Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House
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8.3
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8.4
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Excellent location
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  • Dali Gucheng - the Old City510 m
  • Dali Foreigner Street550 m
  • Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan680 m
  • YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang700 m
  • Four Scenic Resorts of Dali730 m
  • Jennifer and Friends'1.04 km
  • Dali University1.28 km
  • Dali Cang Mountain1.46 km
  • Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort1.46 km
  • Dali Wenxian Road1.73 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House

    No. 10, Group 1, Da Paper Workshop, Ximen Village, Dali City, Dali, China, 671003 - See map
    "This guest house is in a great location right across the street from old town."
    Mary - November 1, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Bar

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Dali in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 1,685 Dali properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Value for money score
    8.9/10
    Service score
    9.0/10
    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Cheapest price score
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    Value for money8.9
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
    Distance to airport17.1 km

    Rooms available at Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Bed in a 6-Bed Room
    1 Bed in a 6-Bed Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 single bed
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    4 Beds Private Room With Shared Shower and Bathroom
    4 Beds Private Room With Shared Shower and Bathroom
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Twin Bed Room with Private Bathroom
    Twin Bed Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    KING BED ROOM
    KING BED ROOM
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Park view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe king bed room
    Deluxe king bed room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Lagoon view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed or 1 single be...
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    Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • 2 double beds
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    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "There are public buses can be taken from here to Dali Xiaguan town which is pretty convenient."

      YEE L.

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      October 8, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The hostel building is very nice with ancient Chinese architecture & decorations."

      YEE L.

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      October 8, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Rooms were very clean, beds were comfy, hot water come with good water pressure."

      Yan

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      January 27, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The staff went above and beyond to make us feel at home, and..."

    Vanaka

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    September 25, 2017

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    3 mentions
    Housekeeping
    2 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention
    Internet
    1 mention

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff were very friendly and trustful, gave us a lot of ..."

    Yan

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    December 21, 2017

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    Cuisine:American, Asian, Chinese
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.5
    Excellent
    From 332 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.3
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.9
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    8-9 Excellent (23)
    7-8 Very Good (20)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (8)
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    Mar - May (27)
    Jun - Aug (26)
    Sep - Nov (17)
    Dec - Feb (24)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    chaowalid from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in a 6-Bed Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    The staffs were very helpful to me for information.”

    Nice staffs, good location. It will be better if easily check in on night time.

    Reviewed May 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Blazej from Poland
    Group
    4 Beds Private Room With Shared Shower and Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great and helpful staff, very good localization”

    Great, helpful staff and a good atmosphere. Free table tennis, tea and fruits. Good localization, just couple of minutes from the Old Town. Hostel can organise a transfer to Lijiang in s comfortable bus and pickup from hostel.

    Reviewed November 16, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Aviel from Israel
    Couple
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Great value. ”

    Great room. Nice helpful staff. The water flow a bit low, and toilet can be cleaner.

    Reviewed April 10, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Keith from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe king bed room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Basic Room in a Convenient Location”

    A very basic, rustic room close to the old city and restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful but access was not simple. The room is separated from Reception and no lift was available. Public transport readily available.

    Reviewed August 22, 2018

    Hello, Dali Bai's house is only three stories tallest, so there is no elevator installed. I'm sorry for the inconvenience brought to you by the tallest, we will pay more attention to it. Looking forward to meeting you next time.

    Responded November 11, 2018
    Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House
    8.0
    Excellent
    LEE from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Friendly, and English communication possible”

    The deli lily pad guest house is located 5minutes away from the ancient castle. It is quiet at night, and not so far away from the castle. 5minutes from the west gate. Just in case you miss your meal, there's also two restaurant near the road. Amenities are quiet satisfying compared to the amount of money I paid. Atmosphere : beautiful chinese garden and interior. But I didnt talk to them much. Familiy business maybe. It is pretty quiet place, so if you're planning to hang out with new friends , this place is not recommended. Overall, I think it is worth staying. If I d visit dali, yunnan again, i'll revisit this place;

    Reviewed February 26, 2018

    Thank you for your evaluation. Your evaluation is the biggest affirmation for us, and we look forward to seeing you next time.

