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Regency Holiday Hotel
Ranked #144 of 475 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We booked a 'View Room" - and indeed there was one. I had stayed at this hotel several times some years back and was quite impressed with the place. On this occasion, the first night (Room 207) was fine from some points of view - but it was raining and so West Street that the hotel overlooks on one side was quiet. The wallpaper was peeling, the air conditioning was dodgy at best and the switch fell out of the power point. But come the second night, a band of troubadors armed with monstrous amplifiers aimed not only at the restaurants below but also at all the west street windows began their monotonous ditties. Surely, they'd finish at 10, I thought. Then, surely at 11. Finally, off to the front to discover when the cacophony would cease and when sleep might be possible Maybe some time after 12, the gal replied. And so I demanded a room change (Room 227). At midnight, it was quieter than the West Street room but at 5 a.m., it seemed the main road traffic was coming through the very room. And the air conditioning didn't work. The room was as hot as hell. The following morning, I frogmarched the manager through the hotel in search of a quiet room - but the sad fact is that their rooms face West Street on one side, the main traffic street on another and factories and other noisy facilities on the third side. Finally, we found a room (304) with a 'view' of a blank wall which offered respite from the noise. The place is run down and now obviously caters primarily to Australian and Chinese tour groups who don't know what they're in for but who only stay one night anyway. The mangement is aware of this - as so many Chinese managements are - and they know there are millions of innocents to follow. The manager said Yangshuo had changed. But,sadly, it is obvious the hotel had not. No double glazing that would have ameliorated much of the noise. But new wallpaper, double glazing, general repairs are not catered for in this hotel's budget. My advice to the independent traveller who has a choice, as opposed to those at the mercy of tour operators, is go somewhere else. The Manager felt he had trumped me when he flourished my booking. 'You asked for a View room', he said, I agreed 'But not with half a dozen amplifiers aimed at the window each night until midnight or beyond." The hotel is a disgrace.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere. There are plenty of hotels in Yangshuo. This one should be last on your list.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

I stayed here as part of an inclusive tour so I don't know how much the room cost but whatever it was it wasn't value for money.

Convenient location but appalling facilities - not even any complimentary drinking water!

Toilet was blocked on arrival, no mini-bar/fridge (pretty essential in Chinese summer climate). No internet. Uneatable breakfast.

My tour company justified it on grounds of central location and convenience but there were other fine hotels nearby. My room overlooked the main square and I had karaoke and amplified buskers in the street below entertaining me until 2.00 am. Needless to say the double glazing was ineffective.

Room Tip: Very noisy if you overlook the main square
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Try not to complain but we experienced the following in July of 2012:
Very unreliable air conditioning - off for long periods in an extremely hot city
Poor light in room to read at night
No refrigerator which we had in all other hotels - need to keep your own water on hand
Ran out of toilet paper - they furnished so little to begin with and didn't replenish - we didn't notice until it was too late
No chairs in room - only the bed
Didn't refurbish water - we bought but had counted on some for brushing teeth in room
Poor information provided at front desk - English is very limited

Looks like other experienced some of the same problems. Too bad because the location is very good but not worth the other drawbacks.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank KathyBremerton
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

not worth the value. The beds are hard and uncomfortable and was told all rooms have the same bed. Noisy air-con sound and it was switched off during day time. Small bathroom with transparent window, was wondering whether anyone outside can see us. The room is a bit run down and they need a refurbishment.
One thing good about this hotel is the location, it situated right at the entrance of the walking street. However there are many other better hotels nearby so I strongly suggest to stay out of this hotel.
This hotel has no elevator so be prepared to carry your heavy luggage to your room, otherwise you can get the staff to do so with a fee.

Room Tip: Ask for lower floor room as there is no elevator, unless you don't have heavy luggage.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank CarolCCL
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We stayed here with our children and my mother-in-law. We had booked a family-friendly hotel with adjacent rooms, pool, but via a chinese travel agent....

our 2 rooms were floors apart. both had been smoked in, were through and through filthy, and facing the back of the hotel, a court with trash, laundry and noisy aircon outlets.

I would not know why to recommend this place. There are plenty of hostels that offer the same level of cleanliness, but take much less money. And possibly - or probably - have more atmosphere.
There was of course no pool.

Only one thing is quite good, the location at the upper end of West Street.

Room Tip: I dont think there are good rooms
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Thank sabinerebecca
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Address: No.117 West Street, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #144 of 475 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $51 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Regency Holiday Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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