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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Hangzhou, China

The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Hangzhou, China

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Hangzhou, commonly described by people as ‘heaven on earth’, is one of the most beautiful cities in China, with a lot of great natural scenic spots as well as some awesome old-style architecture. Whilst travelling in Hangzhou, you will be able to explore a range of fabulous boutique and cultural hotels which are surrounded by the stunning natural scenery, being incredibly relaxing and pleasant.

Chaptel Hangzhou

Chaptel Hangzhou is a very elegant boutique hotel next to the beautiful West Lake. The hotel looks extremely nostalgic, and can provide a nice hint of Chinese culture as the designers try to retain the original appearance of the old buildings while restoring the hotel. Each suite is housed in a two- or three-storey vintage building which consists of a big living room and plentiful lovely rooms upstairs, therefore Chaptel Hangzhou is very suitable for a big group of friends or family to enjoy their holidays.

Chaptel Hangzhou, 57 Changsheng Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8788 2999

Rose Garden Resort

If you don’t want to stay in the very busy and bustling downtown Hangzhou, Rose Garden Resort should be a good pick as it is not situated in the central district but it only takes ten minutes to get to the West Lake if you take a cab, so the location is still very convenient. The environment of the resort is brilliant: the rooms are big, the indoor and outdoor swimming pools are clean and large, while both the Chinese and Western restaurants are extremely great and offer really delicious and appetizing dishes.

Rose Garden Resort, 128 Zhijing Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8766 7188

West Lake Reclusive Life Villa Hotel

West Lake Reclusive Life Villa Hotel is undoubtedly one of the best villa hotels in Hangzhou, as it is a decent hotel with perfect location and architectural style. The three villas are located opposite to the solemn Shang Tian Zhu Faxi Temple, being really peaceful and relaxing, and the residents can walk to the temple which is one of the most popular scenic spots in Hangzhou. The villas combine Chinese, Japanese, and Western architectural styles, while the interior is incredibly luxurious and delicate.

West Lake Reclusive Life Villa Hotel, 363/365/367 Shangtianzhu, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 400 006 5155

Xixuan Spa Hotel

After tiring travel what you need is definitely a fabulous hotel offering great service and comfy rooms, and Xixuan Spa Hotel, located in Xihu District, is a good pick. They can surely satisfy every resident with their well decorated rooms, friendly staff, and the very great and luxurious spa treatments which can relieve tourists’ stress. While dining in Xixuan Spa Hotel is also a brilliant experience, as they offer tasty and appetizing Hangzhou, Cantonese, Southeast Asian, and Western cuisine.

Xixuan Spa Hotel, 9 Westbrook Resort, 21 Zijin’gang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8500 2888

Tea Boutique Hotel

Tea Boutique Hotel is a Chinese tea themed hotel in which Chinese tea culture and elegant tea flavours are adopted in the 43 boutique rooms. They offer a luxe Thai-style spa, traditional Hangzhou-style gourmet food, and extremely spacious and comfortable rooms. Whilst staying in Tea Boutique Hotel you can try a range of Chinese tea, as the hotel greets every resident with their brilliant gongfu tea which is refreshing, sweet and healthy. The staff are very friendly and hospitable, and they are willing to share their knowledge of Chinese tea culture with residents.


Tea Boutique Hotel, 124 Shuguang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8799 9888

Aman Fa Yun

Aman Fa Yun is located in an old tea-planting village, and is surrounded by seven solemn old temples and a jungle of bamboo groves, so it is incredibly quiet and relaxing. Their 42 rooms, suites and villas are all brilliant, showcasing the Chinese tea culture, as well as contemporary architectural touches. Living in Aman Fa Yun is surely pleasant as you can enjoy a wide range of relaxing events, such as spa treatments, Chinese bamboo massage, or, wandering around their elegant pavilions and courtyards is also great.

Aman Fa Yun, 22 Fayun Lane, West Lake Street, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8732 9999

Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake

Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake offers residents with three types of rooms, guest rooms, suites, and villas, which are all spacious and comfortable. Their guest rooms start at 63 square metres, while the Jiang Nan-style villa consists of three floors and an indoor pool, being incredibly spacious and elegant. Their room views are stunning as most of the accommodation includes a terrace on which residents can appreciate the lovely gardens, the forest glades, or the beautiful West Lake.

Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake, 5 Lingyin Road, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8829 8888

The East Hotel

The East Hotel is a very modern boutique hotel trying to merge traditional Chinese culture with the innovative Western styles. The rooms are designed according to the four seasons of Jiang Nan, and the furniture is mostly elegant and nostalgic, while their artistic LED screen wall is simply cool and modern, altogether demonstrating the contemporary East-meets-West style. Residents can visit their tea house, in which traditional Chinese tea is offered, or, they can enjoy a glass of fine wine in their cool Western-style café.

The East Hotel, 198 South Hushu Road, Gongshu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8809 9999

Banyan Tree Hangzhou

Located in the heavenly Xixi National Wetland Park, the environment of Banyan Tree Hanghzou is incredibly amazing, and you can fully immerse yourself into the thriving plants and gorgeous scenery. Banyan Tree offers residents with a range of special dining options, and one of the best is the Love Boat in which you can enjoy fabulous lunch or dinner on a boat traversing down peaceful waterways. Living in this hotel would truly become an unforgettable experience, while your body and soul can definitely be repleted during the stay.

Banyan Tree Hangzhou, 2 Westbrook Resort, 21 Zijinggang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China, +86 571 8586 0000

Feng Huang Villa Hotel

Located next to Zhejiang Art Museum, Feng Huang Villa Hotel is an artistic boutique hotel which only has 14 guest rooms. Yet, each of their rooms is incredibly brilliant, as all rooms are decorated with lots of fantastic art pieces by famous contemporary Eastern and Western artists, making the room looks like a stylish mini gallery. The rooms are very spacious; the décor and wooden floor can recall the nostalgic Chinese style, while the modern furniture and artwork form interesting yet fabulous contrary.

Feng Huang Villa Hotel, 164 Feng Huang Shanjiao Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, +86 571 8788 7000