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“Beautiful Oasis in Dali” 5 of 5 stars
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Dali Windoo Resort
No.194 Xialongkan Second Group, Longkan Village, Dali 671003, China   |  
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Ranked #5 of 338 Hotels in Dali
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“Beautiful Oasis in Dali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The setting on this hotel by the Erhai Lake with views across to the mountains on the other side is amazing. The Hotel and garden have a wonderful contemporary design which makes it a pleasure to sit in the garden just relaxing. The hotel owner speaks English and is charming. The hotel can arrange for a car to take you into Dali for only RMB 20 - it takes about 15 mins.
If you are going in winter you can ask for a heater to be put in your room although the electric blankets on there own are probably sufficient.
An amazing place to stay. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

If you're looking for a peaceful oasis in Dali, this is it. Located on the western edge of lake Erhai, this small hotel is fantastic. A very cool blend of modern and ancient design, the hotel is located in a small village about a 30 minute bike ride from the city's main attraction, the ancient town Dali Gucheng.

We stayed one night in the master suite and took a luxurious bath as the sun rose over the mountains on the opposite side of the lake. The suite was booked for the rest of our stay so we moved into one of the smaller rooms on the second floor which is nice and cozy.

A few tips... Bring warm clothes if you're coming in winter as the rooms aren't heated (but they have heat blankets for the beds so the nights are warm). If you want to come and go when you please, you should definitely rent some bikes in the old town and plan on bringing a bike light if you want to come back at night. For your first arrival you can easily get a taxi to come to the village, but you'll need someone from the hotel to meet you as there are many winding roads and alleys that lead to the hotel. (Well worth it because it means the hotel is peaceful and remote.) You can bargain for a taxi ride for about 50-60 RMB from the main bus station in downtown to the hotel. Then when the driver finds the village, call the hotel (the owner speaks English) and they'll send someone to come get you. Little bit of extra work getting here, but it is SOO worth it. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.194 Xialongkan Second Group, Longkan Village, Dali 671003, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 338 Hotels in Dali
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Number of rooms: 11
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