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Old Theatre Inn

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Duanjiadeng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China (Formerly Dragonfly Guest House)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dali, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Old Theatre Inn only one night and wished I could have stayed longer. It's a wonderful, quiet hotel with really nice and comfortable bedrooms with all the Western comfort in the middle of rural China. Two thumbs up. Sipping a beer or taking breakfast with view on the ancient theatre stage provides a unique experience. The... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to stay here by Lijiang Guides. I endorse the other reviews about the great location, decor, and rooms. We only stayed for one night which was enough to enjoy its unique features. We ate in Shaxi so cannot comment on the meals. Breakfast was O.K. One word of warning - they only accept Union Pay credit card... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in this gorgeous accommodation,which was only three kilometeres out of the town centre of Shaxi. Rooms were quiet and immaculate with beautiful Chinese decor. The central court yard was the perfect place to kick back and read a book, and delicious breakfast overlooking the valley and rural community was unique. The dining room up stair... More 

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Hi, We stayed here in April and can say enough nice things about it. The hotel is about 3kms from Shaxi village. It is a very pleasant walk into this village along a river through even smaller villages. The hotels attention to detail in terms of décor etc was incredible. It's location and outlook across fields of canola flowers is... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you want to stay in a unique piece of China's heritage, in the quiet countryside, and want it to be comfortable and luxurious, the Old Theatr Inn is the place for you! With only five rooms, it's a unique experience. The rural setting is great and I loved sitting outside the courtyard overlooking the fields and hills in peace... More 

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Old Theatre Inn, responded to this review

Dearest Sir, We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your taking the time to point out where we should improve. We recently renovated all our guestrooms make them soundproof and warm in the chilly evenings, but are still working on improving water system, which relies mostly on solar energy. We will also put more effort into... More 

china
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When you choose to stay in a boutique guesthouse like the Old Theatre Inn, you are clearly going for something more than a place to stay. However, with the newly refurbished rooms, this hotel didn't let us down in this regard as well. We stayed for 2 nights and the furnishings were tasteful, the bed very comfortable, the space heater... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

October 2013 my husband and I spent an unforgettable time at Shaxi and the Old Theatre Inn is definitely an inseparable part of the memories...The whole a commendation is naturally fitting inti O part of the local village by renovating the village theatre into a hotel with just a limited number of guest rooms, a guest lounge and dining area.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been to Shaxi several times and found that the running there is spectacular. The Old Theater Inn is perfectly situated next to some of the best runs in the area. Right out the back door of the hotel boasts a luscious climb up an intimidating peak with spectacular views. The running is rough and scrambling at the beginning, but... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had two nights at this hotel and it was fabulous. There are five rooms in the hotel and all have ensuite bathrooms which are modern. The rooms are comfortable and decorated with different themes. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We were given afternoon tea in the courtyard when we arrived which was very pleasant. The food was... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you decide to go to Yunnan or China globally, you have to pass by Shaxi and this Old Theatre! The service is excellent. The room are very well furnished, beautiful decoration at the same time traditional and fashion. And what about the place. The Old Theatre has more than 300 hundrer years old history. And is surounded by ricefields.... More 

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