The Linden Centre
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2018

The Linden Centre

No 5 .Chengbei village,Xizhou Town, Dali City, Yunnan Province.China, Dali City, Dali, China, 671004
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    The Linden Centre Reviews

    9.4
    Exceptional
    /10
    (97 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We've been to Dali before but this was our first stay at the..."

    ken

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    January 11, 2018

    9.7
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 95% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Linden Centre

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

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    9.4
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    Exceptional location
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    Nearby
  • Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town58.5 km
  • Value for money9.1
    Distance to city center40 km
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
    Distance to airport29.5 km

    Rooms available at The Linden Centre

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    King Special
    King Special
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Regular Twin
    Regular Twin
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 2 single beds
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    Regular Queen
    Regular Queen
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 king bed
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    Western Style Room - Small Double Bed
    Western Style Room - Small Double Bed
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Classic Twin
    Classic Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Country view
    • 2 single beds
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    Queen Superior Room
    Queen Superior Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Courtyard Twin
    Courtyard Twin
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 2 single beds
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    Courtyard 1 King
    Courtyard 1 King
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Twin
    Superior Twin
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Courtyard view
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    What people love about The Linden Centre

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The dinner we had in Linden was healthy and delicious."

      Sha

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      February 8, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The founders of the Centre have beautifully and tastefully restored and maintained a traditional family estate."

      ken

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      January 11, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "My friend and I love the terrace on the roof where you can have a grand star view at night."

      Sha

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      February 8, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Among all the facilities, I like the library best."

    Wenxin

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    March 6, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very unique, quiet, exquisitely reconstructed old Bai house..."

    Linda

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    January 8, 2018

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    Airports

    Dali Airport (DLU)
    29.5 km
    Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG)
    90.5 km
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    Agoda Reviews (97)Booking.com Reviews (103)
    9.4
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.6
    Facilities9.6
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service9.7
    Value for money9.1
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Krishan from Singapore
    Group
    Courtyard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Wonderful stay ! ”

    Great staff who go out of the way to make your stay comfortable!

    Reviewed June 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    J from United States
    Family with teens
    Regular Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Extraordinary in so many ways, all of them positive. What a peaceful setting, very close to town

    Reviewed June 01, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    J
    Family with teens
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Linden Centre is a uniquely beautiful place with great character in such a peaceful setting so close to old town Xizhou.

    Reviewed May 29, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    David from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good location but overpriced”

    Charming house and courtyards from outside but rooms are very old without any real pleasant amenities, too simple comfort. Overpriced for the service and rooms. Very noisy too because it's an old wooden building.

    Reviewed May 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Allen from China
    Couple
    King Special
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    inspiring place to visit”

    Brian and Jeanee Linden make their guests feel welcome, as do the friendly, helpful staff members. The impressive partnerships that Brian and Jeanee have established with townspeople can be seen and felt all over Xizhou, as they are so respectful of local culture and so interested in preserving the cultural heritage of the town. In addition, they provide many free services, such as local tours and bicycle usage. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed October 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amelia from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Just wonderful”

    Very unique and rare to find in China - an absolute gem of a place and one we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. Just wonderful.

    Reviewed April 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Angela from France
    Couple
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    A peaceful haven in a beautifully restored house”

    The staff was most friendly and helpful. Linden is the family name of the general manager who set up this project to restore the house together with funding from the Chinese government. We really enjoyed talking with Brian Linden who has led a very interesting life. One of the friendly staff took us on a 3 hour (free) tour of the lovely old village of Xizhou with its fascinating market and took us to a place where they make rice noodles. The front desk manager Max gave us a tour of the house and explained about the architecture, etc. - most interesting and informative. The food was good and plentiful. It's best to share your dish. The bedroom was lovely as well as spacious with plenty of place to store one's clothes. The top terrace with a view to the mountains in the distance and rape fields nearby was great for a sundowners.

    Reviewed April 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sha from China
    Solo traveler
    Regular Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Terrific stay ”

    It cannot be better to stay in a historical place with the sufficient living supplies: the mineral water, the welcome drinks and fruits, even the noise reduction ear plugs! The dinner we had in Linden was healthy and delicious. My friend and I love the terrace on the roof where you can have a grand star view at night.

    Reviewed February 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ken from United States
    Family with teens
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    We had an excellent family visit to the Linden Centre in early January. We've been to Dali before but this was our first stay at the Linden Centre and it added a very rewarding dimension to the visit. The founders of the Centre have beautifully and tastefully restored and maintained a traditional family estate. They and their staff provided excellent suggestions about how to get the most out of our visit. Thus, it was the perfect combination of a fun and informative visit with comfortable accommodations. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed January 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Linda from China
    Family with young children
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Go there, its worth the $$$”

    Very unique, quiet, exquisitely reconstructed old Bai house structure, next to farm fields and cool authentic little Chinese village with open market. we took an excellent cooking class, hade conversations with wonderful staff and owners. this is a classy place, couldn't have been renovated any better. If you need night time action or TV, not a good place for you. the setting is gorgeous.

