Dali: Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

Jim's Tibetan Hotel garden
A great hotel in Dali is Jim’s Tibetan Hotel. It’s a small boutique hotel built in colourful traditional Bai and Tibetan style. Look at our personally guided, very interesting daytrips in Dali.

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Book a room in Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

Reservations: jimstibetanhotel@gmail.com

Jim’s Tibetan Hotel in Dali

We have 16 rooms with private bathrooms and a choice of singles, doubles, triples and 4 bed rooms. The 3 and 4-bed rooms are very suitable for families travelling with children. All beds are comfortable. Rooms have wireless internet, flatscreen TV and a watercooker for making tea or coffee. Downstairs is the restaurant and a relaxing green garden. The rooftopterrace has a wonderful view on Erhai lake and the Dali mountains, in the evening you can enjoy the stars and see the lit up city walls. Just outside the rooms on the wide balconies are tables and chairs for comfortable private seating. The rooms are furnished with wooden furniture, designed in traditional local style and made by hand. All rooms have wooden floors and private bathrooms with western toilets, shower and heating lamps. In winter we provide electric blankets for the beds and upon request a heater.

For the cool winters: all rooms have hot air-conditioning!


Contact Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

Reservations: jimstibetanhotel@gmail.com

Phone from outside China: +86-872-2677824

Phone in China: 0872-2677824

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Walk through Jim’s Tibetan Hotel in this wonderful short video on Youtube!

Prices Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

  • Single/double room with a double bed or twin beds: 280 Chinese rmb (breakfast included)
  • 3 bed room: 380 Chinese rmb (breakfast included)
  • 4 bed room: 480 Chinese rmb (breakfast included)

Breakfast (western): pancakes, yoghurt with fruit, coffee or tea

For your information: each 3 and 4 bed room consists of 2 rooms and one bathroom. The rooms are connected with an inside door. Each of the 2 rooms has either 2 twin beds or 1 double bed inside.

Facilities Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

Jim's Tibetan hotel rooftopterrace

Jim's Tibetan furniture

How to get to Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

Taxi drivers don’t speak English and only read Chinese characters so copy the address in Chinese and show it to the driver.

Address in Chinese

Jim’s Tibetan Hotel吉姆藏式酒店
Address: Lu Yu Xiao Qu Yu Yuan Xiang 4 地址:绿玉小区玉苑巷4号
Dali old town 大理古城
Tel/电话: 0872- 2677824

Pick up from Dali airport

There are no airport busses to old Dali so you have to take a taxi and show the driver the address in Chinese (copy the address above). Be careful with non-booked taxidrivers: they don’t always take you to the right hotel as they get commission in other hotels. The airport is about 40-50 min drive. We can arrange a safe pick-up for you. Costs are incl. luggage for 1-2 people 200 Chinese rmb, 3-4 people 300 Chinese rmb, 5-6 people 380 Chinese rmb.

By train from Kunming or Lijiang

You arrive at the railway station in new Dali/ Xiaguan, it’s about 45 minutes to Dali old town. Take a taxi and show the driver the address in Chinese.

By public bus from Lijiang or Kunming

From Kunming: you arrive at the bus station in new Dali/ Xiaguan, it’s about 45 minutes to Dali old town. Take a taxi and show the driver the address in Chinese.

From Lijiang: when you see the three pagodas on your right hand side you have to get off along the highway at Dali Old Town. Take a taxi and show the driver the address in Chinese.

In Dali old town

Upon arrival in Dali, walk or take taxi : copy the address in Chinese and show it to the driver. With your back to the small South gate on the Bo Ai Lu follow the Yu Lu Lu and then take the first street on your right hand side called Yu Xiu Lu. The hotel is in the bend up the street on your right hand side.

Private car Dali from/ to Lijiang

To go to Lijiang we can arrange a private car with driver (no guide) directly to Lijiang (about 3 hours) or with stops on the way in the Bai village Shaxi or Shibaoshan temple (full day). Both routes are scenic and mountainous. If you want to have a more relaxed trip and you want to spend a quiet afternoon in a countryside village we recommend changing the trip into a 2 day trip and stay overnight in Shaxi.