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Riverside Retreat Hotel

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Lyon, France
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is outside of the city indeed but many taxi from and to are avialble for approx 30 35 RMB and really have a superbe view to take your breakfasts, lunc or dinner in a calm environment. We had a family room very spacious with a view on the montains. The view at anytime of the day is pirce of... More 

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New York
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122 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We really enjoyed this hotel, we had a room on one of the higher floors and had a beautiful view. What's awesome is the hotel is a good 20 mins away from the main town, which means its tranquil, peaceful, and quiet, far away from the Chinese stores, restaurants, lights, and crowds. The food was excellent, we ate there every... More 

Thank us3345632
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lovely stay, wish we had stayed longer. We got a free upgrade to a bigger room on arrival. The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble, It was a nice antidote to the madness of Yangshuo town being across the river but easily accessible by ferry (2 yuan) or by taxi (40-50 yuan)

Thank Abigail R
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is absolutely beautiful. The hotel, the courtyard, the restaurant and open eating areas, the lovely gardens with little side areas with benches, swing seats, fish pond and swimming pool have all be styled to offer delightful secluded 'holiday moments'. The views are amazing. Family run by the friendliest lovely people who went out of their way to organise... More 

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Robina, Australia
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75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The photos shown in assorted websites are accurate. It is a family run hotel, quiet and clean. We had courtyard room with the view across to Yangshuo and not a sound of disco could be heard...only roosters, cicadas and birds. 15 minutes walk to ferry and 1 yuan fare to town. No other restaurants nearby, but they are good cooks.... More 

Thank daleringham
Hong Kong
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79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights and we totally loved it here. We booked a family room but upon checking in they upgraded us to two rooms saying that it would be more comfortable for us, this was a lovely gesture. What makes this hotel outstanding are the lovely staff here, a family run hotel and always here... More 

Thank CassavaHK
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We arrived there in a rainy week (unfortunately!), but lucky us the place and all the family are just amazing and we took off 2 days, relaxing and eating local food. You can walk around the hotel and get to the river and enjoy the local community that is nice and open to foreigners. At the Hotel they all speak... More 

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Kruishoutem, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We stayed at the Riverside Retreat for 5 days, a group of 4 teachers and 12 students approx 18 years old. And had a great stay at this hotel ! The location is very nice, countryside just outside the busy city of Yangshuo, with a nice view on the mountains and the city. We ate very well at the hotel.... More 

Thank Ward2019
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights.. amazing view, stunning room, best view from the toilet I have ever had. The staff friendly although don't know what the don't not disturb sign means. When its cleaning time, they mean to clean. Food great and easy access in town the city and West Road if thats your thing. Would stay again with others... More 

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HananYariv, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Retreat Hotel, responded to this review

Thank your for the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed the views of our beautiful country side. happy you said you would come back, you are very welcomed here and hope we can serve you again on your next vacation at Yangshuo. More 

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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located just on the opposite side of the river with respect to the city center, on top of a hill, and it has a great view in the river and the mountains surrounding it. Indeed it is in a very relaxing environment and with the boat, which continuously crossed the river back and forth, we reached the... More 

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  • 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: $21 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Retreat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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