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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a week in October, 2016 but am just getting around to writing a review. I am American and I traveled with my Chinese sister-in-law. We were both very delighted with our experience at The Linden Center. Jeannie is what I call a "beautifier" and whatever she touches become beautiful! The Center is decorated and run with...

Thank Carole R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Linden Center is a wonderful and authentic place, created by two special people, Brian and Jeannee Linden. We enjoyed a large and comfortable room. The friendly and smiling staff is most helpful and speaks English. We loved the still unspoiled village of Xizhou. Linden offers a lot of extra's like a well stocked library, a free morning tour to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel as though review I can write would even remotely do justice to the Linden Centre. But alas, I will try to highlight some of it's many delights for you intrepid explorers. My mum & I stayed here a little over 3 weeks ago, and having galavanted around the rest of Yunnan province all the way home to Australia,...

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

Sometimes I cannot say anything but 'thank you'. Your comments inspire Jeanee and me to continue to promote our model of inclusion and preservation. We just returned from a potential national park project in southern Sichuan. As with all our future projects, the government has turned to us because of our model. We try to be so much more than...

Foster City, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my friends in China highly recommended this place and it lived up to all expectations. My husband fell down on YuLong Mountain and hurt his back. With a 4-year old boy, I was so helpless in a remote village. Mrs. Linden was the angel answering our prayers. She went to see my husband in the middle of her...

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Suzhou, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights just before Chinese New Year. The building is fantastic and the whole atmosphere is welcoming and informative. The morning tour of Xizhou is very informative and the whole team there are so informative about the local area and whole region. In terms of helpfulness, they called CTrip when we hadn't arrived by 6pm to let us...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This hotel is a restored home situated in the rice fields of Xizhou, and the rooms center around 3 beautiful courtyards. The Lindens employ mostly local folks and strive to provide opportunities that get the guests involved in activities in the local village. Our group took a walking tour of the village, including the market, shops, temples and the memorial...

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Guangzhou, China
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Good menu mix western food with Chinese local food. There is also awesome hotel with good decorations. Friendly english speaking staff. The hotel is located in a ancient building with over 100 yrs old

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

i didn't book to stay here, we stayed at the Hilton opting for more luxury digs. However we made a point to visit and our guide called and arranged so we could visit at tea time. It was a pleasure to meet Billy Linden and his wife, Jeanie. Billy has spent a lot years in china, speaks the local language...

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

We are honored when guests, who spend even a short time with us, are moved to write comments about their stay. While we cannot replicate the luxury of the newly built Hilton, we can outshine them and any other hotel with our passion and knowledge. Even during your short visit, you were able to feel the soul and professionalism that...

Reviewed 6 January 2017

During our tour of Yunnan in November 2016, we stayed two nights in the Linden Centre. We arrived in pouring rain to be given an extremely warm welcome by Brian, the owner. Our room in the last courtyard was large and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. As soon as the rain stopped, we went up to the roof...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dali is beautiful and you don't need to stay in the same commercialized bar-street type of hotels. Linden Center in Xizhou is built around nature and deep respect for the local community and its heritage. The rooms are basic, but very clean and well taken care off -it's price maybe a little on the high side, but know that you...

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

We aim to make the Centre a home for all visitors. This being said- we fully believe that a home relies on more than just its structure to make it alluring. We knew that the cultural bureau would never allow us to alter the structure of our historic complex. We thus had to rely on the passion of our local...

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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: ₹ 9,098 - ₹ 13,942 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Linden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Dali
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“We asked for a quieter room and got one.”
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