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River View Inn
Ranked #23 of 483 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Not able to find a hostel, so I booked this hotel with a balcony (mountains view) to pamper myself for three nights. The hotel is right beside the river with beautiiful mountains infront. When I arrived, the lobby hall was cold. The room is descent size with regular size tub and shower but the water and room take awhile to heat up. The balcony is large with a rocking chair and 4 seating table and chairs but "river view" wasn't much of a view, trees blocking it. Down side; only one plug, not close to the bed therefore you must charge you laptop or other device over night before use. The free computer is in the lobby and not comfortable when there's no heat. I found another hotel (Bamboo Resort) with better comfort (jacuzzii), and close to same price range and I checked out after the first night. Pros: the staff are very friendly and willing to help.

Room Tip: Always book one night and check out other hotels if it is worth staying longer at that location.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

At the end of a travel day we found this hotel and its staff very welcoming. We enjoyed our 3rd floor room with balcony, although after the first night it was too cold to ever open the balcony door again! The room was well-appointed and clean. Nice touches with lighting and bathroom fixtures. Hot water and tea were instantly ready in the room. There is free wi-fi. We chose to rent their bikes one day. $1.50 USD per day! And they were nice, 7-speed bikes! Also, when it was time to travel back to Guilin in the early morning, the clerk, whom we'd awakened, suggested we take a taxi to the airport rather than just to the bus stop. Since it was raining, we took him up on the idea. It was reasonably priced and SO much more relaxing than messing with a bus.

Room Tip: Riverside, 3rd or 4th floor if you can handle the stairs. (The desk clerk with carry your luggage.)
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We booked here last minute after another hotel did not meet our expectations. The staff were very helpful and let us see all the types of rooms so we could get the right ones for our group. The rooms are big and face the river with private balconies. The staff responded quickly to our requests for extra blankets and provided a space heater when our room didn't warm up much. We had laundry done there and while it wasn't ready when they said it would be they got it to us later in the day which worked for us. This is a good place to stay for your time in Yangshuo - it's close to the river, shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Nice property with good modern facilities. Not really a "view" property as the trees block the river view and when the river is low it's not all that super of a sight anyway (sorry Yangshuo tourist center). Good heat in the rooms, but like many other hotels in the area, no heat in the lobby for the free internet or their restaurant. Staff was pleasant but it seemed they were living on their having been listed in the guide books with just a bit of "attitude" and a bit pricey. Still all in all a very reasonable choice for lodging.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

There really is no other place to stay when you are staying in Yangshuo.

The location is perfect over looking the river, close enough to West street, but far enough away to be quiet.

Be sure to request a 4th floor balcony room overlooking the river.

The only negative I have is that the showers are small and prefab. But besides that our stay was perfect.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Stayed there for 4 days a week ago. Large comfortable room, very large balcony overlooking the river. The usual rock-hard mattress! Quiet, but very close to town centre. Cost? 248 yuan per day.
Also has a very good restaurant serving both Western & Chinese food. Overall - the best hotel in our 10 day stay in China.

Room Tip: Its a little more expensive - but try & get room with balcony!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

Wer really enjoyed our stay at the River View Hotel. You must accept that this is not a five star hotel. I certainly believe you get more than what you pay for. We had arranged a driver to pick us up from the airport. That went accoring to plan. Hotel is far enough away from the main tourist street to provide some peace and quite. It is advisable to take ear plugs as locals tend to use the river front as a meeting point after establishments close, and it can get noisy late in the night. Rooms are clean and have all the necessary ammenities. Internet is free, and all staff seems to speak enough English to organise tours, tickets and drivers. Restaurant food is ok for what you pay. Only negative, bathroom sign says not to flush paper down the toilet, but place it in basket. Ignored that request. Others also appeared to have ignored this request, but were not so lucky. One couple were at the front desk, asking for a plunger after encountering some problems.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about River View Inn

Address: No.25 Binjiang Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $49 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel has a prime location, only meters from the Li River. Some English speaking staff who could not have been more helpful. Superior service from all concerned.The usual tourist type shops are only 5 minutes away. This is the place seen on TV where cormorants dive for fish. ... more   less 
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River View Yangshuo County

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