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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had requested the hotel to send a car to the Guilin airport to pick us up. It was about 40 minutes to an hour ride and the further along in the ride we went the more rural it became. I was a rainy, grey day adding to the suspense of our arrival. The driver stopped and we could not...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Secret garden is a real find, located in a quiet village away from the maelstrom of Yangzhou. Rooms are lovely, spacious, great showers. Breakfast includes omelettes and pancakes. We had dinner too and that was fine, lots of choice including western dishes if you fancy a change. Bikes available for a nominal charge which is a great way to explore...

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VT
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a perfect place to spend a few days out of the hustle and bustle of Chinese cities. The hotel was originally an old villa/house and has been lovingly and meticulously redesigned by a South African architect. The staff is very helpful and friendly with good English. The restaurant was excellent and inexpensive, which is important as the location is...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Located in a nobleman's old house, it's one of the more historic buildings in the area, with flowers vines etc overgrowing the walls making the whole thing a stunning setting. Location may seem a little out of the way but for that you will be grateful; the majority of things to do in Yangshuo are all a cycle away so...

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Ohio
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed one night here after visiting the area. The hotel is a restored large old house/villa with several stairs and turns. We didn't realize it would be a bit tricky to carry luggage or we would have packed much lighter, but the staff were very kind and helped us carry it. We skipped dinner but had breakfast the next...

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Jerusalem
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Getting there was a bit tricky - the curvy road through the rice paddy in the dark scared our bus driver - but other than that it was a completely perfect experience From the place itself - quaint, charming, all such words apply To our room - which was incredibly clean, comfortable, cozy and inviting To the staff - who...

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the Secret Garden Boutique Hotel based on a friend's recommendation. So happy we did. Love the ancient village atmosphere of the hotel. Peter has been a wonderful host. From the moment we walked in we we felt welcome, as if we were visiting someone's home. Our room was decorated to help us celebrate our anniversary and there was...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights in October, just after the week long national holiday. Communication before we arrived was good, and with our time relatively short and an evening arrival we arranged for them to pick us up from Guilin airport for 300RMB. Nice car, no hassle. Had a meal on arrival, and also ate again...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This beautifully restored nobleman's house makes a very special hotel with lots of character and a wonderfully serene and calm atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and elegant, and very comfortable, with all the modern amenities you would expect. There are lots of lovely 'secret' sitting areas outside, so you can always find somewhere to sit alone if you want to....

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights with a bunch of my family, and we could not have had a better time. The staff at the hotel are endlessly cheerful and helpful, the rooms are beautiful and spacious, the hotel is peaceful and lovingly maintained, and the food is excellent. The hotel can organise anything you need in the surrounding area,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secret Garden is a boutique hotel with restaurant and art gallery, near the Yulong River in the beautiful Yangshuo countryside. We aim to preserve the beautiful Ming Dynasty buildings of this rural village; conserve the surrounding environment; and help develop the local community. If you are looking for a unique and inspirational environment in which to relax or explore, the Secret Garden Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Price Range: ₹ 2,910 - ₹ 5,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Yangshuo County
#4 Family Hotel in Yangshuo County
#12 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
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“All rooms are beautiful and individual”
 of 5 bubbles clairedO5324DM, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the back of the property are probably quieter, but confirm with the hotel if this is a concern.”
 of 5 bubbles GlobeUK1234, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are well appointed and away from any noise”
 of 5 bubbles heather581, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“rooms upstairs are better as those downstairs can smell a bit musty.”
 of 5 bubbles 54do_do57, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Each room is different but I think all of them are great.”
 of 5 bubbles ZitaS_12, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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