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No.36 Sideng Street, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302 China
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#4 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Jianchuan County
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4.7
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4.7
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4.8
Value
4.6
Located in the core conservation area of the ancient town Shaxi, Cato’s Inn was renovated from a traditional courtyard of Bai nationality, providing modern hostel facilities and services.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Street parking
Wifi
Hiking
Horseback riding
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

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Grade: 58 out of 100
7Restaurantswithin 5 miles
3Attractionswithin 5 miles
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ochassot wrote a review Nov 2019
Santa Ana, Costa Rica952 contributions232 helpful votes
A very nice family operated boutique hotel, that boasts large traditional rooms with modern bathrooms and all the amenities you would need. Many rooms come with a private terrace. Nice Chinese breakfast, and fresh-leave tea is available in your room. There are about 7 cats roaming the premises. Taxis are not allowed in this part of the Old City, but the main road is only a 5 minute walk away.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Second floor rooms have large balcony-terraces and nice views
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gill wrote a review Oct 2019
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The owners are very welcoming. The hotel has a lovely garden and few cats. Beds are comfy and rooms are sufficient. The receptionist lady speacks English and can help you out. You are just few steps away from the main place of the village. If you like horse ridding there is different path options which start near by the bridge. Or you can just rent a ebike or walk around . :-) They also know a very good restaurant just ask them. All the staff was super attentive to my parents, they even offered a free upgraded room on the second night. Very good location where you just feel like home. Thanks for everything :-)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tony B wrote a review Nov 2018
14 contributions2 helpful votes
The village is very relaxed due in part to the absence of traffic. Cato’s Inn is a beautiful, well run hotel in the centre of this charming, interesting village. Nancy and Cato ( siblings) are excellent hosts , able and happy to share the best points of Shaxi. We would have been very happy to stay for longer.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Upstairs with large balcony.
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Haihui_ShP wrote a review Sep 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel237 contributions93 helpful votes
With a perfect location in the old city just by the square and close to the stone bridge, with big and clean rooms, terraces to sit and relax, free tea and coffee, many restaurants and coffee shops nearby and English speaking owners... A paradise to long to return.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rob W wrote a review Jun 2018
11 contributions12 helpful votes
Shaxi is a delightful, quaint town and one day was not enough to explore and enjoy its charms. The hotel is 2 min walk to the old square and theatre. Our room was large, lovely furnishings and clean with a small private balcony. But what was special were the owners (excellent English) and how much they helped us in a difficult situation. Unfortunately our ongoing travel arrangements fell through. Even though we had already checked out, the owner came and found us in the town car park. For the next hour he stayed with us, made numerous phone calls, translated and helped us find a driver and accomodation. Many thanks once again!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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travel-till-I-drop wrote a review Jun 2018
Tucson, Arizona170 contributions60 helpful votes
Shaxi is a village that exists in another time! The old buildings and narrow lane ways have maximum charm factor and the frenzy of Dali is far away. Cato's Inn provides large comfortable rooms with lovely views across the river to the fields and mountains beyond. The upper floor has a balcony on which to sit and soak up the views.There is also a quiet courtyard with table and chairs. There are bicycles available at no charge and maps are provided so one can cycle the river paths to other villages. No breakfast was offered at the time we were there but the dining room was open for coffee, tea and snacks compliments of the house. Nancy speaks excellent English and provided information and recommendations for restaurants and onward travel. The inn is not luxurious but rooms are comfortable with good space, accessories, and quiet. Great location in the village and excellent value. The village is pedestrian only. Cato's was close to our Landscape shuttle arrival point from Dali but we left on the normal Xiaguan shuttle. Nancy drove our bags to the pick up point so we did not have to contend with the cobblestones and hill. The atmosphere in the town is relaxed and a world away from tourist chaos.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David A wrote a review May 2018
Shanghai, China27 contributions3 helpful votes
We just slept one night in Cato’s Inn, we had a 2nd floor room. The room was clean and quiet in such a charming environment. The warm welcome, the charm and the peaceful environment overwhelm you and make you leave all troubles outside. For one night and one great breakfast we enjoyed the simple pleasure of life. Thanks for the great stay.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tickytacky wrote a review Jan 2018
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions11 helpful votes
I've nothing but good things to say about my stay at Cato' s Inn. A summary of its good points: - comfortable room that is equipped with room heating, toilet heat lamp - lovely seats outside each room to have a cup of tea and enjoy the day - able to help ourselves to coffee/tea throughout the day at the dining room - great attention to detail. Body lotion and liquid detergent available in the room; shampoo, conditioner, shower gel provided; laundry corner with washing machines and a line drying area at no additional charge. - free usage of their mountain bikes - provided a simple diagram of shaxi and surrounding area, which was adequate as reference for us - helpful and friendly owners (we did speak mandarin though, so not too sure if they may be communication problem in english) - and of course, the delightful cats! Shaxi was wonderful and we eventually decided to stay another night at Cato's Inn. It may be slightly pricer than other places but it's still good value for money. note that the transport from Dali Landscape hotel to Shaxi still exists, and that Cato Inn is a very short walk from the drop off point in Shaxi.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Notdunroaming wrote a review Oct 2017
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom417 contributions103 helpful votes
Only stayed here one night which was no way near enough. The owners were very helpful, collecting us and our luggage from the nearby car park. The rooms were extremely well appointed, very large and comfortable bed, fabulous shower and bathroom, large and spacious room. We also had our own terrace too and there is a very nice garden to spend time in and relax. Our room had great views over the old town out to the mountains and there was good mosquito control on all windows, which was useful as well. Breakfast was ace with great coffee and choice. The inn is very close to good restaurants and bars. They have free bikes (very good quality and well maintained too) to use and we went out for a three hour cycle around the local countryside and hills, very pleasant. Wish we had stayed longer, hopefully we will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Philipp B wrote a review Aug 2017
Munich, Germany63 contributions30 helpful votes
We were here on our China trip as a family of five. We really enjoyed our stay and were almost sad to stay only one night. The personal is nice and speaks English sufficiently. The rooms are big and very nice - the have everything we might have needed, including brand Shampoo and Conditioner in the nice, big showers. The breakfast was very good with freshly ground coffee and a good choice and quantity. We would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$26 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ChinaYunnanJianchuan County
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shaxi Cato's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town (0.1 miles), Adventure Shaxi (0.2 miles), and Xingjiao Temple, Shaxi (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Buddha, Corvus corax Cafe, and Peter's Kitchen.
Does Shaxi Cato's Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Shaxi Cato's Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shaxi Cato's Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Shaxi Cato's Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town (0.1 miles).