Yangshuo Sugar House

Yangshuo Sugar House provides a slice of luxury amongst the beautiful karst mountains, green hills, and winding rivers for which Yangshuo is famous. Located in a former working sugar mill constructed during the cultural revolution, the facilities have been remodeled by renowned architect Dong Gong of Vector Architects with interiors by award-winning Ju Bin of Horizontal Space Design. The result is an inspired blend of style and comfort. Each of the 117 rooms, suites, and villas offers contemporary aesthetics, LCD cable TV, Wi-Fi access, telephone, safe, minibar, and coffee and tea-making facilities. The resort includes a stunning swimming pool, international restaurant, in-house rum distillery, opulent spa, fully equipped gym, cardio theatre, separate weights area, and gorgeous views of the Li River. The local natural splendor of the region can be explored through the diverse range of exhilarating activities available such as biking, rock climbing, and hiking.

Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Yangshuo is famed for its karst mountains and winding rivers, all of which are beautifully framed through the resort’s windows and terraces.

Design: The tireless efforts of Dong Gong and Vector Architects created a beautiful resort that seemingly effortlessly combines the preserved industrial design aesthetics with modern elements.

Comfort: From the opulent spa to luxuriously appointed rooms, guests are certain to leave physically and spiritually relaxed.

Guilin & Yangshuo, China
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  • 24hr Room Service
  • Boutiques
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Kids Club
  • Library
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas

All of the resort’s 117 rooms and suites combine stylish simplicity with exceptional comfort and convenience. Rooms are equipped with 49” LCD TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, telephone, in-room safe, minibar, and coffee and tea-making facilities.

Sugar House Retreat

Sugar House Retreat

Covering 55 square meters, all of these retreats open to a private terrace which offers a stunning panoramic of the surrounding karst mountains. These rooms can be appointed with a single king-size bed or two twins, and bathrooms are fitted with either a bathtub or rain shower. Upgrade to the Sugar House Deluxe Retreat to enjoy views of the Li River and reside on the higher floors of the hotel.

Sugar House Family Loft

Sugar House Family Loft

Designed with families in mind, this beautiful accommodation covers a generous 90 square meters and is located on the upper floors of the hotel. The room's private terrace offers views of the surrounding karst mountains and gardens, and the accommodation is appointed with one king-size bed and a single bunk-bed. The king-size bathroom is fitted with a walk-in closet and a bathroom that features a luxurious bathtub. A separate bathroom features a rain shower.

Garden Townhouse

Garden Townhouse

Located in a new development to the east of the resort, these generous two-story buildings are divinely private and span an impressive 109 square meters. The ground floor suites overlook a lush bamboo garden while upper floor suites open out to a private terrace which offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery. This comfortably equipped accommodation features a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and spacious balcony. Equipped with a king-size bed, a separate bathroom is fitted with both a rain shower and twin bathtub. Complimentary afternoon tea for two is included.

Heritage Suite

Heritage Suite

The resort's two Heritage Suites are located on the upper floors of the old sugar mill and both cover an entire floor of the heritage structure at an impressive 131 square meters each. Beautifully designed in a modern-retro style, these spacious suites feature a living room, dining table, and two separate bedrooms. Both bedrooms’ bathrooms are fitted with a rain shower and bathtub. A private washroom with underfloor heating and walk-in closet is also included in this suite. Three 49" LCD TVs are scattered throughout the suite, and from its terrace spaces, guests can catch stunning views of the karst mountains and the Li River.

Pool Villa

Pool Villa

These private villas feature a pool, two gardens, and alcoves for in-villa dining, spa treatments, and quiet evenings. Spanning 189 square meters, they house a living room, kitchen, and bedroom. The master bathroom boasts both a rain shower and bathtub, and there is also a washroom with underfloor heating. Complimentary afternoon tea for two is available daily.

Relaxation reigns supreme at this opulent resort. A world-class spa is nestled inside a renovated sugar stock rotunda and an industrial truss was repurposed to provide the surrounding structure for a beautiful pool. The resort also houses a fitness center, kids’ center, and gorgeous library, all of which are beautifully designed and make use of the old sugar factory’s original design elements.

Boutique & Library

With a wide selection of titles and comfortable places to sit and relax, this warm, comfortable environment provides guests with space to fully immerse themselves in literary bliss.

Fitness Center

Housed in a living room-style gym, this facility is fitted with the equipment necessary for cardio and weight training exercises.

Play Alila

Children can enjoy a variety of activities – ranging from arts and crafts to foam mattresses and slides – within the comfort of this safe and engaging environment.


A sunken plaza and industrial truss were repurposed in order to construct this opulent pool that looks out across the Li River and offers panoramic views of the surrounding karst mountains.

Spa Alila

Inspired by the karst caves for which Yangshuo is famous, this quiet sanctuary of relaxation houses five VIP treatments rooms. An array of treatments combines traditional Balinese wellness traditions with local ingredients and techniques, resulting in a wealth of options for personal rejuvenation. There is even a spa treatment specially designed for kids.

Sugar House Restaurant serves a wide range of flavors from local delicacies to International classics while the 1969 Bar provides guests with a place to unwind and enjoy a drink.

1969 Bar

1969 Bar

Featuring modern industrial design and an in-house rum distillery, this iconic bar serves delectable cocktails with sugar and rum themes.

Sugar House Restaurant

Sugar House Restaurant

Situated in the historical Sugar Pressing Room, guests of the luxurious restaurant can enjoy Chinese and Western dishes from the farm-to-table menu while catching gorgeous views of the surrounding scenery as framed by a full window façade or from the outdoor dining terrace.

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