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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Ranked #7 of 438 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It's a humble hotel with remarkable services”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Spent two nights at Secret Garden (SG), booked a suite out of no choice, I never regretted it. The hotel itself is professionally managed, clean, friendly and helpful staff, tasty food (especially pancakes) etc. Without a luxury executive lounge but it has gardens for you to unwind and enjoy fresh air. No front desk or concierge, SG staff almost know everything.

My suite is on the ground floor, very spacious, comfortable beddings, firm mattress, clean. The only downside for me & bf is - we lived on ground floor. There was one morning guests lived on the second floor left at 6am ...we got wake up and you can guess the rest. Suite is value for the money, even for two people. We had a comfortable stay at SG and highly recommend for others.

Room Tip: Suite on second floor if possible
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you. We are glad you and your boyfriend had a comfortable stay with us. Our staff are happy they could help provide all the information you needed.
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We spent 2 nights there and it was great. Staff was wonderful, they helped us organize activities and made good recommendation. The kids loved the location, with the old buildings and fields around us. We rented bikes and biked in the country side up the river and then took a raft back down. Food was great, the family room was perfect with the kids. We went to Yangshuo for one evening and just loved the fac we did not have to stay in the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
All our staff are happy they were able to help make your family's stay with us one of your highlights in China. Thank you.
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We spent three nights at Secret Garden, which is perfect. It was like being with friends arranging everything, from pickup at the airport to cars at our disposal whenever needed. We biked along the Yulong river through villages with people working in the fields and building houses. Being at Secret Garden was the closest one comes to the real life in China. The houses are 200 years, but with all modern facilities, large rooms and bathrooms. Very beautifully done. The kitchen was wonderful, a large menu, with both Chinese and Western food. We already miss the people working there, like Faye and the one we christened Sunshine. Getting breakfast from her made our day!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for your wonderfully kind words. Faye, 'Sunshine' and the rest of your friends at Secret Garden fondly remember your whole family. We hope we can have the pleasure of meeting you all again in future.
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Our two nights here, from being collected from our cruise boat to being dropped off at the bus station, were among the highlights of our China trip. We thoroughly enjoyed walks in the countryside, meals (particularly breakfast), friendly helpful staff, prompt service, quaint room, comfortable bed, working wifi, and great activities. The hotel is well organized and staff helped with advice and booked activities for us, including the Sanjie Liu night show and bamboo rafting.The only downside is that there is no easy transport access and you have to rely on the hotel drivers to go places. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The rooms have flower names. Jasmine was good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
We are all so happy that we were able to make your time with us one of the highlights of your China trip. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We spent 4 days at this place and we really enjoyed it. I like this one more than Tea Cozy, after staying there too. The location is perfects and is more isolated from touristy places and the road.
And the food is great.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
On behalf of all the Secret Garden family, thank you so much for your kind words. We always try our best in everything we do.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

My friend and I spent a weekend at Secret Garden. It didn't matter that we hadn't read our guide books back to front because the staff at secret garden arranged everything we wanted to in the blink of an eye! The setting is beautiful too, a very peaceful village with lots to see and do. The charm of the old buildings was very unique and beautifully kept. I would recommend this place to anyone travelling to the area, especially if a quiet location is your thing.

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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel and beautiful village so much. The staff are glad that they were able to help you with all your arrangements.
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Vevey, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Secret Garden is a place which you will enjoy from the beginning to the end! Reservations of room and transfer via email works perfectly, hospitality very friendly, communication in English without any problems, rooms excellent value for money, cuisine stunning (we had the chinese), organization on site of outings within 1 h! I can only recommend this place if you just want to spend a few days surrounded by wonderful nature and relax completely.
Keep it up, you have done a great job!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Ian F, Owner at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you so much. We are all pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us.
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Property: Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #7 of 438 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Secret Garden is a boutique hotel and restaurant near the Yulong River in the stunning Yangshuo countryside. Our hotel consists of Qing Dynasty buildings that have been beautifully restored in order to preserve the historic character, while providing customers with a unique and inspirational environment in which to relax or explore. ... more   less 
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