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The Jade Emu International Guesthouse
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9.3

Exceptional

831 reviews

831 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Dali Gucheng - the Old City 490 m
Dali Foreigner Street 540 m
YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang 680 m
Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan 690 m
Four Scenic Resorts of Dali 710 m
Jennifer and Friends' 1.0 km
Dali University 1.3 km
Dali Cang Mountain 1.5 km
Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort 1.5 km
Dali Wenxian Road 1.7 km

The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

Area 10, West Gate Village, Dali City, Dali, China, 671003 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Dali City part of Dali, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Dali Airport. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Sauna

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Hot tub

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Sauna

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.3 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
Distance to airport17.1 km

Rooms available at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Jing Pin Te Da Chuang Fang
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    Boutique Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Boutique King
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Yi Ju Shi Shuang Chuang Fang
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    [Dian Jing Ying Yuan ]Dai Tou Ying Er Ju Shi
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Standard King
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 bunk bed
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    [Dian Jing Ying Yuan ]Dai Tou Ying Yi Ju Shi Da Chuang Fang No1
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    [Dian Jing Ying Yuan ]Dai Tou Ying Yi Ju Shi Da Chuang Fang No2
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    [Dian Jing Ying Yuan ]Dai Tou Ying Yi Ju Shi Hao Hua Da Chuang Fang
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    Check-in is from 09:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Jade Emu International Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dali with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    Is breakfast offered at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    Western breakfast is available for guests. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 28 CNY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

    What are my dining options at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Western cuisine is available for guests. Light meal like coffee or tea is served using only quality ingredients.

    Can special events be hosted at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    Your special occasion or event can be hosted at one of the 3 versatile venues. Large events and gatherings such as private events can be hosted at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse. Small or intimate events like birthday parties can also be accomodated. Services for audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

    Can business events be hosted at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    On-site venues and convenient event services make The Jade Emu International Guesthouse an ideal choice for hosting meetings. The venue available at the hostel can accommodate up to 20 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

    What is the smoking policy at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hostel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

    What is the closest airport to The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The closest airport is Dali Airport, 17.1 km away from The Jade Emu International Guesthouse.

    What are popular attractions near The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    Guests at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse can easily visit Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Dali Foreigner Street and YangRen Jie ZhongXin GuangChang located in the Dali City area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Jade Emu International Guesthouse?

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is located in the Dali City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Dali Cang Mountain, Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort and Butterfly Spring Park.

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    What people love about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The room is spacious and clean."

      Masnita

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      January 7, 2020

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Very clean and big room."

      Erwin

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      July 17, 2019

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Location

      "The location was ideal for exploring and going places."

      Fallon

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      October 5, 2020

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    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Location score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
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    Overall rating:

    9.3

    Exceptional
    831 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.3
    Facilities
    8.7
    Location
    8.4
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    What travelers say they love:
    Luckily hotel offers food (which comes with value)
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    More about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    More about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    Getting in and around Dali is a breeze when staying at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse, located just minutes away from the city center.
    Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi and car hire services provided by the hostel make exploring Dali even more convenient. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel.
    Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the hostel's charming on-site fireplace. Packing light is possible at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse thanks to the hostel's laundromat keeping your clothes clean.
    Forgot to pack something? All your last-minute needs can be fulfilled by the convenience stores, saving you time and hassle. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
    Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television, in-room video streaming and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, bottled water and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.
    It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. For the ultimate convenience, you can even have groceries delivered to your room at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse, with their exclusive service.
    Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
    Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. Spend some time relaxing at the hostel's pool. Check out the hostel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation.
    Casual sporty activities are also available including horse riding. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's dart board and yoga room. Get social at the hostel's library, games room and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops and souvenir shops available right at on-site.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
    Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 90% of other accommodations in the city.
    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 90% of the city's other accommodations.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    15 mentions

