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The Linden Centre

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We (family of four) stayed at the Linden Centre for two nights in April. The property itself has some charcter but this is where it ends, I'm afraid. First of all, there is a very limited menu and breakfast is only bread and jam with eggs. Also, dinner ENDS at 8pm! Secondly, it is not a place where you can...

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

The Linden Centre is proud to be one of the most family-friendly hotels in China. We have three signs in our whole complex (nearly an acre footprint) that ask our guests to be as quiet as possible. This is because we have absolutely no 'white noise'- no cars, planes, factories. We are surrounded by rice fields and mountains. Our building...

Washington D.C.
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

I spent a long weekend at the Linden Center visiting my daughter who spends 4 months in XiZhou. The Linden Center is bliss in a serene surrounding. Go there! Nothing better than to sit in the yard or terrace with a pot of tea. The compound is very beautifully renovated and run by the very friendly Linden family with a...

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

Thank you for your review. We have tried so hard to create serenity within the walls of our old complex. In China, with its large and demanding domestic tourism market, serenity is illusive and thus is so often artificially contrived in theme park-style hotels and rebuilt 'ancient cities'. We are honored to be the protectors of some of Southwest China's...

Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

The Linden Centre is a fabulous hotel in the most perfect setting, surrounded by fields and mountains. We had a wonderfully relaxing couple of days here. The interior is beautifully restored, the service is excellent and the food is reasonably priced and high quality. They were really welcoming to our children and very keen to help plan activities. Worth being...

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

While the Linden Centre is located 10 miles north of Dali, we purposely selected the village of Xizhou for our projects because it is one of the only living villages in which one can still experience traditional Bai culture. Our location is our strength. Xizhou has over 110 protected buildings, all within 5-10 minute walk of our Centre. This is...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This hotel is situated in the small town of Xizhou down narrow streets and close to the market. The hotel has well appointed rooms, very comfortable and has a very peaceful feel about it. The good was good and there was also a small bar.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Looking around while sitting on the terrace is breath-taking. The Linden Centre is surrounded on three sides by green garlic fields. Waking up you can smell it after a good rest on the wonderfully soft beds. The Linden Centre was a compound owned by a wealthy Chinese family. The architecture has been restored wonderfully yet you can still get a...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It was extremely relaxing to be out in the amazing weather with clean air which was a great relief from the pollution back in Shanghai. Being able to see the blue sky during the day and shining stars at night were some of the highlights of this trip. If you are lucky, you may see a shooting star or two...

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

We remember your family fondly and thank you for your kind remarks. Among the many compliments, we would like to point out the unique role our library plays at the Centre. We are proud to have one of SW China's largest collections of English language books on Asia. Having been a graduate student at Stanford, Johns Hopkins and the University...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 April 2014

During my stay at the Linden Centre, the staff were amazingly hospitable and friendly. The beds are comfortable, food is local and made up of the freshest ingredients, and the receptionists are very helpful and whatnot. The location is quite convenient, for it is merely a five minute walk to the downtown area of this small town, where it is...

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

We thank you for all your comments! The last one, regarding smoking, is of particular importance. While we do offer a small smoking terrace in the outdoor fourth courtyard, we do not allow smoking in the rooms nor in any of the common indoor areas. In a place like China, where the majority of men smoke, this is not a...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I stayed here at the Linden Centre for a while and it was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The accommodations here and service is very good. Adding on to that, the food here is amazing as well. One of my favorite places at this hotel is the terrace. It is very comfortable there and has...

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

Since your departure, the birds have multiplied. Our first courtyard recently saw the birth of 15 swallows, all within a week of each other. They are now learning how to fly, which provides endless entertainment to our guests and team. They have become the most photographed part of the Centre this past week. We will send them your regards! Hope...

Tucson
Reviewed 13 March 2014

A visit to the Linden Centre and the village of Xizhou is the experience of a lifetime. This facility was lovingly restored by Brian and Jeanee Linden and is a true pleasure for the eye. Beauty abounds throughout the three-courtyard design. Most impressive is the way the Lindens have embedded themselves in the Xizhou community and worked to preserve the...

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

Thank you for your praise. We at the Centre all try to integrate ourselves into the daily life of our neighbors. Our friendships become the platforms upon which guests can experience their daily joys and struggles. Our guests accompany us to local weddings, funerals, school activities and temple celebrations. We chant alongside 80 year old grandmas, pick garlic and plant...

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Just spent 6 days at The Linden Center as part of a culinary tour of Yunnan Province--what a wonderful vacation! This is a beautifully restored heritage courtyard building with charming rooms, excellent food and a staff that is accommodating beyond all expectations (thank you Jeanee, Juliet and Andrew). But understand clearly that this is not just a great small hotel;...

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

We are proud of our theme programs and education travel options. We are regularly hosting groups that focus on culinary, textiles, photography, painting, local religion and spirituality. We can design programs to meet most groups' interests and needs. We are glad that you enjoyed your ten days with us and hope that your Chinese cooking has garnered many fans back...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Linden Centre

Address: No.5 Chengbei Village, Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: €127 - €359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Dali
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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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