The Lily Pad Inn

Address: No.13, Group10, Ximen Village, Dali Town, Dali, Yunnan, 671003, China | Hostel
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This hostel, located on No.13, Group10, Ximen Village, Dali Town, Dali, is near Dali Gucheng - the Old City, The Three Pagodas, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, and Erhai Lake.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Lily Pad Inn Dali

      Reviewed by thermalsailors

      friendliest spot in Dali

      Reviewed Sep 26, 2013
      by (2 reviews) Werribee vic (shhh , Australia Flag of Australia

      Cheaper than the Jade Emu and Jade Roo. But still clean and comfortable. Its right next to the Jade roo so you can use their bar as they dont have one yet. Great staff. Seriously the most helpful people you can meet. read my blog on getting the isreali's down the mountain. Olivia and the staff were priceless.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by meredith76

      Felt Like Home

      Reviewed Aug 12, 2011
      by (1 review) Wilmington , United States Flag of United States

      The Lily Pad Inn was an amazing hostel. The minute we arrived we felt so comfortable and relaxed. The staff there is amazing - so sweet and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable and it felt as if you were staying at an old friend's home. The food was also amazing. I've lived in China for two years and I had two of the best dishes I've eaten at this hostel. I should also mention that the cost was so affordable. Thanks for a great stay!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by mathew-sarah

      What a great place

      Reviewed Apr 26, 2011
      by (12 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      The rooms are great, the people are kind and accomodating. Cannot compliment ths place enough

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      TripAdvisor Reviews The Lily Pad Inn Dali

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Dali

      Don't Dilly Dali

      A travel blog entry by philkoziol on Sep 14, 2010

      20 photos

      ... over seriously bumpy wet ground really takes it out of you and by the time I reached Wase I was shattered. I stopped briefly in the main square which is tiny and surrounded by houses. Market stalls crammed into every inch selling bargainous cakes, fruit, meat you name it... I had a snickers on board for energy which I gulped down with a load of water.

      Only 5 minutes on from Wase I began to get stomach cramps. Blaming the snickers I carried on but soon had to stop from the ...


      A travel blog entry by mikesblog on Oct 21, 2009

      21 photos

      ... in throughout the morning and hangout in the courtyard all day play mahjongg, smoking pipes and drinking tea. A very stressful life indeed! I lucked out again and was the only person in my dorm so had an amazing big room all to myself. Well apart from one other Chinese lady I was the only other person there.

      Dali was really nice, but again as with anywhere in China if it is worth ...

      Kung Fu Boot Camp in Wu Wei Si

      A travel blog entry by gilliguy on Oct 28, 2008

      2 comments, 12 photos

      ... having a wonderful massage given by the deaf. The rain started when we were bargaining over a mahjong game set, thwarting our plans to visit Erhai Lake or The Three Pagodas. And the forecast was more and more of the same. And not only around Dali, but all over southern China, which led us to bring forward our plans to spend a week practicing kung-fu in a monastery out in the mountains with no ...

      Dragonfly days

      A travel blog entry by mrconfused on Mar 17, 2008

      15 photos

      ... often the first person up and about and had a quiet hour or so each morning to practice some poi in the garden - it's been a long time, and it felt good. Breakfast saw the beginning of a coffee addiction, and I would sit around chatting as other people gradually surfaced, or playing pool in the bar. Somehow, the morning would disappear, and by 2 or 3, if motivated, I would make my way up into town to sit in one of the many cafes to do some reading or ...

      Traveler Photos The Lily Pad Inn Dali

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