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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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China
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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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 November 2016

When you have visited many dirty " multimillion cities " in China for the last 19 years the small village Xizhou near Dali is a rough diamond. The Linden Centre, created and managed by Brian and his team, is a relief. The atmosphere is very special and all employees involved are doing their utmost to please you. The rooms are...

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san francisco
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Staying at the Linden Center is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In the village of Xizhou, near Dali, Yunnan, it is situated on the old Tea Hours Trail, aka the Southern Silk Route. Not only is a stay in this restored merchant's home an experience of authentic history but the staff is amazing...so friendly and knowledgeable and willing to meet your...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Anais Nin eloquently professed that "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." This belief is what inspired Jeanee and me to create the Centre. We saw China- the repository of thousands of years of cultural traditions and wisdom- destroying their heritage to cater to the short-term luxury demands of first time- and less...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 October 2016

For years, I have heard people raving about the Linden Centre. Finally I had the opportunity to experience it for myself. As you can see from photos, it is on the edge of beautiful rice paddies. There is a private rooftop terrace where you can see mountains, fields, the sunrise and sunset. We spent many peaceful moments exercising, talking, and...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your heartening review. As you mention so eloquently, the Centre is the result a 'perfect storm' of different experiences, knowledge and passions. Jeanee and I have followed one consistent path in life- a commitment to culture and education. We could have pursued corporate careers but decided to invest our time in areas that, while less lucrative, are...

Tel aviv
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed there two nights, not on a raw, one at a family room and one at two separate rooms. We enjoyed more the family room, even though both rooms were very comfortable, clean and well designed. Staff is simply amazing and going out of their way to make your stay memorable. They speak fluent English and respond immediately to...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are so proud of our team. Over 90% of our staff come from our neighboring villages. They were rarely exposed to English before joining the Centre and are now servicing our visitors with a passion seldom seen in China. We encourage all future visitors to set aside some time to interact with our...

Reviewed 25 October 2016

I spent a few months at the Linden Centre earlier this year with a group of colleagues, using the Centre as the base for our research project. My time there was fantastic. I was never bored when I wasn’t working: the Centre’s staff introduced me to all sorts of activities, from hiking up nearby Mount Cang to biking around Lake...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

The Centre loves to host scholars. Your intellectual curiosity inspires our team and guests. While at the Centre, we ask all scholars to deliver an evening talk and contribute a book or paper to our libraries. Future guests can also share their skills and experiences with us. It is not uncommon for our visitors to give talks about their careers,...

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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 

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Address: No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: $182 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Dali
#4 Best Value Hotel in Dali
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