The Ancient Town of Dali is one of the most beautiful cities in China and a top tourist destination. In this article you will find a review of some of the best hotels in the city for a wide range of prices. Just choose the right one for you and enjoy your stay!
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Reviews of Luxury Hotels (5 Star) in Dali
Dali Fan Ye Cangshan Resort
The Dali Fan Ye Cangshan Resort is comfortable accommodation where businessmen will find meeting room availability. The Hotel is suitable for tourists in addition with easy access to the city’s attractions. Cars are available for hire and staff will arrange shuttle and airport transfer. There is a library and a garden for relaxation. Golfers have the change of a game with a course just 3 km away. Luggage storage can be arranged while smokers have a designated area. There is a shared kitchen, lounge and TV area. Some rooms have desks though for a luxury hotel there are many facilities missing that ought to be standard.
The One Resort Dali
The One Resort Dali is ideally located for visitors to this lovely city. There is a bar and restaurant as well as good facilities for families. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms and room service, laundry, lockers and luggage storage as features of the hotel. There is a nice garden and an area allocated for smokers. This is a modern hotel in an ancient city that has a good reputation for comfort and cleanliness though the quality of dining is a bit poor. Staff can organize tours of the city if requested though many prefer just to walk around the old city that is so close by.
Yanyuan Zen Retreat Dali
The Yanyuan Zen Retreat Dali provides comfortable accommodation close to the main attractions in this ancient city, an ideal choice for tourists wanting to see this ancient city. It has Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas as well as a fitness center, a library and a relaxing garden. Staff provide room service and will organize tours, shuttle and airport transfers. In addition cars are available for hire. There is a bar as well as a restaurant and separate smoking area. Additional facilities include luggage storage, laundry and safety deposit boxes. A shared lounge and TV area is there for guests’ enjoyment after a busy day.
The Linden Centre
The Linden Centre is centrally located close to the main tourist attractions of the city without it losing its cultural feel. There is English spoken and the concierge can arrange car hire, tours and airport transfers. Wi-Fi is available throughout this 15 room hotel, including every bedroom. Businessmen have a center for their use and meeting rooms available on request. Family tourists are welcome and there is a kids’ club. The hotel has a bar, coffee shop and restaurant. Recreation facilities include an indoor pool, games room and fitness center while guests will also enjoy a relaxing garden. Additional services include luggage storage and laundry. There seems nothing but positive feelings about this hotel.
Reviews of mid-range hotels in Dali
Dali Jims Tibetan hotel
The Dali Jims Tibetan hotel centrally located, is 45 minutes from the airport but ideal for tourists wanting to see the ancient city. There is Wi-Fi throughout the 15 room hotel and 24 hour room service. The bar, coffee shop and restaurant with ‘home cooked food’ add to the hotel’s attraction. The English speaking concierge will organize car hire, tours and shuttle. Families are welcome and services include laundry, bicycle rental and safety deposit boxes. Smokers have a designated area. This hotel offers probably one of the best ratio price/quality of the city, also the owner and staff are always really attentive.
China Old Story Inns of Dali
The China Old Story Inns of Dali is only 3 km away from the city center, an ideal location for both businessmen and tourists. The English speaking front desk is open 24 hours and room service available likewise. There is Wi-Fi in all rooms which are decorated in traditional style. The concierge will arrange tours, the shuttle service and airport transfers. Guest have a laundry service, can store luggage and arrange safety deposit boxes. There is a bar as well as restaurant and shops. The garden is ideal for relaxation while there is a designated area for smokers. The hotel is clean and the staff is always helpful.
Dali Einn Inn
The Dali Einn Inn is a 9 room establishment 10 km from the city center. It has a bar, coffee shop and restaurant as well as room service. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Guests have a garden and solarium in which to relax while there is a shared lounge and TV area. Staff is happy to arrange tours as well as the shuttle service and airport transfers. Bicycles are available to rent and facilities include a laundry service and luggage storage. The hotel is extremely clean and offers nice views but there are a lot of mosquitoes due to the proximity of a lake.
Reviews of budget hotels in Dali
The Jade Emu International Guesthouse
The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is very central; the 23 guestrooms all have Wi-Fi which is also available in all public areas. There is a pleasant garden for relaxation as well as a bar and coffee shop. DVD/CD players and in-house movies provide additional entertainment. Staff which includes English speaking offers to arrange tours and airport transfers while there are safety deposit boxes and a laundry service. Businessmen have a center for their use and there is room service though the regularity of the cleaning service could be improved. Smokers have designated area.
Dali Mountain Delights Hotel
The Dali Mountain Delights Hotel is located outside the West Gate of the ancient town with the Cangshan Mountains behind and Erhai Lake in front. It’s run by a British family and has bar and restaurant. Tours and a shuttle service are available while car hire can be arranged. There is room service, luggage storage and lockers. A golf course is just a short distance away. The hotel seems to make a very favorable impression on all its guests providing excellent prices and good location. It is perhaps difficult to find first time you get there.
Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House
The Dali Lily Pad Inn & International Guest House is ideal for travelers in its popular Dalizhen location. The city center is nearby and guests have free Wi-Fi anywhere in the building. There is a shared lounge and TV area as well as a library. Guests will get room service and other facilities include car hire, luggage storage, a laundry service, lockers and a restaurant. Staff will help with tours while some prefer to just walk around to see the ancient city. There is a pleasant garden and billiards for relaxation. Most guests speak positively about its location and the general ambiance of the place, all with excellent prices.