Amanfayun

22 Fayun Lane, West Lake Street, West Lake Scenic Area, Hangzhou, China

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Hotel Description

If there was any remaining doubt as to whether China’s luxury travel market had matured beyond the one-note glitz of the big-city business hotels, consider the matter settled. The country now has its second hotel from Aman, a group that has more or less perfected the art of inconspicuous consumption. Privacy, discretion, understatement, and above all absolute tastefulness in every conceivable detail: this is the stuff an Aman hotel is made of. At their Hangzhou outpost, set amidst the tea fields and bamboo groves on the outskirts of town, those values translate into forty-two maximally luxurious, minimally fussy suites, done in the distinctive style of traditional Chinese courtyard homes.

Of course they’ve broken with tradition in the places where it counts. Behind the lush, tranquil courtyards, beneath the pitched wooden roofs and the works of calligraphy, you’ll find vast modern bathrooms, cloud-like king-sized beds, high-end sound systems and plenty of uncluttered space. Throughout, there’s an emphasis on the tactile sense, as in comfortably firm day-beds piled with cushions and radiant underfloor heating to warm the toes.

At the top of the scale, the villas and suites add private spa treatment rooms, though if you’re forced to travel to the hotel’s main spa, surrounded by rustling bamboo and magnolias, you’ll hardly suffer. It’s a world of quiet tree-shaded nooks, fragrant air and meandering stone pathways, with a menu that ranges from traditional Chinese massage to yoga and tai chi.

Outside the sprawling grounds of the resort itself, Hangzhou’s famous West Lake is a short drive away (another benefit, in addition to the tranquil atmosphere, of Amanfayun’s out-of-town location). Closer still are seven of the historic sites on Hangzhou’s Temple Trail. From Amanfayun, you can walk to one of China’s most important and beautifully ornamented Buddhist temples, the sixteen-hundred-year-old Lingyin Si. And walking is indeed the way to to go — because even if you can afford it, a chauffeured car isn’t always the best look.

How to get there: Amanfayun is about an hour's drive from Hangzhou Airport (HGH), which receives regular flights from most major Chinese cities as well as daily flights from Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Seoul, and Singapore. From Shanghai, it’s about a 3-hour drive to Amanfayun, or an hour's ride via high-speed rail.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 42 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

-Breakfast is chargeable at CNY150nett daily for child between 6 to 11 years old. -Maximum occupancy is 3 persons in one room, additional charge at CNY 747.5nett (include one breakfast) per person per night

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  • Deluxe Village Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1453 ft²/135 m².
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    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • 1 Bedroom Village Villa

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 2195 ft²/204 m².
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    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • 2 Bedroom Amanfayun Villa

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 3121 ft²/290 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Village Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 710 ft²/66 m².
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    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Village Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 947 ft²/88 m².
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    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • hairdryer
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

-Breakfast is chargeable at CNY150nett daily for child between 6 to 11 years old. -Maximum occupancy is 3 persons in one room, additional charge at CNY 747.5nett (include one breakfast) per person per night

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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