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“Cute guesthouse with good location ”
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MCA Hotel
Ranked #268 of 1,478 Dali B&B and Inns
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

This MCA was very good for Chinese standards, we found the staff to be friendly, the breakfast cheap and adequate and the rooms were very clean. We had a twin room in block A of the hotel which surrounded a naturally looking pond and veranda which was nice to sit out and relax on. I would recommend this for its cheap price, cleanliness and great location

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Rooms were ok, small size but cosy. Bathroom a little dated.
Good location just a few minutes from the old town. Staff not too helpful or friendly. Just ok.
Pool was horrible, flithy things floating in it and green all around the edges.
It's a grand guesthouse for a day or two while exploring Dali.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Cocodooo
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

It's a decent guesthouse.The room was a bit damp but everything else with it was ok.Theres a pool there but wouldn't get into as it is very unappealing.About a 10 minute walk to the old town.They give a very simple but excellent map on arrival.Rent a bike in the town and hit the countryside,magnificent.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank BackpackerKD
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour so can't comment as to the value of the room rate but given the cost of our tour I expected better. The location is great, a short walk from the south gate past local tradesmen and restaurant's. There is a bike hire place across the road that's reasonable if you want go bike down to the lake. They expect your passport as a deposit but we had no issue. There is a small supermarket at the end of the street also. The rooms are set in nice grounds, the swimming pool was empty and green with algae but added to the shabby chic vibe. My main gripe was on arrival the doors were wide open, lights on. In a malaria zone I don't think that's acceptable particularly given the amount of trees outside our room. The room itself was a double on the third floor, word of warning no bathroom doors in these rooms! The shower was dreadful hardly a trickle and too warm. Having said that speaking to the rest o the group I think other lower rooms were better. The room overall was tired and a little grotty. They don't seem to clean bathrooms properly in China in general and this on wasn't great. Bed was ok,sheets were clean and it was comfortable. Dali is a great place so we didn't spend much time in our room. Fine car a few nights but I'm sure there ,is better value options. Would agree with the comments from others on service not forthcoming at all.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Magic_Hands27
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Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We went here as part of a tour. The rooms were a good size and clean, the bathrooms however all needed some attention both to maintenance and plumbing. The rooms are serviced everyday but the reception staff aren't very helpful, they said we could print something but when I opened the email to print they said they didn't have a printer. The swimming pool wasn't filled and we can't comment on food as we didn't eat here but the outdoor areas were great to sit and relax in.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 13 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in aug 2012 and it looks nice from the outside. Location is very good.
The rooms that we got were horrible, toilet didnt flush and each time they had to come and fix it.
We had laundry done here and were suddenly charged twice the money that we were expecting and some was even dirty!!!
The onwer is very unfriendly and very rude. It seemed like she didnt want us here. If we wanted airco then we had to pay for it....this is a first time that i have heard of it!!!! And i have travelled a lot.

The receptionste is a sweetheart!

Our recommendation: STAY AWAY from here and choose another accomodation.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank wessil
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

We stayed at the MCA Guesthouse for 2 nights.
Its centrallly located in the old town, only 200 meters from the South Gate.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, but the bathroom was a bit dodgy - but that's the way it is in China.
The staff were efficient and friendly, the internet access was free (but slow), and the breakfast was great.
As far as Guesthouses go, MCA is a winner.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 150m South from Wenxian Road South Gate, The Ancient City, Dali, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Dali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #268 of 1,478 B&Bs / Inns in Dali
Price Range: £16 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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