Dockside Boutique Hotel

Wuzhen, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

At a Glance

  • Quaint location inside the Xizha Scenic Area

  • Restored from a former prosperous inn for merchants on the canal of the past

  • Dining options include both Chinese and Western restaurants

  • An overnight stay in Wuzhen means you get to explore the quaint water town with relative peace away from the day trippers

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.

 

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Description

Boasting a prestigious address at the Xizha Scenic Area just under the famous White Lotus Tower in Xishan, Dockside Boutique Hotel is an excellent value option for a stay in Wuzhen.

Formerly a prosperous inn for merchants on the canal during the ancient times, Dockside Boutique Hotel is beautifully restored in 2010 into a garden-styled boutique hotel embellished with mahogany and pavilions-styled buildings before opening in 2012.

Each of the 106 rooms include LCD television, satellite channels, telephone, electric water heater, refrigerator, safety box, hair dryer and bathroom with make-up magnifying glass. Dine-in options include both Chinese and Western restaurants. Complimentary WiFi is available in public areas.

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Experiences

  • Amanfayun - Chinese Tea Experience

    Combine your stay at Amanfayun with a visit to Longjing Village and at the nearby National Tea Museum, a must for any tea lover.

  • Amanfayun - Hefang Street Tour

    Enjoy exploring the shops and sights of Hefang Street and visit some of its oldest and most famous emporiums and boutique stores. Later take a tour of the Huqingyutang TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Museum.

  • Amanfayun - Impressions West Lake Show

    Enjoy an evening of spectacular performances at the Impressions West Lake, a sensational show of dance, lights and music; a true highlight when visiting Hangzhou.

  • Amanfayun - Six Harmonies Pagoda

    Take time to visit one of the three renowned pagodas in Hangzhou, the Six Harmonies Pagoda, a tranquil place with breath-taking views.

  • Amanfayun - Walking Temple Tour

    Explore the seven local Buddhist temples surrounding Amanfuyan, a pleasant way to while away an afternoon during your visit to Hangzhou.

  • Amanfayun - West Lake Boating

    Enjoy an early start for this romantic cruise on West Lake with breakfast followed by a walk through the majestic Su Causeway.

  • Ancient Shangxiang Pilgrim's Trail

    Follow the ancient pathway of Maojiabu, savour authentic local delicacies which once enchanted Bai Juyi or join local monks for acclaimed vegetarian meal at Faxi Temple. Afterwards, explore the three temples of Tianzhu before descending to Fayun Village.

  • Anji Bamboo Expo Park

    Stroll through the bamboo park and visit the panda exhibition hall.

  • Bamboo Shoot Harvesting

    Famous for its high-quality bamboos, Anji is an excellent place to harvest bamboo shoots. Accompanied by a local farmer with a hoe, head out into the bamboo forest to uncover this renowned winter delicacy.

  • Bund Walking Tour

    Stroll along the famous Bund, one of Shanghai's pride with architectures from the colonial history in the 1800s and enjoy a walking tour. Admire the grand buildings by Huangpu river, each of which tells a story of the history of Shanghai.

  • Chengkan & Lingshan Villages

    Today's excursion brings you to the overlooked but amazingly well-preserved Chengkan and Lingshan villages, which looks frozen-in-time.

  • Chinese Fan Museum with Painting

    Hangzhou is famous for its fan-painting culture. Enjoy a visit to the Chinese Fan Museum followed by a fan-painting session which you get to keep as a gift!

  • Chinese Umbrella Museum with Painting

    Hangzhou is famous for its umbrella-painting culture. Enjoy a visit to the Chinese Umbrella Museum followed by an umbrella-painting session which you get to keep as a gift!

  • Evening Tour of Xizha Scenic Area

    Let us whisk you away from the crowd into the lesser-visited Xizha Scenic Area in Wuzhen. The beauty of Wuzhen truly glows in the evening once the crowd of day trippers have left. Explore the many historic sites and ancient alleyways here.

  • Fengjing Water Town

    We will visit the Fengjing water town with its tiny bridges, sparkling streams, and peaceful families. Afterwards, visit the Museum of the Culture Revolution.

  • Full day tour of Hangzhou

    Spend a full day uncovering the secrets of Hangzhou with your private guide, exploring the temples of Lingyin and Fei Lai Feng the Tea Museum and tranquil waters of the West Lake.

