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Giggling Tree Reviews

Mainstreet 10-13, Aishanmen village, Yima, Guangxi Province, Yangshuo, China

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94%

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171 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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100%

Pauline and Karst are lovely hosts and caring people that run a top notch getaway in the stunningly beautiful Karst mountains of Yangshuo. I have been here twice and will definitely return in the future. The service is great, even when there are problems the staff are attentive and quick to fix them. They take the time to get to know their guests and their rooms are wonderful. This place is a real gem!


97%

Quiet location just outside Yangshoa but only a short cycle in. Amazing views from the pool, lovely shady, leafy terraces and a big room. The staff were very friendly and helpful.


91%

This place had an excellent staff all around but they frequently only had one person behind the reception desk. I felt bad for them because they always seemed overwhelmed and I spent a good chunk of time at giggling tree waiting to ask them a question about transportation or activities. Make sure you read their guide to the area they give you when you check in and it will save you time. You also need to pay about 60RMB round trip every time you want to leave this isolated tiny village


100%

Highly recommendable with great and friendly staff, lovely view and a Nice swimmingpool.


94%

The staff here are very helpful in arranging activities for you in the area. The bike rental facility is fantastic. Best of all - the dining is superb! Some of the best food we had in china with lovely views as well. Will definitely recommend to those visiting the area.


89%

Absolutely beautiful property--we enjoyed every moment here. We spent two months in China, and this ended up being our most expensive location, though, because you basically have to eat all your meals at the guesthouse, as it's not close to anything else. We were very glad to be staying outside of Yangshuo, which is a little crowded and noisy, but we did end up spending as much in food as we did for our room at this guesthouse, and the food was mediocre. However, everything else was great!


86%

Everybody was very helpful and friendly. Any question asked was either answered immediately or researched and then answered. The food was varied, well prepared, hot and served by very pleasant staff. It was also very peaceful at night and the bed was comfy.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

To put it shortly: PARADISE!!! :-)

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Dekuji!!! And please be welcome again!

100%

What a gem of a place. It's where nothing is familiar and they create a gorgeous sactuary for us Westererns. It came highly recommended and it earned it!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for these wonderful words. We love to get compliments like this!

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97%

AMAZING AMAZING place. Rooms were great -- only complaint is that hot water not the hottest Staff was great, but a bit slow in the am, especially when I was rushing to get a taxi to the airport. Food is delicious and menu choices are a plenty. Activities are endless and they've thought everything through, including guide books with pictures for those wanting a biking/hiking adventure. Other than that, an amazing retreat away from the big city! And they have a super cute pool!


100%

I liked every moment of my stay and will recommend the place to everybody coming to China


89%

this is a beautiful place, lovely design and decoration, excellent food and wonderfully priced, great rooms and bathrooms. however, the main reason we chose this place was the pool, yet the day we arrived it was out of action the entire day for cleaning. it took three times expressing our disappointment for the management to acknowledge us, and then were basically told that's the life goes sometimes.we were later offered 20rnb off bike rental cos they 'knew we were disappointed'


94%

Giggling Tree, in addition to its cute name, has an excellent location in the country, pretty good food and rooms at very reasonable cost, and an excellent. helpful staff. As I am an avid bicycler I found their picture book routes especially helpful. Any of the other things that you might want to do in Yangshuo are easily arranged by the staff.

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

We only stayed one night so our observations are only of limited value. Very good bathroom in our 2nd floor room


89%

Fantastic rural location and atmosphere. Staff were like a large happy family, and their smiles were infectious. It was great to have good English speakers to assist in organising activities and transport. For travelers keen to experience Yangshuo nightlife, accommodation in Yangshuo itself might be more convenient. We'd happily stay at the Giggling Tree again. Many European guests seem to be 'regulars'.

  • 14th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

there are two many signs telling you what to do and most of the things you want you must put a deposit down: hair dryer, games, etc. because of the village location which is nice, there is only the restaurant in the hotel which is basically western-type food, or large Chinese dishes. the food was not to my taste.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear customer, We appreciate your response. Having a foreign business in China makes that we have to stick to rules. As you are talking about signs, we assume you mean signs around the pool telling you what is allowed and what is not. These are Chinese rules and actually you see them worldwide. If we don't stick to rules we will not be allowed to have a pool. We hope you can understand.

91%

Great guest house a little way from the hectic centre of town. Wonderful location, awesome views, great pool which was newly opened. Big spacious room which was great but the shower had poor drainage which was the only thing to let the room down. Helpful and attentive staff. Really recommend it as base to explore the region.


97%

Recommended by a friend, and what a great find. In beautiful countryside setting a short cycle from Yangshuo, the best part was our cycle trips around local villages on the Li river. The rooms are huge and comfortable, staff are very friendly and helpful, particularly Paulien. Thanks for a really great stay, David and Hannah.


100%

This is an excellent place to stay in a very beautiful part of China in a tranquil setting away from the lively environment of Yangshao. Staff go the extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful stay. There's excellent advice about cycling locally and individual travel needs are well catered for. Accommodation in private double rooms is outstanding. This is a great place to just sit and admire the view after a hectic travel schedule This is a top destination.


97%

Large area with pool, good for families, nice restaurant, staff is very helpful, we enjoyed our stay very much!


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