    Reviewed January 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nic from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Regular Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Extraordinary Place, Extraordinary Experience and Extraordinary People”

    Stayed here for 1 night and experienced the most amazing generosity and first class customer service. Breakfast was wonderful, the tour of the centre was very interesting and the morning market / Xizhou village tour was brilliant. Visit to Erhai Tongue of the Lake was also perfect. Customer service was second to none and right up there in terms of what I have experienced around the world. This was the best accommodation experience of my 13 day tour across the Yunnan Province. If anyone comes to Dali and do one thing, then I strongly recommend that they make it a point to stay here - to understand why its such a special place. Special mention to Michael, Max, Caroline, Candy, Emma and of course the special Brian and Jeannie Linden. Thanks for a truly special experience. 10/10!

    Reviewed December 28, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tessa from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Don't miss it - a rare gem”

    Incredibly lucky to have found The Linden Centre and stay there for two nights. Love the Linden's philosophy behind culturally sensitive tourism and their obvious respect for Chinese culture and its people. Their efforts at sympathetically restoring historic buildings, empowering the local communities and education both local and international guests is admirable. Fabulous food, great atmosphere, a wonderful library, extremely comfortable and well appointed rooms - all complemented by a welcoming and unique culture throughout the centre. If you get the opportunity to stay here then do so, and ensure you spend some time relaxing on the terrace overlooking the fields, town and mountains - a beautiful and relaxing experience.

    Reviewed November 18, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    YEAN from Malaysia
    Couple
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Good service hotel with great scene”

    This is a heritage building at a very good location, you can enjoy the great scenic view from the roof top and there is a library, a cafe & bar for a drink open till 10.30pm. We enjoyed the building introduction which include the historic story of the owner of the house and all the features of the building. Beside, the hotel provided a market tour every morning to let all the guest further get close to local community, we got chance to see the making of the cheese layer (local favorite snack) and also "er kuai" rice cake which is local staple food. All the staff of this hotel are friendly, they make you feel like you back to home.

    Reviewed July 04, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Shiyue from China
    Family with young children
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Great hotel, peaceful yet very convenient”

    Very easy to get a cab from the hotel to almost everywhere in Dali. The hotel has an activity room with pool table and table tennis which was our 3 year-old's favorite. The patio with a view of the rice paddy was great, very relaxing. Food was good too, especially for our little one - it was a bit hard to find non-spicy/salty local food outside of the hotel.

    Reviewed June 23, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Couple
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    VISIT THE LINDEN CENTRE!!”

    Amazing experience for my wife and me - what the Lindens have accomplished (and are continuing to do) is incredible! They have found a way to end up on the correct side of the fine line that is restoration vs. redevelopment. Really respect that they have taken a culturally respectful and locally-focused approach to sustainable tourism (absolutely no one should pretend that this is not tourism - least of all the Lindens). Check it out for yourself!!

    Reviewed May 11, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from China
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Excellent ”

    Linden is more than just a place to stay.. Its possibly one of the best hotel experiences in China . Being an expat who lives here , we found it to be of the highest order, food, service, outlook, atmosphere, location, decoration all outstanding .. well worth a visit.

    Reviewed May 08, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Shara from China
    Solo traveler
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    A place of peace...”

    I truly enjoyed my stay at the Linden Center even though it was shortl. It's in an amazing location giving you a taste of the local culture, the staff is wonderful and willing to help at a moment's notice. The founders are amazing and take the time to visit with all who come. It's an exiting but yet peaceful and restful place. I hope to visit again.

    Reviewed May 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOO from Singapore
    Couple
    Regular Queen
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Culturally immersive!”

    Although mentioned in the Chinese version of the Lonely Planet guide for Yunnan as appealing to a largely non-Chinese traveller profile, this place is popular with the new generation mainland urban travelista demographic. I spotted groups of families from Shanghai staying there and various groups of wedding photography enthusiasts on the field outside the centre.

    Reviewed April 10, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Wenxin from Singapore
    Group
    Regular Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Excellent food and staff”

    Memorable dinner. Dishes were well-cooked and homely. A very serene stay overlooking the rice fields in the morning. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Among all the facilities, I like the library best. Breakfast was average.

    Reviewed March 06, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kathryn from China
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Wonderful location, passionate about sustainable tourism”

    We had a wonderful two-night stay at the Linden Centre. Brian and Jeanee went out of their way to help accommodate us, despite being booked out due to a holiday crowd -- and we were grateful they did so! It is clear that they have poured their passion into developing a model that allows travelers to interact with and experience the local culture. Their staff are dedicated to hospitality. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed February 05, 2017
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