- Once a working sugar mill, Alila Yangshuo is now a boutique retro luxury resort, combining stylish simplicity, in tandem with its picturesque setting.Guests of Alila Yangshuo enjoy a full-service spa.
- A cluster of 1960s buildings part of the original sugar mill have been restored to house a series of lofty public spaces and heritage suites with original brickwork and artfully lit timber beams.
- An hour away from the buzz of Guilin, Alila Yangshuo’s position on the curve of the Li River, among the region’s dramatic tableau of soaring mountains, deep river-cut valleys and antique villages, is almost flawless.
- It’s all about the outdoor recreational activities here. Once a fishing village, visitors to Yangshuo these days come to explore the wooded glens, rock climb or to simply gaze up at the surrounding towering peaks.
- Alila Yangshuo paves the way for an exhilarating journey into the region’s natural and cultural splendours, where guests may explore the many curated arts, music, culinary and outdoor programs available to them. Trek and bike or catch a performance of the legendary ‘Impressions of Liu Sanjie’ water show, performed at night on the Li River.
- Alila offers personal rock-climbing classes – suitable for all levels – in its backyard, which is the perfect precursor to a day spent in the subterranean spa, where traditional treatments use local ingredients such as black sugar.
- The award winning outdoor pool is considered one of the most instagrammed hotel pools in the world.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Alila Yangshuo’s Basket Bazaar experience in the main guest building invites you to relive the days when baskets would be lowered from windows down to the street, to be filled with snacks peddled by street vendors. A wonderful step back in time and a heartwarming taste of childhood memories!
Yangshuo’s dramatic karst landscape comprises a myriad landforms and features, making this a world-class hiking and climbing destination. With routes to suit varying levels of ability, the climbing sites offer an incredible back-to-nature experience. Each site is well equipped and, under the wings of your guide, challenges you to the exhilarating thrill of riverside climbing.
Pursue your passion or experience something new in our yoga/Tai Chi classes. Yoga/Tai chi classes is conducted by professional instructors who will share their in-depth knowledge.
Travel back in time to the 1960s as our Leisure Concierge brings to life the purpose of each unique heritage building, once making up the sugar factory complex. Imbued with the nostalgia of a bygone era, the Sugar House Tour also explains all the key steps in the artisanal sugar-making process. Equipped with a map, you can retrace the steps of the workers of this particular plant and at each location throughout the tour you will be handed exclusive “collector” postcards – a meaningful souvenir for you to take home to family and friends.
Once a sugar factory constructed in 1969, Alila Yangshuo is now a unique resort combining heritage buildings and avant-garde contemporary architecture. Try your hand at the sugar-making process where antique vessels are filled with precipitated sugar concentrate. A truly enchanting experience. Take home your own sugar creation, exquisitely wrapped – the perfect memento of your stay at Alila Yangshuo.
Wind down your day with an outdoor movie viewing. Set against a gorgeous natural backdrop of uplit peaks, movies are shown nightly.
Free your imagination. Channel your creativity into the artistic painting of a canvas recycled bag using natural pigments. A talented artist will teach you basic painting skills. A great time lies ahead with these fun and funky activities!
Enjoy a taste of local life as you explore Fuli Town Market. This ancient market is held on specific days each month and is a sight to behold! Local merchants with their bamboo rafts full of goods steer their way through the masses. A great spot to pick up Yangshuo specialties such as honeysuckle or myrtle, and local food such as baba, fried rice noodles and oil-tea camellia.
A riverside property housed in a former 1960s sugar mill, Alila Yangshuo makes the most of the region’s dramatic scenery, but in a less affected slice of the countryside, away from the well-worn tourist paths of Guilin. Designed by Dong Gong of Vector Architects, with interiors by award-winning Ju Bin of Horizontal Space Design, the vision for Alila Yangshuo is to integrate the new with the old, paying homage to the unique history of these heritage buildings. The main guestroom building features simple yet strong lines and a combination of local stone and bamboo in the perfect balance of hard and soft. Designed in harmony with the natural landscape, it creates the feel of exploring a karst cave and embraces nature’s mystery.
A cluster of 1960s buildings part of the original sugar mill have been restored to house a series of lofty public spaces and heritage suites with original brickwork and artfully lit timber beams. These are surrounded by a low-slung new building, which houses the rest of the rooms and villas. Here, a perforated concrete façade sheds a dappled light onto low-key neutral interiors that are dressed with a mix of contemporary furnishings – mostly by Chinese designers – such as the layered rice paper and beech wood bucket chairs by PINWU Studio. Recycled timber and stone from the original site add texture and a subtle sense of place, while water – which has been used to great effect – adds to the property’s tranquil vibe.
Rooms are mainly housed within the newly built wing; all of these have a private terrace that open up to peaceful views of the surrounding landscape (either of the garden or the river). Tactile timber, subtle concealed lighting and understated modern furnishings create a low-key atmosphere while offerings include double vanities, coffee and tea-making facilities, in-room safes and separate baths and rain showers. Higher category rooms offer extras such as complimentary laundry and afternoon tea or a separate kitchen with a microwave oven, while the Heritage suites come with your own private butler.
