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“Relaxing in Yangshuo” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Yangshuo Tea Cozy
Ranked #2 of 434 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Relaxing in Yangshuo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

First of all I would like to thank Amy for her kindness and friendliness. She makes this place so much more attractive that I am not sure what the service would be without her!!
At the beginning I was a bit disappointed at the place, I was expecting more somehow since it was the number one hotel in Yangshuo according to Trip Advisor. Also once I went into the village I realized that there was so much more to do! But I am not sure how, this place grew on me and I was happy to be back at my room after a busy walk in the city and look at the rice fields from my balcony. The food at the restaurant was the best I had in all of China! Amazing.
Access to bicycles is free and it is a great location to ride around the hills/scraggs.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CurryChen, Owner at Yangshuo Tea Cozy, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Amy is the assistant manager at our hotel, she 's quite a happy girl, and i 'm so glad that you enjoyed her service. Thanks for choosing to stay with us.

The whole team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Definitely the best value hotel we have ever stayed in.

We stayed for 2 nights in early October when touring China and I really wish we had stayed longer. The hotel is about a mile outside of the town and you are in the middle of nowhere. This is what I expected authentic chins to get like. The staff were FANTASTIC in every way. Nothing was too much trouble. The service was superb , the food was to die for Nd overall I wish we had spent longer here.

We had a great room on the top floor with outstanding views up and down the valley. Oh, and the entire area is outstanding. Very rural very authentic and very friendly. Do the river trip on bamboo rafts and hire a bike.

We can't wait to go back one day. Very highlybrecommended

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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CurryChen, Owner at Yangshuo Tea Cozy, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
On behalf of the whole team, thank you very much for your kind words, very glad that you have enjoyed your time here at Tea Cozy, and we always try our best to make your stay enjoyable! We hope to see you again.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We only stayed one night and checked in rather late but our very organized tour guide had called for us (thanks Wendy Wei) to tell the hotel we would be checking in late. At first I wondered if I had chosen poorly as the van driver rambled up the somewhat dark country mountain road but then there was the Tea Cozy and it was a charming sight. They right away offered us welcome tea and led us up to our rooms. We had the family suite for three of us (it is two separate rooms sharing a bathroom and three beds) . I had to make at least three calls down for electric adaptor help, extra pillows and cooling/heating system help and even though it was late they quickly obliged. The breakfast was wonderful and there was a fire going in the cozy rustic dining area. I regret not having been able to spend more than 1 night to enjoy this hotel. We went on a wonderful country bike ride the next morning before checkout , the bike use was included in the stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carlanna
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

After a long week in China, I was looking forward to staying in the 'county'.
We arrived and the staff was absolutely amazing. Our rooms were cozy. The surrounding areas were peaceful.

The best part - dinner! One of the better meals we have had at a hotel.

The only suggestion I have - we had spa treatments which were nice. I wish they were somewhere else (or an empty room perhaps) - as an oil massage on the bed you sleep in isn't the most ideal situation.

Thank you to the staff and management - you really rocked it! The decor, the landscaping - everything is beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelingOYEster
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chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Superlative service along with beautifully appointed rooms rounds off this excellent choice for the area.

It's not a big hotel, and it's about 10-15 minutes cab ride out of town, but it's very well located for cycling along Yu Long He (Jade Dragon river) and since that's what we were mostly there for (*cycling and boat trips) we only went into town for a day the day it rained, so worked out perfectly.

Amy is great- motivated, articulate and very thoughtful in her directions, answers and willingness to look into special requests and routes etc. Curry was a great source of information as well for our onward leg to Long Ji area.

It was definitely a pampering experience to have them handle most of the logistics and we just enjoyed ourselves- we nearly felt bad how easy everything was.

