Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake

Hotel Review

Centuries-old tourist destination

Hangzhou is the 5th most populated city in China. The capital of the Zhejiang province has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Famous poets and artists gained inspiration from the natural scenery of the city’s West Lake, mountains, and gardens.

Today, travelers can take a bullet train from Shanghai and arrive into the bustling city side of Hangzhou in less than an hour. A short drive to the West Lake then takes visitors into a mystical setting amidst lush greenery and picturesque landscapes.

 

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake: A luxury retreat into nature

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake is a luxury retreat in the heart of nature.

Opened in October of 2010, the property built itself on an existing park. The park setting thrives throughout the hotel’s gardens, ponds, and endless greenery. Every step is full of serene tranquility.

The exterior of the hotel reflects the historical and mystical atmosphere of the West Lake with its traditional Chinese architecture. Inside the hotel combines the centuries of tradition with modern furnishings and comforts.

 

Rooms, Suites, and Villas

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou has 78 guest rooms, including suites and exclusive villas. The rooms start at a spacious 63 square meters including a relaxing terrace to enjoy views of the lush greenery for about $500+ USD per night.

While the interior décor, particularly the hallways to the rooms, may have a business-like and stark feel, the beauty of nature transports you to a luxurious getaway.

 

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View from the pool of the lobby. The exterior of the Four Seasons Hangzhou property is gorgeously lush with landscaped greenery alongside traditional Chinese architecture. Your stay here will truly feel like an escape from the city into the heart of nature’s tranquility
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The main pool. For total relaxation, dip into the outdoor infinity pool overlooking the lobby and West Lake
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Surrounded by the property’s gardens and water fixtures, the picturesque pool is one of the best places in the property for your favorite travel photography moments
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The entrance to the pool is through the two bridges on the sides – a dramatic way to step into the serene setting
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West Lake through the willow trees. The hotel property sits right along the lake for optimal views of the tranquil waters and lush greenery
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Aside from the West Lake, the property also has large ponds for more water settings. The beauty of the ponds is enhanced with the trees, bushes, and rock fixtures
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Adding to the gorgeous scenery are also waterfalls quietly pouring down onto the ponds. The gardens and landscaping provide a natural retreat-like environment
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The exterior landscaping of the Four Seasons Hangzhou is a beautiful luxury retreat into nature amidst traditional Chinese architecture and the use of wood, stone, and glass
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From early morning to sunset, there are so many picturesque opportunities throughout the property especially as the light reflects upon the water
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To fully enjoy the beautiful property, walkways are incorporated throughout the gardens. In every step, you will find endless beauty and endless photo opportunities
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The paths and walkways vary in design as you walk throughout the gardens. The landscaping grows more and more lush while still maintained to portray clean, classy luxury in nature
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Covered walkways are also built to protect guests from the heat of the sun or from rainy days allowing the gardens to be admired all year round
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The structure of the covered walkways continues the theme of traditional Chinese architecture which is lined with more greenery, stone, and dark wood
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There are also covered sitting areas to take a respite during your walk. Sitting in the middle of all the greenery and under the wooden structure truly takes you on a retreat into this tranquil nature
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A moat flows around the main building of the hotel adding to the theme of nature and serenity. The roof and windows continue the traditional Chinese architecture while the clean-cut modern walls contrast the darker shades
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Along the moat and walls are more plants and greenery placed along the property. Everywhere you look you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful trees, bushes, and grass
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The grand entrance of the lobby with its high ceiling and natural lighting welcomes guests for a wonderful first impression of a grand stay. The modern interior of the property contrasts the traditional look of the exterior
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Hallways connect the properties buildings together with large windows to take in beauty of the outside while walking to and from your room
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In-room glass terrace conservatory. The Premier Room comes with an outdoor sitting area. On the first floor, the terrace opens up to the garden. On the upper floors, the terrace is covered to enjoy the views with your air conditioner
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The Premier Room with twin beds. The rooms spaciously start with over 60 square meters and provide space for a sitting area and desk station. Televisions are hidden in the automated chest by the foot of the bed, which allows guests to enjoy nature and have the television pop up when they prefer to watch the modern world instead

 

Four Seasons Hotel at West Lake
5 Lingyin Road
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
China
+86-571-8829-8888
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