Yangshuo is a popular tourist destination that sees thousands of visitors from all over the world each year. The stunning natural landscape, challenging climbing spots and eco-friendly crowds have turned this sleepy town into a Mecca for backpackers and ex-pats. The city, which lies 70 kilometers south of Guilin, has become known for its beautiful karsts, clear rivers, lively bars and restaurants, and perfectly laid back attitude. Several new resorts in and out of the city limits have sprouted up in the recent years. To help you sort through the hundreds of overnight options, we’ve provided a list of hotels and hostels we highly recommend.
Top Star Rate Hotels
Visitors with higher budgets and interested in hotels that are rated by International standards would be best suited with the resorts below.
Green Lotus Hotel
Seated on the bank of the Li River, the Green Lotus Hotel is the top-notch, 5-Star hotel in Yangshuo. Just steps away from the river’s wharf and not much further from the shop and restaurant filled West Street, the hotel is in a perfect location for those visitors wanting to see and do it all. There are over 300 rooms here, of which 80% have a view of the river, as well as restaurant, banquet and meeting facilities. The hotel’s architecture takes into account the splendor of the surrounding area and incorporates it right into the main structure of the facility. It is situated at the foot of the Green Lotus Peak and blends perfectly into the karsts’ natural beauty. It is quite the sight to see and an all-around treat for the senses.Book This Hotel
Yangshuo Resort is a tropical oasis within an already magnificent locale. This gorgeous hotel, just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, is a great place for tourists to kick back and relax in style. The sprawling resort offers beautiful, westernized rooms, such as the Riverview King Room, which offers a private balcony with a 180 degree panorama of the river. The hotel also treats guests to a large, winding swimming pool in the tropical garden area, a fitness center and top-notch spa facilities.
New West Street International Hotel
If being in the center of things is your idea of a fun and exciting vacation, then the newly opened New West Street International Hotel is definitely the place for you. With International 5-Star standards, the hotel was designed with the global traveler in mind. Just a few minutes walk to the famous West Street center, the hotel’s 300 plus guestrooms come complete with private bathroom with separate shower and tub, an endless supply of hot water, air conditioning and other hotel facilities you would expect at any other 5-Star place. With a brand new magnificent lobby and lounge, and tentative, well-trained staff, the New West Street International Hotel is perfect for the business traveler. While in the center of the town’s action, rooms are always quiet, clean and comfortable.Book This Hotel
For tourists that are looking for a more budget-friendly room without sacrificing comfort and top hotel amenities, have a look at the recommended mid-range hotels named here.
Sovereign Hotel Yangshuo
The Sovereign Hotel is a great place for tourists and business professionals alike to make their stay in Yangshuo. Located right in the middle of the Ding’s Square of Yangshuo, the hotel is close to all major spots in the city. The hotel is just 500 meters away from the Impression Liu Sanjie, produced by renowned Zhang Yimou, and it is only a short walk from West Street. The Li River, Bi Lian Mountain and Shu Tong Hill are in the proximity as well. For a 3-Star Hotel, the accommodations here really have it all. With over 200 rooms, a state-of-the-art business center, tour services, conference rooms, multiple restaurants, a beauty salon and shopping arcade, the Sovereign Hotel of Yangshuo is sure to go above and beyond any traveler’s needs.
Li River Retreat
Just two kilometers outside Yangshuo’s city center, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of touristy center, the Li River Retreat promises peaceful surroundings with comfortable accommodations. Every room comes equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning, wireless Internet access and ample amount of space to work or just relax. It is no wonder that the Li River Retreat has come to be known for its stunning views and warm, friendly service. Enjoy a meal at the resort’s restaurant or take in the sights with a cold drink up on the rooftop bar. The retreat also offers bus transfer to and form the Guilin airport, a big plus for those arriving from the neighboring city.
The newly remodeled Aiyuan Hotel is situated dab smack in the middle of it all. Directly under the Green Lotus Peak and steps away from the commercial hub of West Street, this comfortable and reasonably priced hotel will put you in the center of Yangshuo without breaking the bank. Described as cozy and simple by patrons from all over the world, the 3-Star Aiyuan is perfect for those adventurers who’d rather spend less time inside a hotel room and more time outside exploring the beautiful countryside.Book This Hotel
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Dubbed the place for “affordable luxury” the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat offers some of the best scenic views in all of Yangshuo County. Facilities here are clean and spacious and rooms with spectacular views, private balconies and private baths are available. The retreat has an in-house restaurant that serves up local tastes such as Beer Fish, Braised Pumpkin and Li River Shrimps, all of which are a must-try when visit