"This guest house is in a great location right across the str..."
November 1, 2017
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Room service [24-hour]
|Value for money||8.9|
|Distance to city center||1. Km|
|Nearest airport||Dali Airport (DLU)|
|Distance to airport||17.1 km|
"Good localization, just couple of minutes from the Old Town."
November 16, 2018
"Rooms were very clean, beds were comfy, hot water come with good water pressure."
January 27, 2018
"The staff were very friendly and trustful, gave us a lot of advices, helped us to arrange our bus."
December 21, 2017
"Great, helpful staff and a good atmosphere."
November 16, 2018
Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House is conveniently located only a five-minute walk from the center of Dali. The property consists of two neighboring buildings. This inn features two styles of rooms - modern or traditional. Large windows look out over the mountains, offering scenic views of Erhai Lake, Dali's #3 Pagoda, and Cang Mountain. Guests can enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi and unlimited access to high-speed Internet. The comfortably furnished rooms are available for rent by the month, week, or day. For sightseeing trips, the friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice. If you are looking for a peaceful place to rest and refresh, look no further than Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House.
"Amenities are quiet satisfying compared to the amount of mon..."
February 26, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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The staffs were very helpful to me for information.”
Nice staffs, good location. It will be better if easily check in on night time.
Great value. ”
Great room. Nice helpful staff. The water flow a bit low, and toilet can be cleaner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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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.
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.
Decent hotel, a 10-min walk from Old Town Dali.”
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.
2 Day stay at Dali”
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.
Affordable room near 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.
great place !”
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 !
Location Clean and 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.
Great english speaking 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.
Dali trip with toddlers - can be done!”
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.
Comfortable guest house close to Old City”
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.
delightful, lovely place”
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.
Very nice Hotel...until the water supply ran out”
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.
Lovely hotel,friendly and professional staff ”
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.
Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House