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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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Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did visit the Old Theatre Inn in Oct 2014 during our one month China trip. During this month we visited several historical places and tiny villages on the ancient Tea and Horse road. The Old Theatre Inn is an boutique hotel which is located in an ancient landmark which is well preserved and renovated in traditional style. While staying... More 

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to be the only guests here for 3 nights. Late-November is fairly chilly in the mornings and after the sun has gone down but still a very beautiful time of year to be in Shaxi. Besides, the rooms are well equipped with radiators, electric blankets (yes please!!) and good duvets so we had no trouble sleeping.... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Near Shaxi lies this 200 year old theatre, with a hotel consisting of 5 rooms. It's a stunning location, great for a relaxed stay in the countryside of Yunnan. You can easily ride a bike to Saxi old town. The staff is very friendly, food was great and the room very good.

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Cph, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Old Theatre Inn was a dream coming through... Simple luxury, good food, and charming rooms (fortunately, only five rooms) with good beds. Ancient, well restored theatre with a courtyard and a terrace overlooking rice paddies and mountains. Tranquil mindfullnes. Beautiful location at the outskirts of a small village, although far from the town of Shaxi. Excellent service. In short, a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stayed one week at the Old Theatre Inn with two families. It is a great place to discover the Yunnan country side and (still) quiet and laid back Shaxi. The old theatre is a very special place. It is well renovated and offers all comfort while keeping the characteristics of the theatre. The staff are nice and food is... More 

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Beachmere, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay, with only five rooms you are assured of peace, quiet and attentive service. Set on the edge of a traditional farming village and surrounded by fertile fields the Old Theatre Inn is living history - the theatre being 200 years old. There is a single block housing five rooms in a row. The... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

While checking trip advisor when I was booing our Yunnan trip someone wrote in the reviews herethat they liked staying here best of their Yunnan trip and they regretted they stayed here only 1 night. We had exactly the same. This is truly lovely place. With the old theater, view on the mountains and country life we loved it here... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Well I wanted quaint, old, as it use to be and we got it !!! What a find, I only wish we had longer here. The Inn take you back to the old era. If you book ahead apparently the elders will come and put an opera on for you. With only 5 rooms you do need to book, the... More 

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Halmstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had a very pleasant stay in Old theatre inn. The surrounding and atmosphere of the place is remarkable. Food is excellent. Staff very helpfull with travel arrangments and helping with activities in the area. We were traveling with small children and everything was working very well.

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for a quiet place to go to with our 7 month old daughter and found the Old Theatre inn by accident. We stayed there for 8 nights and we had the time we were looking for. The staff was so caring, always there, gave perfect advises where to go and what to see, they even cooked special... More 

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