Exploring – A Dali hotel

27 Nov

Our hotel in Dali was very special, a converted ancient house that had been transformed into a hotel.  It was located in the center of the old town on the acclaimed “Foreigner’s Street”, right in the middle of the small town hustle and bustle.  From the photos, you can see the traditional structure with a large courtyard in the center and then multiple levels of open air walkways that led to rooms surrounding the courtyard.  There were water features, comfortable chairs and fresh flowers all over, with beautiful views of the mountains.

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Because now is the low season, the streets of the town and the hotel both were uncrowded and the price for such a room was remarkably reasonable – 215 RMB for one night (about $40 USD).  I can see why people say Yunnan is a little piece of heaven.

What’s the favorite hotel you’ve lived in?

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One Response to “Exploring – A Dali hotel”

  1. valerie November 28, 2011 at 2:18 am #

    Beautiful hotel! What came to mind was not a favorite hotel but two similar to what you’re staying in — an old building that was rehabed for travelers. One was in London — it was an old house with stained glass windows. The hotel rooms were in all the nooks and crannies and the lay out of the room was not your normal set up — furniture was mashed in to fit the odd shape of the room. However I’m hoping to have a new favorite soon — we’re going to Chetumal, Mexico (near Belize) in 2 weeks and we have a private hut in the jungle 🙂 And I got your postcard yesterday — thank you! Hope you had a good turkey day!

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