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The Linden Centre

3.5 of 5 No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
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  • Location
    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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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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Cayman Islands
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16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Linden Centre is a beautiful place to stay. It holds evidence of the ancient history that isn’t available in normal hotels. There is also an amazing terrace there where you can look out over the crops. At night, you can go to the terrace and view the beautiful stars. The Linden family themselves is enough of a reason to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our stay at the Linden Centre was very appealing and proved to be a great experience. The Centre is organized into three courtyards and has managed to maintain cultural beauty while still providing a comfortable, modern experience. The Centre provides many facilities including an English library, a gym, and a wonderful terrace. One of my favorite places to be while... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am so grateful to of been able to stay in such a peaceful and truly special place while visiting Xizhou. My family and I stayed for only a few days, and all left wishing that our time there could of been a lot longer. I was lucky enough to not only meet the inspirational owners and restorers of the... More 

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

Ah- the Yak Meadow hike. Your review makes me want to head up there now! My team and I are always willing to take guests on this challenging but rewarding journey. We love it as much as our guests do! To hike along the old caravan route, which is inaccessible to any motor vehicles and thus extremely pristine, and pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Linden Center is a beautifully restored compound in Xizhou village. The staff are extremely friendly. The setting is picturesque. The compound is pristine and serene. We were in Xizhou for only two nights and wished we could have stayed two weeks. Our granddaughter loved Nala, their labrador retriever. Our first evening we were delighted with an hour of authentic... More 

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

The Linden Centre truly is a labor of love for my wife, sons and me. We risked our life's savings, removed our two boys from school at the ages of 5 and 8, and traveled China for two years to find our first site. Restoring a Chinese national relic is a great challenge. Most Chinese businessmen do not have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I came out to the village of XiZhou to have a quiet relaxing time. The terrace was a great place to look at the view and walking around the village, a lot of villagers said hi to me and seemed very friendly. The food is very good, so is the service and the bed was very comfortable. The room was... More 

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

We wish we could promise all guests that dancers will be performing upon their arrival. While we do regularly host such fun activities, we can promise to all guests that they will be met with genuine smiles and helping hands. The dancing is one example of how we try to incorporate the local villagers into our hotel experience. We also... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We (both being 52y) had the short-stay package; a 3 nights stay with activities and dinner included. Room: spacious, comfortable Bathroom: also spacious, good shower. For those not (yet) used to it: toiletpaper has to be thrown in the bin, not in the toilet. If you travel through China, you will notice this is the case in many places. Activities:... More 

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

Thank you for words of support! We are so happy that you enjoyed the food! We purchase our food every morning at the local market, and do not use any MSG or artificial additives. We want guests to experience the natural tastes of the food and not drown them out with chicken powder, hot sauce, etc. (Virtually all of China's... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nothing to add, the reviews are all spot on. Tragically we only booked one night, so much to do locally and this is the place to stay. What did we do after dinner, sat in the beautifully appointed English a Clubby style library, I go absorbed in a book on Chinese calligraphy, my wife on local history.

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Thank you for highlighting one of the aspects of The Linden Centre that I am most proud of- our library. My wife and I have pursued graduate degrees at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, University of California and University of Illinois. Cultural curiosity has always been our greatest inspiration. Books have covered the walls of our past homes, and we have personally... 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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