    Food & Dining

    6 mentions

    Internet

    5 mentions

    Breakfast

    4 mentions

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Dart board
    • Fitness center
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Horseback riding
    • Hot tub
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Steamroom
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Yoga room
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast in room
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hygiene certification
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alcohol
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Grocery delivery
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen
    Swimming & soaking
    • Hot spring bath
    Services and conveniences
    • Concierge
    • Convenience store
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Laundromat
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shops
    • Smoking area
    For the kids
    • Family room
    • Kids facilities
    Access
    • Cat-friendly
    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Dog-friendly
    • Exterior corridor
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    Getting around
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Rental car
    • Taxi service
    Available in all rooms
    • Blackout curtains
    • Desk
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Individual air conditioning
    • Ironing facilities
    • Microwave
    • Seating area
    • Slippers
    • Wi-Fi [free]

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • American
    • Asian

    Location

    Area 10, West Gate Village, Dali City, Dali, China, 671003
    Excellent
    Location

    8.4

    Airports
    • Dali Airport (DLU)
      17.1 km
    • Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG)
      109.4 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Dali Liren Hospital
      14.3 km
    Convenience store
    • On-site
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      590 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 3-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from09:00
    • Check-in until23:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until23:00
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer fee100 CNY
    • Distance from city center0.3 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)50
    Extras
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)28 CNY
    The property
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors3
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 23
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2008
    • Most recent renovation2018
    Parking
    • Daily parking fee0 CNY

    Reviews of The Jade Emu International Guesthouse from real guests

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    8.5
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.7
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.8
    High score for Dali
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (70)
    8-9 Excellent (28)
    7-8 Very Good (52)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (16)
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    Mar - May (40)
    Jun - Aug (49)
    Sep - Nov (30)
    Dec - Feb (53)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erwin from Switzerland
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Deluxe King Room was Deluxe”

    We enjoyed there 4 nights. Very clean and big room. Many activities to join if you like. Poker, Table Tennis,, Billiard Competition, Tea Degustation. Hostel stays around 4 Minutes away from the Old Town. In the Hostel you get also Good Lunch or Dinner., Western or Chinese. Breakfast could improve.. A good place, also to meet other travelers. Reception is very friendly and helpful and many speak speak English.

    Reviewed July 17, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Masnita from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Really good and excellent hotel”

    Really worth my money. They upgraded our room with no extra charge. The location is excellent. A few meters to Dali entrance. The room is spacious and clean. Like a 5 star hotel!

    Reviewed January 08, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael
    Couple
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Loverly place at Dali”

    The Jade Emu is amazing and we had a great time there. Staff is nice and helpful and rooms are clean and look very nice.

    Reviewed July 20, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Richard from China
    Solo traveler
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in July 2022

    Best Hostel in Dali”

    Amazing rooms, common room and service. Love the reception that includes a pool table, projector… Room is awesome and very much hotel standard. Would highly recommend this place. Oh, food is great too!

    Reviewed July 07, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    qin from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2021

    Great stay”

    Booked 1 night and ended up 10 nights. It's a perfect place to make friends and get to know many talented people. Absolutely the best hostel I've ever stayed in Yunnan.

    Reviewed February 16, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Salwan from Canada
    Couple
    Boutique King
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Cool property”

    Large complex with quiet rooms on different levels of courtyards and verandas. Comfortable bed and fantastic shower. Helpful staff. Within short walking distance from the old town and a modern scooter rental shop next door.

    Reviewed December 14, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    yong
    Solo traveler
    Standard King
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    Love the vibe in the Guesthouse and it's situated very near to the old town. Would definitely recommend it to other travellers.

