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The Giggling Tree

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Mainstreet Aishanmen village, 5 km from Yangshuo, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing stay at the Giggling Tree last december (2015). The staff was very friendly, they spoke English very well, and the food was amazing! We loved the Karst scenery, the cycle tours we made, the Bamboo rafting and the amazing view from the big terrace. We recommend this guesthouse to everyone who likes to visit China, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd heard so many wonderful things about the Giggling Tree before we went and wondered if it really lived up to the hype..... Well it absolutely does and more!! We stayed for four days over New Year in a massive group of 15 adults and 17 rather wild children and had the most utterly marvellous time! All the staff were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our time at the Giggling Tree. Picture booklets for day trips were provided which greatly facilitated us exploring Yangshuo by bicycle and to find our way to a bamboo raft trip! It also provided us with a chance to connect with people from European heritage and some enjoyed the western food as well. I highly recommend... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 'must do' if you come anywhere close by. Situated in beautiful surroundings with lots to do, the rooms are comfortable, the place caters very well for kids of all ages, but what makes it are the people. incredibly hospitable ad friendly ... we will definitely be back !!!

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We didn't stay there but came for lunch. The food was great. The hotel grounds are really nice, especially if you come with kids. Lots of place to run around, the inn is kept tidy. Bikes are available for rent. The hotel is run by a Dutchman, it consist of a couple of buildings converted from old farm houses.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

"The Giggling Tree" is a really insider tip for traveller who like to stay in a warm family style surrounding. It's a small piece of heaven on earth. The owner from netherland Karst and Paulien create a masterpiece. It's a bit out of town but a very idyllic location. Nice walking way's around, fine to ride a bicycle to town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We are a family of 5 living in Shanghai and we needed some relaxtion, fresh air and outdoor activity. We had it all at Giggling Tree. The little and simple hotel is owned by a Dutch couple and with a young Dutch management team. They are welcoming, really helpful, forthcoming and very very kind. The hotel is basic, but has... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great place for a family stay. The place came already highly recommended from several friends and they were absolutely right ! Attentive staff, great food and more then decent prices for rooms/food/drinks. Owners around the whole time with interesting tips on how to spent your time, even during rainy days, which was unfortunately our case. Rooms where great, loved the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stayed here four night at the beginning of November. The staff was simply incredible warm and welcoming and managed to help us with all our crazy requests. The guesthouse is situated perfectly, bike ride distance from Yangshuo and right at the river. It was wonderful to explore the region by bike by kayak and walking and come home and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

There is nothing negative to say about The Giggling Tree. From booking the trip, to being picked up at Guilin train station, to being welcomed on our arrival, to being given advice about the local area...everything is done with astonishing and hugely impressive professionalism (which could often be in short supply in that part of the world). The rooms are... More 

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