Date: 24th of Nov, 2017 - 9.2/10 on Booking.com
“My third stay in 5 years, and still:
Very friendly staff.
Love the photo books as guide for cycling.
Date: 24th of Nov, 2017 - 10/10 on Booking.com
“Fantastic! The hotel is in the quiet countryside. The staff and owners are amazing. We speak manderin but our friends don't. All the staff speak English and are very friendly. They arranged everything with a set price from pick up / drop off at airport, taxi into town, bamboo boat, climb moon rock, and we paid them at check out instead of negotiating every fee all trip. Continue reading..
Our friends arranged for the mud cave but we didn't bike thier in time - too much seeing other things- no problem no charge. We decided to take the bamboo raft down hill instead of biking last minute. No problem just called the hotel and they arranged before we got there. They have bike rentals and custom step by step Maps you can choose from to bike though the hills, fields, or bike and then bamboo boat down the river. In the room they also have a hotel book that explains the different ways you can spend your days. The staff will arrange it for you. They have western and local food options also beer wine cocktails fresh juice etc 7:30am until 11pm. They have many facilities such as swimming pool, outside eating, Or inside eating, outside play ground for kids, outside sitting areas. Also play room inside and DVD watching room. Hotel is made of lovely old buildings surrounding a courtyard with views of the hills. We drove to another town for a larger cruise style boat ride where you can see the mountains in the 20 dollar Chinese bill,,but I think it's best to just stay near the hotel and travel by bike. So relaxing, clean and beautiful. Many other restuants, tea places near by too. Lots of free water bottles in the room. Plenty of seperate areas throughout the hotel so everyone has their own space. clean rooms, wake up to birds chirping. If you want to see what China may have been like 100 years ago this may be more authentic than shanghai Beijing are now. Less people, more farming, clean. add in the beautiful scenery and you can't do better. Really can't say enough.” View Less...
Date: 17th of Nov, 2017 - 9.6/10 on Booking.com
“Location, staff, rooms, food, facilities, atmosphere all great. Food, drinks, tour packages & taxi fares that the hotel offered was reasonably priced, not over the top. Staff & owners/managers couldn't do enough. It felt very homely. Will definitely stay again!”
Date: 17th of Nov, 2017 - 9.6/10 on Booking.com
“Excellent staff, wonderful atmosphere, very relaxing. Location is amazing, a little out of the city and perfect for taking biking and hiking tours!”
Date: 17th of Nov, 2017 - 10/10 on Booking.com
“This was one of the most relaxing places I have ever stayed. All our meals were delicious. We rented bikes and the staff arranged calligraphy class, bamboo raft trip, airport pickup and the evening show. Continue reading..
They made everything so easy and relaxing. A wonderful break from the cities! We didn't even want to go into town!” View Less...
Date: 11th of Nov, 2017 - Very Pleased with our Stay - 4/5 on Tripadvisor
This is our 3rd time in Yangshuo, second time at the Giggling Tree and it is always a pleasure to be back.
The accommodation is basic but the hosts are very friendly and it makes a real difference.
We were just a bit annoyed as there is an hotel in construction behind (probably one of the hundreds of guost hotels of the city) from which we could hear some construction work. Continue reading..
For many years the place has been managed by a Dutch couple that finally left the place back in November. For those who knew them, no worries the couple that now owns the place (Dutch as well) is very friendly as well.
If back in Yangshuo we would book again the giggling tree View Less...
Date: 10th of Nov, 2017 - Beautiful surroundings, basic accommodation - 2/5 on Tripadvisor
We stayed at the Giggling Tree for three nights and whilst the guesthouse location is in the midst of beautiful karst mountains, we found the hotel accommodation rather basic and in need of much TLC. Our ground floor room was dark, damp and dank - the bathroom had a horrible smell. Whilst the hotel had provided a dehumidifier this was ineffective. Continue reading..
The owners cant help the nearby construction but be aware that the noise during the day of building work does detract from what would be a peaceful location. Bedrooms are located round the hotel central courtyard/restaurant and room sound insulation is minimal, we could hear the man snoring in the room next door. Wifi only available in the hotel courtyard. Western food options on offer, food was okay, not haute cuisine but good enough and there are limited alternative options for restaurants close by. The reception staff are helpful and friendly as are some of the waiter staff although the majority of them were disengaged. Hotel is ideally located for some nice walks by the river and for stunning karst scenery. View Less...
Date: 9th of Nov, 2017 - Gives you the real holiday feeling - 5/5 on Tripadvisor
We spent 3 nights here and it was a real relaxing stay. The location is terrific with beautiful views on the Karst mountains. The owners are very nice and helpfull, they will do anything to make your stay worthwhile. When I told them my mom would turn 65 the day we left, they prepared a special fruit plate with candles in it :)
Rooms are simple, but spacious and clean. Continue reading..
In the middle there is a sort of courtyard where you can sit, eat and drink which is a lovely place. The food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is amazing! We didn't look for other restaurants to have our meals because we liked it so much. When you are into seafood: the shrimps are a must! View Less...