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Reviews of SleepyFish Lodge

Guesthouse | Yu Er Lu (Near East Gate), Dali, China 671003

93.8% Overall Rating

70 out of 72 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/07/2014)

"They have Dr. Pepper and fresh baked cookies. You don't have to pay for towels. Cozy beds. Very clean. The staff is soo nice! They have a nice little cafe. It's right by all the happenings in old town Dali, but it…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 16.24
  • Breakfast USD 3.25

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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93.8%

Overall Rating

70 out of 72 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'SleepyFish Lodge'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
94.4%
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95.2%
Value
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Karen (Heidi Shepard's sister) Lewis

26 June 2010 Karen (Heidi Shepard's sister) would recommend this property

Liked: The proprietors are so friendly and helpful. Sleepyfish has a nice large room (adjacent to the registration area) which is a great place to eat meals (home cooked delicious breakfast also available), use the computer, play games with a group or just curl up with a good book. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, many with outdoor balconies. Sleepyfish is an easy walk to the bus stops and a very reasonable walk to Old Dali (shops, restaurants, etc.) We really enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend this to others.

Disliked: Karen (Heidi Shepard's sister) left no negative feedback.

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Darren Johnson

13 June 2010 Darren would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, tucked into a corner of the Old City. Not more than a 15 minute walk from the hustle and bustle, the lodge itself is quaint, quiet and homey. The owners (both English speaking) and their dogs are super friendly and make the best breakfast we've had in China so far, and at a reasonable price. They have great coffee, whole grain bread and excellent French toast. They provide great local knowledge of the Old City as well as the surrounding areas and outdoor excursions. This was truely one of the best hostels we've ever stayed in! Loved it and hope to be back one day.

Disliked: Darren left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice rooms, very good cheap breakfast with coffee, really friendly and helpful owners, location not right in the center (10 mins walk) but therefore quiet, highly recommended

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jutta Hlusiak

21 May 2010 Jutta would recommend this property

Liked: Sleepyfishlodge is a very good place to stay in Dali. Very friendly staff, very helpfull. The lodge is situated at a calm place, yet in good walking distance to the city. very nice and clean rooms, run by westerners, who are very helpfull re getting things organized, such as sightseeing, bustickets etc. etc. If you are looking for a place to stay in Dali, I recommend the sleepyfishlodge highly

Disliked: Jutta left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

07 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Tremendously helpful and firendly staff, super clean, and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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PEI-HSIANG CHEN

18 April 2010 PEI-HSIANG would recommend this property

Liked: Tidy room, good food, family environment, lovely pets and the most helpful staff .

Disliked: PEI-HSIANG left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

11 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Although it's a walk uphill to the centre of Dali, the hostel is really clean with great facilities and really friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Kieran Nolan

10 March 2010 Kieran would recommend this property

Liked: Max and Traci were such fantastic hosts and really made my stay in Dali special. The facilities are absolutely first class and I highly recommend you stay there - better than some 5 star hotels I have stayed in for the welcome!!!

Disliked: Kieran left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Whitaker

04 March 2010 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely fantastic hostel.The staff are very freindly and helpful, and the place has the most homely feel that I have experienced in 5 months about Asia. It is a little walk from the main area of the town, which meens that it is nice and quiet, but there would be more central locations. HOWEVER - It is well worth the extra walk!!!!Could not reccomend this place highly enough.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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Lara Orlando

20 February 2010 Lara would recommend this property

Liked: The most beautiful hostel, more like an exclusive small hotel. we've been to in China. The rooms are very nice, with great beds and wooden furniture, big balconies and a really nice garden with a pond. The staff is great, they know a lot about the area and give really good tips about things to do other than the most popular ones. Totally recommended.

Disliked: Lara left no negative feedback.

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Cindy Zuspan

04 January 2010 Cindy would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of character, very friendy staff, extremely comfortable rooms with a balcony and a great view. Fantastic value for money!

Disliked: Cindy left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

28 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We had a really good stay at the sleepy fish lodge. Good beds, showers and other facilities and also a good breakfast service.Would definitly recommend this place to other people!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Robbert de Cooker

13 November 2009 Robbert would recommend this property

Liked: We had a pleasant stay at the Sleepy Fish Lodge, warm welcome by Max and Tracy and the dogs. Location is good, next to the new east gate and a few minutes from the centre of Ancient City. The owners have a lot of knowledge on the sights in and around Dali. We got good tips on were to eat, go and mountainbike. Breakfast is excellent, try the pancakes! The Room was nice, spacious and clean. Every room has a balcony and there is a nice garden to relax. We would certainly recommend this place to anyone.

Disliked: Robbert left no negative feedback.

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Gabe Graham

18 October 2009 Gabe would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is awesome, very helpful and friendly. Room was nice. Breakfast is a great deal: 12 RMB for two items (you choose) plus coffee or tea. but the owner, max, said she will be adjusting prices soon, so hurry!

Disliked: Gabe left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing about Sleepyfish is its atmosphere. Located on the edge of the Cangshang mountains, it is wonderfully refreshing to wake up and breathe mountain air. Add to that the comfortable, clean rooms, and the helpfulness and accomodation made by the owners, this place is perfect for a holiday. Quality is in all aspects of the lodge, and for me that says it all! If u are looking for a great holiday lodge at a great price, Sleepyfish Lodge is the place!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Robert Benson

28 August 2009 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with good hot showers. Max and Tracy were so friendly and helpful, and took time to explain excursions and buses etc. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive, and the two golden retrievers are adorable. My sons (age 10 and 13) really enjoyed their visit, and wanted to stay longer. Sleepyfish certainly made us feel at home. We used the hostel kayak, there are also bikes to hire, and the breakfast was excellent - really set us up for the day. My husband was delighted with the internet access, and was able to follow the final Ashes Test match! The Benson Family

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.


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