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Jim's Tibetan Hotel
Ranked #5 of 518 Hotels in Dali
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Hotel is about 5 minutes away from the old town. Hotel is clean and well kept. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast offers a good variety you will definitely not leave hungry! The hotel has also a restaurant - we loved the Tibetian Goulash. Jim is a great host who can help with his broad experience and knowledge about Dali and area. We had the larger family room (family with 2 children) that offered plenty of space (actually 2 bedrooms).
Big advantage of the hotel: own homepage on the internet so that it can be found/contacted directly (only view guesthouses in Dali have this).

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Just outside the old town we found this hotel. It is a very nice place to stay, the courtyard is beautiful, the rooms are nice (great wooden wardrobe), very nice and helpfull staff. The enclosed restaurant serves a very good breakfast and we dined there once as well and it was tasty. The only comment I might have is that they could pay more attention the cleaning, our (bath)room wasn't the cleanest.

Stayed: April 2012
1  Thank Hautvast11
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Friendly and his staff provide a warm welcome at Jim's Tibetan guest house. Rooms are well-furnished and have everything a traveller needs. It's a pleasant walk to the old city of Dali.

Room Tip: A room on the top floor will probably have a better view of the surrounding mountains.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ratichon
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

There are so many things i liked about Jim's Tibetan Hotel...where to start. First the location is great near the old town but away from the hubbub and in Yunnan which is my favorite province in china. The inner courtyard is nicely planted and the rooms comfortable and cheap, but the best is the roof top patio with a panoramic view of the Himalaya "foothills", Dali and Lake Erhai. We were there in the off season so had the place to ourselves. The food is fresh, well prepared and crazy cheap. We had some of our best meals in china there (try the local specialties!).
What sets Jim's apart from may of the places we've stayed in china is the Service. Jim is friendly accommodating and very helpful. He doesn't try to sell you a "bill of goods" like so many places in China. He planned several day trips that were fabulous. All of his staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. If you're there and need to get somewhere, ask for Mr. Wu , he is the best driver we have ever had in China. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim's

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank chuck g
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

My 3 friends and I stayed at Jim's for 4 nights and had the best time. Jim's Hotel is very very comfortable and clean. The view every evening from the roof top bar and garden was the best view I have had in China. The rooms are very clean and new. The food at the hotel was just first class with soo many choices and such good value. Jim's fantastic English was very usefull in helping us get where we wanted and find the things we needed. His driver took us all over the area and then drove us back to Kunming. Our stay at his hotel was one of the best experiences I have had in China.

Room Tip: HIgher floor is better for the view.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Carol K
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Jim's Tibetan Hotel is run by Jim, a relaxed Tibetan guy with his staff, among which the charming Pingguo (Anna). The design of the hotel is excellent, with the rooms sporting beautiful Tibetan furniture, curtains and mural paintings. The hotel offers a big breakfast and an extensive menu with Chinese, Tibetan and Western food that the staff can whip up. The staff is incredibly helpful and Anna and Jim speak good English. There's free Internet on a few PCs and you can rent sturdy bikes or book organised tours. The hotel is 10 minutes walking from the South Gate of the city walls in a peaceful neighbourhood.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Ed_Sander
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We are looking back on a wonderful stay at Jim's Tibetan Hotel. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. We liked the way the hotel was decorated a lot. Both the garden and the restaurant/bar at the topfloor of the hotel were favorite places for us. The rooms are very practical for families. Both the owner and the staff are friendly, helpful and made our stay in Dali a great memory. If you look at the price/quality balance, this hotel is excellent. We can highly recommend staying more than a few days at Jim's Tibetan Hotel.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: No.4 Yuyuan Alley, Lvyu Community, Dali, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Dali
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Dali
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dali
Price Range: $35 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jim's Tibetan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jim’s Tibetan Hotel is is a small boutique hotel built in colourful traditional Bai and Tibetan style.We have 16 rooms with private bathrooms:singles, doubles, triples and 4 bed rooms. The 3 and 4-bed rooms are very suitable for families travelling with children. All beds are all soft and comfortable which is a great plus.We warmly welcome you to stay with us. ... more   less 
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