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.
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First off, I'm so upset with myself for booking only 1 night. 1 night in this dream of a place. What an idiot
This hotel is epic and gorgeous !
You cant imagine what it's like until you get there. I'm still dreaming of it.
Everything is flawless , opulent and peaceful
A very unforgettable experience. Since the moment we arrived at the hotel we feel peace and luxury. We really recommend it. The sights are excellent and the staff very kind.
The only thing we did not expect was that the hotel charged a deposit for the staying bigger than the cost of it. But this happened too in other hotels in China during the rest of the trip.
We got one of the "villas" where you had your own front and back yard. Room was huge, with a large living room area (and big enough so that you can sit in your own fenced off front yard area).
Bed was in separate room, and bathroom was spacious and large too. Especially nice was the round tub, that could easily accommodate 2.
Back yard had view of the river but it was not a private yard. Very quiet and relaxing.
Breakfast was outstanding. So was the dinner meal at the Chinese restaurant at hotel.
Only downside is that its far away from town. There is nothing around the property. Nowhere to eat or walk around for a snack or shop.
Absolutely delightful location with views of the surrounding mountains. A spread out facility with rooms located in buildings away from the lobby. There are electric carts to shuttle you to the rooms. There are two restaurants on the propriety. A Chinese and a western. Both are very good but the service in the western is slow. The steps up to the lobby are steep. There is an elevator but the it is not easy to find.
The Banyan Tree doesn’t disappoint at its Yangshuo location. Spacious, well-designed rooms with views of the beautiful grounds, although I was a little disappointed our suite didn’t have the wooden bath tub. Service was excellent by local standards. The only downside was that it was slightly far from town, about 15 minutes drive, but not complaining. Generally a very pleasant stay.