Spend a Weekend in One of Hangzhou’s Six Most Artistic B&Bs
As a famous tourist destination, Hangzhou takes pride in being able to offer its visitors a wide range of accommodation. From luxurious hotels to stylish bed and breakfast venues the choices are endless but lately it's the B&Bs that have been gaining great popularity among the youngsters and not only for their reasonable prices but also for their artistic ambiance too.
Line Drawing Art Inn 杭州白描艺术酒店
Line Drawing Art Inn is located in Wai Tong Wu Art Town. Surrounded by tea fields, this hotel immerses itself in simplicity and oozes in natural charm. Founded by three artists, the hotel possesses a small gallery where a number of sculptures, oil paintings and other artistic pieces are exhibited.
Address: No. 82 Tong Wu Village, Hangzhou Ring Highway
Yanduo Holiday Mountain Lodge 桐庐岩朵度假山宿
Yanduo Holiday Mountain Lodge, a four-storey villa surrounded by rolling hills, is where life is purified by the rural area’s natural austerity and the fresher than fresh air. Enjoying a cup of coffee grinded by the mountain lodge owner or relaxing to the melody of folk songs, either way this is a perfect place to be at one with nature.
Address: No. 5 Wutou, Luci Village, Fuchunjiang Town, Tonglu County
Hefu Boutique Hostel 杭州和孚精舍
Hefu Boutique Hostel is situated near Wansong Academy and with its black and white walls it reflects a strong sense of Jiangnan style. The 16 spacious guest rooms are decorated like the wing rooms of a literary family. The wooden floors and furniture keep the scent of nature in the room and the neutral-colored bed linen, traditional stationary and exquisite tea sets casts a deep literary hue across the whole of the hostel.
Address: No. 94 Wansongling Road
Malt Inn 杭州麦芽庭艺术酒店
Hangzhou Malt Inn has an outdoor café and six guest rooms which are designed according to the life circle of wheat. From the decoration of the wall lights to the paintings on the wall, all are representative of the free and unstrained style of this B&B. The guest rooms are named after the solar terms, White Dew, Grain Full, Awakening of Insects, Grain in Ear, Grain Rain and the Autumnal Equinox.
Address: No. 195 Baileqiao, Lingyin Branch Road
Nianhua Boutique Hostel 杭州拈花精舍
With a gurgling creek to the south and green tea fields to the north, the surroundings of Nianhua Boutique Hostel are set in natural tranquility. Inside the house one will find a host of interests such as books on Buddhism and travel. Guests from all over the world can spend a leisurely time here, savoring tea, reading or making new friends. The simplistic but sophisticated design of the rooms is conducive in setting your mind in peace and forgetting the troubles of the world.
Address: No. 265 Baileqiao, Lingyin Branch Road
Mailang Themed B&B 杭州麦浪主题民宿
This is a French style house whose façade is decorated in vivid colors and covered in vines. In the season when flowers bloom a colorful road, reminiscent of an artist’s palette, will spread from the hills to the house. Each room of the house is named after a book like, Norwegian Wood, Walden and Border Town – every room has its own story. Crouching in the corner of the green sofa, listening to the owner telling the romance of Mailang, or spending a free afternoon alone, whatever you decide you can be sure of a pleasant time in Mailang.
In Jiande, there is an ancient town that has experienced thousands of years of wind and rain. It has a beautiful name called Meicheng (Plum Blossom Town). Meicheng was the state town of the then Yanzhou and is now the county town of Jiande. It has a history of 1700 years.