  • Full Day Wuxi Exploration

    Today, we visit the Lingshan Buddha, Turtle Head Island at Taihu Lake and Jichang Garden.

  • Guanlu, Nanping & Xidi Ancient Villages

    Today, make an excursion to Guanlu to visit the Eight Family Houses, Nanping Village and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xidi Ancient Village.

  • Hangxuan Ancient Path & Futuo Zen Temple

    Start at the Futuo Zen Temple, where you will ascend Xiao'en Pagoda for serene view of the surrounding areas and enjoy a vegetarian meal with the practicing monks. Hike through the meditative bamboo forest to Dusong and stroll Dusong's Hangxuan Path.

  • Hangzhou Cuisine Museum

    Get acquainted with the tradition of Hangzhou cuisines, such as the Beggar's Chicken, Longjing Tea Shrimp, Dongpo Pork and more!

  • Hangzhou's Lesser-Known Gems

    Visit the sacred Yuhuang temple, Fuxing temple, admire the Octagonal Royal Farm Field, before learning about silk history at China Silk Museum, the City God Tower and concluding at the romantic Wansong Academy.

  • Hike Yellow Mountain's Grand Canyon

    After morning sunrise in Behai, we hike Grand Canyon for approximately 2-3 hours, continue into the Funicular and passing through Bright Summit and Flying Rock.

  • Hongcun Village & Mukeng Bamboo Forest

    Visit Hongcun Village, one of Yellow Mountains' must-see communities. Be mesmerized by the charming ancient town as you stroll the traditional streets and learn more about Huizhou local culture and history. Afterwards, wander Mukeng's Bamboo Forest.

  • Huangnan Maple Ancient Path

    Starting from an old village, we hike uphill through pavilions and ancient bridges into Jigong Temple and a scenic viewpoint of the Huangtan Terraced Field. The hiking takes approximately 5 hours to finish.

  • Impression of West Lake Show

    Enjoy an evening of the iconic "Impression of West Lake" show, with captivating performances coupled with spectacular visual effects and dazzling lights staged on the beautiful West Lake.

  • Inside Shanghai Old Town & Yu Garden

    Head to Shanghai's old town, an architectural treasure tucked away from the high rises and bright lights that Shanghai is so famous for. This visit will take you to the traditional part of the city, and to its lilongs, steeped in history.

  • Lingyin Temples Walking Trail

    Discover the trail of temples, pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. Start from Lingin Temple into Feilai Feng, hiking up into Yongfu Monastery, Taoguang Temple and the North Peak for a view of "Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds" before descending with a cable car.

  • Local Family Home Cooking and Yu Garden Visit

    Offering a chance to experience authentic local culture, this tour will take you from a bustling wet market to the home of a local family where you can learn to make dumplings before exploring the streets of the old town and the peaceful Yu Garden.

  • M50 Art District

    Explore the contemporary art scene of M50 with its boutiques, galleries and studios. Chat with local artists and discover the modern culture thriving inside the bustling Shanghai cityscape.

  • Moganshan Hiking

    Hike through the Jianggong Ancient Path, enjoy a cup of coffee at 395 Laoshulin Outdoor Station, then continue from Zhonghua Hill to Luhuadang before descending from the scenic route of Moganshan-Jianchi Feipu.

  • Museums, Jade Buddha Temple and M50

    Explore the cultural riches of Shanghai, both ancient and modern, as you travel through the city, from the artefacts of the Shanghai Museum to the religious heritage of the Jade Buddha Temple and on to the contemporary art scene of M50.

  • Nanxun Water Town

    Make a trip to Nanxun. Walking along the canals of the old town, one will not see enormous herds of tourists, but instead, locals washing clothes, sipping tea or playing cards beside the water.

  • Nature and Cultural Tour

    Visit the remarkable Lingyin Temple and appreciate the tea culture at Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Meijiawu village. Stroll along the serene bamboo-lined path forest at Yunqi before visiting Qinghefang Old Street.

  • Old Shanghai Breakfast Tour

    Walking the streets of the old city, you’ll discover a culinary hotspot as a wealth of morning delicacies are crafted in front of you, from dumplings to noodles, potstickers to pancakes. Taste ten local dishes as you get a flavour for the neighbourhood.

  • Plant Foraging at Ancient Shangxiang Pilgrim's Trail

    Learn how to identify local plants based on appearance, touch and smell as you move along the quaint Maojiabu Village and upper Tianzhu along the ancient Shangxiang path in search of ideal foraging grounds.

