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Noah Cafe & Inn

No.11 Cangfang Street, Shangri-La County, China
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Ranked #40 of 152 Shangri-La County B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We arrived in ShangriLa and were surprised that the first few guesthouses we looked at were charging prices greatly in excess of what was listed in the guide books and tripadvisor. Whilst nothing special, the Noah/Olive Inn prices were reasonable. For 120 yuan, we got a big room, hot shower and great location in town. The staff are fairly non-existent,... More 

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Chengdu, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Reading from the reviews of the Olive as the Noah Inn, it seemed like a pretty good place to stay. The price was abit higher than other hotels, but it seemed like a good idea. Boy were we wrong. I've been to a lot of hotels/hostels in China, even drabby ones maybe even less appealing than the prison rooms in... More 

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Cymru
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

A unexpected treat in a good location. Great choice of food, good beer, Internet access and very comfortable surroundings. Friendly locals (including the cat, who would curl up on your lap if she got too hot sleeping next to the fire). We had Snacks during the day and evening meal and all were excellent. Recommend a visit. Can't comment on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I did not see the cafe only so I will write my review here. I know that the hostel is number 16 in town and I did see it and it looks nice. I'm at a dump next door that lonely planet has a number 2 pick....they started at the bottom of the list on that one. Anyway back to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

you wouldent want to go to this place. this is on of this places that looks good but sucks. expensive place for no staff around. no one to help you with any information about the area. when we wanted to watch a dvd one of the staff(we didnt know they excisted) shouted at us that we are disturbing and we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed at the Noah Inn for 5 nights in august. The double room with bathroom, was nice and spacious. .Sometimes the rooms were a bit smelly, but we heart that most guesthouse in S L had the same problem. The room was cleaned every day. The hostel is in a very good location, in the Old Town but not... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed at the Noah Inn for 3 nights at the end of July. The room, a double room ensuite, was nice but unfortunately slightly damp. It was cleaned every day though and we were provided with towels and an electric blanket. There was hot water every day which we heard isn't always the case in Shangri-la. The hostel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed here for 6 nights and loved it. Noah's Inn (now called The Olive), is really centrally located in the Old Town, yet far enough away from the two squares that noise from the nightly dancing was not a problem. The rooms were clean and comfortable, if a little cold at times, but the electric blanket on the bed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The Noah Cafe and Inn is located centrally in the old city of Zhongdian (Now better known as Shangri La). The hotel itself is comfortable, but the best part of this hotel were the staff. As well as being friendly, and with a basic knowledge of English, they were really helpful with all requests. For example, we were looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

I did a 4 day stopover in Shangri-la when I was backpacking through Yunnan. It was a pleasant surprise to find western and mexican food at Noah Cafe for an extremely affordable prices(20-35rmb, USD 3-6 per dish). The portions were generous (a little too much for me tho) and the the food pretty authentic. The owner was a lady from... More 

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