We were here also 14 years ago and in those days Jim's was the place to be. Old Dali has improved dramatically in terms of restoring old houses and streets. also the restaurants offer a much bigger choice and now have English menu's. The hotel still has Jim and since it was not busy he could devote a lot of time with us, including a one day "minority tour". Breakfast brings little choice, it is pancakes, some fruit and sweetened yogurt. the rooms were ok and certainly value for money. All in all three days, very successful also thanks to Jim's company.
Jim’s Tibetan Hotel is located close to the South gate of Dali’s ancient city, tucked away in a quiet alley. The hotel has a homey atmosphere and is decorated in a colorful Bai and Tibetan style. You may enjoy the sunshine on the roof terrace at the top floor where you can also enjoy the view over the whole city. Rooms are clean, have comfortable beds as well as airconditioning (hot/cold). Every day starts with a delicious breakfast, provided by the hospitable and friendly staff. You can find all kinds of restaurants closeby and if you want to make an interesting daytrip to the countryside around Dali, then search for China Minority Travel or Dali countryside trips.
Jim's Tibetan Hotel in Dali is lying on a quiet place near the old town of Dali. Here is starting the Tibetan feeling and hospitality. The staff let feel you home directly and the rooms are clean and the food is excellent. When you want you can make excursions to nice places in the surroundings with guide Jim or Henriette. They have many knowledge and experience. Then you come to special places to see the country life and make contact with the local people. Our stay there was excellent and we still remember them every day.
During our two week tour of Yunnan (organised by China Minority Travel/Henriëtte Buist) we stayed at Jim's for 2 nights. The room and beds were very comfortable, and we very much enjoyed the Tibetan decorations all over the property, very beautiful! Breakfast was delicious (yes, it is nice to have some western food every now and then, even though we had very good Chinese meals throughout our trip), and Jim is a very hospitable guy with a great sense of humour. We highly recommend booking a daytrip with him around the area too!
Good hotel with a personal touch. We were welcomed in Dutch by Jim's son. The rooms were nice with good beds, the hotel has a nice terras at the roof. Breakfast was very good with yoghurt with fresh fruit and pancakes. The hotel is decorated with local colourfull wood, you can sit in front of your room. It is near the old citycentre of Dali, so you walk to the centre. They offer nice daytrips, we have made a trip to the countryside. Really interesting.