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Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake
Why we like it
- Many rooms open onto a terrace conservatory
- West Lake is one of China's most picturesque setting
- Jin Sha is a high-style Chinese restaurant, serving fine Shanghainese, Cantonese and classical local cuisine
- The designer spa offers traditional Chinese and Asian therapies
- The resort has two swimming pools
- Other facilities include bars and lounges, a fitness centre and, nearby, golf and tennis
Cruise peacefully down the enchanting West Lake while sipping a traditional cup of Longjin tea and taking in the mystical surroundings of lotus blossoms and fragrant trees.
Each guide was very helpful and knowledgeable too. The hotels you selected were all beautiful with excellent service – we were particularly impressed with the wonderful Lodge in PingAn and the modern and welcoming Temple House in Chengdu. The train between Shanghai and Beijing was also a great journey – thank you for thinking to organise the Red Cap porter service as well!
- JS, London
Four Seasons Hangzhou melds centuries of tradition with chic contemporary style in a tranquil enclave woven with ponds, streams and lagoons. Nearby is the city of Hangzhou, labelled 'the finest and the noblest city in the world' by Marco Polo.
The resort's 78 guest rooms are enveloped by views of the forest glades, traditional gardens and the beautiful West Lake. Inside they are the most spacious in Hangzhou, and décor blends centuries of Chinese tradition with chic designer style, whilst seamlessly incorporating the latest technology for business and entertainment.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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