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Yulong River Road Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907 China
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#5 of 602 hotels in Yangshuo County
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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat overlooks the pristine Yulong River and surrounding karst limestone towers in the heart of the Yulong Scenic Area. We are one hour from Guilin, just down the road from Impression Liu San Jie and a quick ride to West Street. A 10-time TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award winner, we are American owned and locally run, established in 2001. Our accommodation, food and staff, not to mention our beautiful surroundings are highly rated by the world's top travel guides.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Bar / lounge
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
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Coffee shop
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Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Highchairs available
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Terry C wrote a review 3 Feb
Beijing, China25 contributions
I had the most special hotel room I have ever had. The mixture of classical Chinese furniture and décor including a 4 poster bed that was just right. The view from my balcony was just indescribably awesome. While you could eat outside enjoying the view of the river and mountains, we went in late January and chose the dining room. Again with a wonderful collection of artwork and a cozy feel plus a real stone fireplace with a fire (something quite rare in China) giving a ski lodge feel and most welcome on a cold misty rainy day. Their homemade pasta was the best I have ever had in China and I have lived in Beijing for 27 years with a large selection of good Italian restaurants. We also really liked their local Guangxi dishes which were delicious as well. Finally the staff were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend staying here to anyone who is planning to visit the magical land of Yangshuo.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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fullerr2017 wrote a review Jul 2022
Xiamen, China42 contributions5 helpful votes
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This little retreat next to the river is a real gem! Beautiful, quiet, and calm with amazing views but the real “ treat” is the staff who are all extremely friendly and able to communicate in English and … the food! OMG. Really! A pizza oven in the middle of nowhere? The golden string shrimp that was ridiculously good. Also plenty of Chinese dishes too. So, if you are hunting for a place to take a break from the big city but still want internet and eat well. This is the one!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Use the stone path beside the river for runs\walks. Order the golden string shrimp! Trust the...
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 18 Jul 2022
Dear Robbie, we're humbled by your glowing review! We've spent the last 21 years blending local hospitality with international gastropub fare as well as local favorites (we raise our own chicken and fish). It was our pleasure to service you and please consider being part of our family again on your next trip to Yangshuo. Safe travels, Little Fish, Michelle, Xiao Mi, Anna, Annie, Kate and the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat family
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Kara wrote a review Jan 2023
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I was so happy that I booked this hotel, on multiple recommendations from friends. The hotel restaurant was delicious, they had a large menu with both western and Chinese food. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The room was the exact one in the photos, I booked it for the view of the river and it was worth the price I paid.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: The hotel restaurant was cold, I think Yangshuo in general would be a great place to visit in...
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AriferC wrote a review Aug 2022
Guangzhou, China11 contributions5 helpful votes
Cozy rural hotel in Yangshuo. The hotel is literally over the river and a few minutes by e-bike for literally all! The gardens are beautiful and at night quite romantic. The rooms are rustic and a bit basic but confortable and all facing the river. The restaurant is good and have local and western food. But the very BEST is the staff. Really nice people ready to help every time with anything, they will help you to arrange activities, best routes, restaurants…. We will go again to Yangshuo and we will stay again at the retreat.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rent a e-bike
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Chili Ryder wrote a review Jul 2022
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My companion and I spent 5 nights at the resort and we loved it. The room (Queen cottage) was very comfortable and private. It was quite hot when we were there, so we didn't do a lot of touring, but that was fine by us! It was lovely sitting and watching the boats drift by. The service and menu is top-notch, with English speaking staff and a competently prepared Western menu. If you need to arrange a massage or get car service, the front desk staff is accommodating, friendly and efficient. The prices are all quite reasonable, as well. Outside the resort is quite busy with lots of tourists and a fair bit of traffic, however at the resort you feel you're in a secluded paradise. If I were to make two changes in my stay, it would be Corona beer on the menu, and a proper couch in our room. Otherwise, our stay was just great and I'll be sure to go there again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 18 Jul 2022
