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11 Boutique hotels in China


Boutique hotels are an excellent option for travellers in China who prefer their own space and do not wish to stay in a dormitory or splurge on luxury hotels. These hotels offer great amenities at a more reasonable price range. Here are our top 11 favorites boutique hotels in China for your future trip!


Songstam Linka Shangri-La

If you seek world-class patron care and an exceptional top-tier experience, look no further than Songstam Linka Shangri-La. Merely 25 minutes away from Diqing Airport, the hotel provides complimentary WiFi, bathroom amenities, and parking. Positioned ideally just 5 minutes away from Songzanlin Monastery, you’re at the perfect destination. Revel in Tibetan yoga classes, indulge in hiking excursions, or luxuriate in the breathtaking Linka Spa by L’Occitane. Alternatively, unwind in the serene hotel gardens and drink in the exquisite view.



Shangri-La 5th Meteorite Light Year Hotel

For those concerned about altitude sickness, this hotel is the ideal choice. It is the only hotel in Shangri-La with an all-weather diffuse oxygen supply system. This means that if you feel tired or uncomfortable due to the altitude, you can rest assured that you will be able to breathe easily at any time. The hotel is conveniently located just 300 meters from the center of the ancient town and 500 meters from the world’s largest gold-plated and pure-copper prayer wheel. From the hotel terrace, you can see the prayer wheel and enjoy a night view of the entire town by opening your window. This also allows for a closer connection to the ancient city and Tibetan culture.



Sanchunli Meng Resort Hotel, Guizhou

Sanchunli Meng Resort Hotel is located in the scenic observation deck area of Qianhu Miao Village in Xijiang. It is renowned for its infinity swimming pool, which is a unique feature in Xijiang, Guizhou. The hotel’s architecture is inspired by the traditional wooden stilted buildings of Miao Village. A spacious public area has been reserved, featuring an infinity swimming pool, live entertainment, a large private garden, a BBQ restaurant, a series of popular photo spots, a children’s playground, a private library, and a handmade experience area. Additionally, 8 attentive butlers are available 24/7 to meet your needs and ensure a regret-free stay.



Tsingpu Nanjing Tulou Retreat, Fujian

Tsingpu Nanjing Tulou Retreat is situated in Taiji Tower Village within the Fujian Tulou Scenic Area. Taxia Village is a renowned original ecological Hakka village with a beautiful environment. The hotel was renovated from five century-old earth buildings and was selected for Voyage’s 2017 China’s TOP 50 must-stay list. The hotel offers a spacious public area, which includes a tea art space, a multi-functional hall, a ceramics space, a yoga space, and more. Additionally, it provides all-inclusive services. Experience authentic Hakka meals and participate in daily cultural activities such as Tulou pottery handicrafts, Hakka lime tea making, and Zhangzhou puppet shows.



Zhangjiajie No.5 Valley Lodge

No.5 Valley Lodge is located 2 km from the west gate of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, surrounded by lush greenery. The property offers a free shuttle service to the west gate, which takes only 5 minutes. The property covers an area of 10,000 square metres and has 40 guest rooms spread across 5 buildings. Guests can enjoy an outdoor infinity pool with stunning views of the rice valley and sunset scenery. Cycling, fishing, and hiking are popular activities in the area. Free parking is available for guests’ convenience. The property also has a rice field and a vegetable garden that provide high-quality, organic, farm-to-table ingredients. Guests can also participate in spring seeding or autumn harvesting to experience the joy of farming and connect with nature intimately.



Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Chengdu

The hotel is situated in Kuanzhai Alley, Qingyang District, Chengdu. It features a variety of guest rooms distributed in two Chinese-style courtyards in an orderly manner. All guest rooms are fashionable, elegant, and unique. Some rooms retain their original Chinese-style windows, adding to the hotel’s classical charm. Guests can open the windows and enjoy the buildings and beautiful scenery of the old neighbourhood. Experience the feeling of time travel when you arrive at Zhulan Bar Country Inn, surrounded by rice fields and offering a variety of room types and four theme colours.



Zhulan Bar Country Inn, Yellow Mountain

The property’s design combines traditional Chinese building characteristics with modern comfort and personal touches, making it one of the most relaxing places to stay near Yellow Mountain. While retaining beautiful original features such as open brickwork and timber beams, the inn has a stylish charm with modern comforts. It is a home away from home. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu inspired by Chinese flavours. The dining area is cozy with comfortable seating, and the boutique bedrooms have unique features and style.



Dali Linden Centre·Shaxi, Yunnan

Xizhou has been historically important as a trading post along the Tea Horse Road. The hotel exemplifies Bai architecture with its large, white reflecting wall in the courtyard homes. The facilities are nationally protected heritage sites that have been professionally restored by the Linden team to their former dynastic elegance. The Linden Centre offers a terrace and a fitness centre, as well as an array of activities including billiards and table tennis. The property offers additional amenities such as a shared lounge, tour desk, and luggage storage. Chargeable yoga classes and photography services are also available. Additionally, there is a restaurant and café on site that serves Chinese cuisine, including a selection of seasonal delicacies.



Yangshuo Sugar House

Yangshuo Sugar House offers a luxurious experience amidst the stunning karst mountains, green hills, and winding rivers that Yangshuo is renowned for. The facilities are located in a former working sugar mill constructed during the cultural revolution, which has been remodeled by renowned architect Dong Gong. The 117 rooms, suites, and villas all boast contemporary aesthetics. The Yangshuo Mountain Nest Boutique Hotel boasts a range of luxurious amenities, including a beautiful swimming pool, an international restaurant, an in-house rum distillery, a lavish spa, a fully equipped gym with a cardio theatre and separate weights area, and stunning views of the Li River. Guests can also explore the natural beauty of the region through a variety of exhilarating activities, such as biking, rock climbing, and hiking.



Yangshuo Mountain Nest Boutique Hotel

The hotel is situated in a rural village near the renowned Yulong River. Each of the eleven rooms is unique and decorated in traditional Chinese style with carefully selected, handcrafted wooden furnishings. The rooftop restaurant and coffee bar is the perfect place to enjoy stunning views of the sunset and sunrise. Additionally, they offer in-house cooking classes in their specially designed kitchen. You can choose from a selection of traditional Chinese dishes to create with their experienced, English-speaking chef and then enjoy them in the garden. The hotel is suitable for both families and couples seeking a romantic getaway.



Yangshuo The Giggling Tree

Located in the village of Aishanmen, approximately 5km from Yangshuo, the hotel offers twenty-four comfortable rooms created by transforming authentic farmhouses. The hotel aims to provide a ‘home away from home’ experience for all guests. Families can enjoy the guesthouse’s amenities, including a swimming pool and playground for children, while couples can explore the Yangshuo countryside and immerse themselves in Chinese culture. A bike can be rented at the reception to explore the less-travelled paths, which wind through rice fields, cross rivers, and pass through ancient villages.



The above-mentioned accommodations don’t match your needs? You would like to consider another hotel? Or are you already eager to visit one of them soon? Feel free to chat with our travel consultants, they will help you find an accommodation based on your needs!