rooms were large and clean and the beds somewhat softer than others. Great air conditioning too as we needed it there – the temps were in the high 80’s and mid 90’s for most of our stay. The hotel is removed from the hustle and bustle of West Street and that is a main reason why we chose to stay there. We are all happy that we did. We did visit West Street for some shopping and lunch at Buffalo Bar but all agree it is too busy to sleep close by. We ate most of our meals at the Retreat too. The food was very good, large portions and not too expensive. The girls that work there were so friendly and helpful so why not go again and again! The view of the river and karst from the patio was lovely too.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: No.1 Shuang Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County
#6 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#19 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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