Xihai Hotel Huangshan

The Yellow Mountains, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

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  • Wonderful mountain location

  • Good quality of accommodation for the area

  • Good range of room amenities

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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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Nestled at the foot of Danxia Peak close to the Xihai Valley, Xihai Hotel Huangshan offers clean and comfortable accommodation on the UNESCO-listed Yellow Mountain, making this a wonderful base for hikers to enjoy the scenic misty trails of the region.

Xihai Hotel enjoys a privileged location in the Huangshan Mountains at the base of Danxia Peak and entrance to the Xihai Valley. Meaning Yellow Mountain, Huangshan is an UNESCO-listed site and one of five scared mountains in China, which many claim, is also the most beautiful. The hiking is fantastic amid the misty mountain peaks, hot springs and waterfalls of this hypnotic landscape and the Xihai Hotel is an excellent base from which to explore. Comprising a main building linked by walkways to the south and north accommodation blocks, the hotel offers a range of cosy rooms, many of which enjoy spectacular mountain views. The hotel is around a 20-minute walk to the north cable car and between 45-minutes to an hour’s walk to the south cable car to take you high into the rugged peaks. Tunxi (Huangshan City) airport is around 40-kilometers away.

While the grand entrance lobby is somewhat at odds with the modest décor of the rooms, the accommodation is clean, comfortable and cosy. Rooms include an en-suite bathroom with shower, toiletries, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, seating area, satellite TV, minibar and fridge. The restaurant in the main building serves local Anhui dishes and Chinese cuisine and there is also a coffee shop and bar. Do be aware that the mountain location limits your dining choices and it might be worth coming prepared with supplies of your own, particularly bottled water which is not provided free of charge.

This hotel is all about the location and offers possibly the best accommodation on the mountain. Perfect for hiking, despite the lack of facilities, it makes a comfortable and welcoming retreat at the end of a long day of walking.

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Experiences

  • Chengkan & Lingshan Villages

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tunxi Old Street

    Stroll along the Tunxi Old Street and enjoy the Huizhou Culture. Surround yourself with the fragrance of tea and indulge in local snacks while admiring the beautiful Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures.

  • Yellow Mountain Scenic Tour

    Discover the beauty of Xihai and Beihai Scenic Area of Huangshan Mountains. Soak in the spectacular view while exploring Bright Peak, Flying Rock and Lion Peak, to name a few. Enjoy the stunning sunset before heading back to Huangshan City.

  • 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.

Vacation Ideas

  • A Short Getaway to Yellow Mountain

    Yellow Mountain

    from $2100 pp 3 nights

    • Be mesmerized by the cloud-shrouded Yellow Mountain dotted with poetry-inspiring pine trees
    • We spend a night on top of Huangshan to minimize the crowd, as well as witnessing the picture-perfect sunrise and sunset
    • Get off-the-beaten into charming medieval villages of Bishan and UNESCO-listed Hongcun
  • Best of Eastern China

    Hangzhou, Qiandao Lake & Yellow Mountain

    from $4500 pp 7 nights

    • Embark on a boat ride on the picturesque Westlake, the icon of Hangzhou and voted as one of the top ten most beautiful sites of China
    • Make a visit to the China National Tea Museum, which is the only tea museum in the entire country!
    • Step back in time to historic Hangzhou in a stroll along Qinghefang Old Street, lined with well preserved ancient architecture and traditional shops

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The Yellow Mountains, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

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