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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I had booked in advance and when I arrived was told they only had me booked for one night and they were full. Breakfast is eggs, eggs and more eggs and other guests asked for toast but no one had baked bread -this was a usual answerThe room had not been cleaned and had urine on the toilet seat, stained... More 

Thank Tednmae
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We only stayed at Sam's one night, but we really liked the place. Very welcoming staff, who ensured that we had plenty of bottled water in the room. Nice, basic rooms with traditional furniture. The location is just a short walk to the walled city, but on a quiet side street. The view from the terrace was nice and the... More 

Thank Scott K
Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

great place well located, quite, very clean, cozy great the owner a former tour leader for foreign travel agency speaks fluently English and his knowledge of the local and Chinese culture is impressive; Sam's hotel a home far away from home.

Thank Beringer j
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Excellent rating because the value is just that - excellent. Clean place. Great location (location is everything!). Very relaxing. Sam is so much knowledge about Dali's history and the places to see there. He and the staff there were very friendly and most helpful. I will be back!

Thank taiguoren
Bangkok, Thailand
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550 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Very clean and well up-kept basic hotel with comfy beds and comforters. The owner Sam is very friendly and helpful. He made our entire experience Dali experience smooth and pleasant by giving us great advice and arranging our tours and bus tickets. The hotel is very conveniently located just outside the old-city Bo-Ai Lu gate. This place is GREAT value.... More 

Thank Whirled_Traveler74
Alameda, California
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Sam communicates clearly by email, and was able to arrange for a driver to pick us up at the train. The hotel was not crowded at all, which was a surprise, since our room was very clean, and quiet and the hotel had a deck looking over Dali. It is just outside the city walls, a 2.5 block or 5... More 

Thank GoingTravelingU2
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2011

We stayed in Sams hotel for 2 nights and we were amazed by the standard of the room for a very reasonable price. The location of the hotel is just slightly outside of the southern part of the ancient town. Our room is spacious and it comes with a water dispenser. The owners were very friendly and gave us information... More 

1 Thank Goomp81
Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Sam's is clean, rooms are spacious and the location, 5 minurtes walk outside the city walls, is perfect. Sam is a marvellous host; friendly, knowledgable and entertaining. I enjoyed an excellent breakfast every morning (or afternoon if I wanted) and the staff were cheerful and helpful. A few beers in the evening with fellow guests added to the experience. I... More 

1 Thank LostInPyongyang
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49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights in February. Not my favourite hotel in China, but very far from being the worst either. Room was ok. A little expensive given what you get. Washing was surprisingly expensive. The owner was friendly, and the location was ok. Not a bad option. Quiet and just a llittle way out of the centre (just 5... More 

Thank KunmingPanda
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2011

We visited Sams hotel in Dali with a family with four children. Sam is very friendly and a great help with planning your trips around Dali. The hotel is very clean and just around the city walls of old Dali. It is a quiet hotel which offers an overwhelming good breakfast! Sam speaks excellent English and all staff is very... More 

Thank FamDeZeeuw

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Additional Information about Sam's Hotel

Address: Yuxiu Road, No.2 Yuyuan Street, Dali 671000, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Price Range: £14 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Find a better hotel before your trip to this area and pre-book tours”
 of 5 bubbles Tednmae, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“Did not see enough rooms to know. Some are right next to parking area, so I would prefer upstairs if you don't mind climbing the stairs.”
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 of 5 bubbles GoingTravelingU2, 8 May 2012 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles LostInPyongyang, 27 Jul 2011 | Read review
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