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If you want a quaint inn style experience, this hotel is where it’s at. Located at a 10-15 minutes drive away from the city centre, 2 hours drive from Yangshuo, 1.5 hours drive from the rice terraces and a mere 10 minute walk to the reed flute caves, it falls bang in the middle of the main touristy areas. Annie, one of the hotel staff contacted us straight away after we booked and arranged a complimentary shuttle service to pick us up from the train station. She also recommend a Day tour with Secret Story Tour group (which we highly recommend). We loved the friendliness of the staff and their commitment to ensuring we were fully satisfied in all regards. They even assisted us in ordering taxis and getting around the city. The room was clean and cozy with a stunning mountain view that we could not stop capturing! The breakfast buffet menu didn’t change during our stay but what was amazing was that we could order Guilin style noodles on the side. We spent Christmas Day there and were treated to a complimentary dumpling making class! While we were too busy exploring the city on other days, we saw that they had other activities like calligraphy and tea making on offer at the hotel. Don’t make the mistake of not exploring the Lanja Village area around the hotel! It’s beautiful and has all the food and souvenirs on offer at the city centre - sometimes for cheaper. We loved our stay at the Secret Resort Hotel and have made some beautiful memories there. Thank you to the staff!