Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain
What We Love
- The organic garden, mushroom cultivation huts, and rice fields that supply the Farm2Fork restaurant—even the water is bottled on site
- Locally inspired treatments, like cupping, at the holistic spa
- Airport pickup in a Tesla Model S, a sign of the resort’s dedication to sustainability
- The resort is big enough to bike around (on a complimentary bicycle)
What To Know
- Most guests come on weekends, so mid-week stays are significantly cheaper
- Communication with staff and the concierge is through a message tube
- There’s an on-site movie theater showing kid-friendly movies all day
- The TV, air-conditioning, and lights are all controlled with a single cellphone
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
Nestled under Qing Cheng Mountain near the Chinese city of Chengdu, this Six Senses could pass for a serene, verdant, and luxurious village. Its 62 lush hectares house 113 villas and suites that are interspersed with courtyards, carefully tended gardens, ponds and pagodas, as well as the spectacular background of Qing Cheng Mountain. The design, by Thai architecture firm Habita, is Asian minimalist, where airy suites are furnished with wood furniture, oversized beds, and not much more (though each benefits from either courtyard access or a private balcony). There are three full-service restaurants, plus the romantically lit Moon Bar, which serves creative cocktails, and several snack bars where guests can sample dim sum, dumplings, egg tarts, and ice cream throughout the day. The hotel’s proximity to breathtaking sights is unbeatable, but the peaceful atmosphere of the resort (plus the world-class treatments at the enormous spa and the swimming pool) encourages a delightful inertia.
In the Area
Many visitors come to this area for the giant panda reserves. Panda Valley, a verdant valley where 100 giant pandas (5% of the entire world population) roam around in their natural habitat, is just a ten-minute drive from the resort. Also within a few minutes is the entrance to Qing Cheng Mountain, a UNESCO heritage site that’s dotted with Taoist temples. The hotel runs guided tours to the main temple on top of the mountain, where guests can take a Tai Chi class in front of the panoramic scenery—a unique experience. Two ancient towns, Dujiangyan and Jiezi, are nearby; Dujiangyan is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts stunning traditional architecture. More modern offerings can be found in Chengdu City, a 30-minute drive.
How to Get There
Stayed here now 3 times and can advise this place, located next to the Qing Chong Mountains, the birthplace of Taoism. Panda research center almost in walking distance. Rooms are one of the best, Stayed in mid winter and was very happy the rooms had floor heating including the bathroom, beds one of the best in the industry, and breakfast definitely something to look forward to every wake up. Would advise the dan dan noodles at least once.
We spent 4 nights at the Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, a long weekend trip from a Hong Kong. Having already stayed in Chengdu previously, we decided to try somewhere a bit further out of the city this time. The setting is peaceful and feels very remote, despite being next to a town, and the rooms are the usual high Six Senses standard. Despite some language problems at times, the service was for the most part outstanding, and definitely the best I’ve experienced in China. A big thanks to Jack, who helped us arrange day trips and was generally around (and available on via text message at any time of the day!) to answer any queries or cater to last minute requests, and Rick, who took us on a full day tour of the Wolong panda sanctuary and then to a nearby mountain where we visited a remote village house. These two really are a true asset to the Six Senses and helped make our stay memorable! Service in the restaurants was also much better than I’ve experienced elsewhere in China and the food was fantastic. The noodle bar and ice-cream shop are especially delicious! Ate about 10 bowls of Dan Dan noodles over three days. The only negative during our stay was the bugs - we got bitten alive despite using repellent, and had several unwanted cockroaches in the rooms. I appreciate the resort is very environmentally focussed and surrounded by greenery (a huge drawcard, don’t get me wrong) so probably doesn’t use much pesticide, but the bugs were irritating after a few days, and at a minimum bug spray should be provided in the rooms. The outdoor pool situation is also quite odd (pool apparently not approved for use by the government) but the staff were accommodating and let us sit outside and swim in the outdoor pool regardless. The indoor pool is great for laps but only when not overrun by screaming kids (and adults) so we preferred the outdoor area.
There is not a lot to do here apart from the pandas (which are of course gorgeous!) so three days was more than enough. We wanted to do the hike up the back of Qing Cheng Mountain but it was closed due to excessive rain/mudslide risk. The main part of the mountain is a massive tourist trap and didn’t feel authentic at all. Recommend instead doing the day trip organised by Six Senses to Wolong and the surrounding areas which was much more enjoyable. The spa was also great - maybe not quite the same standard as the Six Senses in Thailand and Vietnam but still very good.
I highly recommend this hotel for a short stay -all in all probably the nicest place I’ve stayed in China, with the friendliest staff, over the past ten years of travelling in China!
This place is amazing in China. It is refreshing to go out from the tumult of the cities and to feel such a nice atmosphere. The hotel is built like small houses in a park and is super quiet. Moreover the restaurants are top quality with organic products, mainly grown on-site. Super spot to enjoy the taoist mountain.
The resort is absolutely beautiful, with Chinese style buildings, large yard and various plants around, and Qing Cheng Mount in the background. Reminds me the movie "Hidden dragon crouch tiger." It's worth staying for a few nights, just relax and bike around with kids. there are several cafes and restaurants to choose from. A small farm for visitors. However, since the resort promotes nature and natural looking, the room itself is actually kind of bare with no amenities. The bathroom could use some remodeling. beds are small.
We stayed at SS Qingcheng for three nights before we head into Chengdu. It was our first experience with SS and it was truly an unforgettable one! The relaxing environment and friendly-attentive staff made you feel like you were at a guesthouse or 名宿. But the quality of the rooms, restaurants, and the SPA (this is a must try! And schedule before 3pm for a special rate, 30% off) was very impressive. It was truly a five star hotel with Chinese traditional architecture and service. Hands down best hotel we have stayed in China. Mostly because of the attention and service we got from their staff. Particularly from the Guest Experience Team, and specially from Jack Qin. He was knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about his local culture/history. People like jack is truly the value to any resort or hotel. Our experience was exemplified because of his arrangements and attentiveness. Thank you Jack and the SS team. We will definitely be back and Be recommendation all our friends and family to you. We are already talking about going to other SS resorts in the world (maybe Vietnam) because of this trip. Hopefully they will be as good as you!