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The Linden Centre

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Linden Centre is an old lodge with typical Bai architecture, which was renovated with all the modern comforts. It is located in Xizhou, an ancient Bai village located near Dali old town, in Yunnan province in south-west China. They also prepare delicious meals. China Highlights made all the reservations for me, and I am very glad that the Linden...

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great brak river RSA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First night in China (beside an overnight train trip Kun Min to Dali): this is one of our 2 best memories after 2 weeks trip to Northern Yunnan. The Linden Center is a respectful renovation of a group of ancient houses, driven by a passionate young american. Not only the interior is stunning (bedrooms and various lounges and terraces as...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My experience staying at the Linden Centre was nothing less than perfect. Everyone in the staff made me feel welcomed and at home, and it seemed as if I was a part of a comforting community. After receiving incredible service, I will definitely be returning soon.

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BEREA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely perfect first stop (or only stop!) for an American/western traveler visiting China. Not only are the rooms incredibly comfortable and outfitted with every modern convenience, but guests are surrounded by the beauty, majesty and mystery of Old China everywhere they turn. We visited with a group of 14, including 9 high school and college students and...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Our goal is always to make people fall in love with China. This happened to my wife and me some thirty years ago, and the Centre is the result of our feelings for China. We are so happy that our 'baby' charmed you. You and your team, too, enchanted our village with your songs, dances and smiles. Thank you!

Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When planning my visit to China I was determined to get beyond the populated cities of Beijing and Shanghai to get up close to the old world charm and history. The Linden Centre is a restored mansion that's located in the protected heritage village of Xizhou only 40 minutes from the Dali Airport. The rooms are furnished with modern amenities...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for participating in our annual photography workshop. We promote theme programs like the photography workshop to offer visitors a more in-depth immersion into rural China. Daily activities are held in the community alongside our neighbours. Doug Beasley, who has mentored workshops at the Centre for six years, gives participants daily challenges-artistic quests- which are discussed with the group...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience for my wife and me - what the Lindens have accomplished (and are continuing to do) is incredible! They have found a way to end up on the right side of the fine line between actual cultural restoration & just plain commercial renovation/redevelopment. Really, really admire that they have managed to create a culturally respectful...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Having been a long-term resident of China myself (off and on for 34 years), I believe that the Centre offers one of the most well-rounded introductions to Chinese rural life. This is not solely because of our historic structures, the acres of working farms surrounding our complexes, nor the daily interaction offered by our family-like relationships within the community. It...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have most recently stayed in the Linden Centre for 2 nights. The Centre, that is most lovingly and exquisitely catered by Jeanee and Brian Linden, is a real treasure of chinese architecture, artefacts and history. To visit or, stay in the Linden Centre helps the visitor to further his/her knowledge of the chinese culture, art and of the history...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We like to say that our hotels are living museums. Nowhere else in China can you stay in nationally protected structures surrounded by centuries-old antiquities and artwork. Our hotels have been carefully curated by my wife and me, both of whom are experts on Asian antiques and art. What our hotels lack in modern comforts, for example, cement walls and...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of five who have been traveling now for over a year. Our three night stay at the Linden Centre in Dali was definitely a highlight of our trip in China. Such an authentic place and we enjoyed the ambience, food and meeting Brian, the owner and the man who rebuilt this amazing building and turned it...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

What a story you all had to share with us! We are so honored to host adventurers like you- people who break from the norm to pursue their dreams. Your family represents the best of America- the best of the world, and in times like these, you are our hope to bridge potential misunderstandings between nations and cultures. Keep up...

Cheltenham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights during our tour of Yunnan. A wonderful place to relax after visiting Shanghai. Beautiful grounds and breathtaking view from bedroom window. I thought the breakfast was a bit limited but our evening meals made up for it. Easy to walk around the nearby village and spend a day watching the local people at work. Would highly recommend.

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I can promise future guests that our breakfast options will improve with the opening next month of our own bakery at the Commons. The bakery will be open to the public daily and will provide both sites with a larger selection of bread and cakes. Because of our...

Beijing, China
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

What a great place to stay. Friendly, clean and comfortable rooms set in a mid century merchant's house in the village of Xizhou about 30 mins by car from Dali old town; the three pagodas and the mountains and a half hour to forty five minute walk from the lake. The rooms are clean with modern bathrooms and western toilets,...

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Brian l, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for spending time with us. It is the busy season in Dali and with the recent closures of over 2,000 illegal hotels along Lake Er (China's sixth largest fresh water lake) we are consistently fully booked. This week our musicians-in-residence will perform four concerts at the Centre and we will welcome to our second site the monthlong Shanghai...

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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 Bai architecture of this nationally protected cultural heritage hotel, while 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: $134 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Each room is unique, but all are beautiful and comfortable”
gypsyathome, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We asked for a quieter room and got one.”
caroler483, Mar 18, 2017 | Read review
“Old charm - enjoy the quiet time an beautiful scene at the back yard”
KatieG232, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“No elevator for upper level rooms, but staff will move your luggage upstairs.”
1272skidoo, Feb 12, 2017 | Read review
“Take a room on the first floor at the end of a row ( quiet )”
550jelleh, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
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