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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a restored home situated in the rice fields of Xizhou, and the rooms center around 3 beautiful courtyards. The Lindens employ mostly local folks and strive to provide opportunities that get the guests involved in activities in the local village. Our group took a walking tour of the village, including the market, shops, temples and the memorial...

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Guangzhou, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu mix western food with Chinese local food. There is also awesome hotel with good decorations. Friendly english speaking staff. The hotel is located in a ancient building with over 100 yrs old

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 14 January 2017

i didn't book to stay here, we stayed at the Hilton opting for more luxury digs. However we made a point to visit and our guide called and arranged so we could visit at tea time. It was a pleasure to meet Billy Linden and his wife, Jeanie. Billy has spent a lot years in china, speaks the local language...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We are honored when guests, who spend even a short time with us, are moved to write comments about their stay. While we cannot replicate the luxury of the newly built Hilton, we can outshine them and any other hotel with our passion and knowledge. Even during your short visit, you were able to feel the soul and professionalism that...

Reviewed 6 January 2017

During our tour of Yunnan in November 2016, we stayed two nights in the Linden Centre. We arrived in pouring rain to be given an extremely warm welcome by Brian, the owner. Our room in the last courtyard was large and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. As soon as the rain stopped, we went up to the roof...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Dali is beautiful and you don't need to stay in the same commercialized bar-street type of hotels. Linden Center in Xizhou is built around nature and deep respect for the local community and its heritage. The rooms are basic, but very clean and well taken care off -it's price maybe a little on the high side, but know that you...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We aim to make the Centre a home for all visitors. This being said- we fully believe that a home relies on more than just its structure to make it alluring. We knew that the cultural bureau would never allow us to alter the structure of our historic complex. We thus had to rely on the passion of our local...

New Paltz, New York
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Very, very happy to stay at The Linden Centre for a second time this year. Xizhou and the centre were generally much quieter during winter than my spring visit. Still, the skies were blue, fields beautiful, and town life increasingly vibrant. The Linden Centre is a top-notch place for relaxation and opportunities to experience authentic Chinese culture, including that of...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing traditional large home complex turned into a boutique hotel with modern comfortable amenities. V. Interesting architecture n history. Excellent and very helpful staff who can communicate in English, French, Japanese and Korean. Don't miss the morning tour to the local Xizhou market. Quite an experience!

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Linden Centre is truly amazing. The sense of culture and history is all around in the building. In this village next to Dali, the environment is also very beautiful and relaxing. Everything's very pleasant here: the rooms are comfortable, the food is delicious, the owners and staff are very friendly and welcoming, the village is very fascinating and traditional....

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

This hotel was chosen for us by our tour guide, and we're so glad we had the opportunity to stay here for a few nights. Room was large and comfortable, and had all the basic amenities you needed. We had a chance to join one of their informational tours about the property - highly recommend so that you are able...

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Tydd St Giles
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A restored courtyard house, in a village outside Dali. Very rural, surrounding by rice fields. Rooms are comfortable, restaurant is good, staff are really friendly and helpful, atmosphere is relaxed and happy. Great to meet other travellers and exchange stories. . We had a guided walk around Xizhou, visited the embroidery school (definitely worthwhile), a rice noodle factory, and a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Linden Centre is a meticulously restored courtyard mansion in the pristine Yunnan village of Xizhou. Great care was taken to preserve the beautiful indigenous architecture of this nationally protected cultural relic, while up-scale modern conveniences including heating and air conditioning were added to ensure guests a comfortable and absolutely unique stay. In this elegant setting, connect with the local ethnic cultures that make this part of China so special. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Linden Centre

Address: No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: $184 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“No elevator for upper level rooms, but staff will move your luggage upstairs.”
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“Take a room on the first floor at the end of a row ( quiet )”
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“Each room is unique and beautifully appointed in a different style that is culturally authentic.”
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“Because I was part of a tour, I looked at many, many rooms. They all had a special charm. Room 12 had views of the rice paddies.”
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“All rooms have Western style facilities”
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