Surrounded by natural beauty and history in equal measure, Amanfayun is just a 20-minute drive from the center of Hangzhou and a 50-minute drive from Hangzhou Airport. Domestic and international flights serving the airport, and there are direct domestic flights to most major cities in China. International flights operate daily between Hangzhou and Hong Kong, Tokyo, Macau, Taipei, and Seoul. There are also regular flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Access from Shanghai is either by car (approximately three hours) or by fast train (one hour and 20 minutes).
Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake. The 20-minute drive from the center of Hangzhou takes one along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues, past the botanical gardens and inner waterways of West Lake, to the temples and village of Tianzhu. The resort lies just beyond Tianzhu, below North Peak and adjacent to Lingyin and Yongfu Temples.
Amanfayun offers 42 rooms, suites, and villas located within the property. Due to the unique nature of the structures, no two rooms are identical. Without compromising the dwellings' integrity, all accommodations enjoy the comforts of radiant underfloor heating, 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 an iPod option is available in all rooms. Televisions are available on request. Most accommodation units open to private or semi-private courtyards with informal outdoor dining and lounging areas.
The Restaurant is tucked away behind a grove of evergreens and offers picturesque views. This is the only outlet that serves Western cuisine. The menu features several classic international dishes, in essence, offering guests comfort food. The Restaurant also houses the Bar, which is suitable for informal dining.
Amanfayun’s Aman Spa consists of five separate buildings surrounded by bamboo groves, tea bushes, and Magnolia trees. The Spa offers eight treatment rooms, a reflexology room, a movement studio, a room dedicated to tai chi, yoga, meditation, and a Finishing Salon. Massage and body treatments draw from traditional Chinese massage and reflexology and ancient Asian healing therapies. The Finishing Salon provides hair spa treatments, manicures, pedicures, and waxing.
Amanfayun also features a Library with an extensive array of books and documentary 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, a Tea House, the Village Eatery for more casual dining, and broadband internet access throughout its facilities and accommodations.