The individual Pool Villas, each with private pool and garden, are designed for private indulgence with alcoves for in-villa dining, spa treats and quiet evenings. For those who want to unwind in the peacefulness of nature.
Sugar House Retreat
The Sugar House Retreats offer the best of luxury living, combining contemporary style, exceptional comfort, modern amenities and gorgeous scenic views. Each retreat opens to a private terrace – the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of karst mountains and gardens, watch rock climbers in action, and savour a taste of the past offered by our charming Basket Bazaar selling local snacks.
Sugar House Deluxe Retreat
Located on the higher floors, the Sugar House Deluxe Retreats envelop guests in the best of luxury living, combining contemporary style, exceptional comfort and modern amenities with picturesque views of the heritage buildings and the Li River in the distance. Each retreat opens to a private terrace, where guests can enjoy peaceful relaxation, watch rock-climbing activities on the surrounding mountains, and buy traditional local snacks from our charming Basket Bazaar.
Sugar House Family Retreat
The Sugar House Family Retreat at Alila Yangshuo is built for a contemporary lifestyle, equipped with design-built functionalities, ensuring that guests have the best of luxury living that reflects the destination. Hold a panoramic view of Karst mountains and gardens, let every guest enjoy relax in private terrace, and cheer for their relatives’ rock climbing, buy some local snacks through basket bazaar, recall events from childhood.
Sugar House Family Loft
This beautiful Family Loft is one of a kind, complete with modern creature comforts and a specially designed children’s room with a bunk bed, ensuring every family member has their own private space. The bedroom opens to a peaceful private terrace, where you and your family can relax together enjoying the magnificent views, watching rock climbers on the mountains, and savouring a taste of the past offered by our charming Basket Bazaar selling local snacks.
The Garden Townhouses are housed in a two-storey building that is part of the new development located in the east of the resort. Ideal for guests seeking peaceful, private accommodation. Generous in space with a view of the heritage buildings, the upper floor suites open out to a private terrace while the ground floor suites overlook a lush bamboo garden.
The resort’s two Heritage Suites are located on the upper floors of the old sugar mill. Each occupying an entire floor of the heritage structure, the suites are beautifully designed in modern-retro style, comfortable, spacious and functional. Enjoy a blend of timeless design features and contemporary interiors, overlooking relaxing views of misty green hills and the Li River.
Start your evening off at 1969 Bar with a cocktail such as the Colorful Alila, concocted with rum from the in-house distillery. Sip this while perched at the sunken bar, or head outside to the pool to watch the sun set behind the bamboo-swathed hills. There is a western menu – with crowd pleasers such as burgers, pizzas and lasagne – on offer, but for the full Alila experience, settle down at Sugar House Restaurant, where chef Philip Zhu sends out Chinese favourites, from deliciously fragrant steamed cod drizzled with soy sauce to local specialties such as the heart-warming Guilin rice noodle soup topped with pickled vegetables, crispy pork and beef. Even better is the buffet and à la carte breakfast that serves all sorts from honey-coated waffles to traditional local curry beef noodles.
Located in the historical Sugar Pressing Room, Sugar House restaurant offers a relaxed indoor dining environment with a full window frontage, and an outdoor dining terrace cocooned by lush greenery. Experience a modern, fashionable fusion of local tastes and seasonal farm-to-table produce.
With an in-house rum distillery and a modern industrial design, the iconic 1969 Bar focuses on creating delectable cocktails centred around the theme of sugar and rum. Located in the old Pressing Room, with a fabulous view facing the swimming pool, 1969 Bar is one of the most versatile spaces to socialise in Yangshuo, and the new version of cool in the city.
Water Pump Room
A private restaurant close to Li River, one of facilities of old sugar mill.
It’s all about the outdoor recreational activities here. Once a fishing village, visitors to Yangshuo these days come to explore the wooded glens, rock climb or to simply gaze up at the surrounding towering peaks. Alila offers personal rock-climbing classes – suitable for all levels – in its backyard, which is the perfect precursor to a day spent in the subterranean spa, where traditional treatments use local ingredients such as black sugar.
Alila Yangshuo paves the way for an exhilarating journey into the region’s natural and cultural splendours, where guests may explore the many curated arts, music, culinary and outdoor programs available to them. Join in the rock wall challenge to climb, trek and bike or catch a performance of the legendary ‘Impressions of Liu Sanjie’ water show, performed at night on the Li River.
In the cavernous sanctuary of Spa Alila, experience uniquely relaxing treatments that combine Balinese wellness traditions with local black sugar. Offering guests exclusive treatments that combine the finest traditions of East and West, Spa Alila at Alila Yangshuo offers a heavenly experience that promises to rejuvenate guests and leave them with a sense of renewed well-being.
The individual Pool Villas, each with private pool and garden, are designed for private indulgence, For those who want to unwind in the peacefulness of nature.
Work out in the comfort of our unique living room-style gym, well equipped for cardio and weights exercise.