Dear friends, thank you for your kind feedback! We are preparing to bring in craft beer from our friends in Guizhou, but no plans for Mexican beer so far. We will look into it and see if it is locally available. In the queen cottage, we have a single bed that converts to a daybed (window seating area), as many guests want this for a child, though we didn't have room to fit a sofa. We're pleased you loved your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon! Yours faithfully, Little Fish
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AsianBuddhaFlower wrote a review Jul 2022
Shanghai, China161 contributions222 helpful votes
We stayed in Room 204 for 2 nights as arranged by our guide, saying it’s highly demanded for its river view with all the karst hills in the background. Pros View is really great. Staff are very warm, accommodating and smiling. Always saying hello and welcoming. Big plus point. Good Chinese and western menu. Much needed western food after being in Guilin and Xinping for the last 4 days. Cons The room was a big disappointment. More importantly, we slept poorly for 2 nights, making it difficult for us to have energy the next day for all our hiking activities. Bed is too hard. Pillows clumpy. Air conditioning either leaked or streamed out water into our suitcase (feedback to reception staff who was very nice and gave us a 20% discount off a dinner). We were woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of pouring water and it’s the air conditioner. Bathroom door creaky and stuck to the floor, hence difficult to open and close. Glass shower stall has a big gap above the floor, in fact there is no block or sealant at the base, so when you shower, the floor outside the shower becomes wet or flooded. I don’t get this. Shower stall doors are also creaky and often stuck. Curtains were of differing lengths hence uneven block-out of sunlight. Lots of curtains in the room (by the windows, as wardrobe ‘doors’ and in the bathroom glass partition between the bedroom) and they all look and feel dirty, and some are broken, making it difficult to open or close them. Busy hotel with large noisy groups of tourists. We also had problems sleeping as we kept hearing scratching noises in the walls and ceilings, and we suspect rats. We also saw rats in the dining area ( perfectly fine as we are indeed out in the nature). We noticed holes drilled into the walls to run cables and pipes for the air conditioning, but these holes were not sealed, hence possible entry ways for rats. I think some will be willing tolerate these for the view. But we’ve been hiking and taking in some amazing views for the last few days in Guilin & Xingping before getting to Yangshuo, so that we prefer to have a good rest above all else. We’re currently in Apsara Lodge. No view but small boutique hotel with much fewer people, more calming with no loud and large group of tourists. Great clean rooms with a simple wood, almost Japanese-like decor. We’re happy here. Restful. With a pool to boot.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 13 Jul 2022
Dear Friends, we're really grateful for all your detailed feedback and have immediately taken steps today to remedy your room's A/C unit. As we've had a very busy (and hot!) July so far, the A/C units can become overworked so we sincerely appreciate you bringing it to our attention. As for the other issues you mentioned, we're also going over each of them one by one right now, to make sure squeaky doors and such are immediately improved! We understand you saw a rat in our Outdoor dining area by the river, where as you said, we're in nature :) We have never had any rats inside the hotel and we employ a professional exterminator. Your room 204 is constructed with brick walls and a concrete slab ceiling, so no animals can live there. We often have birds and squirrels on the roof. As this is our 21st year of operation, all of our rooms require continuous attention to maintenance so when we're busy, sometimes we miss things. We hope you'll give us another try next time and it's our pleasure to offer you a complimentary room night :) Yours faithfully, Little Fish
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Keith2107 wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia35 contributions65 helpful votes
After a long and stressful year teaching, this was a much needed holiday out of Beijing. The location of the hotel itself is perfect - right beside the river with stunning views all round. The food was excellent - we didn't feel the need to go outside the hotel, which is very unusual for us - and the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. All in all an excellent holiday - as soon as travel becomes possible again, we will return!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 23 Apr 2022
Dear Keith, we loved having you with us and are grateful that you chose to stay at the Mountain Retreat. We're currently working on a natural waterfall pool for cooling off in the Summer as well as planting our organic garden we acquired on the land next to our parking. We hope that you'll be able to return soon and enjoy your time with us again! Yours truly, Little Fish, Michelle, Anna, Kate, Annie, Xiao Mi and the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat family
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onlyannu wrote a review Apr 2022
Shenzhen, China8 contributions1 helpful vote
One of The Bestest Place to stay in Yangshou , The resort faces the Mountains and River, Excellent Clean Rooms, Very Very Good Staff , Specially Kate , Michelle and everyone has been so Helpful , Food is Good too with English Menu , Its the Best Place to stay in Yangshou .
