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Enjoy a 2 night stay for 2 guests in a Village Room at Amanfayun in Hangzhou, China. Stay includes daily breakfast for two. Stay is valued at approximately 11,500 RMB / £1,270 GBP / $1,635 USD*. Please note all additional purchases including further meals, drinks, spa treatments, excursions, transportation, entrance fees for local attractions, etc. must be paid for by the winner separately.
Auction stay dates: to be booked at least 7 days in advance and taken before 20 December 2021, excluding stays over all of China’s national holidays (12 to 17 February 2021, 05 to 07 April 2021, 01 to 05 May 2021, 14 to 16 June 2021, and 01 to 08 October 2021), subject to availability.
Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake, surrounded by natural beauty and history in equal measure. The resort lies just a 20-minute drive from the center of Hangzhou, the “City of Heaven”, and a 50-minute drive from Hangzhou Airport. The short drive from the center of Hangzhou takes you along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues, past botanical gardens, and the inner waterways of West Lake, to the temples and village of Tianzhu.
This blissfully secluded retreat was purposefully designed to resemble a serene Chinese village and is within walking distance of seven significant Buddhist temples and a Buddhist Academy. No two of the 46 guestrooms, suites, and villas tucked within the scenic tea fields and forestland are identical. Many are located in original structures dating back 100 years; yet they feature the most modern amenities, including heated floors, air conditioning, and internet connectivity. All furniture is freestanding and includes daybeds, sofas, dining suites, and floor and desk lamps. Fine calligraphy art pieces decorate the walls and a sound system with iPod option is available in all rooms. Televisions are available on request. Most accommodation units open on to private or semi-private courtyards with informal outdoor dining and lounging areas.
Amanfayun’s Aman Spa lies surrounded by bamboo groves, tea bushes, and Magnolia trees. The Spa offers five treatment rooms, a reflexology room, a movement studio, a room dedicated to tai chi, yoga, and meditation, and a Finishing Salon. Massage and body treatments draw from traditional Chinese massage and reflexology, as well as from ancient Asian healing therapies. The Finishing Salon provides hair spa treatments too.
Amanfayun also features a fitness center, pool, sauna, bicycle rental, library with an extensive array of books and DVDs focusing on the history and culture of China, organized informative talks and presentations, a meeting room with two terraces and the latest audio/visual equipment, a boutique, the Village Eatery for more casual dining, complimentary parking and broadband internet access throughout.
In terms of dining, the restaurant is tucked away behind a grove of evergreens and offers picturesque views. This is the only outlet which serves Western cuisine. The menu features a number of classic international dishes, in essence offering guests comfort food. The Restaurant also houses the Bar which is suitable for informal dining. Traditional tea in the Tea House is also a must.
The winner and their guest will be staying in a 66 sqm. Village Room with courtyard or forest views. Most open to private or semi-private courtyards with an informal outdoor dining and lounging area. Room amenities include king-size bed, daybed, writing desk, fine calligraphy artwork, wifi, TV, sound system, safe, air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, under-floor heating and a bathroom with twin vanities, separate shower, and toilet.
Please note, the outdoor swimming pool is closed in the winter season, the exact closing date base on weather condition.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately 11,500 RMB by Amanfayun, 22 Fayun Lane, West Lake Street, West Lake Scenic Area, Hangzhou, China – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount. Original voucher must be presented upon arrival, photocopy the voucher is invalid. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Amanfayun, 22 Fayun Lane, West Lake Street, West Lake Scenic Area, Hangzhou, China to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked at least 7 days in advance and taken before 20 December 2021, excluding stays over all of China’s national holidays (12 to 17 February 2021, 05 to 07 April 2021, 01 to 05 May 2021, 14 to 16 June 2021, and 01 to 08 October 2021). Please note any associated taxes / resort fees / entrance fees etc. and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.