    Responded November 11, 2018
    Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House
    8.8
    Excellent
    Yan from China
    Couple
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Excellent”

    The property is very close to the West gate of Da li ancient town, yet it's hidden in a small street with quietness. Rooms were very clean, beds were comfy, hot water come with good water pressure. We stayed there for a couple of days, loved the place. We eventually changed from double room to dorms, basically because the dorm beds were awesome, all wooden beds in ancient Chinese styles, that was something really special.

    Reviewed January 27, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yan from China
    Couple
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Hostel price, 5 star hotel service ”

    We stayed there for 3 days and we absolutely loved it. The staff were very friendly and trustful, gave us a lot of advices, helped us to arrange our bus. They have tried their best to bring satisfaction to the guest, from delicious breakfast to the room service, we were very amazed by the professionalism they have showed. The rooms were spotless clean and comfy, we loved the pillows. On our last night we even got free update, we really felt like being at home. we would recommend this place to anyone who travels to Inne.

    Reviewed December 21, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mary from United States
    Solo traveler
    4 Beds Private Room With Shared Shower and Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    Great location and very sweet staff ”

    This guest house is in a great location right across the street from old town. The owners upgraded me to a private room for free and provided towels. The rooms were very comfortable and the owners were more than happy to answer questions about what to do in town. The owners were a bit mothering at times, always checking on you and talking to you, but they were very sweet. I enjoyed doing the family style dinner with everyone.

    Reviewed November 01, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Vanaka from Canada
    Couple
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    Excellent staff & value for money”

    We spent 4 nights at the Lily Pad. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel at home, and provided useful advice throughout our stay. Location was also very convenient - 5 min from the beautiful Old Town, right at the bottom of the mountains (bedroom with park view means a nice view of the mountains). The King bed room we stayed in was spacious and cozy - only downside being the lighting (bit dark) and the shower which took a while to get hot shower (though the staff tried to find a solution quickly once we raised the issue). Nonetheless an excellent value for money with great staff, would recommend.

    Reviewed September 25, 2017
    8.3
    Excellent
    Jason from Canada
    Couple
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

    Decent hotel, a 10-min walk from Old Town Dali.”

    Proximity to Old Town Dali, Friendly Staff, Family Hot Pot Dinner shared with guests.

    Our room was a little dark and cold, but it seemed pretty clean and they gave us an electric blanket and rented us a heater for the room. The courtyard has a lot of possibilities, but it was definitely not kept up. The receptionist spoke English, which was helpful to us. They had a hot pot dinner served for all the guests who wanted to join. It was fun and a nice experience to share with everyone. The hotel is close to Old Town Dali and also to the Three Pagodas... both places you'll want to see while staying here.

    Reviewed August 19, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    ELAINNE from China
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015

    2 Day stay at Dali”

    location, room comfort and staff's friendliness

    I arrived really early, so have to wait for quite some time to check-in. They were quite busy too that morning, so after some time, Irene (one of the staff) apologized for not being able to offer me any drinks while I waited. She then gave me a cup of coffee for free (and another free refill)! The room is very spacious and the location of GH is near bus stop to the 3 Pagodas ( walkable as well). It is right across the old town. The GH also gives away some freebies ( cute scrunchies when I was there) when you check out. Note: Rent a bike and ride around town.

    Reviewed August 03, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    chan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

    Affordable room near to old city”

    clean, friendly staff, walking distance to old city

    fantastic after you managed to find the hotel. its in a side lane and no sign board to indicate this hotel but other hotels has sign board so you could just miss it. So don't depend on sign board best to ask around.

    Reviewed October 28, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Aude from France
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    great place !”

    big rooms, nice common areas, location perfect

    Although the staff wasn't so effective (check in a bit complicated, difficulty to find the keys of the room..) the place is perfect for the price and the location is super : just outside the old city so it is quiet but you can reach this main area in 3 min walk !

    Reviewed June 09, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    John from United States
    Solo traveler
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    Location Clean and Affordable”

    location, clean, affordable

    The Lily Pad in is a great place to stay. It is very affordable and a very nice and friendly place. The room was very large with a very large bathroom that was located on the second floor. The staff is great and spoke excellent English. While not located within the old city, it is located across the highway. Having said that, the old city entrance is only a 5 minute walk. I actually liked that the property was not within the old city as the old city is very crowded and the hotel is very quiet in a nice location. There are a couple of other guest houses nearby to explore different breakfasts. Lily Pad does have a restaurant which has good food. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed June 02, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael from United States
    Solo traveler
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    Great english speaking staff”

    helpful staff, helpful staff, helpful staff

    This place is great. I was only there one night. I had a million questions. they answered them all, helped with soooo many request, could not have been friendlier. I highly recommend this place. Good people here.

