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
It is good to escape the Mega-City to resource time to time. Hangzhou and MoganShan became outrageously priced for most of the nice place so we ventured a bit more far away in Anji and how good it was!!!
Hotel is top class. Both hardware and Service. Super nice, paying attention and being super great in the small details that are making a difference.
Restaurant food was amazing.
Management is super friendly.
Nature is gorgeous.
What else ?
We will certainly come back very soon !!!!
We stayed at Alila Anji over the weekend. The journey from Shanghai was around 4 hours drive but truly worth it. The location is perfect seating in front of lake . The lake view villa was beautiful, spacious, well decorated, and clean.
We had many activities during our stay including spa. The day spa villa was beautiful and therapist were good. We felt energized after the spa treatment. My daughter enjoyed the kids play ( kids club) while we were in the spa. Which really helpful. 3 D dinner is definitely a must try. Please reserved ahead . Seats are limited and popular. What truly make Alila Anji special is the team. Amanda, Ming , Tim Fu and Jack made our stayed special. A lot of attention to details. Honestly, I’ve never seen such a friendly and hands on GM who is on the ground all time assisting guests. The team is full of smiles. Congratulations!! Truly recommended.
We stayed at Alila Anji this last weekend and it was simply superb. What a fantastic hotel and an excellent get-away from the buzz of the city or busy lifestyle.
The hotel is beautiful, location is unique with very nice lake views and great walks through the tea plantages and bamboo forests (the have mountain bikes too).
The rooms are spacious, clean, well-design and all have lake views. The Chinese lunch and international breakfast buffet were excellent.
Last but certainly not least, the teams are really attentive, friendly and everyone smiles and greets you. I would highly recommend this hotel.
I chose Alila Anji to spend my 2-day PTO last week as it's convenient for self-driving from Shanghai. Me &my dad had very good experience within the resort. Staffs are very helpful. .One slight defect is that my room no. is 5**, first floor(can't remember clearly), toilet would be leaking if you press the strong valve and it won't stop unless you press again the smaller flush valve. btw,The hotel wrongly book my name as well. no idea how come that happen.
Truly a mesmerizing experience at Alila Anji with picturesque views and bespoke services. The location is fabulous with the beautiful mountains and lakes, hiking tracks, bamboo forests and so much more. You can retreat to the spacious room to chill, relax and lost in your own world with lots of privacy. You can venture to the indoors in the hotel with its F&B restaurants to pamper to your gastronomic delights. With a billiard table, karaoke system, chess playing facilities, there is much to do for everyone! Overall service level is very good, from the front desk to the staff who came to make the rooms. They are all attentive to the details and eager to make sure all guests are pampered. Thanks to GM, Jack and his fabulous team without which the experience would be less magnificent, and because of all of you, we will come again!!