Amanfayun Hotel near Hangzhou, China

You could not experience a more definitive picture of China from a hand painted porcelain plate from the Ming dynasty.

The Amanfayun, near Hangzhou, is China as it was - and China as it still is - away from its fast-growing, rapid-paced, industrialised towns and cities. You can expect to be cocooned in two imperious, 19th century courtyard houses that offer a centre of serenity, luxury and authenticity. A Tea House gives you an insight into the past with its traditional tea service. The restaurant serves simple (but exquisite) regional specialities, tucked away in a grove of evergreens. The spa uses ancient Asian healing techniques to help you forget the modern world.

Amanfayun, at a glance

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Village setting just 20 minutes from Hangzhou
  • Surrounded by tea plantations, natural forests and bamboo groves
  • 42 individual rooms, suites and villas
  • Many feature courtyards with outdoor dining
  • Choice of two restaurants and Tea House

For leisure and pleasure

  • Explore seven local Buddhist temples and monasteries, wetlands and botanical gardens
  • Visit West Lake with its pagodas, bridges and surrounding hills in an unrivalled photo opportunity
  • Tours to local festivals and celebrations in season
  • Visit the Tea Museum
  • Peaceful spa and sanctuary
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Jo has been excellent throughout providing us with all the info (and more) that we required.

    Sarah, Lapland, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7