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Shaxi Laomadian Lodge
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

This is a lovely little guest-house with touches of boutique hotel. Shaxi itself is tiny and undeveloped but is becoming increasingly geared up for tourists. Our room was off the main courtyard. The bed was comfortable and had a mosquito net. The bathroom was quite stylish and had good-quality products. The decor is the original wooden and brick walls, but charmingly lit and full of character. The kitchen prepared us a vegetarian dinner which was delicious. Breakfast was a high point - good coffee (a rarity in this part of China), good scrambled egg, french toast, fruit and juice. A really peaceful stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank flo-josh
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Very charming room, simple with handmade woodcarving everywhere and a decent bathroom, in particular given that the village is not the most touristic destination in Yunnan.

Of course, access with heavy luggage or for disabled is challenging, but they are really trying their best to create a cosy guesthouse outside of the touristy tracks of Yunnan.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Jeremy1985
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Stayed one night at the lodge. My room was next to the reception area and consisted of a large double bed which was comfortable. The bathroom was well appointed with a bath tub and large shower. Breakfast was well prepared with a variety of things to eat.
The staff were friendly.

Drawbacks:
(1) Because of the old state of the building there are many gaps in the woodwork. I missed having curtains to give more privacy.
(2) There is insufficient lighting so reading at night is impossible.

Tip:
Have a cup of freshly ground coffee at the little cafe past the temple on the square.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Shwe03
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Stayed at Laomadian Lodge whilst travelling through Yunnan during the summer and we really enjoyed our time here. A beautiful old building on the town square, rooms with character, friendly staff, good breakfast with a choice of Chinese or Western style food and definitely worth the cost even if more expensive than other accommodation in beautiful Shaxi.
Comfortable bed and a modern bathroom with a very good shower; though the drapes in lieu of a door may not be to everyone's taste!
A great place to stay whether passing through or as a base for hiking in the local area.
Would recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I brought my mother and her partner here when I took then through Shaxi (my favorite place in all of Yunnan), and it was the perfect experience for them. The hotel is pricey by local standards (ie around $100 per night), but if that's not an issue, it's a beautiful place to stay with high-end beds and the best bathrooms in the town (my understanding is that the owner used to do bathroom design for a high-end hotel chain). For many people, this is exactly the China that they're looking for—beautiful and refined, but homey and authentic. A rare find these days.

Room Tip: Ask to see a few rooms as they vary considerably in layout.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Georgia F
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