Banyan Tree Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China

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  • Unique wetlands setting

  • Onsite marina for relaxing wetland boat trips

  • High end accommodation with modern oriental style

  • Option for a private spa treatment room within suites and villas

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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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Delight in the romance of Banyan Tree Hangzhou located in the picturesque setting of Xixi Wetlands. Designed to resemble a Jiangnan-style town, there are just 72 suites and villas within this tranquil resort with fine dining, a marina and a soothing spa.

An upscale spa resort, Banyan Tree Hangzhou is a peaceful retreat sitting within the Xixi Wetlands, an area of stunning lakes, mountains and wildlife. Full of modern oriental style and sophisticated amenities, this lovely resort is the ultimate base for exploring the countryside, temples and pagodas of Hangzhou. Located 50-kilometres from Hangzhou airport and 158-kilometres from Shanghai, the resort has a tranquil spa and marina, offering popular boat trips for guests to experience the atmospheric wetland scenery.

The resort has 36 suites and 36 villas with wetland and garden views. The generously-sized entry level suite includes bedroom with living and dining areas, spacious bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, furnished balcony, stereo system, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, relaxing fireplace area, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD player. Upgraded options include private courtyard, private spa treatment room, outdoor jet pool and the choice of a two to five-bedroom villa. All the accommodation is beautifully-appointed in contemporary Asian style with traditional accents.

Guests enjoy a range of dining options including all-day international dishes at the Waterlight Court; authentic Hangzhou and Cantonese cuisine at Bai Yun; drinks and light snacks at Jiu Xian and in-room dining. A feature of the resort is Destination Dining which offers the chance to dine on a boat, along the riverbank or to enjoy an outdoor wetlands barbeque. Facilities include a fitness centre, indoor pool, the celebrated Banyan Tree Spa and a Kid’s Club which offers both childcare and toy rentals. Guests can also relax in the retro-styled library with its plush comfortable seating, antique typewriter and vintage photograph. There is also a programme of boat trips through the wetlands.

A lovely resort for relaxation, the Banyan Tree makes an excellent base for exploring the Xixi Wetlands and the rich cultural history of Hangzhou.

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Hangzhou, China

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