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The Linden Centre

3.5 of 5 No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have lived and worked in China for almost year traveling much of this large and fascinating country. The trip to Xizhou and The Linden Centre is the one of the best travel experiences during our time in China. First, The Linden Centre is a beautifully restored Mansion that has been done with the expert love and care of owners,... More 

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

Your kind words reflect the spirit of what we have tried so hard to create here in China. Having watched the Chinese tourism experience evolve over the past thirty years into nothing more than a staged commercial platform for deriving profits from mass market travelers and nouveau riche (who travel solely for how much marble is the reception, how big... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, daughter and I just spend 3 nights at the Linden Centre, not enough. The Linden Centre is one of the most interesting places I've ever stayed, it is a beautifully restored Yunnan mansion built in the late 1940's. But the real joy was meeting and getting to know Brian and Jeanee Linden and their wonderful staff. If you... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Dali in late February 2015 and lodged at the Linden Centre. From the moment we crossed the threshold into the first of three beautiful courtyards we were "home" and treated like family. So much more than a bed to place your head at night! Brian and Jeanie Linden are remarkable, kind, and extremely generous. Everything from the check-in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me preface this by mentioning that I have never written a review before for any hotel/resort, but after just getting back from spending a week at the Linden Center in Xizhou, Yunan, I thought it was worth sharing some of our family’s experiences. In general, I would characterize the Linden Center as a special place, certainly much different than... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from spending 7 amazing days at the Linden Centre. We've lived in China for 5 years now and I feel like I've really lived it. This China was nothing but blue skies, hiking, walking through fields, wandering small roman-esqe alleys, our daughter dancing in the town squre along with Bai dancers. Our kids, ages 6, 5, and... More 

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

We are happy to hear that your time with us was so special. Your family injected such a spirit to the Centre/Xizhou that charmed our staff and villagers. I still have our team reminiscing about your children, and the antique dealers are awaiting your return! Jeanee and I are always proud that families feel that they can spend one week... More 

Newbury Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience at the Linden Centre could not have been better. This is so much more than a nice place to stay. I stayed there with my son recently on my first trip to China - he teaches English in a small village near Baoshan. Not only were the accommodations excellent and comfortable, but we immediately felt like a part... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about the Centre! Your words of praise for Weston- our intern from the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Program- make us feel very proud. We work with many international and domestic schools to place their students/interns. These interns inject passion and new ideas to the daily operations of the Centre. They are... More 

Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique gem to visit and experience. It has add to my experience in China (since 2006) a "will not forget" touch. Brian and Jeanee Linden are wonderful as is their staff and you feel like you are part of a family or circle of friends. Our week went too quickly and despite the first day when we tough we... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We are always proud to hear that our guests felt like 'family' during their stays with us. That is our goal and is one of the greatest measurements of success for hosts in a foreign land. Our guests must travel thousands of miles to reach our little village nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.... More 

New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had a lovely visit to linden centre. The staff was down to earth and most helpful. The owners are very involved in making the experience tremendous for everyone. I most enjoyed the rooftop for reading and the chefs delightful cooking. The village is a great place to unwind and really learn about a slice of Chinese culture and history.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Brian and Jeanie Linden are wonderful, friendly, attentive hosts (yes, hosts, not hotel managers) doing a great thing tastefully restoring beautiful traditional local buildings and introducing guests to Yunnan culture. The facilities are perfect and the Lindens spare no effort and expense to help their guests find something fun and worthwhile to do - whether relaxing on the beautiful deck... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a lovely spot in Yunnan; we really enjoyed staying here despite and although we really did not like the area. This is a welcome, friendly gorgeous little haven near Dali. This really is a delightful very special place to stay, the service is just great. I think that this is because the owners (an American couple) are onsite... More 

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Address: No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Linden Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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