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Reviewed 6 October 2016

During my time at the Linden Centre, Mr. and Mrs. Linden and the Linden Centre staff have all been extremely helpful. I would really recommend the Linden Centre if you are trying to find a authentic Bai hotel

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing family experience since we arrived at the hotel. Reception was very friendly, spoke perfect english and made us feel at home. The hotel is placed in a old house that has been refurbished keeping the tradition but also with many touches of a boutique hotel. They kindly invite you to use the multiple common areas that...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

During last week's holiday, the Centre hosted many families. We try to keep a balance between making the Centre children-friendly during these periods and ensuring levels of quietude and professionalism for couples. Our bilingual team has been trained to interact with children- playing with them in our toy- and game-rooms, hosting calligraphy and painting breaks in our library, exercising with...

Reviewed 29 September 2016

I stayed a week at the Linden Centre and it was too short! This is a place you can relax and at the same time be completely immersed in Chinese traditions and culture. The centre offers unique cultural courses such as calligraphy! The staff and owners are nothing short of excellent. It is also very convenient as you feel you...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

One of the joys of managing the Centre is to watch the transition in our guests. Your visit, which started because of a discussion in Wisconsin, was very special to our team. Unfortunately, Jeanee and I were not in China during your stay, and we asked our team to ensure that you were taken well care of. We are so...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Linden Centre is located in the Xizhou village, and is a 20 minute car ride away from Dali Old Town. In addition to a great view of the Cang Shan mountains and everlasting garlic fields, the compound style hotel has a very cozy atmosphere. The Lindens and staff members provide exceptional service, ranging from tours of the area to...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We have just returned from the golden rice fields with a group of guests. While some of the older guests watched from the terrace, we helped our village neighbors harvest the rice crop. This is an annual event at the Centre and your mention of the garlic fields reminds us that we will soon be planting garlic bulbs in these...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you are ever in the area and are looking for a different sort of stay, then this hotel is for you. The people are super super friendly which is a nice change from some of the other places we have stayed at over the past few weeks. The surroundings are lovely, authentic and very clean and scenic. There is...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

After traveling in China and Tibet for 10 days we arrived at Linden Centre, what a refuge from all the traffic and people of the last week. Great views, great food, wonderful staff, amazing architecture, I was impressed with everything they have done here. In all my travels this stands out in my mind as one of the most serene....

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed three nights with my family in the hotel and the experience was unique. The hotel is a Bai ethnic minority house built by a wealthy family 70 years ago. The architecture is beautiful and different from any other types of houses in China. The founder of this hotel renovated the house and protected the heritage. Although the house...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for articulating our mission so concisely. We are trying to develop a "different type of luxury," one that delivers an elegant and timeless home away from home for our guests (which is so effortlessly shaped by our grand historic compounds) and supported by unique programming that combines the best of our community with the intellectual curiosity...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Set in a remodeled Bai style house that once belonged to a wealthy business man circa 1948, it has picturesque courtyards and nice views of rice fields and mountains near Dali. Be prepared for a rather hard bed, difficult lighting for the ladies to apply makeup and no phone in room. Because of the thin walls and sounds traveling there's...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Unfortunately, as hard as we try, we cannot please all the guests. One person's criticism- not enough luxury- is offset by another's complaint about too many comforts and not enough 'authenticity'. While we passionately try to make everyone happy, we have learned that we can only be straightforward in telling guests what we do and let them make the decision...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I lived in Yunnan Province for one year before coming in the Linden Centre with my parents. It was the most comfortable, well-run hotel I found in China. It was also one of the least Chinese. The hotel is clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and English-speaking. There are efficient services including laundry and transportation. This is appropriate given the...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you appreciated our service. Given that nearly 90% of the staff come from the local village, we believe that this is one major aspect in making our hotel authentic. The reality is that authenticity now lies in China's vibrant cities and parent-less villages. It can be found in the boutiques of Dali and the...

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Near the beautiful old town of Dali, this wonderfully restored courtyard hotel is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the cities. Rooms were simple, but clean and peaceful. Breakfast was simple, but of good quality and everything was freshly prepared. The public areas are gorgeous and there is a wonderful roof terrace with views across the paddy...

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Jeanee L, Owner at The Linden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. They capture the true essence of the experience we hope to offer. We are promoting the subtle beauty of timeless traditions and not reconstructed tourist traps. Guests who want a serene experience among friendly villagers and within an architectural masterpiece will love the Centre. Guests who want over-the-top luxury housed in soulless new structures...

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  • Breakfast included
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The Linden Centre is a meticulously restored courtyard mansion in the pristine Yunnan village of Xizhou. Great care was taken to preserve the beautiful indigenous architecture of this nationally protected cultural relic, while up-scale modern conveniences including heating and air conditioning were added to ensure guests a comfortable and absolutely unique stay. In this elegant setting, connect with the local ethnic cultures that make this part of China so special. ... more   less 

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Address: No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: €130 - €181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Because I was part of a tour, I looked at many, many rooms. They all had a special charm. Room 12 had views of the rice paddies.”
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“All the rooms are well done. the walls are very thin and you can hear your neighbors so highly recommend no young babies or kids.”
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