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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 309 Reviews
Beautiful hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a vey comfortable and charming hotel. Service is excellent and they even have a small cruise in a part of the river Li. Food at restaurantes is good and service ys very friendly. Highly recommended.

Banyan Tree HOtel--Great resort for Westerners in Guilin China
Reviewed 2 months ago

If you are interested in relaxing between tours of the beautiful Guilin and Yangshuo areas in China, this is a good but expensive bet.
Banyan Tree Yangshuo Hotel

It is located about a 20-minute car ride from West Street and downtown Yangshuo, offering a beautiful estate thate features an outdoor swimming pool, a spa centre. The staff speaks pretty good English and are very cooperative and responsive. If you are tired or have heavy bags, they will whisk you around on their electric golf cars, showing you an array of activities and the various landscaped gardens.

The hotel touts that there is Free WiFi throughout the entire property, but there are serious limits on internet throughout China: so do not expect to get What’s App, CNN or Fox or even Google.
The rooms and suites are beautiful but expensive—running between $400 to $1,000 a night including breakfast.
Try to book a discounted deal in advance. It is worth staying here for two nights. They run several interesting courses and activities for guests.

Banyan Tree Yanshuo
Reviewed 2 months ago

Great location and superb service. Beautiful environment and natural landscape.
Staff are very friendly, courteous and always cheerful in greeting guests
good room amenities and always willing to top up beverages, toiletrees upon request

Relaxing and beautiful resort
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Banyan Tree Yangshuo is a beautiful resort. the rooms and suites are located along the river bank. there are many activities for families as well as individual looking for some relaxation time. Highly recommended!

Outstanding Luxury
Reviewed 2 months ago

We were picked up from the airport by their car - after a smooth ride to the hotel and on arrival, we knew this was a high class hotel. The River view Villa is grand in size and view, the staff are were all very attentive at all times. If you are looking for a Luxury hotel in Yangshou - look no further than the Banyan Tree