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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just spent a wonderful six nights at the Bivou, with an additional night on the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek and another night in Shangrila. It is my first trip to Lijiang and the delightful experience offered by the General Manager, Hwee Ling, and her staff, Joe, Carol, Leá, Cui 阿姨, is making me leave Lijiang with a heavy heart, with...

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

If you are traveling to Lijiang, definitely book your stay with The Bivou! Initially, we are planning to book ourselves to stay in one of the luxury hotel such as the Banyan Tree in Lijiang for this trip and to hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge. However, we came across The Bivou when searching for hotels to stay in Lijiang and...

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear tangotan7 We are so grateful that you took your time to write us this long and amazing review! Just like you, we are really glad to have made this acquaintance with the both of you, and to have had the chance to help you to create some memories and “epic moments” that would wow your friends for a long...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bivou for three nights; an excellent experience in every way. Our room was comfortable and well appointed, the breakfast in the lounge was excellent, the ambience was tremendous (lots of opportunities to chat with over travellers over tea and almond cookies) and the dinner (cooked by the chef with advance notice) was absolutely superb.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, facilities and setting. I came with friends over the summer, and enjoyed a wide range of activities including cycling, tiger leaping gorge, snow jade dragon mountain. The hotel staff arranged the activities. The hotel has great food and a spectacular setting. Most of all, the staff are wonderful and made this one of the best experiences I've had...

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Dmack73 Thank you for your nice review and the kind remarks! We totally understand how fun and exciting it can be going on an adventurous yet fuss-free holiday with friends and doing a whole bunch of different activities together, from hiking, to cycling, sightseeing or just indulging in good food and good company! In fact, we are delighted to...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hwee Ling leads an extremely friendly and professional team at Bivou. Appreciate their thoughtfulness and help during our stay. Thank you Hwee Ling, Tammy, Joe, Rita and team! You have contributed to an enjoyable and memorable trip!

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Max_Cherie Thank you for this encouraging review about the Bivou team! At The Bivou, we put staff (or rather our Associates’) welfare and development as a key priority, no less important to us than making sure that our esteemed guests have the most amazing experience on their holiday to Lijiang and Yunnan. At the corporate level, our stakeholders measure...

Ojai, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yunnan is an amazing place to visit, and the Bivou is the perfect gateway to exploring the area. Its vibe is elegant, but not ostentatious. There are personal touches everywhere you look, and the staff go out of their way to not only make you feel at home and as comfortable as possible, but also get you out the door...

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear gds517 It is heartening to read your beautiful review about our hotel and more importantly about your positive experience in Lijiang and Yunnan. The Bivou prides itself as not only a worthy place of retreat and rest from your everyday hectic lifestyle, but also as a source of information, good advice and professional planning about how to get the...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a family room and a few days before we left for our holiday, we realized we had the wrong dates. As there were no family rooms left, Hwee Lee generously upgraded us to the villa at the same rate we paid for the family rooms. This was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. Staying at the villa...

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Sharon L Thank you for taking the time to drop us this kind and encouraging review! We are so glad that you and your family had an unforgettable time at The Bivou and in Lijiang. As keen independent travellers ourselves, we can totally understand how stressful it can be planning a family holiday to a new and foreign place,...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A generous, sensitive crew helped our large family group with complex needs with grace and patience. We especially loved the garden and deck and excellent French/Chinese/American meals by the wonderful Naxi cook.

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear roxanne2017 Thank you for writing this review for us on Tripadvisor. It means a lot ot us. We are glad and honoured that The Bivou team had a chance to be acquainted with your large and lovely extended family. As we would have mentioned it then and we say it again now, as hosts and new-found friends, my team...

Bodman-Ludwigshafen, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpfull staff. Well located in the center of the old town. Rooms are very clean and nicely integrated in the original architecture of the house. We recommend to join the tour through the town.

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear Bernd E Thank you for dropping us this kind review. We are delighted that you have noticed how well we have integrated the rooms and facilities into the original architecture of these beautiful 400-year-old Naxi houses. This understanding, interpretation and respect for sustainability and preservation by our Bivou designer has allowed our hotel to stand out amongst the others...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given a very warm welcome. Drinks and a 'bite' offered on our arrival. The hotel is not typical in lay out. It has great character and a very personal feel to it. The staff were excellent and very attentive regularly checking we had all we needed. Food delicious. Rooms comfortable. We had our own patios. We could sit...

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GMBivou, General Manager at The Bivou, responded to this review

Dear vivianh876 Thank you for reviewing our hotel. After a long journey to get to Lijiang, which we must admit is not exactly the most accessible place (even if the scenery and experience is always worth the journey, as we like to believe!), we imagine it would be nice for our guests to arrive to some hot tea, home-made cookies...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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 

Additional Information about The Bivou

Address: 16 Zhonghe Cun, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Price Range: $96 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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#1 Family Hotel in Lijiang
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lijiang
#8 Best Value Hotel in Lijiang
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“We particularly like the Farm Yard Room. Spacious bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles tangotan7, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“avoid number 8”
 of 5 bubbles anneetmichel, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“For groups, go for the villa!”
 of 5 bubbles DMack73, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“We had the garden villa which comfortably housed family of 5”
 of 5 bubbles shahinaza, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“The family suite is awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles nirtak99, Apr 4, 2016 | Read review
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