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Duanjiadeng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302 China
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#1 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Jianchuan County
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Car hire
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Electric blanket
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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EgyptSarah wrote a review Oct 9
Guangzhou, China48 contributions10 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our two night stay at the old theatre inn. Such a beautiful historic building. Rooms were cozy and comfortable. As it’s a historical building water pressure was a little low but this is a minor detail when staying somewhere so magical. Enjoyed delicious dinner and breakfast at the Inn. We had a car so it was easy to get around. Hotel is set in a small village about 2k from Shaxi old town. Was so glad to be staying here and not in the town itself. Staff were so helpful, efficient and kind. A great stay!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
hubert12321 wrote a review Dec 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands58 contributions51 helpful votes
This is an amazing little boutique hotel with 5 rooms in a small village just 4km outside of Shaxi. The hotel is situated in a 200 year old complex with an old community theater. The rooms are very stylish and comfortable. The hostess, Sam, is very helpful and speaks decent English. Furthermore, her staff prepares amazing dinners for 55 CNY per person, absolutely amazing. Breakfasts are tasty as well. Sam is also willing to help with laundry and other things as well. I absolutely recommend this place! We had a great stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marina M wrote a review Sep 2018
Genoa, Italy17 contributions5 helpful votes
A magic place in the countryside; rooms are not huge but very tasteful, with a perfect shower. The restaurant is good, with a wine list, and breakfast also very good. If you fancy something out of the ordinary and enjoy silence, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Maria Chiara F wrote a review Jul 2018
Ferrara, Italy28 contributions23 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed two nights in July 2018 in this fascinating place and we really enjoyed the stay. The staff is kind and helpful, tea and homemade biscuits were waiting for us at our arrival. The room is clean and has a kind of eco-eastern atmosphere and we appreciated the peacefulness of the place. Breakfast was ok: good bread and excellent homemade jam. The thing we enjoyed most was having dinner on the balcony in front of the old stage: a unique and romantic atmosphere! There is just one thing to improve: the food was good, but not very tasty.
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Date of stay: July 2018
kevval wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom36 contributions9 helpful votes
Such a change from the souless modern places. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the whole place is a delight to stay in. The surrounding countryside is peaceful and fascinating. We had an explore using the bikes form the hotel which was a lot of fun. The old town of Shaxi is great, good for tourists but not overdone at all.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Theatre Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Old Theatre Inn?
Nearby attractions include Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town (1.7 miles), Shibaoshan Town (3.9 miles), and Baoxiang Temple (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Theatre Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Old Theatre Inn?
Top room amenities include a bidet, a view of a nearby landmark, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Old Theatre Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Theatre Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Theatre Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Buddha, Corvus corax Cafe, and Orange Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Old Theatre Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Theatre Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town (1.7 miles) and Baoxiang Temple (3.9 miles).