Opened in Spring 2010, the Amanfayun is the second Aman property to open in China and is situated in the outskirts of Hangzhou, surrounded by tea fields, natural forest, quaint villages and a pilgrimage circuit of five significant Buddhist temples. All accommodations and common areas have broadband Internet connectivity and are decorated with calligraphy and woven bamboo accents. There are four restaurants, which serve a variety of dishes, from homemade dumplings in the casual Steam House to refined Western cuisine in The Restaurant. Aman’s legendary spa service is also available here; the spa consists of eight treatment rooms, a reflexology room, a fitness center, a room dedicated to tai chi, yoga and meditation, and a finishing salon. Amanfayun is a mere 20-minute drive from the city center and 50 minutes from the Hangzhou airport (HGH).
Why We Love This Hotel
History: The Amanfayun occupies a traditional Chinese courtyard village, with some villas more than 100 years old.
Service: Discreet, attentive service is provided by a personal butler 24 hours a day.
Location: Just a 20-minute drive from West Lake surrounded by forest and bamboo groves.
- Hotel Group
- Hangzhou, China
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Urban Retreat
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Disabled Facilities
- Fitness Center
- Golf Onsite Or Nearby
- Outdoor Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
All 42 rooms, suites and villas in this historic property are decorated in a manner that preserves the original structures' ambience. Built from timber, clay tiles, earth brick and stone, rooms are simple yet luxurious, featuring underfloor heating, pale timber furnishings, plush bedding and gentle lighting. TVs and iPod docks are available on request.
This extra-large villa is perfect for families, comprising two king bedrooms with en suite, private sitting area, reading nook, separate dining area and spacious living room over two levels. This villa also has a private massage treatment room and an enclosed private courtyard. Size is 290 square meters.
Deluxe Village Suites
The spacious suites offer 135 square meters of living space - many of which are duplex-style with bedroom and ensuite on a loft level. A number of Deluxe Village Suites have their own double spa treatment room.
These 66 square meter rooms each have a king size bed, desk, dressing area and daybed. The bathroom includes bath and shower and living rooms open up to private or semi-private courtyards.
Measuring 88 square meters, VIllage Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, with desk, daybeds, dining area and large luxurious bathroom with twin vanities.
There are four Village Villas, each averaging 204 square meters and inclusive of a double massage treatment room with ensuite. Some are duplex-style.
Fitness and wellness are taken care of at the Amanfayun, offering world-class spa services, and state-of-the-art fitness and leisure facilities. Executive travelers also have the convenience of property-wide WiFi.
For a pampering treatment or wellness therapy, guests can book in at the Aman Spa. Massage, facials, reflexology and beauty and skincare treaments are all provided by trained professionals. Rooms are hidden amid tranquil bamboo groves, providing the perfect environment for total relaxation.
The Aman Spa includes a fully equipped gymnasium with yoga and Pilates offered. Trained staff are on hand to assist or guests can book a session with a personal trainer. There is also a steam room onsite.
The Amanfayun has a 20-meter heated outdoor pool positioned in landscaped gardens. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks by the pool.
The Finishing Salon
Part of the Aman Spa, this salon has the solution for guests' beauty and grooming needs, including hair styling, manicures and pedicures.
A collection of CDs, DVDs and books are available for loan in the library, located in Fayun Place on the upper level. A selection of reference books offers insight into Hangzhou heritage and culture.
Dotted around the property in quaint historic villas, the Amanfayun offers several different drinking and dining venues, each with its own special charm. Guests have a wide range of fresh gourmet foods to choose from, including vegetarian fare from a dedicated vegetarian restaurant. Guests are also welcome to dine in their villa.
At the heart of the resort, Fayun Place comprises two courtyard houses built in the 1800s. Guests can rest and mingle here under towering ceiling and elaborate latticework. Snacks and tea are served in the lounge area on the ground floor, with cigars available from the upper level's Cigar Room.
This independently owned eatery offers traditional Hangzhou dishes, including Beggar's Chicken and Braised pork in brown sauce.
Here guests can try authentic village food and dim sum in a relaxed setting. There's indoor and otdoor seating, plus an open kitchen to keep diners entertained.
Independently-owned, this venue offers a wide range of local and regional teas along with home-cooked meals. The menu changes every day depending what's available
Along the stone Fayun Pathway guests will find The Restaurant. Housed in a glass-walled pavilion passed a reflection pond, The Restaurant serves up international cuisine, with a wide range of drinks available from The Bar.
The Vegetarian House
Also on the Fayun Pathway, and run independently, the Vegetarian House offers meat-free cuisine and Zen-inspired dishes using the freshest local ingredients.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
Aman Jet Expeditions
You are invited to Remote Lands’ signature Aman Jet Expeditions, in partnership with our friends at Aman. These are small group journeys designed for people who usually travel independently.
Aman Japan Culinary Journey
Tokyo - Shima - Kyoto
May 14 - 23, 2023See Itinerary
A Mindful and Cultural Journey
Nepal - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
September 29 - October 13, 2023See Itinerary
Temples, Beaches and Riads: Kyoto to Marrakech
Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - Sri Lanka - Oman - Turkey - Morocco
October 16 - November 3, 2023See Itinerary
The Grandest Tour
Japan - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Turkey - Greece
April 13 - May 4, 2024See Itinerary
A Mindful and Cultural Journey
Nepal - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 14 - 28, 2024See Itinerary
An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.
What to Read in Beijing: 10 Books to Keep you Inspired in the Middle Kingdom’s Capital
- Jeremiah Jenne
From the Cultural Revolution and Chinese millennials to the Kangxi Emperor and hutongs, this list of books to read on your trip through Beijing will keep you entertained, informed, and enlightened.
Himalayas: Visit the Roof of the World after COVID
In Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and beyond, the unique landscapes and cultures of the Himalayas are a paradise for travelers looking for peace — from the wildlife and mountains to the history and spirituality.
Shanxi Journey: History and Temples in the Sky
An expedition on China’s roads from the Hanging Temple of Datong to the ancient walled city of Pingyao, tracing China’s history all the way.
What Others Say
Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.
A couple from Quebec
We had a fabulous time in China. This was our second trip with Remote Lands...We received extraordinary service because of your introductions and behind-the-scenes monitoring.