  • Religious Sites of Shanghai

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Seal Engraving Workshop

    Tour the seal engraving museum in the Gushan area. Afterwards, you will have the chance to create your own stone seal with the guidance of an engraver from the Xiling Seal Art Society.

  • Shanghai Cultural Tour

    Explore People Square and its surroundings in the heart of Shanghai flanked by modern skyscrapers yet brimming with culture. Marvel at the rich collection of artefacts in Shanghai Museum. After a Dim Sum lunch, walk along the street in Yuyuan Bazaar.

  • Shanghai ERA Acrobatic Show

    Combining elements of Chinese acrobatics with modern technology, this multimillion-dollar acrobatic performance is an inspiring moment worth experiencing while you are in Shanghai!

  • Shanghai's Jewish Heritage

    Dive into the fascinating Jewish heritage of Shanghai, visiting the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto in Hongkou District, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue and the Children's Palace.

  • Shanghai's Religious Trail

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Shaoxing Water Town

    Visit the former residence of Lu Xun, enjoy a traditional wupeng boat ride across the canals and visit the Keyan Scenic Areas.

  • Shenxi Canyon Rafting

    Get into the thrill of rafting downstream through the heart of Shenxi Canyon.

  • Suzhou Highlights

    Take a trip to Suzhou and visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and Pan Gate. Explore the huge collection of cultural relics in Suzhou Museum and learn about the silk history at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory.

  • Suzhou In-Depth: Second Time's a Charm

    Today, we visit two more of Suzhou's best gardens: the Master of the Nets and the Lingering Gardens. We then visit the Yunyan Pagoda and Penjing Garden (a bonsai garden) at the Tiger Hill and conclude with a cruise at Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal.

  • Tai Chi in Shanghai

    Get a glimpse into the ancient art of Tai Chi as you begin your day with a lesson from a master, and enjoy an hour of practice in one of the Shanghai’s parks, looking out over the city’s skyline.

  • Taoist Mountain of Baochu

    Enjoy early morning or late afternoon walk at the Taoist mountain of Baochu. Pass through Baopu Courtyard, Ziyun Cave, Qixia Cave, Taoist shrines and Buddhist statues. Top off with a fantastic sunrise or sunset at Baochu Pagoda overlooking Hangzhou city.

  • Tongli Water Town with Cruise

    Today, you will make a visit to the Tongli Ancient Town, stopping at Tuisi Garden, Jianyin Hall and ancient bridges. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise along the water town to take in its beauty.

  • Vintage Bike Tour in Shanghai

    Leave behind the towering skyscrapers of Shanghai as you cycle through its ancient lanes to discover daily life and local culture in tucked away neighbourhoods. Dive into a bustling market, sample the local street food and dine at a Buddhist canteen.

  • Westlake Boat Tour in Hangzhou

    Jump on board and sail on the Westlake! Visit Guo's Garden, a beautiful traditional garden, and Leifeng Pagoda. Head to the China National Tea Museum and dive into the long history and culture surrounding tea.

  • Wuzhen Water Town

    Soak in the romantic ambience from Wuzhen's ancient docks, waterside pavilions and corridors from this beautifully preserved water town dating back to the late Qing dynasty period.

  • Xitang Water Town

    Enjoy a boat ride at the charming Xitang, with nine river and over 100 bridges running through different corners of the town.

  • Xixi National Wetland Park Boat Tour

    Enjoy a boat ride along the Wetland surroundings, soaking in the various ponds, lakes, swamps, village lives, as well as the "Three Causeways" and "Ten Sights" of Xixi National Wetland Park.

  • Yunyan Lake & Qiyun Fairy Mountain

    Discover some of the best-kept secrets in the region, starting with a two-hour boat tour of Yunyan Lake and a cable car up to Qiyun Mountain to visit Dengfeng Bridge, Wangxian Pavilion, Yueyuehua Street and Xuantian Taisu Palace.

  • Zhouzhuang Water Town

    Head to Zhouzhuang and visit the 900-year-old Taoist Chengxu Temple, as well as the famous Twin Bridges.

  • Zhujiajiao Water Town

    Enjoy a visit to the traditional water village of Zhujiajiao. Board a boat and then visit Kezhi Garden, Great Qing Post Office, Tong Tian He Chinese Pharmacy and the Humanistic Museum.

Location & directions

Wuzhen, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

The hotel is approximately 60 minutes by car from Hangzhou International Airport.

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