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“Very good hostel in Dali”

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Lily's Garden Inn Dali
Ranked #139 of 1,298 Dali B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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170 reviews
128 hotel reviews
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“Very good hostel in Dali”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Double room with shared bathroom for 4 nights

Pros
- Lily was working in tourism before so she gave us good advices about what to do in the area
- Pretty and quiet inner garden
- Clean and confortable room
- Good location, the hostel is located 5 minutes by foot from the main pedestrian street of Dali
- Services : wifi, dinner, bike rental, laundry, bus ticket booking....

Cons
- The hostel is hard to find without a map
- There is an army camp near the hostel so you can hear them training in the morning (~08:00 am)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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k
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed in Lily's Garden Inn for a week ,it is clean,quiet and very comfortable palace, the price is very reasonable ,we like it so much . just few minutes walking to the centre of the Dali old town, very convinence for the restaurant and the bike-rent shop.the staff is very helpful ,if we come back Dali again, definetely stay here again.

Room Tip: the four pax dorm is full of sunshine and fresh air
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Xiu F
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Rauma, Finland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Again Lilly's garden for my stay in Dali. Same location, same quality! good price and still all what can be expected: nice room, good breakfast and easy to book activities!
If you have to stay one night or one week in Dali, Lilly's garden your place!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bob164
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I found Lily's Garden Inn while travelling through Yunnan on a sourcing trip. I had not been to Dali before and was not quite prepared for how busy the place is, having heard stories of it's laid back nature from friends. It seems it has changed a lot in the past two years but Lily's Garden Inn is in a quiet part of town near the East Gate. Lily's English is flawless and she was a very gracious and helpful host. When I told her I had left my wall charger in Shangri La, hoping she might be able to lend me one to charge my devices she went one step further and arranged to have it sent by bus to Dali I left. Very friendly place, superb local advice and wonderful service including laundry. It's places like this which have convinced me hostels are the way to go when travelling on business in Yunnan. More sociable and much cleaner and secure than lots of Chinese 'business' hotels. I cannot sing this place's praises enough!

Room Tip: I stayed in a private room. My dorm days are long behind me and I fond it fantastic value. Good show...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Incredibly welcoming, great location, the staff are friendly and willing to help with all sorts. For example they helped us book our train tickets, which as foreigners is nearly impossible without a little help.

The location of the inn is just off the main street, which is a fantastic combination of quiet (away from the busy streets) and convenience. The layout is cozy and you get a genuine feeling of care from the owner and staff!

We had a double room with an en suite bathroom for a very competitive price.

We booked early and I suggest you do too, as it was fully booked when we were there.

Thanks again to Lily and the staff, you made our stay memorable.

Room Tip: Couples, book early for an en suite.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Danny L
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Sourdeval, France
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

very good location,just located in the coner of the Renming Road in Dali old town with a nice couryard.quite ,clean and the bed is comfortable.Lily is so nice and helpful ,I think she is the best people that I met in China.highly recommed.

Room Tip: the four pax dorm is full of fresh air.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank He A
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Italy
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lily's Inn - such a cosy and wonderful place to stay in Dali.
The place is clean, simple but you have everything you need during travel.
Lily is such a friendly person, she takes concerns and sees to everything you need.
Although it is tucked in a corner of Dali, just off Renminlu, it is very assessible, safe and quiet.

Thanks again Lily!

Room Tip: We stayed upstairs and if you dont have a lot of luggage to carry, that would be ideal!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank Lion2006
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Additional Information about Lily's Garden Inn Dali

Property: Lily's Garden Inn Dali
Address: No.66 Fu'an Alley, Renmin Road, Dali Ancient Town, Dali 671000, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #139 of 1,298 B&Bs / Inns in Dali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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