A very good experience here. I was staying in a comfort room, which was on the rooftop of the property. Lovely, minimalist design and spacious. Location was great, as I like my peace and quiet. However, the guest house is right on the edge of the ancient city (about 50m from the Erhai Gate) so had good access into the town. Being Dali, there's a lot of good food options nearby and in the town. The proprietors clearly love their job and were easily accessible. The receptionist speaks some English, but where discussing more complex plans she called the proprietor to answer my queries. They were also pro-active in offering me travel advice and organizing my onward transit. The only con is that hot water was slow to come on.
We enjoyed our three day stay very much. Communication with the owner was very good, we made a reservation via phone only a few days in advance. Due to the train schedule we arrived at 5am in the morning, but a key was placed for us and we got the door code via email. Very modern and spacious rooms, excellent value for the price. Access to a big common area with a very well equipped kitchen and washing machine. The only small negative point: we accidentally broke a plate and were charged about 7€, which I think was is a little exaggerated. Nevertheless, I definitely recommend the guesthouse for a stay in Dali.
Located outside the Ancient Town, but very close to the entrance through the East Gate, the Dodo`s Guest House is good option for a stay in Dali. We occupied the studio located on the second floor, quite roomy, with comfy bed and bit dark bathroom. We were using also small terrace on our floor, with armchairs and table. The Dodo`s Guest House is like a oasis in the neglected surroundings, although it`s pretty noisy in the night, especially in the weekends. There is also the free wi-fi in the room, but working rather slowly. The place is atmospheric, there is an access to the clean kitchen and pleasant lobby room. However, the biggest value of this property is Jeff, the owner of the guest house, very helpful and cooperative in arranging the transportation for the sightseeing around. He is charming and tactful person, with good English and wide knowledge about the tourist highlights of Yunnan province. As the drawbacks, I can mention the lack of breakfast and non-acceptance of the international credit cards.…
This was an absolute haven just outside the the East gate of the old town. Everything was clean. Jeff had excellent English and was most helpful in providing advice, organising a driver and suggesting restaurants.
I loved how the guesthouse was modern and trendy with well thought of décor in the common spaces. I stayed here with 5 other friends for 2 nights so I was able to experience the various rooms they offered. All rooms were extremely clean and after the long car ride from Lijiang, we really appreciated the piping hot rain shower. The double bed was quite firm so I highly recommend the Japanese-style tatami twin futon beds instead. The location was perfect as it was less than a minute walk to the main strip and Jeff the owner was extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. Highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone staying in Dali!