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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Six senses is the best place to stay in Qingcheng Mountain, which is a peaceful, relaxing resort. Chinese restaurant was good, Thai one was excellent especially the stream fish.
My wife and I spend 3 days here, every day was perfect. Especially thanks to Ms. Vanilla who was our guide. She ran the excursion amazing and led all the tours with perfection and were above expectations.she was so helpful and knowledgeable.
we also thanks for all the other hints and services.
We very much enjoyed the tours, panda valley is a very good place to see pandas and we also saw a red panda just on the way. Qing back mountain is so gorgeous, so gorgeous!! And also the night tour, the dinner was very good. I love spice food, I love Sichuan food so much.
Thanks a lot
we will back again
It is a boutique hotel, but very local feeling! Overall nice design, and fit the environment perfect, full of local culture! Very return if we can. The farmer gives very unique experience, different vegetables along the road give you a good reason to walk...The bamboos tell you where you are also!
A lovely mountain resort near Chengdu. The rooms were very cosy. THe breakfast and the breakfast room were stunning. Staff were incredible. The Thai restuarant - their flagship restaurant was delicious. The food in the chinese restaurant could do with some improvement. The most impressive was Jack the concierge whose customer service was superb. He takes a lot of pride in his job and showing guests his home country. He organised a day trip for us to one of the Panda santuaries. His knowledge was excellent and he made sure the day was amazing. He also was kind enough to answer many of my questions about the area via email before I even arrived.