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The Linden Centre

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No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
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Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our Old Tea and Horseroad trip in October 2014 we stayed a couple days at this wonderful hotel in Xizhou. The staff and the place itself made it an unforgettable experience. As a result of their exceptional hostmanship we did get a real feel for life in an authentic Bai village. The hotel is located in a very good... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Linden Centre is a unique place - much more than an inn or hotel. Staying at the inn supports the preservation of heritage sites like this beautiful former house built by a local businessman. The educational mission of the Centre also means they have an interest in expanding visitors' appreciation of the local culture and history. You can take... More 

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TheLindenCentre, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

For the past 30 days, my wife, sons and I traveled throughout India to visit many of its most important heritage sites. We stayed in India's most famous heritage hotels and met with community and travel leaders to learn about the challenges India faces in restoring and packaging its venerable culture. On the one hand we were impressed by the... More 

San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Wasn't expecting it but thoroughly pleasantly surprised at level of western hospitality standards in terms of language, housekeeping, and overall cleanliness in the middle of developing area. Got nice greeting from the hotel/operator couple, and staff overall was very attentive. Kitchen prepared tasty edible meals without the traditional spiciness dishes from local areas. Property had great historic design for snap... More 

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TheLindenCentre, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your supportive comments. We are sorry that you felt the internet was slow. As all readers know, issues surrounding China's internet can be challenging and beyond our control. For a small mountain village, however, we are able to provide internet speeds that equal or surpass most of China's major cities. Future guests should contact us about internet... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Exquisite setting in a beautifully restored hutong in a lovely village right on the lake. The American managed hotel offers great service, food and reasonable priced outings and activities. Great for families and seniors. You will be very comfortable here and the staff takes excellent care of the guests. Lots to do and see for everyone. Our favorite things to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We just returned from an extended staff retreat and training session along the Burmese border. For many of our staff, they had never crossed the Mekong (75 miles west of here), let alone traveled 10 hours of windy roads to arrive in the exotic Wa ethnic area along Burma. We do these trips regularly to... More 

Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My stay at the Linden Centre was a great experience. The view and the facilities are great. The staff working there are also extremely warm and welcoming. I really enjoyed my time here at the Linden Centre.

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

Thank you! We always promise a warm welcome and homelike atmosphere at the Centre. We are glad to know that our Chinese guests respond so favorably to this type of service. in a country where hospitality seldom includes a smile or a thank you, the Centre represents an intimate oasis in a sea of soul-less hardware that is the China... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have had an exceptional experience staying at The Linden Centre. The service is great and the wifi is free. It is also in a great location. There is an amazing view of Xizhou from the terrace, and the food is exceptional.

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

We are very proud of the strides your group made while staying on our second site for four weeks. The challenges of documenting oral histories are many, and your ability to bridge the cultural differences while capturing invaluable historical data is commendable. Thank you for being a cultural diplomat throughout your stay! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I really enjoyed staying here on a vacation trip. The weather was great with many beautiful sunsets and warmer days. The staff was very hospitable, made great food, and the rooms were clean and spacious. I recommend this property to anyone who comes to Dali.

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

The sun and warmth is back in Dali (even in late December) but last week was very cold! We have tried to incorporate modern conveniences in the Centre, such as air-conditioning/heating wall units, but it is important for guests to know that we cannot guarantee that rooms will be heated to 30 degrees. Why I say this is we had... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The room was large, comfortable, and the beds were very comfortable as well. The whole building was very beautiful and antique style. The hotel is very quiet and calm. Sleep is great here ad this hotel can create a great opportunity if you are looking for a calm and relaxing vacation.

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

The Centre is a social experiment. We aim to be much more than hotel, and our second site, where you spent four weeks researching with our team Bai cultural traditions, is a source of great pride to us and our village neighbors. China needs more social enterprises- companies that can make profit while providing a positive social impact. Any sense... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The town was beautiful, the staff was very helpful, and the locals were so welcoming and warm. This is a truly unique experience and a great place to stay if you would like to experience the true China outside of all the big cities like Shanghai or Beijing.

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

Everyday my phone sends me updates of air readings in China's major cities. Sitting now on our terrace in late December under crystal blue skies makes me feel guilty (for about five seconds and then I am going to lean back again and soak in the sun!). China has horrible weather, the air problems are notorious.... where better to experience... More 

Shanghai Region, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This hotel is very nice, it is a nice place with nice people. Also this hotel is in the middle of a village giving you the chance to explore the village. It is interesting to walk out of the hotel and be in a village.

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

Many of our guests are enchanted by the timeless backdrop of our village. Xizhou provides the soul to a Centre experience, and we are proud to be an integral part of this community. However, there are a myriad of challenges in trying to bring the concepts of preservation and sustainability to villagers who view their heritage structures as decaying burdens.... More 

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