Just returned home from our holidays and wanted to share with all our wonderful stay in Dali @ Yunnan, China.
The best place to stay while vacationing in Dali, no doubt, is to be close to the Ancient City or Old Town, which dates back to 1382 during the Ming Dynasty and was once the gateway to the SilkRoad in SW China. Although there are a lot of budget rooms (be careful of touts), we decided on "Hotel du temps Perdu" 风情大理客栈 after we did some due diligence on the internet and walked in to the hostel to have a peek at the place before we made up our mind to stay.
Although we were looking at budget accomodations, we didn't want the challenge of staying in a locally managed hostel and certainly not in a shared room dorminatory. "Hotel du temps Perdu" 风情大理客栈 offers a good compromise at a great price and close proximity ~5 minutes walking distance to the South Gate of the Old Town. The hostel is clean & homely, with an intimate open roof courtyard in the center of the modern decorated traditional house. We stayed on the 2nd floor, and find the room to be spacious and quite comfortable (see picture) with the usual amendities we have come to expect from an international hotel like TV, bathroom & WiFi not to mention the outdoor sitting area overseeing the naturally-lit beautiful courtyard.
We find the stay to be memorable as our hosts are hospitable and eager to please , offering great advices (from where to go for great food & pastries to where to gym close-by) and for getting the eggs right (sunny-side up with a little runny) and we must add - the really delicious coffee (with creamy milky-white foam) for breakfast, served whenever you like when we are awake.
They also helped with our bus tickets and transport for our onward journey to Lijiang. Overall, our 2 day stay at "Hotel du temps Perdu" 风情大理客栈 has exceeded our expectations and we certainly look forward to coming back to stay with them again and would recommend this home-away-from-home to all those visiting Dali !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Temps Perdu offers you a peaceful pause from your travels in a cozy hotel that brings modern style to a traditional Bai minority house. With its courtyard cafe and friendly, multilingual owners (Chinese, English,), you will find a charming hotel and friendly staff in a beautiful setting that you will remember always. Hotel Temps Perdu combines the comfort of a high-class hotel with the intimacy of a countryside inn . We welcome you to stay at the hotel and enjoy its beautiful landscape and ancient, cultural setting. It is a magnificent place to relax and enjoy a luxurious leisure time. Great location by the South Gate about 3 minutes' walk from the center of Old Town Dali on Wenxian Road with all of its delicious and inexpensive local food right next door ... more less
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