What We Love
- A villa at an exceptional hideaway in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon county, with breakfastStaying in a luxury villa with a private terrace and teahouse, rarified country design and a luxury bathtub with glorious views
- Creating a custom spa journey with the guidance of expert therapists
- Views of the cinematic natural scenery from every angle of the resort
What To Know
- There are tons of activities, including tai chi sessions, river-rafting, cooking classes and free bicycles to explore the area
- Three hours from Shanghai, the hotel sits on 148,000 acres of land (picture: bamboo groves and tea plantations)
- Free WiFi
Despite featuring heavily in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, astonishingly scenic Anji County remains relatively under the radar. And though the newest addition to the fashionable Alila collection has collected awards from National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, Elle China, Lifestyle Asia (we could go on…) since opening in 2016, this unique property is a pleasingly well-kept secret among luxury travelers.
Within three hours of Shanghai and Suzhou, Alila Anji offers a dramatic contrast to urban living. Its setting is 148,263 acres of dense bamboo groves and tea plantations, where the delicate Anji Bai Cha tea is harvested. If clean air and clean living are on your agenda, you could do much worse than point your compass in the direction of this revitalizing region, the first “eco-county” in China. And of course, the luxe mountain-view spa makes relaxation hard to avoid.
Start your days with a tai chi session, or borrow a bicycle for a peddle amid the the plum trees. All manner of activities can be arranged by the resort, from river-rafting in summer to fishing on Tian Fu lake to bird-watching and cooking classes led by the expert chefs of Alila Anji’s Hidden Dragon restaurant. You won’t even need to leave your villa to absorb your surroundings, if you don’t want to, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass and a substantial private terrace with your own teahouse and garden perched at around 5,200 feet high. No wonder so many guests have left with their head in the clouds.
How to Get There
Large toys in the pool, very unexpected, the first time to see in the hotel's indoor pool. Very unprofessional。How do the other guests swim?
Spa is also very amateur！We hope that a professional person can provide spa！
Chinese restaurant flavor is ok, the variety of breakfast food can be more rich！
very nice hotel with amazing views and relaxing environment. Great for quick getaway. need more food variety as mostly available options is Chinese food. very welcoming staff and very attentive, helpful and always smiling.
This is a nice retreat place that away from city, and it’s worth of taking a long drive. Warm and nice hospitality with friendly staff. We stay all day in hotel and enjoying the lake view. Breakfast and Chinese restaurant is our favorite dining places, hope to visit again.
Though it took us about 5 hours drive from Shanghai to Alila Anji, it turns out completely worth the time. Upon arrival, we were buggied to the check in lobby, greeting by a friendly lady and of course impressed by the oriental luxury design and stunning breath-taking lake view! We moved from two lake view double rooms to a lake view villa on 2nd day because of weekend wedding event. Both rooms are well maintained clean and villa is spacious for a family of four. Taiji or Yoga in the morning on patio is perfect for a city-dweller, enjoy long missed fresh air, birds chirping. A Bali style message and 3D “Le Petit Chef” dinner made us stay wonderful! Staff are very helpful and friendly. Food is 5 star with western and Chinese preferred choices. Would come back and check on snow scene in winter!
Stayed in the Lake View Villa. The view of the lake is breath-taking. The room has its own balcony and it's a good spot to relax. The villa was clean and the amenities suit the needs of a staying guest. There is a 5KM trail near the hotel, which is perfect for a morning walk. The food in the restaurant is tasty. Finally, thanks to the great and professional staff in Anji Alila, made my stay wonderful. I will visit Anji Alila again for sure!