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“Good Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Jade Emu International Guest House

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The Jade Emu International Guest House
Ranked #2 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Dali
Certificate of Excellence
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

The staff are very courteous and accommodating, especially the two young male staff who put extra efforts to make our stay more bearable against the cold nights. The hostel would be much better of if the internet is not interrupted too often. I like to make a small suggestion though. The signboard by the roadside should be lighted up and bigger. That night, my taxi diver had to pass up and down several times before we could locate the hostel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great hostel with a good vibe. The bar and restaurant was full of other travellers drinking coffee and chatting to each other. The room was got was in the new block across from the original which was much quieter and bigger. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Try and get a room in the newer block
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YYML
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

This place is an excellent hostel. Everything is done properly, from the bathroom stuff to the Vegemite available for breakfast. The rooms are clean, comfortable and good value. The courtyard was excellent to hang out in. The bar and restaurant service was also very good. The Jade emu was a highlight of Dali.

Room Tip: We stayed in the newer annexe just across the road. The rooms were spacious and very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mickey456
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Ghent, Belgium
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45 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a very international-style hostel.
Got all the comfort you need, going from nice spacious clean rooms. its very affordable as well. The whole of dali is in walking distance, so location doesnt really matter. Note that cycling around the lake is NOT an option!!
inside the hostel, they offer a lot of things, going from hot dishes and various drinks, over pooltable, darts and other events (bbq, ...)
Staff is really helpful, you can see its run by someone who knows how to handle it

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank prosfallout
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic hostel.
Our dorm room was brilliant: large, clean, secure and with bathroom attached.
The hostel organises loads of trips an events and the staff members are incredibly friendly and helpful - even posted something I stupidly left onto our next stop. I'd stay there again straightaway

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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373 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

The Jade Emu is just off the main highway that connects the old and new town. It did take us a while to find it due to the fact that the bus dropped us off in a different location to the one we expected.

The host is training many new employees so although the service is friendly and polite it could have been a little quicker but I am sure once trained the staff will be as efficient as Nana who was extremely helpful.

The rooms are excellent. They are very clean. The double bed is king size and in our room there was a DVD player ( you could rent DVDs from the Song Sister's across the road), flat-screen TV and free view box. The bathroom is a wet room. One minor annoyance is that when you walk into the bathroom you fall over the toilet. It is in a rather awkward place. The shower does take some time to heat up but is powerful. The host provides towels as well as shampoo, soap and shower-gel.

The hostel has a restaurant and the food is very good catering to both Western and Chinese tastes. It does take a while to be served but I believe this is because it is all fresh and made to order.

Another plus is the tours they offer which can be organised extremely quickly. There is a free pool table, darts, common room with DVD player and PCs that can access Facebook. In addition to this you can also go to the Jade Roo and use the table-tennis set.

To summarise: helpful staff, plenty of facilities available, clean and serves good food. If you stay in the Winter it is pretty chilly. It was difficult for us to find and sometimes the staff are a little confused (trainees).

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is an excellent place to stay if visiting Dali. The friendly staff are welcoming and hospitable. The rooms are kept to an immaculate standard and the quality of the amenities is top notch. Free laundry is a rare luxury and adds to the appeal of this guest house. The entire place is super clean and has a vey relaxed, laid back atmosphere. The owner and staff are very knowledgeable about the area and will always be able to find something for you to do. The location is perfect if you don't mind highway hopping, just outside the main old town area. Despite its proximity to the highway, we did not find it loud or dangerous. The only fault I can possibly point out is on the food service. The food is excellent, however, on the two occasions that we ordered food, it took nearly 2 hours for it to arrive, and that was for just one of the meals we had ordered! I don't know if this is a regular thing but I suggest you walk on into old town for your meals, you will actually save time by the time you return. This place also has free dvd rental and internet use, very nice added touches.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Jade Emu International Guest House
Address: Area 10, West Gate Village | 500m, South of Sanyue Street, Dali 671003, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #2 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Dali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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