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Duanjiadeng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302 China
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#1 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Jianchuan County
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
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Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
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Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Banquet room
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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hubert12321 wrote a review Dec 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands56 contributions30 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
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Maria Chiara F wrote a review Jul 2018
Ferrara, Italy27 contributions19 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
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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
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Angela P wrote a review Apr 2018
Rabastens-de-Bigorre, France93 contributions52 helpful votes
The Inn is in a quiet spot a 40 minute walk from Shaxi village, overlooking fields where one sees hard working women planting seeds. The Old Theatre was lovingly restored, our bedroom was nice in one of the original rooms of the 200 year old Inn. clearly the bathroom had been added more recently. It was simple but functional. Jessica and Sam seem to take turns on being on duty. Jessica's English was quite good, Sam's not so good but we could get by. Breakfast was good and there was a good choice. Dinner was okay but nothing to write home about. They do stock Australian wine which they sell only by the bottle, but can keep it for you to finish the next day. When the weather was warm, we enjoyed having our dinner on the balcony overlooking the courtyard.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from UndertheMoon, Manager at Old Theatre Inn
Responded Apr 23, 2018
Dear Angela, It's such a pleasure to have guests like yourself who appreciate the beauty and quirks of our historic buildings. Sam and Jessica are both local people who are always working to improve their English so we're grateful for your kindness and patience. We will change our dinner menu for Spring now, so as to offer more seasonal fare that hopefully everyone will enjoy. Be well and safe journey, Old Theatre Inn Family
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$60 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dragonfly Guest House
LOCATION
ChinaYunnanJianchuan County
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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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.
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).