Hidden in a picturesque valley, only a 20-minute drive along bamboo and tree-lined avenues from the centre of the bustling city of Hangzhou, Amanfayun enjoys a serene setting surrounded by tea fields, natural forest, quaint villages and a pilgrimage circuit of five significant Buddhist temples.
Amanfayun is designed in the spirit of a traditional Chinese villages, the property comprises 47 dwellings, a number of which date back over 100 years. Once described by Marco Polo as “The city of heaven”, Hangzhou is still today regarded as the most beautiful city in China due to its tranquil West Lake, countless pagodas, historic temples, botanical gardens and vast wetland areas.
Amanfayun offers 42 rooms, suites and villas located within the property. Due to the unique nature of the structures, no two rooms are identical. Without compromising the integrity of the dwellings, all accommodations enjoy the comforts of radiant underfloor heating, air conditioning and internet connectivity. All furniture is freestanding and includes daybeds, sofas, dining suites and floor and desk lamps. Fine calligraphy art pieces decorate the walls and a sound system with iPod option is available in all rooms. Most accommodation units open to private or semi-private courtyards with informal outdoor dining and lounging areas.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Hangzhou into a greater Chinese holiday. Take a look at Discovering Shanghai as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
- Location & Getting There
Hidden in a picturesque valley, only a 20-minute drive along bamboo and tree-lined avenues from the centre of the bustling city of Hangzhou, Amanfayun is a 50-minute drive from Hangzhou Airport.
Amanfayun offers 42 rooms, suites and villas located within the property. Due to the unique nature of the structures, no two rooms are identical. Village Rooms and Suites are furnished with a king bed, daybed, writing desk and dressing area, with the latter comprising larger living spaces. Deluxe Village Suites enjoy a separate living room, 7 of which enjoy their own private double massage treatment rooms. Village Villas are almost twice as large as the Deluxe Village Suites, featuring private double massage treatment rooms. The duplex Amanfayun Villa comprises two king-sized bedrooms, each with its own private sitting area, an enclosed courtyard, an intimate reading area, an expansive lounge with a dining area and twin daybeds, as well as a private massage room.
- Heated outdoor pool
- Steam house
- Fayun place
- Dining: 2 restaurants
Amanfayun's surroundings offer a wealth of ancient architectural gems and verdant hills and villages to explore. Places of interests in the area include Hangzhou's West Lake, Liuhe Pagoda or ‘The Pagoda of Six Harmonies', the Chinese Pagoda Exhibition Park and the Tea Musuem. If guests are lucky, they will get to experience the many colourful festivals and celebrations that are unique to Hangzhou. Amongst the most important are the West Lake Pilgrimage Fair, West Lake Lotus Festival, West Lake Osmanthus Festival, Qiantang Tide Watching Festival and West Lake International Fireworks Show.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.