Four Seasons Hotel, Hangzhou at West Lake

Hangzhou, China

At a Glance

  • Picturesque location on the West Lake

  • Impressive Spa with enormous treatment rooms

  • Built within an original park, the hotel boasts beautiful manicured gardens

  • Two stunning pools - indoor and outdoor

  • Boasts one of the top 50 restaurants in the whole of China

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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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Insider's View

Make sure you explore the hotel gardens where you will find a 100 year old Big Buddha that the property was planned around when building it.

Take a boat out onto West Lake from the hotel's private dock.

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The Four Seasons is a new and luxurious hotel located on the edge of Hangzhou right next to the beautiful West Lake. The combination of centuries of tradition and contemporary style create a tranquil haven for all to enjoy.

The Four Seasons in Hangzhou opened in October 2010 and the property is set in the grounds of beautiful gardens located right next to the stunning West Lake. The hotel is just a 45-minute drive from Hangzhou Airport.

There are 78 rooms in the hotel with a variety of room types including suites and villas. The majority are Deluxe, Premier and Grand Premier Rooms and three suite types: the Lake Suite, the Lagoon Suite and the Lotus Suite. At the top end is the Presidential Villa, the Ambassador Villa and the Governor Villa.

The fantastic spa at the Four Seasons in Hangzhou has 9 treatment rooms and guests can chose from traditional Chinese and Asian therapies. The restaurants to chose from in the hotel include Jin Sha, a Chinese restaurant as well as WLB serving Western and Asian food.

The location of the Four Seasons is excellent with views over the beautiful West Lake. Guests who stay here have easy access to the lake and can easily explore this wonderful destination.

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All the 78 rooms at the Four Seasons in Hangzhou have a décor that incorporates great designer style along with Chinese tradition as well as all the up to date technology for business and entertainment. All the rooms have connection for MP3 players, plasma/LCD screen television with DVD player, in room movies and satellite television.

The Deluxe, Premier and Grand Premier Rooms have views over garden. They are all generously sized and the marble bathrooms include a deep soaking bath. The suites have views over the lake and the garden and the villas look out on to the garden. The Lake Suite and the Lotus Suite have spacious living areas whilst the Lagoon Suite also benefits from a large open air terrace.


Children of all ages are welcome at the Four Seasons Hangzhou. Babysitting is easily arranged through the concierge with 24 hours notice. There is also a kids room in the hotel with a range of toys and activities and you will find a games room for older kids that includes table football, a big screen TV for movies and an Xbox.


The facilities at the Four Seasons in Hangzhou include a very spacious indoor pool with a lounge area for relaxation, a fitness centre as well as an excellent spa with nine treatment rooms.

Dining options in the hotel include the Jin Sha restaurant for Chinese cuisine and the WLB serves both Asian and Western food. The Lobby Lounge provides traditional afternoon tea whilst The Bar is another location to enjoy some drinks.


There is the Westlake International Golf and Country Club of Hangzhou nearby which is about a 40-minute drive away. The 36 hole championship golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Stadium is also a 10 minute drive away where there are two indoor and one outdoor tennis courts available for hire.

There are bikes available to hire from the hotel which are great fun to use and explore the local scenery and area.



Dominic Atterton (Staff)

The four Seasons is the most luxurious hotel option within the centre of Hangzhou and backs right onto the citys famous West Lake. There is a huge swimming pool in the garden which seems to melt right into the lake itself and is a real focal point for the hotel. The hotel as been built on a botanical garden and the rooms are surrounded by plants and small fish ponds, its a fantastic feeling walking through the gardens and really takes you away form felling you are in the centre of the city. The hotel has a number of excellent restaurants and the Chinese restaurant here is one of the best in the country so make sure to try it. Service is excellent as you would expect form a four seasons hotel and what surprised me is that there was a real sense of place about the hotel something I dont always find with Four Seasons.


Sophie Jones (Staff)

As soon as you walk into The Four Seasons you instantly notice the spectacular setting with the main infinity pool over looking the West Lake. It really does feel like a retreat where you can completely relax and unwind. There is also an amazing restaurant Jin Sha which but you have to make sure to make a reservation here in advance!


Victoria Hogg (Staff)

The Four Seasons at Hangzhou is in the perfect location with fantastic views of West Lake and as it is a relatively new hotel the accommodation here is of an excellent standard. This hotel is definitely a good option for families as the hotel is very friendly to kids of all ages and the location means you can easily access the beautiful West Lake which is a major highlight of this destination and be sure to see all the wonderful pagodas and bridges along the shoreline.


  • 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.

  • Old City of Xian and The Big Goose Pagoda

    Enjoy historic Xian with your guide, learning about its city walls and visit the world famous Wild Goose Pagoda.

Location & directions

Hangzhou, China

Situated on Lingyin Road, right on the West Lake, in Hangzhou - the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China.

How to get there

45-minute drive from Hangzhou Airport. Or a 30-minute drive to Hangzhou station and a 45-minute train ride from Hangzhou to Shanghai.

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