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Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Stay in beautifully restored old mud brick homes in the ancient village of Jiuxian.

Walk around the old village and also explore the Yulong River Valley with the option of going on a bamboo raft to see the beautiful scenery.

Enjoy the excellent food and drinks in their restaurant.

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   Website: yangshuosecretgarden.com - Email: reservations@yangshuosecretgarden.com - Phone: +86 (0) 773 8771932 -

   Address: Jiuxian Village Yangshuo County,Guangxi - 旧县村(老根农家饭后面)白沙镇

Nearby to the Yulong River, Yangshuo Secret Garden is located in a quiet traditional village in Yangshuo, surrounded by beautiful countryside views. All the rooms feature local-inspired décor and traditional furnishing. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Secret Garden is a 20-minute drive from Yangshuo.

The elegant guestrooms are fitted with en suite bathrooms with showers and free toiletries.

Guests can take a stroll in the lovely garden, and explore the old town by renting a bicycle or car. Bamboo raft excursions in Yulong River can be arranged by the property.

The on-site restaurant serves a fine selection of local and international dishes.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Garden
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shop

Secret Garden - Latest Reviews

Date: 29th of Sep, 2019 - Enjoyable stay at The Secret Garden - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

den in September, as we stepped into the hotel grounds we were met with a very warm welcome from the staff who spoke very good English. The hotel consists of various buildings which have been renovated beautifully in order to keep their historic character. As we entered our suite we had a lounge area with mini bar, etc, large bedroom area with hard but comfortable bed, and a further area which had separate toilet and shower rooms. Continue reading..

Date: 28th of Sep, 2019 - Awesome at Secret Garden - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

I stayed here while touring China with my son. The property is an old but very nicely restored inn. Totally charming. We loved the place, the staff, the restaurant. But most of all we loved how the staff took care of all our needs, arranging everything we did in the area. Continue reading..

Date: 31st of Jul, 2019 - beautiful historic accommodation - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

we spent 3 nights here and loved it. The hotel is housed in restored Qing dynasty buildings that have lots of character and are very comfortable. The hotel is in a small village about 20 min. drive from downtown Yangshuo, not far from the river but outside of the restricted area. It's very peaceful but with a couple of restaurants nearby and a small shop selling snacks next door. Continue reading..

Date: 27th of Jul, 2019 - Remarkable hospitality - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

The Secret Garden is a lovely countryside inn built into the karsts with amazing food and service. It was a little hard to find 15 minutes from the bustle of Yangshuo, which made it even more quaint, but once inside, Faye and her staff created a uniquely hospitable experience. Not only was the food the best we experienced ANYWHERE in our travels around China, but the service was wonderful, the room clean and comfortable, and the concern for our comfort unusually engaged. Continue reading..

Date: 11th of Jun, 2019 - A truly secret hideout - 4/5 on Tripadvisor

Our guide, Jack recommended this place for lunch. While the food is average, the place and the atmosphere made up for it. It is in a quaint and authentic old town set in a good feng shui area. We were told the owner is a South African who refurbished the place into a boutique hotel.

Date: 24th of May, 2019 - I did not stay here, only came for the restaurant - 4/5 on Tripadvisor

The dining area was clean, and food served promptly. I also ordered take-away for my upcoming train trip, as was not that hungry. It was carefully and securely packaged, and did not spill the car ride to station, and was very tasty.

Date: 4th of May, 2019 - A wonderful oasis of peace and calm - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

I couldn't recommend Secret Garden highly enough. As we drove in on the country roads I really wondered what I would find at the end of the journey. Stepping through the old stone arch into the hotel I was immediately greeted with a very warm welcome and a real sense of peace and calm.
The hotel has amazing character - redveloped from a set of old farm buildings 7 years ago the owner has managed to maintain the character and charm of the old buildings and features from the history of the building, while at the same time creating an incredibly comfortable place to stay. Continue reading..

Date: 23rd of Apr, 2019 - Charming Boutique Hotel out of the Ciity - 5/5 on Tripadvisor

Stayed for 3 nights in this lovely hotel and really enjoyed everything there. Our room (Jasmine) was spacious, very clean and cozy. The bed was comfortable and you have hot water in the shower. We paid for additional breakfast and the price was correct (5-10US for the set). Had dinner there as well and the food was really tasty and traditional. Continue reading..

Our Story

The Secret Garden story began in 2009 when Fengzi decided to try & save from destruction a gorgeous Qing Dynasty courtyard house in Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County.

With the help of the Jiuxian Village Leader, after 5 months of negotiating with the 6 landlords, Fengzi managed to lease the property and a few days later leased an adjacent house that had all but fallen to the ground.

Unfortunately the landlord's wanted the cash for the full 20 year lease up front which left Fengzi penniless and unable to renovate the buildings. He approached Faye with the idea of opening a hotel together which would hopefully generate income to lease and renovate further houses, thereby preserving a small segment of local Chinese history & culture. To date we have leased 5 buildings & completed the renovation of 4 of these.