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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Yulong River Road Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907 China
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 07/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 599 hotels in Yangshuo County
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Sofa bed
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Silvano1971 wrote a review 16 Jan
St. Paul's Bay, Malta197 contributions205 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 5 days ago
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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ThaiCookingRocks wrote a review Dec 2021
Changchun, China771 contributions122 helpful votes
One of my co-workers told me about this hotel and we decided to give it a try, and before we left, we rebooked another stay! So that tells you something. One of the things we loved about it is that people would talk, share and overall were just really friendly. We made new friends around the fireplace and down by the river. It was like being at a friend's house in some senses. The view is heavenly! Sitting out by the river's edge and watching the bamboo rafts float downstream was so relaxing and soothing. We had some cold weather since it was December and the fire was the counterpoint to the river's edge. Bring warmth and people together. The rustic charm of the main building and the room was delightful. It was old in feel and style but didn't feel like it was lacking anything. We had a great heater, nice water pressure, (I wish the water got a little hotter, but that was a minor concern) Our bed was warm and comfortable, and our view out to the river was spectacular. The staff was amazing. Friendly, helpful, and strong English skills which we loved since we don't have strong Chinese skills! they were ready to help and even when they had a wedding happening, they were available to help. We enjoyed the food, and bar and had a choice of many breakfast options, both Chinese and Western, and found the prices reasonable. Anna was so helpful that I need to make sure I give her a special shout-out for helping on so many fronts. I had a lot of questions and she was always ready with an answer and never felt like it was a problem. It hit all the points for a great stay. A comfortable well-appointed room. A great welcoming and accomodating staff. An amazing location! Good food and drink at reasonable prices. I had left my charing cord at my previous stay and Anna made sure to find a place in town to get a replacement, as well as an SD card for my camera. She made suggestions and was flexible with me and my shifting plans. Some people who were local and have stayed at many places in the area made suggestions about other places to try and it was hard to consider changing locations for future visits when this felt so comfortable and right, and that river view! Just don't want tomiss that of the staff! Can't wait to return in a few weeks!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tim, thank you from all of us for sharing your wonderful insights from your stay at Mountain Retreat. You perfectly captured the spirit of the people and place that make an experience with us so unique. We designed Mountain Retreat as a place for travelers to meet other travelers and share their stories. Like you, many of our guests are expats in China and visit us at least once a year, so it's like meeting old friends each time. Like Anna at reception, our staff are from surrounding villages and have worked here for over 15 years, so we not only know the area, secret trails and hidden places, but we know our guests and the things that make them happy. This year we have acquired a very large piece of land next to us which we are preparing to cultivate as an organic garden and orchard. We will also have more chickens, ducks as well as fish in our pond, as a way to practice greater sustainability. You can pick vegetables, catch fish and we will prepare for you. This Summer, we are opening our natural waterfall to guests, as a way to cool off dung the hotter months. We are also expanding our western kitchen and opening our own bakery. We hope you'll have a chance to experience these new improvements in the coming months. Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you as part of our family again soon. Yours faithfully, Little Fish, Michelle, Anna, Xiao Mi, Kate, Annie and Mountain Retreat family
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Ajmy05 wrote a review Oct 2021
Whitefield, United Kingdom43 contributions50 helpful votes
Great location / surroundings, great food (Western & Chinese), and great English speaking and friendly staff. All reasonably priced if not on the cheap end of the spectrum for China. We went for a raft ride, short hike and cycling all easily done from there.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 6 Oct 2021
Dear David, thank you so much for staying with us during the busy October holiday and for sharing this glowing review. We really appreciate your letting other readers know about all the great opportunities to see the beautiful countryside right from our door. We are also pleased to read your comment that we continue to be a great value. Other hotels in the area triple their prices during the holiday while we have always kept our prices just a little more than high season. We wish you and family all the best this Fall and hope to have you back this Winter. Take care, Little Fish, Annie, Michelle, Anna, Xiao Mi and the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Family
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CelineS wrote a review Aug 2021
Shanghai, China19 contributions8 helpful votes
My son and I really enjoyed our stay. The hotel has a great location on the river, the staff is very nice and helpful. Most of them speak English which is a big plus! The breakfasts are great! As it was really really hot the only thing that we missed was to be able to swim in the river! We will come back with pleasure!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 6 Oct 2021
Dear Friends, we are delighted to see your wonderful review here and to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. As for the river swimming from our jetty, the local police have been discouraging this due to the number of bamboo rafts coming down river. However, we are creating a natural waterfall from our filtered underground water which will open in March 2022. There will even be a small pool for kids! We hope you'll be back to enjoy it soon! Yours truly, Little Fish and the Mountain Retreat Family
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Smita A wrote a review Jul 2021
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All clean and nice, a boutique hotel compared to a chain hotel. Helpful and very friendly English speaking staff! They arrange drivers and tour guides too. Their customers are 98 percent foreigners so there is lots of socializing too. A perfect holiday you can have here!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: best view, riverside, friendly staff
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Response from Little Fish, General Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Responded 21 Jul 2021
Dear Smitaa, we're delighted to read your glowing review and know how much you enjoyed your stay. The Mountain Retreat has always been unique as a meeting place for foreign travelers, such as in our corner bar or in the riverside garden. We wish you a beautiful holiday and safe travels. Yours sincerely, Little Fish, Michelle, Anna, Xiao Mi, Anna, Michelle, Kate 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 bidet.
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 is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include kali mirch(black pepper)indian cuisine, Mood Food Energy Cafe, and Ganga Indian Restaurant (YangShuo).
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.