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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 367 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Beijing, China
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The hotel is basic but comfortable and clean. We realized that there were two buildings, I think the second and more recent one is the one with the restaurant, the rooms are probably nicer there (pictures shown on the hotel website). But ours (a family room with balcony, river view) was ok and big enough for the three of us not to feel cramped. Like in a lot of hotels and buildings in China, there was a bad smell in the bathroom but we easily got rid of it by putting a towel on the evacuation hole underneath the sink : problem solved ! The receptionist spoke good English and was very helpful, and the other people were also very nice. We rented bikes to tour in the countryside (10 RMB / day for the basic bikes, 30 for the best ones, which is very reasonnable)
We found the location very convenient, close to the river and West Street, but quiet enough.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful, they also spoke good English when necessary.

Room was nice although strong smell of smoke present throughout the stay.
Recommend a room with a 'view' although the trees can block out most of the river.

Also, hire bikes and explore the moon hill, hot spring in caves, go out in the evening cormorant fishing and take the trip to longji rice terrace! All organised by the hotel

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Utah
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We really enjoyed this small cozy well-run hotel on the river. Nothing fancy but very clean, staff extremely pleasant & helpful. Much better English spoken than in the 4 & 5 star hotels in large cities. Hotel staff happy to give sight-seeing advice or arrange tours. They rent bicycles for 10-30 yuan/day. Restaurant is quite decent & reasonably priced, Chinese & western dishes. Try the banana crepes!. We could hear a waterfall from our room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed in a room on 1st floor. The room had a window facing a courtyard garden which I was happy about because river view rooms get more noise from the street. I think river view rooms are overpriced because the view is nothing special really. From other side I got my room for only 80 RMB, which was the cheapest double room I had in China and of course great value for money. The room was clean, with every accessories that a budget hotel can offer, including TV, shampoo, slippers, teapot, etc. The hotel's location is the best in town, close to the Li river, close to the main streets where you will spend time in evening, but the place where the hotel itself is quiet, so you wont hear a music from bars. The staff is nice, speaks good English. There is a small cafe with good food and many bikes for rent, including some cross-country Giants. Overall I enjoyed my stay and will definitely be back again.

Room Tip: Choose a room WITHOUT a river view. The river is nothing special, but garden view rooms are much qui...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed in room 308 for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The room was large and sunny, the view spectacular and the pretty balcony a lovely bonus. The bathroom even had an enclosed shower! The first we have had since coming to China. The room also had a kettle. The TV had only Chinese stations. The wifi was pretty slow, but it worked. They also have 2 free computers that are ethernet connected for guests’ use. The breakfast was very good and the portions large compared to all the other breakfasts we have had in China. The staff was very friendly and helpful and were fluent in English.

We really loved Yangshou. It’s a very walkable town, has great restaurants, some eclectic shops, and is great for people watching. The hotel arranged tickets for the Impression Sanjie Liu performance at a small discount. I have never seen such a spectacular show in my life ! Highly, highly recommended. The hotel also helped me arrange for bamboo rafting down the Yulong River. The trip was beautiful and serene.

Just across the street from the hotel is the Li River and some fantastic scenery. Boats and bamboo rafts ply the river, horses are on the opposite riverbank, there is a small waterfall nearby

Room Tip: the higher levels have better views. we had 308 which was great
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The hotel is in a great location...just far enough from all the noise but a short walk to where it's happening! We found the Chinese people to be so very accommodating and friendly but this was the only place where I didn't feel that way...we were not greeted when we arrived, didn't feel welcome and wasn't told about the 4 flights of stairs we would need to climb to get to our room! And no one helped us with luggage! We were there for 4 nights and after about 2, the bathroom started smelling like a sewer...there was a drain there and we threw some water down it and covered it with a towel and the smell was gone. The furniture and bed/bathroom linens need to be upgraded but it was clean.

Room Tip: Be aware that the hotel does not have an elevator! We stayed at the top floor (4th) which was great...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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24 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at the River View hotel. Loved the location as it was away from the noise of the hopping town centre but still close to everything and easy to walk to from the end of the Li River cruise that we took to get to Yangshuo from Guilin. Rooms are basic but a good size and comfortable. Linens and towels well-worn but clean. No safe in the room and no wardrobe but lots of hangers and hooks. Good prices for having laundry done by the hotel (ranging from 3-6 RMB per item of what I had washed). Nice and helpful front desk people with good English. You can rent bikes here and don't forget to check out the restaurant menu and prices before venturing into town to compare for value. We ended up having most breakfasts and dinners here after the first two days once we looked at the menu and what others were eating! You can book tours at the front desk and rent bikes. We also booked a massage which is just 4 minutes down the road and loved it so much we went back two days later for a longer massage. I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: No.15 Binjiang Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#33 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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