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Old Theatre Inn

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Duanjiadeng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China (Formerly Dragonfly Guest House)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Idyllic setting amongst the farmland. Very peaceful and relaxing. The Inn was beautifully renovated and decorated with real attention to detail. Staff were attentive and happy to help organise activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We never got tired of looking at the old theater or the two associated buildings -- and the same was true of the setting, the fields full of yellow rapeseed plants in bloom, the mountains all around, the clouds and mist, just spectacular in every way. The women we interacted with at the inn were uniformly friendly, smiling, and helpful,... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Charming old theatre in a remote area - we immediately felt at home Lovely rooms with all facilities (WIFI, hot water showers, hair dryers, electric blankets etc.) Very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful staff who even organized transportation for us, decent food (dinner) and nice breakfast. We rented bicycles and cycled to Shaxi town for the market - it was simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

About 2km North of Shaxi, the Old Theatre Inn is in a lovely location, on the edge of a small hamlet and facing out across a fertile valley. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the courtyard is a tranquil haven and the food is delicious. They also stock a range of wonderful Shangrila beers (try the Supernova!), which are both potent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The Old Theatre Inn is a beautiful old building close to a small village outside of Shaxi Ancient town. It is surrounded by agricultural fields, many of which were alive with the brilliant yellow rapeseed flowers and made for beautiful photos. The hotel is outside Shaxi, so you must bike or taxi into the old town (or horse ride, the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The Reusing of Theater Stage after Restauration 2004-2006 changed this building to an excellent guesthouse with hight quality well-being guesthouse. The Host is very kindly, very officious and very informative. Your visit (most beautiful in Spring) in this place will be unique!

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Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We did visit the Old Theatre Inn in Oct 2014 during our one month China trip. During this month we visited several historical places and tiny villages on the ancient Tea and Horse road. The Old Theatre Inn is an boutique hotel which is located in an ancient landmark which is well preserved and renovated in traditional style. While staying... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to be the only guests here for 3 nights. Late-November is fairly chilly in the mornings and after the sun has gone down but still a very beautiful time of year to be in Shaxi. Besides, the rooms are well equipped with radiators, electric blankets (yes please!!) and good duvets so we had no trouble sleeping.... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Near Shaxi lies this 200 year old theatre, with a hotel consisting of 5 rooms. It's a stunning location, great for a relaxed stay in the countryside of Yunnan. You can easily ride a bike to Saxi old town. The staff is very friendly, food was great and the room very good.

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Cph, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Old Theatre Inn was a dream coming through... Simple luxury, good food, and charming rooms (fortunately, only five rooms) with good beds. Ancient, well restored theatre with a courtyard and a terrace overlooking rice paddies and mountains. Tranquil mindfullnes. Beautiful location at the outskirts of a small village, although far from the town of Shaxi. Excellent service. In short, a... More 

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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 

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Address: Duanjiadeng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China (Formerly Dragonfly Guest House)
Location: China > Yunnan > Jianchuan County
Price Range: $65 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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