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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

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tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed there four nights. All the family. Large family room. This place is unforgettable! Location is wonderful, staff is so nice - look for Rebbeca she is the best. Food in fun! We will be back. They also rent bikes and arrange bamboo trip. Sagi

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the family suite for couple of days. It was too big for 2 poeple obviously:) but having our own private garden was really nice! Overall, Friendly staff,good food and lovely hotel! It is, however, a bit hidden not the easiest place to find.

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Thank squirrelbebe
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go to the hotels at Yangshuo, too commercial, to loud, sometimes dirty and even overpriced. Go out to real China go to Secret Garden Hotel, book rooms there, get your lunch and dinner there and spend your coffee time here. I will come definitely again over.

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Thank Uwe T
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've just returned from 5 nights at the Secret Garden and can't wait to go back. The buildings are all wonderfully restored with a rustic charm that matches the beauty of the surrounding Yangshuo countryside. We stayed in the 'Banyan Tree' family room with our two boys, aged 5 and 6. The room was perfect for us, with an upstairs... More 

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Thank Claire S
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent for an experience of staying at old courtyard houses in a small village. Restored and refurbished old courtyard houses with lovely courtyard gardens; uneven paths leading to hotel and within; staircases; narrow door openings; comfortable air-conditioned rooms; hot and cold water dispenser; tea & coffee making facilities; small restaurant providing great meals; wifi available, very weak signal in the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We didn't stay in the hotel but we came here for as meal in after rafting on the river and before setting off on bikes back to Yangshuo itself (Yes, it was 35 Celsius, and yes, it felt like 47 and yes we were probably mad but we enjoyed every second of it). The restaurant at the Secret Garden is... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Very nice andhidden paradise. Not really easy to find - but you will love it when you are there! Fantastic rooms - you feel there like some hundred years ago (but much more comfortable). Also the food is amazing - we loved it. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Located in Jiuxian Village about 8kms from the center of Yangshuo it is between dramatic karst hills & the beautiful Yulong River. It is one of a few villages to still contain a number of authentic Qing Dynasty grey brick houses. The owners toiled hard to restore it with great care and run a tight ship with various different-looking rooms... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We stayed here as part of our 12 day tour of China with The China Guide. I really wish I could give this place a good rating. The idea of The Secret Garden is excellent; a renovated farm house in the middle of green fields and hills. Unfortunately this hotel was lacking for us in many ways. We were given... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

the hotel is top, clean, great and helpful staff, big and confortable rooms, very good to relaxing and hang out, there are also good wifi and bikes for rent, on a plus the food is verry nice and not expensive all in all a hotel for you perfect trip to yangshuo!! nothing bad to say...good choice if you stay here!... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secret Garden is a boutique hotel with restaurant and art gallery, near the Yulong River in the beautiful Yangshuo countryside. We aim to preserve the beautiful Ming Dynasty buildings of this rural village; conserve the surrounding environment; and help develop the local community. If you are looking for a unique and inspirational environment in which to relax or explore, the Secret Garden Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Price Range: $63 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#4 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County
#20 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
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