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Super View for all the rooms facing the River & Mountains .
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 15 Apr 2022
Dear Namrata, we are so grateful for your kind review and letting other readers know your feeling about us as the best place to stay in Yangshuo! It was our pleasure to give you a complimentary upgrade and to accompany you for shopping on West Street. Thank you from all of us for being such a lovely guest! We hope you'll make another trip up from Shenzhen again before long, and thank you for being part of our family! Sincerely, Little Fish, Kate, Mchelle, Anna, Annie, Xiao Mi and the Mountain Retreat family
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Ailton007 wrote a review Apr 2022
Seattle, Washington902 contributions374 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights and came by train from Shenzhen. You can book train station (Yangshuo) pickup when booking with them or let them know through WeChat. Room with balcony overlooking the karst mountain landscape was spacious. Food in the restaurant is excellent, the chef is from Austria and they have great Western but also Chinese dishes. Try one of the shakes while you sit on the terrace outside overlooking the river. We also really liked breakfast. From the hotel, we rode bicycles to Yulong river, went to do the bamboo river raft and hiked to nearby mountains. Taxi / Didi to Yangshuo town only 10-15 minutes. Staff helped to book a couple of other attractions for us, all very efficient. Great weekend escape!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Dear Tobias, Thank you so much for sharing your glowing review! It's great to know how easy it was for you to come by express train, including booking a pickup through WeChat. Given that it has been very quiet this Spring, we have taken the time to upgrade rooms and our menus, so we're very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the room and food. We also really appreciate your sharing that a Didi into town, or with one of our drivers, is just 10-15 minutes. While we are a true Retreat located in the Ten Mile Gallery Scenic Area, some guests may worry that we're far away from town. We hope that you'll come be part of our family again soon! Yours faithfully, Little Fish, Anna, Michelle, Annie, Kate, Xiao Mi and the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat family
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Silvano1971 wrote a review Jan 2022
St. Paul's Bay, Malta198 contributions212 helpful votes
This hotel probably has one of the best locations in the world, right by the river bend with spectacular view of the beautiful Yangshuo mountains right in front. This is a boutique rustic hotel, with friendly staff and with very good service. The restaurant is also very good and we had a very good dinner in one of the night and again on Christmas Day. Very good choice also for breakfast, where one can choose from either Chinese or Westerns set menus (but staff can easily help you mix and match). The hotel has a lot of bicycles which one can use for free to go around the area. Rooms are spacious and clean and have all amenities. This was a really relaxed stay which we enjoyed very much. The only reason why I did not give an excellent score to this hotel was because I feel that it urgently needs a good refurbishment in all areas. Whilst I do understand that this is a rustic hotel, but we did notice many areas (in the room and also many public areas in the hotel) which need maintenance and upkeep. Fully recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Yangshuo.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 18 Jan 2022
Dear Silvano, thank you for all your kind comments here, especially about our spacious clean rooms and the Chinese and Western food. As this is our 21st year, we realize that we always need renovations, which is why we do this every year after Chinese New Year in early February (three weeks from now). This year was very busy for us so we have already planned for major upgrades to rooms and public areas. We believe that there's always room for improvement (both for service and amenities), and we appreciate you bringing our attention the work we need to do. We wish you safe and enjoyable travels, Little Fish and the Mountain Retreat Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Bike Asia Cycling Tours (4.3 km), Impression Sanjie Liu (4.2 km), and Moon Hill (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include NAMO NAMO Ganga Impression Indian Restaurant, kali mirch(black pepper)indian cuisine, and Mood Food Energy Cafe.
Does Yangshuo Mountain Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Yangshuo Mountain Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Langzi Ancient Village (5.2 km) and Former Residence of Xu Beihong (4.3 km).
Does Yangshuo Mountain Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.