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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 7 June 2009

We stayed at Riverside Retreat, based on suggestions on this site and were not at all disappointed. The place is on the oppsite side of the li river, away from the tourist crowd on West street. The rooms are sparse yet have great views. What you should ask for are: upstairs rooms with balconies. The toiletries are extremely basic and...

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Shanghai
Reviewed 5 May 2009

Pros: - Wonderful staff. Kate is an excellent manager who made every effort to give us a relaxing weekend and arrange plans smoothly. - Beautiful views. Can any hotel compare? - Good food that compares with every other place in town. - Only a 20min walk and ferry ride to West Street. - Quiet. There are no noisy trucks going...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 30 April 2009

The Riverside Retreat is a nice place to stay, with a spectacular view of the karst landscape. It is in a “village” across the river, away from the hustle and the bustle of West Street in town. From town, one can take a local mini bus (yellow mini vans and open air seaters, there are two kinds, but both yellow)...

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 18 April 2009

Riverside Retreat was truly a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai! I was a bit sceptical the first night as it was fairly noisy and the rooms were not as comfortable as I had hoped. But once we adjusted we truly enjoyed our stay. We arrived at 11pm from the airport in Guilin and...

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Shanghai
Reviewed 5 October 2008

Place is great with a beautiful view on Yanshuo city. Hotel is very quiet, far from yangshuo city noises but ideally located to go for daily trips by bike/boat/walk. Shelly, her daughters and staff were very nice and always available.

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Cornwall
Reviewed 15 September 2008

On my second visit to Yangshuo I came to stay at Shelly's Retreat and I have to say - this is a special place to call home while you explore Yangshuo! Really impressive walking up the steps through the garden! For similar prices I paid in town on my first visit I woke up every morning to beautiful views of...

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2Thank CazZz25
California
Reviewed 6 September 2008

Shelly's Riverside Retreat executes perfectly one what it is designed for: being a getaway from the bustle of the town. It sits on atop a hillside overlooking Yangshuo, providing a gorgeous panoramic view of Yangshuo nestled among the fantastic karst peaks and cradled by the Li River which twists its way around the city. You can enjoy this wonderful view...

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2Thank WillUSA
london
Reviewed 26 August 2008

I had been travelling through china for a while. when i got to riverside retreat i was awed! its huge stone paving looks upon yangshuos karst beauty, and set perfectly by the river. its magical! the room was perfect, air conditioned, beautifully decorated and beds so comfortable you could sleep for days! other than the exceptiom\nal building. the staff supersede...

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sydney
Reviewed 24 December 2007

Absolutely loved the Riverside Retreat! My family and I stayed for 4 nights, and took up 3 of the 4 rooms on the 3rd floor - the 2 queen bedrooms with balconies (awesome views through big glassed windows), and the 'sunshine room' which is a bit larger and has an enclosed sunroom, and a bathroom with views. Overall I think...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 10 November 2007

We stayed 3 days in November 2007 at the Yangshuo Riverside Retreat. Shelly, an English teacher by profession, built the house 2 years ago. With its raw brick facade, it's not exactly appealing, but it delivers what it says it does, a nice, relaxed family-style place in a peaceful setting. The house is in a spread out village, but it's...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Yangshuo, Riverside Retreat offers you beautiful scenery with western-style amenities. All rooms offer private western-style bathrooms, A/C and modern furniture. Just a short bike ride from West Street, this quiet countryside location gives you the best of both worlds. Relax by the pool or take a cooking class. the family atmosphere will leave you with lasting memories. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Retreat Hotel

Address: No.10-3 Ao Tou Zha Village, Yangshuo County, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Price Range: ₹ 940 - ₹ 2,820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Retreat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“I think all the rooms were pretty good.”
  • great beds
  • balcony
 of 5 bubbles 893abigailr, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the front with a balcony overlooking the mountains. Absolutely charming.”
 of 5 bubbles 542karenew, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles daleringham, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for 3rd or 4th floor for the best mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles CassavaHK, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The most incredible view of the all area.”
 of 5 bubbles alicep678, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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