    Reviewed March 20, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Audrey from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    A Nice 3 Nights & 2 Days Stay”

    Take #3 bus (turn right after exit Dali train station) and stop at Gurong Hotel. Cost 3rmb only. Gurong Hotel is just next to Red Dragon Wall Gate (a big grey stone wall). Cross the highway and walk straight for about 5min until came about 77 Guesthouse. Then, turn left and walk uphill to Jade Emu Guesthouse. The guesthouse is nice. Room is spacious and they will change your towel everyday. There are no air-conditioner in the room but the room will get cold especially during night. Only few minutes walk to Dali Ancient City. Anyway, we have a nice stay here. The staff can speak/understand english and don’t forget to meet Magic (i think the owner’s dog). p/s: Take the same bus #3 from the guesthouse to Dali train station which is also the last stop

    Reviewed May 29, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    usuf from Indonesia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good location and value for money”

    The place is well located, staff were nice and the room is a good value for the money we paid. Facilities were basic, mainly for the location and budget

    Reviewed August 17, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Samantha from United States
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great hostel for international travelers”

    Jade Emu was very convenient to the Dali ancient town, just across the street. Front desk staff were super sweet and helpful. Good Chinese and western food available at the hostel throughout the day...prices comparable to places in town, always tasted good. Nice selection of reasonably priced beers. Also a very cute dog belonging to the owners who would come play with me! Rooms were spacious and comfortable, although in the winter time it could be quite chilly at night, and the small space heater they had didn’t really cut it. The shower in our room was poorly designed so it would flow down into the toilet area, causing significant flooding. Other than that, it was a great place to stay.

    Reviewed February 15, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Konrad from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    My Stay at Jade Emu”

    Possibly one of my best stays in China. I visited the Jade Emu during Christmas, where a Party with a real high calibre Dance Crew was organized . A friendly, well maintained place. Thanks to you, guys!

    Reviewed March 30, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    usuf from Indonesia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good location and budget”

    Got some promotion. The place is well located, staff were nice and the room is a good value for the money we paid. Facilities were basic, mainly for the location and budget.

    Reviewed August 17, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Fallon from China
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2020

    Great stay”

    This was a very enjoyable stay. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Definitely book the tea experience with them. It was worth it. Great atmosphere and environment. A bit slow with breakfast but otherwise no complaints. The location was ideal for exploring and going places. If I go back to Dali I would stay here again.

    Reviewed October 05, 2020

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    8.8
    Excellent
    affa from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Good for stay”

    Location a little bit far from dali city but a quite near with Dali old town with many facilities they have in their hostel. Staff very helpful and most important she can speak english very well.

    Reviewed November 24, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Alexander from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Very good”

    Nice place but lacking the small touches that make a good stay great. Staff were friendly and helpful when they could be. Food was great. The movie package in my room didn't work the first night and they couldn't fix it but the second night it was fantastic to have. The light in the bathroom was broken and nothing was done to fix that. No shower curtain so the bathroom was more like a wet room and when I left the 'clean me' sign on the door the maid replaced the towels and that was it.

    Reviewed August 07, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    dandan from China
    Solo traveler
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in July 2021

    Exceptional”

    This is the community I am thinking about.

    Reviewed July 10, 2021

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Robert from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Boutique King
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Very nice guest house / hostel ”

    I enjoyed my stay at the Jade Emu. Staff were great and the location and facilities were good. I enjoyed chilling in the restaurant area.

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Yoo from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Upgrade to Twin Suite ”

    We were given a free upgrade to bigger room, which is very kind of the hotel. The room is quite big n comfortable, except there is no suitable place to hang our jackets or clothes. There is a cabinet like with a hanger for clothes, but it looked like a chinese prayer cabinet display. We didn't use it. As it would scare us in the night as if there is someone looking down (if the clothes were hanged there).

    Reviewed January 08, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Piotr from United States
    Couple
    Boutique King
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

    Very good”

    Amenities are a step above adequate. Small issues, like a frequently clogged drain in the shower, the bed being extremely creaky, etc. But generally good value at this price point, and more spacious than average. Common area courtyard was very enjoyable to relax in, with a good selection of beverages and food. Short walk from one of the gates to the old city, overall the location was a good balance between being a bit away from the bustle, but close enough that everything was easily accessible.

    Reviewed November 06, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Xuan from China
    Couple
    Boutique King
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

    Comfortable room with good location”

    Service is slow but can understand the limited number of service staff during this special period of time. Luckily hotel offers food (which comes with value)

    Reviewed January 31, 2020

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