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“Wonderful little place to return to”
Review of Yangshuo Tea Cozy

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Yangshuo Tea Cozy
Ranked #2 of 483 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a gem of a hotel. We spent 3 nights here, taking a family room which is actually 2 rooms with a connecting door. One room had a double bed and the other 2 singles. The rooms are tastefully decorated and beds and pillows are so comfortable. Great to come back and relax after a tired day out. Our only complain about these 'family rooms' is that there is only 1 toilet and that is quite a challenge with the four of us. From our 2nd floor balcony, we could see the lovely karst mountains. The freshly made breakfast was wonderful, we had so much to eat (our entire stay including hotels, breakfast, 1 night stay at the Longji Rice fields, sightseeing and activities with Li River Show was organized by Richard, the owner of Tea Cozy) . We need not have to worry about anything except to enjoy ourselves. We did whatever we wanted to do on our trip to Yangshuo. I must mention Amy, who I truly believe is an asset to Tea Cozy. She was very friendly and helpful and always had a smile whenever we see her. With regards to the activities, the bicycle ride through the rice fields was enchanting and would have been more so if we hadn't gone in June when the sun is scorching. I was lucky to capture a picture of the rice field with the farmer ploughing his land with his ox - it was so green and beautiful. The ride on the bamboo raft was a welcome after cycling in the hot sun. We could lay back and enjoy the karst mountains while dipping our feet in the cool, green waters of the stream. I was not so impressed with the Li River show. The fact that it was all in Mandarin was not so much of a problem but the acoustics was terrible. When there were group performances on the front stage, we could hardly hear anything and I saw people (even local chinese) talking among themselves. Nonetheless, it was a spectacular display of lights on the river but for me, it was not as impressive as some people had found it. I caught my daughters (teenagers) looking at their watches several times. There were parts of the show which was interesting but it was not a show that had my full attention the entire time. On hindsight, I would have given that a miss. Back to Tea Cozy, if I ever returned to Yangshuo, I would definitely stay at Tea Cozy again. However, I do have 2 little complain (which I must add, did not spoil my stay there). The ironing board I asked for was terrible. There were holes everywhere and when I ironed my clothes, it ended up stuck with the bits and pieces of the inside of the board, which was most unpleasant. Also on our transfer to the airport, the driver decided to take the country road instead of the highway to save himself the toll charges and we ended up spending almost half an hour more than we would have had we used the highway. The journey through the local road was worrying as we had a flight to catch. But thankfully, we did not miss our plane.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is nothing negative or constructive to say about the Tea Cozy hotel. After 4 nights in Beijing, and 3 in Xi'an, we were ready for some clean air and quieter venues. The beauty about this hotel is the location. It's not in Yangshuo which is overrun with tourists, hotels, people trying to sell you junk and bad air. This is the opposite. There are still people at the water wanting you to buy a boat ride, but they're not nearly as aggressive. The hotel itself is lovely. We chose an upgraded room to a suite which is not much more than a standard room but it has a bedroom and a sitting room with a large balcony that overlooks the karst mountains. It was lovely. Everything was clean, and we had everything we needed including free water, pop and a few chocolate bars/cookies to buy in the room. The food was outstanding! Fresh, homemade and generous portions. The best part of our 3 nights at this hotel was Amy. She is the manager of the hotel - tons of energy, speaks excellent English and goes above and beyond to help, while working 10-12 hour days. She never stops! Ask her if you can join her on her morning jog - it was the best part of my trip. I got to see China "sleeping" - it was serene and beautiful. Just be prepared to sweat a lot with the humidity! Amy and her team also went above and beyond when they found out it was my Mum's birthday they pre-arranged a cake and sang happy birthday when we returned from the light show. Very, very thoughtful. Thank you! We were very pleased with this hotel, and would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We loved it here. Simply pulling up to it is exciting. It's sooooo cute and charming and the staff is amazing. Our room was spacious and had the best air conditioner and it was the most comfortable bed and pillows ever. We highly suggest staying here. We loved it.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to stay if you want to spend time in the Yangshuo area. It is a 10 minute drive outside of town so it is easy to leave the touristy madness behind. The setting, amongst the farmers' fields with classic karst formations/hills nearby, is awesome. Our room was clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated. Definitely not your cookie-cutter hotel. Staff were friendly, helpful, attentive, and spoke good English.
They run a free shuttle into the city at 9 am, 1 pm, and 5 pm and back from the city at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm.
Restaurant has an excellent choice of western, fusion, and Chinese dishes including farm-fresh produce and vegetarian fare at reasonable prices. The taro chips were yummy.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

My girlfriend and decided to spend a little more than usual and upgrade from a hostel and spent 2 nights at the Tea Cozy. It was EASILY worth every cent.

There is much to see and do in Yangshou and much of it is well worth doing, just get used to the horns and crowds and you'll enjoy it. West Street is cool but when you want to escape it all the Tea Cozy is a killer choice.

Situated about a 30 minute push bike (or $30CNY cab) ride from West St, the road is quite, the scenery is epic, the hotel is faultless and the staff are amazing (+ most can speak English really well). It also has a large menu (breakfast & dinner) inc drinks which are reasonably priced.

There is also a roof top terrace which is the perfect spot to unwind with a beer.

Wish we stayed longer.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome. The staff is so friendly, trustworthy, and helpful. The accommodations are very clean and the bed was super comfortable. We ate breakfast there everyday and several other meals and the good was delicious! This is a cozy bed and breakfast is to western standards. The town is about a seven min cab ride or quick bike ride, but being a little removed was really peaceful. You're surrounded by beautiful farmland and karsts. My room was in the rear and I had a breathtaking view. We got the family suite and there was plenty of room and a great balcony. No bugs inside, but lots of Mosquitos outside so bring western bug spray. There isn't a better place to stay in Yangshuo. I highly recommend the Tea Cozy.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We finished the Great Wall marathon and decided to do a girls getaway in yangshuo. Stayed in the family suite, beds were very comfortable. The people were wonderful. All the tours they arranged were great too. Highly recommended!

Wei Wei , Laura and Theresa

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Address: No.212 Xiatang Village, Baisha Town, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access 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 483 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $57 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yangshuo Tea Cozy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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