Banyan Tree Yangshuo
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
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 is located right across the bank of Li river and across a mountain range which makes the whole set up beautiful. Service is outstanding similar to another banyan tree properties and check in/out was very simple. They have a nice infinity swimming pool with Li river in the background and whole place is well maintained. Peacocks moving across the property add on to the experience and they even hired a porter who took us across whole property and took out pictures as requested. Only bit let down was the food quality cause I feel their was lot of scope for better breakfast and dinner buffet menu, have had much better spread at sub this price tag.
Nice place and great service in Banyan tree Yangshuo.
However the breakfast restaurant can do better considering the table service and food supplies.
The hotel resort offers lots of activities u can join during the visit. I’m absolutely a fan of the sunset ceremony at the lobby bar. You can enjoy the sunset with nature and the whole view of Chinese architecture.
It’s a great season visiting Yangshuo in July and August.
Banyan Tree is a great hotel for families, looking for a stress free stay in Yangshou. Located in Fuli town, it is 20 minutes by car from Yangshao town, but the hotel has a free shuttle bus to town and back.
The staff, spacious rooms, and activities available on-site and in the surrounding area, made our short stay, a memorable one.
This was a wonderful experience. The views from the hotel and surrounding area are spectacular. The food was excellent. If you go to the Banyan Chinese restaurant try the Eel. Great stuff. We had a driver take us from the hotel to the Li River excursion spot and there we had a fantastic time on the motorized raft. Overall great service, relaxing holiday.
Awesome resort hotel tucked away in a small town in Yangshuo. We stayed in a garden view room which is really spacious and has a nice view and a balcony. To be honest I think rooms are good enough and you don’t need to stay in the villas. The property is really big, with lots of trees and different kinds of plants. A joy to just walk around. But they also have those small golf carts to take you around if needed. Breakfast selection and quality are unexpectedly good, you can easily spend a good 1.5 hours at breakfast. The hotel offers quite a lot of free activities and regular free shuttle bus to West Street so you won’t feel bored. But it’s also nice to just chill in the hotel (like reading a book in the balcony) or hit the gym.
A bit of mosquitos and little insects but not disturbing, the the hotel takes a lot of measures to control these.
I guess the only downside is the pool which is quite small (1.2m deep, less than 20m length) and I’m not sure how clean is the water.
And also service at Chinese restaurant is a bit slow but the food quality is great and staff friendly and attentive.
Overall great stay and I’d highly recommend it to anyone visiting Yangshuo. Personally I prefer this than Alila coz it’s a much larger property with more offerings (Alila is more IG friendly and hip, like modern industrial style)