We are located exactly 2kms North of the center of Yangshuo and just on the West bank of the Li River

Two Roads

We now have 2 roads that access the Li River Retreat from Yangshuo

1. There is a new road that goes around the back of Yangshuo and is open 24 hours. This is the road that you would take if you are being driven in to the Retreat. We can provide transfers into the Retreat at any time of the day or night

2. The original road along the Li River is now only accessible, to pedestrians, bicycles and motorbikes. This is the best option to walk in or ride a bike into Yangshuo. This is a 2km trip from the Retreat to Yangshuo and it should take anything around 20-30 minutes


Guilin Airport - Guilin City (Train station or any hotel)

We can arrange a transfer from/to Guilin's airport, train station or any hotel in Guilin and we can do this at any time of the day or night

When you make a booking with us, you will be given the option to arrange a transfer online through your online reservation page

Coming on a Li River Cruise

If you come to Yangshuo on a Li River cruise from Guilin, then you will most likely be dropped off at the foreign boat docks near West Street in Yangshuo. If you walk to the intersection next to the Magnolia Hotel and call us on 8828950, we can send a car to pick you up

Arriving by bus

From Guilin

There are two type of public buses that you can take from Guilin

The Express Bus

These leave from the main bus station in Guilin and are non-stop and non-smoking. This bus will drop you off at Yangshuo's bus station. If you call us on 8828950, we can send a car to pick you up from the bus station. There is also a taxi rank at the front of the bus station where you can get a car to bring you here

The `Local` Bus

These depart from the front of the main train station in Guilin and stop many times along the way to Yangshuo. These buses are dropping off most tourists by the petrol station at the entrance to Yangshuo which is a long way away from the center of town

From Shenzhen or Guangzhou

The overnight buses from either Shenzhen or Guangzhou arrive to Yangshuo very early in the morning (5am to 8am) and will either drop you off at Yangshuo's bus station or near the petrol station at the entrance to Yangshuo

Transfer Prices

A taxi can hold 3 adults comfortably or 2 adults and 2 children if you are not carrying too much luggage

The 11 seater bus can hold 7 adults comfortably. The other seats are taken up by your luggage

The 14 seater bus can hold 9 adults comfortably. The other seats are taken up by your luggage

 Taxi11 Seater Bus14 Seater Bus
Guilin hotel or train station
Shangri-La Hotel
Yangshuo center303040

The prices listed are in the local currency RMB

The price is for the vehicle and not per person

These prices are for the off season dates. Prices are slightly higher for the peak periods


Best Value Hotel In Yangshuo
(5th Best In China)

Best Family Hotel In Yangshuo
(3rd Best In China)

Our Services

  • Amazing Views
  • Peace And Quiet
  • Comfortable Rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi In All Areas
  • Friendly Service
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Free Car Parking
  • Bike Hire
  • Hiking Routes
  • Swim In The Li River

Our Restaurant

Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner with a beautiful backdrop.
Enjoy the views from our patio or sit in our new restaurant

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Laundry was done by the staff: quick, right and reasonable price.Owner Alf was very helpful with changing ... click here for more

F Jones : 4th, April, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the retreat. Very peaceful and relaxing. Thank you , just what we needed.

Deborah : 4th, April, 2014

Very nice place to stay in Yangshuo , far from noice of the city Great nature place with gorgious view ... click here for more

Catherine : 3rd, April, 2014

What a very special place overlooking the river and slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the ... click here for more

Marike Vlantis : 3rd, March, 2014

The best place to experience Li River and the mountain which is apart from the noisy downtown. Nice people ... click here for more

Vivia : 7th, February, 2014

The Li River Retreat was a peaceful destination away from the town center. Just next to the Li River ... click here for more

Cortney : 12th, January, 2014

In Room

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Adjustable air-conditioning
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Other Services

  • Light Show Tickets
  • Guided Tours
  • In House Massages
  • Yangshuo Cooking School Bookings

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Every 7th night is free!!!.
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