Room was beautifully appointed with lovely views-

Recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank totoro42
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Great little hotel outside Yangshao city proper. Altho the building appears newer, it's been decorated to look older and has many charming touches. Richard and Curry, the owners, and their entire staff are extremely pleasant & helpful. Went out of their way to help us when one of us left our passport in a hotel in Guilin. We also had several delicious meals in their dining room, much of the food they grow themselves. A lovely place made special by the people.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marianne S
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Devizes, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was our first visit to the Chinese mainland and we were planning to stay for one week. We had to visit the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors and were looking for a third, quieter, place to stay. After watching a few episodes of BBC's Wild China we decided on Guillin - and my wife found the Tea Cozy on TripAdvisor with it's amazingly good reviews.
We flew in from Hong Kong in the afternoon and were picked up from the airport by a driver arranged through Amy at the Tea Cozy. On the hour or so drive from the airport the roads started off being wide and modern and as we went further they became narrower, dustier and more pot-holed - as the karst mountain scenery became more and more spectacular. In the end we were beginning to wonder were we'd come to but when we arrived and were greeted at the Tea Cozy our worries disappeared.
The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful, and we were shown to our Deluxe Suite which immediately blew us away with it's amazing wooden bathtub, traditional Chinese decor and the stunning view of the limestone karst mountains from our balcony.
We ate at the hotel on our first evening and the food was so amazing that we didn't eat anywhere else during our stay - simply the best Chinese food I'd ever had.
During our stay we arranged a visit to the light show at Yangshou, bicycles and a bamboo raft ride for one day, a sightseeing tour to a tea plantation and views of the Lee River on the next day and our return journey to the airport - all through Amy, an amazing bundle of energy who just couldn't do enough to help.
We felt that the area around the hotel gave a taste of the real China - a million miles from the pollution and traffic of Beijing. It's in a rural area and we saw many people working in the fields during the day, walking their cattle along the road or selling their produce in stalls by the road. Everybody we met was friendly and they were all happy to say 'hello'.
All of the staff in the Tea Cozy were extremely helpful and made our stay a real pleasure. Curry drove us to the airport for our onward flight and gave us a potted history of the hotel on the journey.
Of all the places we visited during our trip to China this is the one we would be most likely to return to.

Room Tip: The Deluxe Suite is amazing
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank darkenergy66
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Property: Yangshuo Tea Cozy
Address: No.212 Xiatang Village, Baisha Town, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 434 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Yangshuo Tea Cozy Encircled by breathtaking Karst peaks, situated beside the banks of the Dragon River and hidden among local farmers’ fields, Yangshuo Tea Cozy Boutique Hotel is an ideal refuge away from the town’s crowded market streets. Come and relax in a peaceful and serene location just a short distance from Yangshuo’s famous West Street.Just as the tea cozy works in harmony with the teapot and keeps the tea warm, so we strive to surround you with the warmth of our hospitality and the beauty of the Yangshuo countryside. Tea is also a passion for us. We have a special tea house within the hotel and would love to welcome you as our guests for our next tea ceremony. Each of the twelve rooms in the Tea Cozy Boutique Hotel is unique and decorated in a traditional Chinese style with tastefully fitted wooden furnishings, personally selected by us. Every room houses an array of antiques and pieces of local artwork. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep on the best mattresses on the market before heading out onto the wooden balcony to take in panoramic views of the local landscape.If you are seeking action and adventure our dedicated team have expert knowledge of the local area and can arrange kayaking, white water rafting, climbing, caving and even camping. For those looking for more cultural immersion, we can arrange cooking lessons, tea ceremonies, tai-chi sessions with the local masters and more. Alternatively, if you are just seeking peace and quiet our rooftop bar and restaurant serving Chinese and Western cuisine from our organic garden providethe perfect backdrop for rest and recuperation.At the Tea Cozy Boutique Hotel we pride ourselves on high quality and personal customer service. Come and join a family atmosphere, walk among the paddy fields, meet the local villagers and immerse yourself in the local culture. We are committed to making your stay with us a magical and memorable one. ... more   less 
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