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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Ranked #8 of 483 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way to the Yulong river for lunch. Staff was very friendly in pointing us to nearby attractions. Food was very good offering a combination of local fare and western tourists friendly classics. We were staying in a different hotel, but I would definitely give Secret Garden a try next time.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Trish W, Public Relations Manager at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear EugeneRev,
Thank you for your lovely comments, and we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We're the only hotel in the village that offers a Western breakfast, so even if you don't stay with us feel free to pop in for a hearty morning meal! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The Secret Garden Team

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our family of 4 spent two nights at Secret Garden Hotel on 29th and 30th July (last week). Without question it was our favourite accommodation during our two weeks in China. The Secret Garden was a refreshing departure from the soulless, multistorey, bland hotels we encountered during our trip.
The entire place (its charming buildings and peaceful gardens and courtyards) is calm and stylish and a delightfully peaceful sanctuary after the busyness and chaos of China during tourist season.
The rooms were spotlessly clean and it was the only hotel we stayed in that did not smell of cigarette smoke. We had two rooms (Narcissus and China Rose I think they were called) and they both smelled deliciously of a wood that lined the interior of each room. Comfy beds, clean high-quality white sheets and an excellent shower (so welcome as the weather was very warm - oh, and the best air conditioning that could be adjusted per room).
The rooms are in restored and refurbished original stone buildings and while they now have every modern convenience, it is fun to feel like you are having a more authentic Chinese village experience.
The service was personal and genuinely caring. The staff were friendly and welcoming and assisted us above and beyond the traditional scope of their roles - we were keen to purchase an unusual souvenir and Faye spoke to the local men who happened to be gathered at the community hall, made the arrangements and facilitated the purchase for us.
We had breakfast (twice), lunch, pre-dinner drinks and dinner at the cafe and we were impressed with everything we ordered. All the food was fresh and carefully presented. We were pleased with the range of options on the menu and the drinks selection was also excellent. The mango juice was out of this world. I feel sure it was simply pureed fresh mango - yum!!!
All up, it was a very unique experience, for all the right reasons.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Trish W, Public Relations Manager at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear DoctorHolidayK,
Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we always do our best to ensure a unique and special experience for all our guests. We hope you managed to get the traditional bench home ok (definitely not the usual souvenir!), we're sure it will be a happy reminder of your China travels for many years to come.
Sincerely,
The Secret Garden Team

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Pur travel agent booked us a "family room" in what was to be a "countryside " experience. Upon arrival, we felt it was run down and not rustic. Stone floors and walls, slightly dirty and air con barely working in the tiny sleeping rooms. It's quite far from town and not a place for families. Might be better suited for those seeking an off the beaten path experience, back packers, the adventurous honeymooners or if you're ok with fairly unconventional accomidations. We ledt and found another hotel for the night in town.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Trish W, Public Relations Manager at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear Cal346304,
We apologise that your visit didn't meet your standards. We have investigated your complaints and have rectified the problems, thank you for your feedback as we are continually working to improve.
We wish you well in your future travels.
Kind regards,
The Secret Garden Team

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Yangshuo has become a tourist destination for everyone, but there's still the opportunity to find an authentic slice of Guangxi culture and a place to stay away from the crowds. Faye and all of the staff immediately make you feel welcome, and the inn is a beautiful Qing style set of courtyard buildings, with a great ambience and comfortable decor. The food is fantastic, especially if you ask for the spicy dishes. We've stayed twice here, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting. The inn is set in the small village of Jiuxian. There are fun hiking paths available, and you are close to the Yulong river. It's a great place to get away, with modern comforts but set in a authentic corner. Get away to this secret place.

Room Tip: For a real treat, ask for one of the suites - Plum Blossom or Peach Blossom rooms!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Trish W, Public Relations Manager at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Dear Shenzhen Jim,
It was wonderful to welcome you back, thank you so much for your kind words. Faye and the team always go above and beyond to make every guest's stay special, and the beautiful Qing dynasty buildings here really do make for a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
We're glad you enjoyed eating at our restaurant, and our chefs are always happy to prepare dishes according to your level of spiciness! The scenery around the village and river is looking so beautiful and green at the moment, it's definitely worth getting out and about to explore.
We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Big room beautifully decorated
Peaceful area with beautiful garden which we sat in for our meals (especially enjoyed the treehouse)
Big selection of meals - try the local cuisine
Helpful staff who helped with our bookings around the area and arranged transportation

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Trish W, Public Relations Manager at Secret Garden Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Dear Ccandynz,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel , and for posting your great photos, the tree house is definitely a beautiful place to eat, drink, and relax! Our team has a wealth of local knowledge, and they were so happy to help you make the most of your time here.
We are continually working to expand our varied menu, so we hope you have the opportunity to come back and try some more of our chefs' creations in the future!

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Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #8 of 483 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range: R467 - R734 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Secret Garden is a boutique hotel and restaurant near the Yulong River in the stunning Yangshuo countryside. Our hotel consists of Qing Dynasty buildings that have been beautifully restored in order to preserve the historic character, while providing customers with a unique and inspirational environment in which to relax or explore. ... more   less 
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