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The Linden Centre

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

This was my 3rd visit to the Linden Centre in the past 4 years and when it comes time to return home I always have a thought towards "when can i come back again". The Linden Centre provides this amazing mix of great accommodations, excellent...More

1  Thank dumu
Response from Brian L, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 3 July 2015

We take pride in responding at length to our guests' comments. We believe that it is our responsibility to address any complaints (we take these very seriously), but, perhaps more importantly, to clearly introduce what the Centre is and is not so guests can make...More

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Brain and Jeannie Linden have created a unique and charming hotel in Xizhou village, both close to and far away enough from the hell that is Dali town itself. Renovated from a traditional old house, with three courtyards and decorated with the Linden's antiques, the...More

1  Thank Vicky U
Response from Brian L, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 3 July 2015

Greasy food and MSG...... we are so glad that you mentioned our food. To some visitors, especially Chinese, our food is a Westernized-version of their cuisine. This frustrates all of us. We are trying to present Chinese food in a much less adulterated state- no...More

Reviewed 22 May 2015

Linden Centre is a historic hotel surrounded by rice paddies in a small village about 20 minutes outside of Dali. If you are looking for posh accommodations, this is not the hotel for you. If you are looking for a genuine cultural experience in rural...More

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Response from Brian L, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 24 May 2015

We have struggled to ensure that our guests are aware of what the Centre is before making a reservation. Your comments help explain our hardware to future guests. However, I want to correct some of the minor mistakes, explain why we do the other things...More

Reviewed 14 May 2015

Everyone in the hotel is very helpful, they are all very nice too. The centre is not far from anything. The hotel is surrounded my farms, and the view at the terrace is spectacular. I strongly suggest that people should visit this amazing place.More

1  Thank William B
Response from Brian L, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 24 May 2015

Having established our three hotels in some of China's most pristine and grand examples of pre-revolutionary architecture, we find it extremely difficult to expand. How do we top these structures?! How do we find equally hospitable and culturally important villages?! The weeks you spent with...More

Reviewed 14 May 2015

A great place for a trip! It is at an ideal location, with a nearby town square with many great shops and restaurants. The renovation of a very classic and old type of building, transformed into a very beautiful hotel. So much to do in...More

1  Thank Alex L
Response from Brian L, Owner at The Linden CentreResponded 17 May 2015

Wow.... your review coincided with the printing of four others from your group. We are so happy that your whole team enjoyed spending the extended time at the Centre. The villagers and our staff already miss you all! Thank you.

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US$114 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Dali
#17 Best Value Hotel in Dali
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US$114 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Dali
#17 Best Value Hotel in Dali
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Response from possuminpandaland | Reviewed this property |
No # San Diego. Candy from Linden Centre (XiZhou) has responded; " The WuXi project ceased, with Jeanee + Brian developing two additional sites in XiZhou. BaoChengFu (their 3rd site, opening Jan 2015). Expanding a diverse... More
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"Rooms at the first floor are very calm and top."
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"Upstairs 3rd courtyard room was fabulous"
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"Rooms are slightly better at Commons (but still nice at both), Centre has a gorgeous rooftop terrace"
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