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The Linden Centre

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No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004 China See on map
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Breakfast included
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at the Linden Centre started with a lovely market tour by a very well-informed fellow who works there. We got to see the town, taste cheese and rose jam at a local tie-ye vendor, and hear about some of the history of Xizhou....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank kaiyote
Response from Brian l, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 6 days ago

The Centre is our home and we host each guest with a family type of friendliness and respect. This is the essence of every one of our hotels. We provide more than a bed, and guests should not come to the Centre expecting to hide...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

My family and I just completed our third visit to the Linden Centre in Xizhou outside Dali in Yunnan. Each visit has been better than the last. This restored courtyard home of a wealthy merchant with some 14 hotel rooms still feels like a family...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Brian l, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded March 20, 2018

I am honoured to receive such glowing comments from a fellow China-hand. We both have watched China change so dramatically over the past three decades -much for the good, some for the bad- and the ephemeral glimpses, scents and tastes of old China are what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Better writers than me have already described their wonderful experiences at The Linden Centre. Instead of re-telling what they have already so artfully explained, I think I’ll zoom in on some little details, like I do when I take photos. Let me just say if...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Linden Centre surpassed all my expectations. The accommodations were lovely (traditional with modern amenities), the food magnificent, and the setting beautiful and tranquil. Our hosts, the Lindens went out of their way to make us welcome and share with us their fascination with China,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip above and beyond my expectations......which were high. Lovely rooms in a restored Bai merchant home with terrific food and service. Guided trips featuring the Art, architecture and religions of the province. Ample free time for shopping and at the end of the day...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 4 weeks ago

Jeanee and I are cultural curators. We immerse ourselves in the local environment and supplement these experiences with tireless readings and research (proudly demonstrated by each site's copious library). We take pride in our team's ability to passionately meet the needs of our guests. This...More

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Description
The Linden Centre is an award-winning boutique hotel offering the intrepid traveller an inspiring exploration into Southwest China. With the Himalayan foothills providing a stunning backdrop, guests can More reside in a beautifully restored national relic (one of the only national heritage sites open to overnight stays in China) within a thriving village, all while being serviced by a passionate and bilingual staff. Over 40% of the mansion is dedicated to common space, including a well-stocked cafe, dining room, fitness center, game room, extensive library, and conference facilities. Our second story terrace, floating above the fertile fields, is one of the iconic images of the region. Touch the ‘old’ China that is elusive to most visitors in one of the world’s oldest and most storied cultures. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
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Best Value
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Best Value
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$114 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Linden Centre Hotel Dali
Location
China > Yunnan > Dali
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Best Value
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$114 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Linden Centre Hotel Dali
Location
China > Yunnan > Dali
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from Jeanee L | Property representative |
You can fly into Dali Airport - DLU is the code. Take care when you book it and don't get confused by the Dalian airport which is close to Korea and far away from Dali. A driver can be arranged to pick you up.
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Response from possuminpandaland | Reviewed this property |
No # San Diego. Candy from Linden Centre (XiZhou) has responded; " The WuXi project ceased, with Jeanee + Brian developing two additional sites in XiZhou. BaoChengFu (their 3rd site, opening Jan 2015). Expanding a diverse... More
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"Throw a dart. If you want to stay in a very comfortable place with a terrific atmosphere, they’re all good..."
marathoncchan
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"Just enjoy the surroundings"
EJChina
Oct. 21, 2018
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"All rooms are fine."
Dreamer316827
Sep. 25, 2018
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"If you are looking for a hotel that is similar to the Hilton then the Linden Center is not for you."
jassyrank
Sep. 11, 2018
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