The Peninsula Palace - Beijing is a super-luxury hotel in
the heart of the city. Rooms are beautifully decorated and
furnished - but for me, they are a slight disappointment.
This is, after all, China - but the decor in the guest-rooms
just doesn't feel Chinese. The Peninsula Palace a fabulous
hotel for location, comfort and luxury - and the service is
superb. I just wish those rooms were a tad more oriental!
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|Commanding sensational views of the Huangpu River, the
award-winning Pudong Shangri-La is Shanghai's most
attractive hotel. If you want the absolute ultimate in luxury
and comfort - Chinese style, The Pudong Shangri-La should
definitely be your first choice.
The Banyan Tree - Lijiang is a fabulous place to stay.
This glorious cluster of villas looks and feels more like an
ancient temple than a hotel - albeit a very opulent, luxurious
temple! Every villa faces the sacred Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain - commanding THE most spectacular views. And
every villa has its own heated pool. Lijiang is often referred
to as the Venice of the Orient because of the many bridges
and canals that lace through the maze of cobbled streets.
This historic town is a World Heritage.
|Set in 40 acres of beautiful gardens, the Shangri-La
Hangzhou feels a million miles from the stresses of the
outside world. Yet this wonderful retreat is just 20 miles from
the international airport, and five minutes from the center of
Hangzhou City. Unlike so many luxury hotels in China these
days, this one actually feels like it is in China!
Rooms are opulently furnished and decorated in a classic
oriental style - and every possible comfort is provided.
Banyan Tree Rhinga Hotel. At 3,600 meters above sea
level, the setting is spectacular - surrounded by mountain
peaks, deep canyons, raging rivers in endless valleys,
crystal-clear streams and mirror-still lakes.
All lodges are traditional Tibetan farmhouses with intricate
woodcarvings, smoky fireplaces and wooden balconies.
And of course, there is a heavenly Banyan Tree Spa.
The Grand Hyatt - Beijing is the ultimate luxury hotel.
Business users will appreciate the comfort and the superb
service. Tourists will appreciate the location and the
swimming pool! Everybody will appreciate the seamless
blend of western and oriental.
The Commune By The Great Wall is an exclusive group of
eleven villas, and 42 guest-rooms in the most spectacular
setting - right beside wall! The views are to die for!
This gorgeous hotel was designed by 12 architects, and has
won many awards. Located just 40 minutes drive from
Biejing - this is THE place to stay if you want the best
possible views of The Great Wall of China.
Raffles Beijing Hotel is just steps from the historic
Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
The hotel features 171 lavishly appointed guest-rooms and
suites - many with spectacular city views.
Raffles has four excellent restaurants, catering for all
tastes. Highly recommended!
The Fuchun Resort Hangzhou sits beside a glassy lake, and
the villas enjoy a backdrop of misty mountain peaks.
Luxurious interiors combine modern and classic Chinese
design elements — bathrooms are vast, and some villas
have their own indoor pools. There is a spectacular 18-hole
golf course - and a Spa offering treatments that embody the
ancient Chinese principles of balance and harmony.
The Kempinski Resort and Spa Haitang Bay Sanya.
Every room at this luxury tropical resort has a private
balcony with a hot tub overlooking the mountains or the
ocean, as well as plasma screen TVs and high speed
Internet access. There is a large outdoor swimming pool, a
children's pool, a lap pool, and tennis courts. There are four
restaurants and a world-class wellness and beauty Spa.
|Top Ten 10 Hotels in China