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Old Theatre Inn

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Guilin, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 10, 2016

What a delightful surprise to arrive at The Old Theatre Inn on a beautiful afternoon in late July, to a warm welcome from Tina and Jessica with tea and snacks in the lovely courtyard. The old theatre stage is charming and evocative and has aged beautifully. We really enjoyed sitting on the upstairs balcony for dinner and breakfast with the...

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay: We spent three days there and visited the local market in Shaxi, made a hike to the extraordinary temples in Shibaoshan and made bike rides. The hotel is situated in a small village and is a beautiful example of local architecture. Tina was the perfect host, she was extremely attentive, friendly and kind and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We just spent 4 nights at the Old Theatre Inn, and I we were reluctant to leave. The location is beautiful at the edge of a small village overlooking rice and tobacco fields, and from the terrace you can watch farmers tending to their crops. The place itself has been beautifully restored, and the old temple/theater structure is amazing. We...

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London, United Kingdom
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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New York City
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,...

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Beijing, China
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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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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“All the rooms are good--opening on the courtyard.”
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