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Review of Yangshuo Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat

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Yangshuo Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat
Ranked #4 of 427 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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“It does not get any better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed at the Phoenix Pagoda in October 2011 for 5 days. It is located a few KM outside of “downtown” Yang Shou which we really liked since it was so nice to be away from the crowds and the noise. The hotel was SO peaceful and relaxing. It was so wonderful to see the beautiful sunrise over the hills. The staff is wonderful and attentive. The manager, Luna, and the rest of the staff took wonderful care of us and they speak very very good English. There is no television ( which we did not miss at all, it just made the stay more relaxing) however there is a great internet connection! The hotel is very clean, the hot water, heat and A/C all work great. They also have soft “western” beds, which is a welcome change from the hard beds at some hotels in China. I would defiantly recommend a stay at the Pheonix Pagoda! We are looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank W1AIX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

Just spent 3 days here - can't beat the location if you are looking for a little peace and quiet. After traveling for a week in southern china, we were looking forward to just relaxing and this is exactly what we got to do.

At the base of Moon Hill, convenient to lots (walk to Moon Hill, walk to the river, taxi to town) but in a serene setting. The staff could have have been better, ready to meet any of our needs. We enjoyed drinks in the garden in the afternoon daily and dinner on the roof at night.

Rooms were clean, spacious, we had a nice balcony for reading and relaxing. They were able to arrange taxi's for us, bike rentals (had a good variety right there), restaurant recommendations, biking route suggestions... really anything and everything we needed.

We landed here exhausted and left extremely satisfied and fulfilled!

Room Tip: Mountain View rooms have a nice location (any floor)
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

My best friend and I stayed at Fong Lou for the last three days of our trip. We were looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city and landed exactly in the right place. Fong Lou is located about 6 miles out of town, right next to Moon Hill.

The rooms were newly finished, clean and spacious. It was possible to have drinks in the garden as well as meals on the rooftop terrace. Food was tasty.

We rented bikes from the hotel one day and could buy a map of the area from the desk. The hotel was very accommodating and arranged taxis for us as well as made suggestions as to what we could do each day.

Eat dinner at Fong Lou, but also try the place right next door - they had excellent food too!

  • Stayed November 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

This hotel is just beside the Moon mountain, a famous landscape in Yangshuo.
It's an old hotel and had been decorated completely when the new padrone took it over this summer. The new padrone is a very nice and trustworhy man from Taiwan. In summer holiday my family went to Yangshuo and lived in this hotel, which just open for only 2 monthes after redecoration. Then we gave him several advices. This Nation Day festival we came again and found it had been improved significantly and became more comfortable and convenient.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side faces the moon mountain have very good scenery.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

I can heartily recommend this hotel. It is beautifully situated with great views on the mountains and only 10-15 mins away from the tourist hustle of Yangshuo. We were actually the first to visit the hotel! It had just opened and it suffered from some technical hiccups but everything was solved by the friendly and cooperative staff. We had two adjoining rooms and both had balconies. The beds were actually the best I've enjoyed in China so far - big stuffy mattresses and plenty of space for tall Europeans like I am. Also, the bathroom was clean and functional.

I hope I will be able to return one time to the Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat as I had wonderful memories of the hotel, the people and the surroundings.

Kind regards
Machgiel Bakker + family

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Machgiel
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

I enjoyed staying at Fonglou, which is a cozy retreat with friendly staff.
This really made me “Be at home!”
“Less is more”, as Mies van der Rohe said, I agree with Fonglou’s style and spirit. Guests can hardly find unnecessary metal or modern furniture at Fonglou. I especially like the vernacular materials in the rooms like stone basins and bath tubs, bamboo benches and lamps, as well as the idea of an open “closet” with a natural branch.
Fonglou is located very closed to Moon Hill where I enjoyed a great grand view. The public transportation is not convenient, but in fact, I preferred walking around or riding a bike without any particular destination. The only thing annoyed me was mosquitoes. Yet, they are part of nature. I did not like such a “pet” but fortunately I learned how to better survive.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Fongpei C
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Donetsk, Donets'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

We stayed in this hotel 26-29 September and liked it very much. The view is perfect, mountains and river are very close to Phoenix Pagoda. The room was clean, comfortable and decorated in chinese rustic style. No problems with water, air conditioning and wifi access. Free fruits and some snack were provided by kind host, very nice)) Breakfast was also available: to choose between the western or chinese one, Both include fresh juice, tea. The restautant on the roof has excellent relaxing view.
Near the hotel are beautiful caves and mountains, We rented new bikes and travelled around with great pleasure. The center of Yangshuo is in 9 km, Hotel provides taxi to get there and helps to organize any amusement.
In comparison with living in the Western street this hotel is very quiet and not crowded.
The staff and the owner speal fluently English, which was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Olena B
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Property: Yangshuo Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat
Address: No.98 Fonglou Village, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China
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Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 427 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Yangshuo Phoenix Pagoda Fonglou Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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