Welcome to the premier Shaxi guesthouse
Located in historic Duan Village, Shaxi guesthouse Old Theatre Inn (formerly Dragonfly Guesthouse) has won TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for the past four years. During this time we have maintained a consistent 5-star guest rating, ranking among China’s Top 20 B&Bs.
Built in 1782, the building that currently serves as our guestroom quarters were originally classrooms for the Duan village temple school. Since undergoing a complete restoration, designed and overseen by partner Chris, the rooms at Old Theatre Inn, while maintaining their simplicity are now also fitted with the most modern comforts. The previously thin wooden interior walls are now brick, rice husk plaster and stone wainscoting. This will retain the authentic look of the walls while adding two very important features of sound isolation between the rooms and passive heat in winter. Our rooms are now the only soundproofed and winterized rooms of any Shaxi guesthouse. All other protected buildings must manage with un-insulated wooden walls.
Old Theatre Inn rooms all feature large and bright en suite bathrooms. We have five guest rooms and of these, two have twin beds while the rest have full size beds for two adults. With advance notice, our twin rooms can be re-configured to create a super king room with one oversize bed.
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As we only have five guestrooms, we cannot accommodate large groups. You can find our other recommended Shaxi hotel options here . We are always happy to help you with your travel and accommodation in Shaxi. You can find more detailed information on our individual Shaxi guesthouse rooms in the Rooms menu links. Please note our prices for all rooms are always the same, as are our amenities. We guarantee you a great stay with us no matter which of our rooms you choose.