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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed a week at the Linden Centre and it was too short! This is a place you can relax and at the same time be completely immersed in Chinese traditions and culture. The centre offers unique cultural courses such as calligraphy! The staff and owners are nothing short of excellent. It is also very convenient as you feel you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Linden Centre is located in the Xizhou village, and is a 20 minute car ride away from Dali Old Town. In addition to a great view of the Cang Shan mountains and everlasting garlic fields, the compound style hotel has a very cozy atmosphere. The Lindens and staff members provide exceptional service, ranging from tours of the area to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are ever in the area and are looking for a different sort of stay, then this hotel is for you. The people are super super friendly which is a nice change from some of the other places we have stayed at over the past few weeks. The surroundings are lovely, authentic and very clean and scenic. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After traveling in China and Tibet for 10 days we arrived at Linden Centre, what a refuge from all the traffic and people of the last week. Great views, great food, wonderful staff, amazing architecture, I was impressed with everything they have done here. In all my travels this stands out in my mind as one of the most serene.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed three nights with my family in the hotel and the experience was unique. The hotel is a Bai ethnic minority house built by a wealthy family 70 years ago. The architecture is beautiful and different from any other types of houses in China. The founder of this hotel renovated the house and protected the heritage. Although the house... More 

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Thank SilviaHK123
Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for articulating our mission so concisely. We are trying to develop a "different type of luxury," one that delivers an elegant and timeless home away from home for our guests (which is so effortlessly shaped by our grand historic compounds) and supported by unique programming that combines the best of our community with the intellectual curiosity... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a remodeled Bai style house that once belonged to a wealthy business man circa 1948, it has picturesque courtyards and nice views of rice fields and mountains near Dali. Be prepared for a rather hard bed, difficult lighting for the ladies to apply makeup and no phone in room. Because of the thin walls and sounds traveling there's... More 

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Unfortunately, as hard as we try, we cannot please all the guests. One person's criticism- not enough luxury- is offset by another's complaint about too many comforts and not enough 'authenticity'. While we passionately try to make everyone happy, we have learned that we can only be straightforward in telling guests what we do and let them make the decision... More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Yunnan Province for one year before coming in the Linden Centre with my parents. It was the most comfortable, well-run hotel I found in China. It was also one of the least Chinese. The hotel is clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and English-speaking. There are efficient services including laundry and transportation. This is appropriate given the... More 

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you appreciated our service. Given that nearly 90% of the staff come from the local village, we believe that this is one major aspect in making our hotel authentic. The reality is that authenticity now lies in China's vibrant cities and parent-less villages. It can be found in the boutiques of Dali and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Near the beautiful old town of Dali, this wonderfully restored courtyard hotel is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the cities. Rooms were simple, but clean and peaceful. Breakfast was simple, but of good quality and everything was freshly prepared. The public areas are gorgeous and there is a wonderful roof terrace with views across the paddy... More 

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Thank Mark C
Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. They capture the true essence of the experience we hope to offer. We are promoting the subtle beauty of timeless traditions and not reconstructed tourist traps. Guests who want a serene experience among friendly villagers and within an architectural masterpiece will love the Centre. Guests who want over-the-top luxury housed in soulless new structures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay at the Linden Centre! The hotel is actually a beautifully renovated historic home. Great care has been taken to preserve the architecture of the original home, but you still are able to enjoy a comfortable bed, air conditioning and a western style bathroom. What stands out most about our stay at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Lovely, small hotel housed in a historic home. The service and staff are excellent. The market tour is worth doing - it's two hours long and fantastic. Robert is an excellent calligraphy teacher, and the tea ceremony with Chris was very enjoyable. The bartender, a woman from Burma, was lovely. The rooms were spacious and clean. The village of Xizhou... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Linden Centre is a meticulously restored courtyard mansion in the pristine Yunnan village of Xizhou. Great care was taken to preserve the beautiful indigenous architecture of this nationally protected cultural relic, while up-scale modern conveniences including heating and air conditioning were added to ensure guests a comfortable and absolutely unique stay. In this elegant setting, connect with the local ethnic cultures that make this part of China so special. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Linden Centre

Address: No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: $139 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Linden Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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