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The Temple House - Chendu, China
Combining both old and brand-new buildings, The Temple House in Chengdu, China is a totally 21st-century Chinese hotel, balancing local culture with hi-tech. There’s an alluring and intimate feel from the moment you arrive; guests enter via a renovated 100-year-old courtyard building for maximum authentic atmosphere. Jing, the hotel bar, is a popular destination amongst locals and we recommend ordering the Sichuan Mule, a fiery local take on the traditional cocktail.
If you're looking for a hip luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the ancient city of Chengdu in southern China, it doesn't get batter than The Temple House. Designed by acclaimed British architects, it offers a mix of traditional and modern design inspired by the city’s heritage and natural surroundings.
Prepare for 100 sleek and sophisticated rooms and suites. Not including the penthouse, there are eight different room types, each doubling up as an inviting sanctuary featuring a chic blend of contemporary design with traditional influences.
Apart from the Teahouse, which serves vegetarian dishes as well as Chinese cuppas, there are two restaurants at The Temple House. Tivano has a menu of authentic Italian fare, while The Temple Café is big on Aussie-based goods.
As well as visiting the famed Giant Panda sanctuaries, guests staying at The Temple House can visit temples and archaeological sites, explore the Sichuan landscape, hit the shops or sample the famed local cuisine. Back at the hotel, relax by the magnificent pool or indulge in a massage.
Location & Getting There
The hotel is situated in the centre of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan Province. It is approximately 20 km from the international airport.
There are 100 rooms in nine different categories as well as 42 apartments for short-term or longer stays. Each room features a king-size bed, handcrafted furniture, wooden screens, a lavish bathroom with rain shower, state-of-the-art technology and luxury amenities. Some also come with balconies. The two-level Courtyard Suites are stunning.
The Temple House is superbly located for exploring Chengdu and the surrounding area and is only 30 minutes from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Shops and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites are also within easy reach.
Children are welcome at The Temple House but facilities for them are limited and the hotel has more of a grown-up feel.