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“Fine hotel, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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River View Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.15 Binjiang Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China   |  
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Ranked #20 of 368 Hotels in Yangshuo County
4.0 of 5 stars 285 Reviews
Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fine hotel, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

The hotel mis located right on the river bank, the town centre with its (in)famous West street right around the corner. Still, the location is surprisingly quiet and after you've enjoyed the Yangshuo night life, you can have an undisturbed, quiet night of sleep. The staaf are very friendly, the rooms are comfortable, what more do you need? A very affordable hotel that offers very good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel in April 2011 with my parents and aunt. The location was fantastic being very close to West St and the restaurant had the best food in Yangshuo. It was a bit noisy but not a big deal as we did not get back to our rooms until after 10pm which is when the music stopped. This hotel helped our stay in Yangshuo a very nice and relaxing trip, For the the price we paid it was fantastic value!

Room Tip: Dont stay in Guilin..Go straight to Yanghuo!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dongguan, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

I found the River View by indication of a friend. I made my booking by e-mail and the contact was very nice and helpful.

The location is the main point here, in front of the beautiful river and very near the West Street where everything happens. The room with the ‘river view’ is good size, clean and have balcony with chairs and table where you can seat to have a tea and appreciate the landscape.

We forgot the camera in the lobby desk after the check out and the staff called the driver that was taking us to airport to return and take it back. Good service.

I recommend.
Helena from Brazil

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

We had intended to stay here for only two nights but ended up staying for about five nights as we really enjoyed exploring Yangshuo and the surround. If you do anything - make sure you hire bikes and get out into the countryside. Yangshuo is amazing but a real tourist trap in the centre and the bikes get you beyond this!

The bath room left a lot to be desired, but you soon get used to that traveling around Asia. We were staying whilst it was uncharacteristically wet and cold which may have been the reason why our room was very damp.

Staff were friendly and food was good and reasonably priced. On balance this hotel has good for the price - make sure you ask for a river view!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

My wife and I (along with my parents and brother) stayed here for four nights in January. It was a first rate experience in everyway. Sharon and the rest of the staff are as delightful a group of people as you are about to meet. They go out of their way to help in anyway they can. The location is perfect as well, set right on the river with great mountain views right our the front door. Close, but not too close to West Street as well. The room itself (we were upgraded to balcony rooms for a small price) was spacious and cozy, with a small balcony. The food was always great and served with a smile. We could not have asked for a better stay. And for the record Yangshou is absolutely incredible. The most beautiful place I have seen in the world. I would strongly recommend that if you have a few hours to kill, check out Silver Cave. Spectacular.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

stayed here for a few nights. Glad that the aircon heater was warm enough and the bathroom was clean. It's a bit out of the way from the main end of town but not far from the bars and restaurants and West Street. Loved the black out blinds. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful on tips where to eat and outings but good to double check their rates with outside travel agents. We managed to bargain a good rate for the room...its the way to go during winter. Saying that, you can probably find a better hotel for a similar price with better heating that includes breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

Would not stay in this hotel again. We have been to Yangshuo on numerous occasions. Staff not helpful. We tried for a better room, but there doesn't seem to be any. Moved out after 3 days.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.15 Binjiang Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#32 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — River View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel has a prime location, only meters from the Li River. Some English speaking staff who could not have been more helpful. Superior service from all concerned.The usual tourist type shops are only 5 minutes away. This is the place seen on TV where cormorants dive for fish. ... more   less 
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River View Yangshuo County

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