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Amanfayun: Heated Swimming Pool

Amanfayun: Heated Swimming Pool

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Amanfayun, a former Tang Dynasty village, is peacefully located in a valley just a twenty-minute drive from the centre of Hangzhou, near to the West Lake, and is adjacent to two temples, Lingyin and Yongfu. Its forty-two stone and timber-built, traditionally styled rooms, suites and villas are set within an old Chinese community, encased by forested valleys, bamboo groves and Magnolia trees within a region of Buddhist temples and sloping tea fields. References to ancient China are abundant here, with each outbuilding decorated with dark wood, lattice screens and calligraphy adorning the walls, though modern conveniences, such as iPods, iPod docking stations and televisions, are available on request for guests who just can't leave the modern world behind. Awaken to enjoy a spot of morning yoga in the fitness centre, visit the boutique to peruse the antiques, jewellry and handmade silk parasols, enjoy a temple visit or indulge in a spa treatment at the Aman Spa, complete with a traditional bath house, before finishing the day with tea-sampling and whimsical tales told by the Chinese Tea Lady.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Mystical retreat set in an ancient Tang Dynasty village
  • Feature:Next door to a collection of temples and pagodas
  • Rooms:42 village rooms & suites
  • Location:Hangzhou , China
  • Nearest airport:Hangzhou Airport
Location and transfer

Approximately 50 minutes from Hangzhou Airport by private car transfer.

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In-room amenities include air-conditioning, a mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, a personal safe, satellite or cable flat-screen television, telephone, iPod/iPhone docking station and wi-fi internet access.

Village Room :+
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: Decorated with bleach-blonde furniture, set against dark wooden walls and lattice screens, Village Rooms offer an open-plan format with a king-size bed, daybed, writing desk and a bathroom with shower.
Village Suite:+
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: The spacious Village Suites feature beautiful Chinese characteristics, such as calligraphy wall prints and rice paper lanterns, while facilities include a king-size bed, daybed, writing desk and a bathroom with shower.
Deluxe Village Suite:+
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: Most of the luxurious Deluxe Village Suites offer a duplex layout, with the bedroom and bathroom situated above the spacious living room. In addition, there is a private double massage room.
Village Villa:+
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: Village Villas are similar to Deluxe Village Suites, but are larger in size.
Amanfayun Villa:+
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: The largest of all the suites in the complex, the two-storey Amanfayun Villa comprises two bedrooms, both with king-size beds and en suite facilities, a lounge area, dining space and massage room. In addition, there is a lovely enclosed courtyard, perfect for relaxed contemplation.

There are a number of dining venues on offer at Amanfayun that, between them, serve International, Western and aromatic local cuisine. There is also a vegetarian restaurant.

Hangzhou House:+
  • Cuisine: Chinese cuisine
  • Setting: Choose from a comprehensive selection of traditional Chinese dishes, many of which feature signature flavours of the region.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Tea House:+
  • Cuisine: Light fare
  • Setting: The Chinese Tea Lady will be more than happy to introduce many different tea varieties, including delicious Longjin tea, whose leaf is grown in the surrounding tea fields. In addition, enjoy handmade snacks and lighter bites.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Steam House:+
  • Cuisine: Chinese cuisine
  • Setting: Steaming food is a traditional Chinese cooking technique. Anything from steamed cakes, fish and dumplings can be enjoyed in the Steam House, located on the Fayun Pathway.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
The Restaurant:+
  • Cuisine: Western cuisine
  • Setting: Amidst evergreens and lush foliage, The Restaurant serves a detailed menu of western cuisine and comfort food. All the International favourites are served here, alongside the resort bar – perfect for pre- and post-dinner refreshments.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Vegetarian House:+
  • Cuisine: Innovative vegetarian dishes
  • Setting: Serving authentic, temple cuisine in a venue along the Fayun Pathway, next to Lingyin Temple.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
City Life

Amanfayun is a twenty-minute drive from the city of Hangzhou, which boasts one of China’s prettiest tourist attraction, the famous West Lake. Enveloped in natural scenery, as well as ancient Chinese architecture, there are numerous pagodas and Buddhist temples bordering the lake’s edges. Tree-shrouded pathways weave a majestic route through immaculate gardens, over stone bridges and Lotus plants, with elderly Chinese folk playing bridge on park tables and a flurry of bright red rental bikes weaving about. It will take approximately five hours to walk the entire circumference, so break the day up with lakeside picnics and pit-stops at numerous refreshment stalls. Here, you can also buy beautiful silk parasols, perfect for shading yourself against the city’s sweltering heat. There are also many authentic tea houses to take refuge in and sample the area's famous Longjing tea, featuring the region’s signature leaf, while coffee-lovers needn’t despair; West Lake has its own Starbucks, nestled between fragrant blossom trees and miniature pagodas!

Health & Fitness

The Aman Spa at Amanfayun is magnificent. Located in a beautifully designed two-tier building, there are eight treatment rooms and a fitness studio featuring extensive gym facilities, as well as a specialised fitness centre offering T'ai Chi, yoga, Pilates and meditation programmes. Spa treatments incorporate ancient Asian techniques and heavenly Chinese massage, while the Reflexology Room offers indulgent hand and foot treatments. In addition, the spa has a wonderful Bath House with another three treatment rooms, each comprising a circular wooden bath, steam room and a double-seated rain shower. After your spa treatment, look forward to a refreshing glass of juice from the Juice Bar before discovering your shoes have been beautifully polished (having left them at reception, they will have been expertly cleaned during your treatment).

In Addition

Local monks are permitted to walk through the hotel’s stone walkway, so be prepared to see non-residents as you head towards Fayun Place, which houses Amanfayun's lounge, library, spa and outdoor heated swimming pool.

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