The Bivou lives up to all the raves and more. We stayed at the three storey Villa and would have stayed far longer if we could! It was'nt just the rustic, archaic charm of the Shuher old town with its cobbled streets, horse and carriage and natives selling their daily fare.
The Bivou is efficiently run with caring attention to our needs. Whether its special requests for breakfasts or cooking condiments for self made meals, the staff are there willing to assist to our requests. The entire Villa is kept spick and span and as my wife was allergic to dust, they literally spruced the rooms till pristine condition!
We must also mention just how creative the manager Ms Ang Hwee Ling has been in the running of The Bivou. Her reproduction of a hand drawn map of Shuhe is the only one we've come across which details the scenic sites and intricate lanes. Her homemade jam and cornflakes was another surprise and we found her a wealth of ideas and suggestions throughout our four days at The Bivou.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bivouac - an old Swiss word meaning “temporary encampment” – is now used by adventurers to describe an improvised shelter. A bivouac is about simplicity.The Bivou is our version of the bivouac for today’s discerning travelers. It is a bed-and-breakfast built around the notion that modern adventurers have modern needs: comfort, sustainability, authenticity and style. We are uniquely located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, just a minute away from the historic village square of ancient Shuhe. Our vision is simple…We are Designed for Adventure ... more less
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