Dali Garden Bed & Breakfast ****

Dali, Yunnan, China



The quiet "Dali Garden B&B" is located in the centre of a Bai minority farmers’ village XiangYangXi between the CangShan mountains and at the shore (75m) of Erhai Lake, 12 km north of Dali Old Town.
Two km north of the B&B is the ancient town of Xizhou with its Bai morning market and traditional Bai courtyard houses. Zhoucheng, another Bai traditional minority village is also nearby. 
Here is the China you always wanted to see

Rice fieldsIt’s a nice tour on the bicycle from Dali Old Town. You bike through the farmers and fishermen villages and between the rice fields. On the way you make stops to enjoy the beautiful views.

The new touristic road circling the lake is  just around the corner.View from garden



Dali Garden Bed & Breakfast
is not a hotel nor guesthouse nor  an inn, but a 'home stay' B&B.  In the B&B you are our special guest and you can use also private parts of the house, such as the comfortable living room with TV.
As our guests, service and hospitality are the number 1 priority.
The B&B is built in Bai architecture with European influence.

The nicely decorated guestrooms (double on first floor and twin on second floor) have modern Western facilities and an  attached bathroom with 'walk-in' shower . On the third floor we have a new Family apartment see new website www.daligardenbb.com.

We offer the following to our guests:
§   Besides Chinese and Bai, we speak English, French, German and Dutch

§  The rooms are not big, are non-smoking, have no tv-set, nor phone,  but are very clean, have good soft mattresses, 2 comfortable chairs and table which you also can use for sitting on the veranda. The rooms are decorated with parts of dresses of several minorities in Yunnan

§  Spacious attached bathroom with walk-in shower,  24 hour hot water and western toilet, hair dryer, makeup/shaving mirror, slippers, bathrobes.   About slippers, everyone has to use slippers in the house.  Our security, Tommy  will guard your shoes/slippers.

§  You start your day with an extensive Western breakfast; Yunnan coffee or tea, orange juice, bread with marmalade, cheese, eggs with ham or bacon, fruit, yoghurt/milk, muesli/cornflakes, pancakes and so on

§  We have bicycles for free use. You can bike on your own or  have a 4 to 5 hours guided bike tour. At request we make a packed lunch. 

§  Small book library and dvd movies.

§  Laundry facilities and iron/ironing board (on request)

§  A beautiful sunny flower garden with terraces and terrace on the roof with great views on the CangShan mountains and the Erhai Lake

§  WiFi is available for free

§  We have a  ping-pong table, so if you want to work on your reflexes....

§  In wintertime we have electric blankets and we can provide an electric heater in your room

§  We organize excursions in the Dali region, because we live here we can show you the nicest places

§  We organize cultural events in daytime or evening on request (Bai language, songs, dance  and music)

§  We organize Chinese cooking lessons.

When you want to have lunch or dinner in the B&B -  menu available with Bai, Chinese and European dishes, Wines etc.

When the weather is good (most of the time it is) you can eat outside in the garden. After dinner you can walk to the lake and enjoy the sunset, relax in the garden or on the terrace on the roof of the house. The nights in the village are dark and the sky is full of stars.
Main gate

Price per room (2 person) per night

High season  420 rmb   Low season 380 rmb
from 23/1 to  06/02 Spring Festival holidays 2017 from 07/02 to 27/04
from 28/04 to 15/05 Labour day holidays from 16/05 to 27/09
from 28/09 to 15/10 National day holidays from 16/10 to 22/1

Price includes
Pick Up (with minimum stay of 3 nights) from Dali airport/ Express bus and train station, Welcome Drink and Snack, Extensive Western Breakfast, Yunnan Coffee, Tea.

         View from rooftop to Erhai Lake    


There are regular buses to Dali Old Town and to Lijiang.

We can arrange your transfer by private car to/from the airport, bus station,  hotel, in any town in Yunnan.

We organize guided bike and car tours to traditional villages and markets, visit ancient courtyard houses, "local God temples", see Cormorant fishing on the lake, play Mahjong with the locals and much more. We also organize boat tours on Erhai Lake (e.g. Wase and its market, fisherman’s -Jinsuo- islands).

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Since May 2017 we have a new website. This website will be deleted in Januari 2018.
For information and reservation, please contact us at:

Mail:  info@daligardenbb.com

Phone: +86 135 087 267 82 / 138 872 317 54


We hope to welcome you soon...

with more photos of the B&B and a lot of photos from the area




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Villa Verde, Boutique Hotel
Villa Verde is set in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere with a beautiful view on the Erhai Lake, CangShan mountains and surrounded by rice fields. The ideal location to explore the area of Dali with Dali ancient town and her Three Pagodas, Xizhou with the Bai Minority market and old courtyard houses, the surroundings of Erhai Lake with the many Bai farmers and fishermen villages.
Villa Verde air-conditioned and elegant rooms vary in style. The cosy lounge with fireplace, bar and small library, promises an unforgettable experience.
Villa Verde is well known for its friendly hospitality and its excellent cuisine. An extensive breakfast is served in the restaurant or outside on the Veranda in summer. Bai, Chinese and Western cuisine is available at lunch and dinner.

Villa Verde is located in XiangYangXi, an authentic Chinese farmers' and fishermen's village, just 75m from Erhai Lake,
12km north of Dali Old Town.
You can take a walk among the farm fields, walk or bike along the lake and villages and explore the streets and alleys where families still live in centuries old courtyard houses.



last update: May 2017

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