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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We spent five days here as a peaceful break in our travels across China. This really is the perfect retreat to relax and recharge the batteries. There are lovely walks along the river right from the front door. We had intended to use the hotel as a base for exploring further afield, but found we preferred to stay put, relaxing by the river, walking and enjoying the delicious food in the hotel's small restaurant.
Our river view room was lovely. The whole Yangshuo experience has left us with happy memories of a beautiful part of the world.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Our Dear Friends,
Thank you from all of us at Mountain Retreat for your generous review. It is always motivating to us to know when a guest such as yourself leaves us with beautiful memories. While our food reflects the simple local style of Yangshuo (with a few western dishes for kids and homesick grownups), we're pleased to know how much you liked it, especially knowing how you are both such experienced travelers!
We will keep in touch with you about our new rooms, menu and complimentary offers as our returning guests, should you hopefully have the chance to stay with us again.
Yours sincerely,
Little Fish

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The location is stunning...you can't believe where you are. While there are modern amenities, it is much more boutique and not your regular hotel. As long as you are prepared for that, you will have a great stay. There is a foot path that leads to a bamboo raft ride that I highly recommend.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the mountains and the river.
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dearest Sir,
We very much appreciate your suggestions for other prospective guests here. We don't consider ourselves a 'regular hotel', but a quiet scenic garden that offers delightfully authentic countryside accommodation. While we completely updated our bathrooms earlier this year, they are decidedly not luxury, but as you noted, exceptionally clean and functional. This rustic comfort is a highlight of Mountain Retreat and while year after year we are named as one of the best small hotels in China, as you said it's very important for guests to understand that we are not a luxury property or regular hotel.
Thank you for giving us highest marks for sleep quality, cleanliness, food and service!
We know that being from New York you have high standards and expectations so your comments are very valuable to us.
Best wishes from Mountain Retreat Family,
Little Fish - Resident Manager

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The location is stunning. The hotel overlooks the river and is surrounded by the limestone peaks,. We loved the staff who were relaxed and friendly. They helped us organize any trips we wanted to do. We really enjoyed taking out the bicycles, provided by the hotel, and exploring the area. After the hustle and bustle of the cities this is a welcome breathing space. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food is great and a mixture of Western and Chinese helps with kids. A really lovely place.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Dear Selina,
It was our pleasure to help you and your lovely family make the most out of your time with us. We recommended our complimentary bikes as the best way to explore the beautiful countryside around us, especially on the Yulong River path you took from our parking down the river, so we're glad to know how much you enjoyed this trip.
Thank you for your compliments on our staff, rooms and food, as we are currently updating our facilities and menu for the Winter season.
Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful holiday season,
Little Fish, Annie, Michelle and the Mountain Retreat Family

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat exceeded all expectations. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the location on the river is even more beautiful than the pictures. We had 2 weeks to tour around China before my wife had to be in Shanghai for 5 days on a difficult volunteer assignment. I wanted several rest days for her before taking on that challenge. That's what this hotel provided. We spent hours just sitting by the river, watching the bamboo rafts go by, against the backdrop of the amazing mountains.
So calming and restful.

I do a lot of cycling and home, and the bike ride along the Yulong river was, for me, O e of the most fun things I did in China


The hotel arranged a cooking class for us at Yangshuo Cooking School. That was an excellent experience which I'll review separately

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dorsonschneider
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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Dorson and Mary,
We're so pleased that you chose to stay with us and to know how much you enjoyed your experience. For fans of cycling and walking, the Yulong River road you chose is a great option that leads right from our parking area up some of the most spectacular vistas on the Yulong River.
As with many guests who are interested in local culture, it's our pleasure to recommend Tai Qi, caligraphy, watercolor painting or the cooking school. We're glad to have exceeded your expectations!
Safe travels back to Seattle,
Little Fish and Mountain Retreat Family

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Driver picked us up from airport even though we were delayed and very late
Basic rooms but all you need,
Just to be able to wake up to the lovely scenery after the mayhem of the city was welcome
Loved the breakfasts sitting by the river
All staff very good
We were able to hire scooters that were delivered in an hour and tooted around the 'town'
Offers of' 'Bamboo,bamboo',by locals is offering a bamboo raft ride.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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UndertheMoon, Manager at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your very kind and helpful review.
As we wrote another reviewer recently, we are currently in process of completely updating our rooms with new locally handmade beds, lighting, cabinetry, painting and artwork. While we have always prided ourselves on our "rustic chic" decor, we want to give our many returning guests especially a refreshed look that is more "Yangshuo elegant"!
Safe journey and please think of us net time you visit Yangshuo.
Yours,
Little Fish and the Mountain Retreat family

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