We looked forward to this 3 night stay more than any other on our two week China trip.
The descriptions do not match what is really on offer. Yes, the site is special and the Old Theatre itself an authentic example of traditional architecture, and yes the property is intimate (5 rooms), but the limitations are not noted in the advertising. The rooms are very small, with no place to put anything away, so one is hefting bags onto and off the bed, unable to unpack. There's a sign next to the toilet instructing all guests not to put ANY paper into the toilet, but rather to put it in a covered sanitized can, which, it is promised, will be removed daily. On our 2nd day, the can had not been removed, nor the room attended to. Regulating the shower was a daunting experience - going quickly from freezing to scalding. The food at dinner was mediocre at best, though the breakfast was OK. And while the Old Theatre Inn is inexpensive, it did not seem good value. On the plus side, the other guests tend to be interesting people and the walks in the area give one a good insight into rural life.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking