A beautiful modern hotel in Dali Old Town close (about 100 yards) to the South Gate. You have to leave your transport outside the gate and a porter and buggy takes your luggage to the hotel. Bedrooms arranged in blocks of 2 storeys, each well equipped with large beds, TV, and en-suite with separate shower and enormous square bath. If you are at ground level then the net curtains are a “must” for privacy Everything looks really elegant. There is a small restaurant in two rooms serving dinner and breakfast, and there is a room service menu in dual language although it is quite small. It is a great place to stay.
The only issue for westerners is the lack of English capability. Eg heating controls in Chinese only, tv control in Chinese only. Very few staff having an English language capability. Service throughout was excellent and they did their very best to understand us. As an example, the heating in our room worked intermittently. They moved us to another room, apologised profusely, had made a swan decoration with rose petals on the bed and sent a platter of fruit. If they can fix the English language problems it would warrant a 5 rating. More
- Free Wifi