    Reviewed May 11, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Aaron from United States
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2013

    Dali trip with toddlers - can be done!”

    The staff were extremely friendly and service oriented. Family rooms are large and comfortable. Rooms were clean and cozy.

    We were two families, each with two children under 5, that traveled to Dali together. The staff at the Lily Pad Inn were extremely friendly and took great care of us. They made us feel like guests staying in their home. While some staff did not speak English, those that did were very good. Family rooms were comfortable in size for us. There were no baby cots (but we actually did not ask), but the family rooms had one large bed 180cm and one full/double bed 150cm. Rooms were very clean with classic style furniture, but it would have been nice to have a chair (only one wooden one which served as a table). Bathrooms are large, but the kind where it's a shower room (no separate shower), and no bath tub. Apparently rooms are not cleaned by default, and you must ask if you want it (we learned this at the end). Food was inexpensive and average, but it was nice to have breakfast waiting for us on time (you can arrange night before). Otherwise you have to walk to a different nearby hotel, or into the old town, about 5-10 minutes (15-20 min with little kids). This was a nice little family-style inn complete with local Chinese flavor, but with some of the comforts of home.

    Reviewed October 14, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Denis from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Comfortable guest house close to Old City”

    Nice room, friendly staff, good location.

    For the price this guesthouse represents very good value for money. It's walking distance away from the outer walls of the Old City and is in a quiet area. As a bonus my room also had a view of the mountains. The room itself was very large and clean with it's own toilet/shower room. I don't think I requested my own private bathroom so must've been upgraded which was nice. The staff were very friendly and spoke good english and were always willing to help and give advice. Only negative experience I had a was a group of guests playing guitars and singing at the top of their longs directly outside my room until about 11:30pm. Wouldn't have mind usually but was completely shattered having just flown in to China and taken an overnight train to get to Dali! This is a guesthouse/hostel aimed at backpackers and travellers on a budget so if you're expecting a hotel to interenational standards then this probably isn't the place for you. But if you're looking for somewhere comfortable to stay for a few days with friendly staff and guests then I would highly recommened the Dali Lily Pad Inn.

    Reviewed June 06, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    sherry from United States
    Solo traveler
    KING BED ROOM
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

    delightful, lovely place”

    location, staff friendly, home atmosphere

    I had a wonderful time. People were nice, place was clean, and Dali is beautiful. Lots of activities available and if you want to hang out and read you can do that too. Loads of tourists in the city, but not too many out on the trails. I appreciate the whole ambience of a hostel and I'll recommend this place to anyone I know who is visiting Dali. Great opportunity to explore little villages while biking along the lakeside road with very little traffic. Two thumbs up.

    Reviewed April 04, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jose from Philippines
    Group
    Twin Bed Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    Very nice Hotel...until the water supply ran out”

    Good location, Nice Rooms, Good Pizza

    I was impressed with the location and rooms. They served good pepperoni pizza. The old town was within walking distance. My impression of the hotel was positive until the water supply dried up in the bathroom. Also, the wifi range is limited to the main section of the hotel.

    Reviewed February 18, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Khaled from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

    Lovely hotel,friendly and professional staff ”

    The location is great. Calm, and quiet but only 5 minutes walk from the Old town of Dali. where the atmosphere can be little noisy somtimes. The rooms are large, confortable and have all nedded equipments.- The staff is professional, very friendly helpful and do speak very good english

    In the beginning I planned to stay only 2 nights but due to the good service and friendly atmosphere at the Lily Pad Inn and also of course the charming Old town of Dali I prolonged my stay with 2 more nights.I recommend warmly the lily Pad Inn for its location, its good service, its friendly and helpful staff who try all the time to make you pleased to be their guest through for exempel commun dinner with other guests for symbolic expenses.The excellent english of the staff which is not usual in China make it easy to get information on different activities and programmes, The Lily Pad Inn gaved me really much value for the modest money I paid.

    Reviewed November 16, 2012
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