Banyan Tree Hangzhou
Traditional Chinese architecture meets modern comfort in this 'water-village' resort set in the lush grounds of the Xixi National Wetlands Park - China's first wetlands reserve, and home to a wealth of flora and fauna. Accommodation is in a selection of villas and suites set on and around the waters.
- Bird watching at Xixi National Wetland Park
- A boat trip on West Lake
- Historical tours of Hangzhou
How to get there
The Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is about 38 km from the resort, which takes about an hour by car.
Best time to go
Generally speaking, the best months to visit China are in the spring or autumn months of April, May, September and October as temperatures are warm and it is fairly dry.
Set within the Xixi National Wetland Park, this atmospheric resort is a must for nature lovers, with exceptional bird watching.
- Wetland garden
- Swimming pool
- Health club
Waterlight Court - This all-day restaurant serves international favourites and local specialties.
Bai Yun - Experience authentic Chinese cuisine in the grand dining hall. Dishes on offer include traditionally-made local and Cantonese dim sum. Two private dining pavilions are available for a more intimate experience.
Jiu Xian - Settle by the cosy fireplace and take in the views as the mist envelops the wetlands. Opt for your favourite cocktail or choose from a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. In the cooler winter season, choose from a variety of tea infusions.
Destination Dining - Enjoy an atmospheric private dining experience under a beautifully draped tent and surrounded by fresh flowers and candles. Prepared by your own private chef, each dish is inspired by the Xixi wetlands.
In-Villa Dining - Enjoy fine dining from the comfort of your suite or villa.
Water Terrace Suite - Combining modern amenities with oriental touches, these suites feature a fireplace, daybed and spacious bathroom. Available with king-size or twin beds.
Premier Water Terrace Suite - Pairing oriental chic with contemporary comforts, these relaxing suites come with an indoor hot tub, private spa treatment room, separate living room and balcony.
Water View Villa - Set in a serene location surrounded by waterways, these villas offer a spacious bedroom and extensive balcony and terrace from which to admire the beautiful views at either side of the property.
Premier Water View Villa - As with the Water View Villas, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the waterways that surround you, but with the benefit of additional space.
Spa Jetpool Villa - Perfect for relaxing in luxurious surroundings, these beautifully decorated two-bedroom villas offer an outdoor jet pool and private spa chamber.
- Xixi Wetlands tour
- Cultural tours
- West Lake tours
- Bird watching
A family friendly hotel with plenty of educational, nature-based excursions for the children.