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What We Love

  • A prestigious Banyan Tree retreat in the artistic town of Fuli, surrounded by jaw-dropping nature Relaxing poolside on an oversized daybed overlooking the Li River
  • The impeccable service and personalised therapies at Banyan Tree Spa Yangshou
  • Experiencing the hotel's destination-dining concept with a meal served at the top of a cliff or on a river raft

What To Know

  • The ultra-luxe Banyan Tree is set in a tranquil spot by the Li River, which you can explore on one of the resort's traditional bamboo boats
  • The spa and infinity pool are two favorite amenities
  • There are four on-site restaurants
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Overview

A majestic resort set amid impressive natural beauty, with breakfast and a bamboo-rafting session included

The Lowdown

If you’d travelled to every almost every corner of the earth twice over and were looking for one last dose of awe, Fuli would be the sort of place you’d be relieved to stumble upon. This beautifully preserved ancient town is the origin of China’s famous hand-painted fans, and home to a number of prominent artists who are no doubt inspired by the surrounding landscapes.
The environmentally conscious Banyan Tree group unveiled their sensitively designed Yangshou property back in 2014, in a sleepy plot beside the crystalline Li River. In the mornings, there’s no sight quite like it as the mist enshrouds the jade-green mountains, and by day, you’ll be spoilt for ways to explore the various valleys, caves and climbs in this natural playground. A signature Banyan Tree experience is taking to the water on a traditional bamboo raft – specially crafted by local fishermen but with a few comfy enhancements, of course – and serenely passing along the route known as the ‘diamond waterway’.
The panorama is such that its earned Banyan Tree Yangshou a place in the ‘Top 10 Hotels for Romance’ category of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards 2017, though we suspect that may also have something to do with the world-class spa, award-winning design and sophisticated Guangxi dining. This is a destination that calls for a soulful choice of accommodation. With subtle oriental motifs, local artistry and all the right modern luxuries, the Banyan Tree villas fit the bill exquisitely.

How to Get There

Banyan Tree Yangshuo
No.168 Zhengdong Street, Fuli Town
Yangshuo, China

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 433 Reviews
Nice resort, but...
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful resort in Guilin countryside. Nice facilities and spa services were excellent.

Some drawbacks were:

Could not turn on air conditioning (because of govt rules in winter?) and had to resort to leaving the main door cracked for a while

Due to the location, no option of walking to local area/attractions - so pretty enclosed resort

Deluxe
Reviewed 1 month ago

We spent two nights here and it made our trip to Guilin. We came to experience the cruise down the Li River which was amazing. Arriving at this resort set in a tranquil site next to the Li River made our journey authentic.
We had two excellent meals here. The Spa is also wonderful. The gift shop is one of the best for resort hotels.

Overall Comments
Reviewed 2 months ago

First Stay with Banyan Tree~ Marvelous Experience:
Perfect service, comfortable room and amazing view.
I would like to give special Thanks to Martin Gan, the deputy manager, who gave us the warmest care: when we met the problem, he could provide the quickest response and best solution to help us solve it. You are the service star to enhance the guests' impression about Banyan Tree and simultaneously improve the brand image and reputation ~ "service is the top priority" as the mission.
I am also impressed about the room. I have heard of amount of positive Comments about Banyan Tree Room a long time ago and Thanks to the annual leave, I can Experience it by myself and say: it is definitely the truth: spacious size, good facilities and fantastic decoration to give my family and me a Marvelous night.
Thanks Banyan Tree, I think I have been your fan.

amazing stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

we have family four stay in yangshuo banyantree for three nights, very impressed with the view of karst moutains , the hotel is hidden in villages and surround by mountains and river, various activities organized by hotel staff,good service and friendly staff, impressed with FD ladies, coco zoe Monica... and Emily sorry to miss some one with very helpful

Catering can be better
Reviewed 2 months ago

The hotel has an ideal resort layout and very nice rooms. The entire complex has a gentle scent and relaxing colour scheme and furnishing. Their restaurant food quality is nice. They offer free activities and bicycle hire too.
But they failed to address empty pots and plates at breakfast buffet. The official breakfast hour is until 10.30am, on both mornings by 10am they stopped refilling cold cuts like ham, fruit and salad. Management was not present to address this and restaurant staff unable to use initiative.