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.
- 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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