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“A serene hilltop retreat made even better by its hosts!”

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Yangshuo Dongling Resort
Ranked #19 of 487 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Reviewed September 30, 2011

To start with, Yangshuo County is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but you probably already knew that as you're looking at this!

If you go to a place so beautiful and serene, you don't want to stay in the middle of a town, as all Chinese towns are not relaxing places, and the actual town of Yangshuo is no exception (although much more pleasant than most!). 

That is why Dongling Resort's location is perfect!

Set a five minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk from the centre of Yangshuo town, on a quiet hillside  on the opposite side of the Li River, Dongling resorts beautiful Chinese gardens with their stone tables overlook the Li, Yangshuo, and the unbelievable scenery of this fairy-tale landscape. 

The rooms are nice and very well maintained, although the beds are the usual hard Chinese style (which has done wonders for my back!), free fast wifi, computers in room, nice clean bathroom. 

Breakfast not included, but was 35rmb for two persons and very tasty and substantial combination of western and Chinese styles. There is a restaurant next door but if you want variety for your lunch / dinner, it's a trip to Yangshuo town, which despite my previous warning is very pleasant in small doses!

Saving the best until last, Jan who runs the resort is exceptionally nice and helpful, and went very far out of her way to organise all our excursions and site seeing through trusted suppliers at good rates, and gave us clear instructions on how to get around and who to pay etc, even walking us to the bus stop and waiting with us. We checked-in late in the evening and there was beer and dumplings waiting for us. There were so many little touches like this it would take far too long to mention them all. She deserves an award, a medal or something, definitely a holiday as she was constantly helping all the guests! It was some of the best customer service I've ever seen!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We booked this hotel by booking.com just the night before our arrival (we had a misunderstanding about hotel reservation with the guide) but we didn't have any problem.

The room was lovely, just as it is on the pictures, only "problem" the shower with no glass or tent. The staff is friendly and really helpful (they also played with my kid after dinner!) they can speak a very good english and they can arrange all the best activities in the surroundings.

The hotel is not in town and I consider this a plus but you need a taxi to reach it!

Posto splendido e personale davvero disponibile e gentilissimo! stra-raccomandato

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

Let me summarise this review in bullet style

the pro's

got free upgrade as they has missed our reservation
lovely peaceful resort away from the noisy town
nice mountain views a place to relax
nice restaurant next door great quality for cheap price
lovely lovely staff who are there for you
free wifi

the con's not really it depends what you look for
taxi to town quite expensive, around 25 RMB, the most expensive in the whole china
if you want to enjoy the nightlife stay in green lotus hotel or some hotels in the west street area

in summary a great great place to relax and calm down and the food and service is perfect, but be aware of what u look for, peace great if you want to party location a little far

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

A little weird drive up a bumpy road to get there, but once there, it was just a beautiful, calm setting (quite in contrast to the town of Yangshuo down below), and the people who run it were great too. Jan runs the place and was really a great help in giving us advice and making arrangements for local things to do, like rafting on the Yulong River (highly recommended!). The housekeeping staff was great too.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

I was very prepared to get disappointed having read all the nice reviews about this hotel. But it is actually that perfect! Location, rooms, staff, service and breakfast were the best I experienced in my travel in China! And it is really nice to stay at a place were the staff have thougt about the little things such as turning on the fan before you arrive, serving fresh fruit straight from the garden and asking you if you want more when you have finished.. You get an impression that the managment and staff genuinely want their guest to have the best stay. The only thing I regret is that we didnt stay longer!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

On our long weekend in Yangshuo we were grateful many times over for our stay at this hotel. The folks who work here are so accommodating and helpful. They helped us arrange bikes for a day of biking adventures and also helped us arrange a kayaking afternoon on the river. Additionally, what really impressed me was breakfast. It is served to each table individually, and it's homemade, delicious food. One day we woke up 10 min. after breakfast ended and were sad because we thought we missed it, but when we walked out of our room a staff member said they had expected us and had saved breakfast for us. The hospitality is really unmatched here. Additionally, it's removed from Yangshuo town so you don't experience the frenetic pace of the town unless you deliberately go looking for it. The view is wonderful and grounds are beautiful. If you're looking for a quiet way to refresh your soul and enjoy Yangshuo, this is it!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We were looking for a remote place to retreat us for 2 or 3 days, and we come across Dongling Resort. Having read the nice review, we decide to go. It was a pleasant stay and we enjoyed it. We stayed in a room with a balcony and the room ceiling is higher than regular room, giving a nice and airy feel. The garden and hotel room are clean, nice and well maintained. Sitting in the courtyard having breakfast, a cup of tea or read a book is so attracting and we spent a lot of time there. We booked two rafting trips through the hotel and the trips were very nice. The young couple who run this place, plus their family are very nice and thoughtful. We were there the beginning of July and the weather was already getting hot. If we went in a cooler weather, we would stay longer.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Yangshuo Dongling Resort

Address: Hillside Dongling Road, Yangshuo Town | Yangshuo, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#12 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $28 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yangshuo Dongling Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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