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Where to Stay in Yangshuo: 4 Outstanding Hotels

yulong riverEnjoy your stay in the scenery

Yangshuo is the little town famous for even more attractive scenery than nearby Guilin City. Though Yangshuo doesn’t have the urbane star brands, you are even more spoiled for choice when it comes to where to stay — discover luxury resorts, charming boutiques, fantastic locations...

The hotels we have suggested below not only provide excellent service at reasonable prices but also have their own character and stories.

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1. Alila Yangshuo (阿丽拉阳朔糖舍)

  • Location: 102 Dongling Road, 2.5 km from West Street, 200m from the Li River
  • Transportation: 27 km from Yangshuo Railway Station; 68 km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
  • Catering: Asian cuisine, American cuisine, gluten-free, good coffee
Yangshuo Alila hotelAlila Yangshuo

Alila is a top six global resort brand and Alila Yangshuo is their second hotel in China. It also has the name “Sugar House Retreat” because it was reconstructed from a sugar mill that was founded in the 1960s.

The hotel is a restoration of the old sugar mill building and combined the natural landscape with modern guest rooms, suites, and villas.

Here, you can enjoy your meal in the restaurant, which is set inside the original refinery, have a drink in the bar that used to be the squeezing workshop, or swim in the pool that used to be the dock for transporting the sugarcane.

The hotel itself is an attraction. You may walk into the old workshops, view aged sugar-making machinery, see faded old photos, or even try to make some candy using traditional skills.

2. Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel (阳朔墨兰山舍古建文化酒店)

  • Location: 31 Jima Village, 3 km from West Street, 1 km from the Yulong River
  • Transportation: 35 km from Yangshuo Railway Station; 65 km from Guilin’s airport
  • Catering: buffet, Italian cuisine, British cuisine, vegetarian
Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel

Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel is in Yulong River scenic area, and was restored from old buildings dating back hundreds of years.

As you go inside the hotel, you will find yourself entering a scroll of history as you see the stone basement, earthen brick walls, decoratively carved doors and windows, and Chinese lanterns hanging under the eaves.

The hotel rooms are spacious and comfortable, with a butler service.

The hotel also offers free afternoon tea for boarding customers, as well as a tea ceremony and Chinese calligraphy experiences.

3. Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (阳朔胜地酒店)

  • Location: Yulong River Road, 4 km from West Street, on the Yulong River
  • Transportation: 38 km from Yangshuo Railway Station; 69 km from the airport
  • Catering: European cuisine, vegetarian, gluten-free
Yangshuo Mountain RetreatYangshuo Mountain Retreat

Also in the Yulong River scenic area, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat enjoys a fantastic location. With its back to the hills and facing the river, the hotel is just like an embellishment to a landscape painting.

The rooms have wooden architecture and are equipped with bamboo furniture. The staff speak fluent English and offer a warm service. The hotel’s comfortable accommodation experience has won it the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice prize for many years.

The hotel also offers free shuttle buses to Yangshuo County as well as a free bicycle rental service.

4. Yangshuo River Lodge Hotel (阳朔碧水间江景度假酒店)

  • Location: 3 Mushan Village, 4 km from West Street, on the Li River
  • Transportation: 38 km from Yangshuo Railway Station; 69 km from the airport
  • Catering: Chinese cuisine, European cuisine, good coffee
Yangshuo River Lodge HotelYangshuo River Lodge Hotel

The Yangshuo River Lodge Hotel has comprehensive services and is great value. It is very suitable for backpackers and young travelers.

The rooms are large and comfortable, with some enjoying hillside or garden scenery. The hotel has a 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and it ranks third among Yangshuo’s hotels!

The hotel’s surrounding area is suitable for cycling and hiking, and the hotel offers bicycle and car rental services as well as a currency exchange service.

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