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Reviewed 1 week ago

The surrounding view is absolutely breathtaking, as well as the architecture of the inn itself. The inn keeps true to the original Chinese architecture but provides modern comforts and convenience (such as hot water, heated bedding, a western toilet, a blow dryer, etc.) The food and beverages (which includes local cuisine and wine) are delicious and the staff is very...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restored theatre is a magnificent piece of architecture and the five rooms available are part of an old school. We arrived at 10.30pm on a very cold night, our driver, rather than a member of staff,showed us to a very cold room where unfortunately nobody had bothered to turn on the radiator or the electric blanket. Although the rooms...

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Old Theatre Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We realize that many hotels have 24-hour service, whereas our five room guesthouse does not. While this means we have only the local watchman on duty late at night, we have noted your comment about the room being cold upon arrival and have talked with our watchman to make sure that he know what time our guests are...

New Paltz, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I had known of Old Theatre Inn, it was only two weeks ago that I had the opportunity to overnight there with two friends. This is indeed a very, very special place that is worth staying for several nights of relaxation and enjoyment. The quietude of village life in Duan Jia Deng Village is worth experiencing as is the...

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UndertheMoon, Manager at Old Theatre Inn, responded to this review

Dear Professor Knapp, It was an honor to have you stay with us during your research trip in Yunnan. Your praise is much appreciated, as we know you are an experienced China traveler! We hope that you will find another time to stay with us when the weather is warmer. We wish you safe travels and good health in the...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Old Theatre Inn between stays in Dali and Lijiang and the place really rejuvenated us. It's in a small village close to Shaxi and is, therefore, really peaceful. The room and bathroom were both lovely, and robes and slippers are provided. The breakfast was the nicest we have had so far in China. The area is...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Theatre Inn is a lovely converted theatre outside of Shaxi. It's a 10 minute bike ride or a taxi (it's a little too far to walk unless you've got plenty of time). The rooms are really nice and stylish with lots of lovely touches. We really enjoyed the breakfasts and the dishes we ordered in the evening. We...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to Old Theatre Inn we met our favorite place on China. Shaxi is a real old town. We could see people of many ethnias minority. The hotel is very beautiful. The location is a very quiet place between rice fields. The style of the hotel is really nice. The room is very confortable and beautiful. Everything is perfect. Is...

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Guilin, China
Reviewed November 3, 2016

A truly unique and beautiful inn that has been restored with taste and care. What a great treat to be able to stay in such a lovely place. The staff were very friendly and helpful and breakfast was fantastic. We really didn't want to leave.

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Tel aviv
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there two nights and had wonderful time. The hotel is located outside of Shaxi village and need a car to get to the village center. It is located at an old Village Theatre which you can still see the main building. Rooms are cozy, quite, clean. We had there dinner one evening and as we are Vegetarian they...

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Washburn, Wisconsin
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Quiet, attentive, comfortable - full of friendly and extremely helpful staff (especially Sam!). We spent more days than others, but we loved the walking opportunities - to Old Town, along the river, up the mountain to the temples... We highly recommend this get-away!

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Yangshuo County, China
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We spent a few days in Shaxi and at the Old Theatre Inn, and it's got an amazing set-up, comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms and the food is to die for, both at the hotel ( fantastic breakfast!) and in the surrounding Shaxi area. The Theatre is a short bike ride from town , really quiet and a great place for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Theatre Inn is a registered historic landmark and features one of the best examples of theatre temple architecture in Yunnan. Dating from 1780, the theatre temple once was a village school which was converted into five boutique guestrooms. At Old Theatre you will find friendly local village staff, great homemade meals, trails into the mountains, a cozy library and unsurpassed views of the Shaxi valley from our terrace. Come see why Old Theatre Inn is consistently ranked one of the best small hotels in China. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Theatre Inn

Address: Duanjiadeng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China (Formerly Dragonfly Guest House)
Location: China > Yunnan > Jianchuan County
Price Range: $52 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“They are all on the small side”
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“All the rooms are very beautiful”
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“There are only 5 - you can't go wrong!”
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“I think all rooms are the same size, just double or twin beds”
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“Visit for monitoring the results of Shaxi Rehabilitation Project”
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