If you want to experience and discover the original lifestyle and home stay of the Tibetan people in this region, the Banyan Tree Ringha is no doubt the best place for you. The first Banyan Tree property in China, this one is exceptional for its effort and dedication to reviving an authentic cultural experience of the locals for Shangri-La’s visitors. The staff is very attentive and professional, and the natural scenery around the property is breathtaking. Don’t miss out the starry night here. It’s mind-blowingly beautiful.
Lovely, unique accommodations and excellent service. Grazing animals, pretty landscape, good food. The rooms are cozy with all necessities covered. The perfect antidote to city living. Highly recommend for couples and families alike.
My first trip to the Shangri-la, Yunan was made beautiful because I stayed at the Banyan Tree Ringha. I would woke up to the sound of the river and the beautiful mountains, with horses and cows on the river which I could look down to from the balcony of my room. The rooms are very spacious as they are built in the form of traditional Tibetan farmhouses. The bathroom is the full ground floor. With the bedroom and living room upstairs. The team is the most thoughtful, warm and considerate. They would go the extra miles to ensure that my stay is safe and comfortable. Preparation of the road trips with enough snacks and supplies including oxygen bottles... Calling the driver when we were coming back later than expected to ask if I would be needing dinner upon arrival are just two of the many things that showed how much they genuinely care. Driver Jimmy took the extra steps and the initiatives to ensure I see all the best spots under the best circumstances. He voluntarily accompanied me during hikes that were a bit more challenging. Front desk manager and the nice female manager at the restaurant were most thoughtful... I will be back. A genuine traditional beautiful experience.…
This place is “different” and clearly many love it for that very reason. But maybe our expectations were out of whack. When we stayed in July 2020 we looked forward to a super luxury Banyan Tree resort experience in a stunning location. Instead it felt more like a family run home stay set amongst local farms. Read other reviews for comments on quirky bathroom layout, cleanliness, noisy neighbours etc. The view from our room was pleasant, but somewhat spoiled by the ugly bright green security fence surrounding the property. The pretty stream below is scared by a brand new concrete bridge and concrete road. Sigh. Don’t get me wrong, it’s all pleasant enough - rustic, unkempt, bucolic and quirky, but high end luxury it isn’t.
Banyan tree was generous with room upgrades during low season due to covid-19 pandemic. Staff were all friendly and ready to help. Views from the hotel are pretty amazing, you’d feel at ease walking around the hotel. It has a good calming effect. Spa massage quality was good even though facility was a tad old. The room was huge and it has amazing deco. The toilet and bathroom are one floor below the bedroom, might be problematic for older people as you do need to go through a small staircase. Not the easiest if u have high altitude sickness. However, you’ll get used to it by day 2 and the overall atmosphere allowed you to feel that you’re staying in a home, not a hotel. Food was generally good and prices are more than reasonable for a remote resort. I’d encourage couples to try.