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The Linden Centre

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Geleen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 July 2014

There is nothing more to say actually, but I’ll try. All positives things said are true. I think it is perfectly located, with about only 10 rooms. Quiet, but you can get to Dali quickly if needed, spacious, well equipped and well maintained rooms. Personnel who speak English and who are really interested and will take care (just like the...

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 29 June 2014

If you are looking for an unforgettable authentic Chinese cultural experience, look no further. I visited the Linden Centre a few weeks ago for the day and was completely elated by the commitment to preserving the authenticity of the culture. The Linden Centre is truly a unique experience of authentic old Chinese culture. I went with a group of six...

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your cooking class with us. As you may remember, we will open a professional cooking school in December 2014 in Xizhou. It will be housed in a national relic that is even larger and older than our current Centre. The cooking school will focus on local cuisines, including Bai, Hui, Yi, Tibetan and...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Visted the Linden Centre in Mid-May while on a delegation with a group of architects from the AIA. Created from within the disciplined framework of a historic Bai family compound and perfectly renovated to maintain the sense of place within old country Dali; to stay here for a few days is highly recommended experience. The Linden Centre succeeds in offering...

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The location in Xizhou is good, away from Dali old town, the hotel is well designed and nicely restored, and the rooms are pleasant, but there were too many young people running around as part of a school group which detracted from the place and its appeal. Maybe another time.

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

Reviews like this one truly help define the type of destination that we are. We are first and foremost a platform for learning and cultural immersion. We are open to everyone: families with children, intrepid explorers and honeymooners. While we occasionally have students at the Centre from some of the world's top universities, these programs are mentored by professors and...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Linden Centre is really someplace special. If what you are looking for is an authenic, cultural experience in Mainland China, this is the special place to do it. A true "unlike any other" experience because of the family atmosphere that Brian, Jeanee and the entire team have created. The feel is much like a bed and breakfast type inn...

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

Thank you for understanding the greater mission of the Centre. While some guests come to Dali wanting no more than luxury (why travel to rural China if all you are seeking is superficial comforts?!), experienced travelers like yourself appreciate how difficult it is to achieve a balance between authenticity, sustainability and comforts. China needs the former and less of the...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Staying at the Linden Center was a very memorable experience. I loved the food, laundry service, library, tea room and most of all...roof top deck. This place is awesome for large and small groups alike. #AIAChina2014

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Having lived + toured thru parts of China. This is a soul-rebooting destination + private hotel to vacation at. Do yourself a favour. Lift yourself out-of-the-norm...come...immerse yourself in a unique (former) wealthy merchants home. Now authentically renovated, as The Linden Centre. We came as a group of photographers. Intrepid, global nomads, not a 'precious nor status seeking' individual amongst us....

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

What can I say?! Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope that potential guests will heed your advice. We are not interested in the traveler seeking only comforts. While we are proud of the amenities and the elegance of our rooms, we are not able to replicate the luxury of a newly built hotel. You were the...

Quito
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I really admire the American family that purchased and restored this beautiful traditional home. It is in a small town where you can experience Chinese life with few tourists. Our room was huge and peaceful overlooking the back courtyard. There are several quiet outdoor places where you can relax, watch the nearby farmers tending their fields, listen to the birds,...

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

We are so sorry that the window adversely affected your sleep. As we mentioned while you were here, the arrival of the warmer weather in Dali is often accompanied by very high winds rolling down our adjacent Cang Mountains. Sometimes these winds pull out the chains restricting the movement of the windows. We immediately repair these chains but can only...

Arlesheim, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Brian Linden, his wife and his staff have managed to create a place in a beautiful old Bai house complex that reflects the way of life in the Yunnan area. The sculptured porticos, the carved wooden walls and the exquisite courtyards witness extraordinary craftmanship. Linden Centre is not a luxury resort. The chinese rooms are simple, clean and comfortable. The...

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We are an American family with three children (11, 10, 6) who recently spend an incredible four days at the Linden Centre. I cannot say enough about our time there - where to begin? The Centre itself is absolutely enchanting, beautifully restored and is like stepping into a living museum. The accommodations were very comfortable and spacious for our family....

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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 Bai architecture of this nationally protected cultural heritage hotel, while 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: $180 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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The Linden Centre Hotel Dali
The Linden Centre Dali, Asia - China
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Dali
#4 Best Value Hotel in Dali
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“We asked for a quieter room and got one.”
caroler483, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Old charm - enjoy the quiet time an beautiful scene at the back yard”
KatieG232, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No elevator for upper level rooms, but staff will move your luggage upstairs.”
1272skidoo, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take a room on the first floor at the end of a row ( quiet )”
550jelleh, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each room is unique and beautifully appointed in a different style that is culturally authentic.”
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