Text: | Print|

Five hot spring resorts near Shanghai

2015-01-04 11:29    Web Editor: Li Yan
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort
             Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort


Where: The Ma Yansong-designed Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, which looks akin to a giant slinky or horseshoe, has received a considerable amount of international attention for its architecture, but its main attraction during winter months is the 100-plus natural spring water pools, 39 of them as part of a string of private villa complexes that runs between the main hotel and a spectacular hot springs centre. The centre features a wide array of pools (including one with red wine in) set among towering foliage – it's like taking a dip in a botanical garden.

Price: Rooms at the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Springs Resort start from 1,750RMB/night. Usage of the hot springs for hotel guests starts from 198RMB/day.

Getting there: There are two high-speed trains a day to Huzhou leaving Hongqiao station at 7.10am and 6.05pm, taking around two hours and costing from 94.50RMB.

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Springs Resort is at 5858 Taihu Lu, Huzhou, Zhejiang (572 229 9999; www.starwoodhotels.com)


Where: Located amid the picturesque hills of Jiujiang in northern Jiangxi province, the 40,000sqm Lushan Resort has eight outdoor hot spring pools for guests to relax in while soaking up the healing benefits of the spring water. For those looking to get a little pampering, the resort also has a spa with a variety of treatments to help rejuvenate the weary. When you're bored with sitting in the tub all day, there are several notable attractions located near the resort, including a magnificent 48-metre high Dong Lin Buddha statue, and the spectacular Lushan Waterfalls. If you're feeling a little adventurous, the Lushan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, promises to leave you spellbound with its beauty. Just a 30-minute drive away from the resort, Mount Lushan is one of the most famous mountains in China that is steeped in history and makes for a good trek.

Price: From 680RMB a night.

Getting there: China Eastern flies from Shanghai to Nanchang International Airport with fares starting from 700RMB on Ctrip. The resort is an 80-minute taxi drive (130RMB) from the airport. Alternatively, you can also take a flight from Shanghai to Jiujiang Airport. Flights depart every week, with fares starting from 500RMB. The resort is about an hour's drive (about 100RMB) from Jiujiang Airport.

Lushan Resort is at Wenquan Zhen, Xingzi county, Jiujiang, Jiangxi province (792 266 8888; info.lushan@dorsetthotels.com).

Comments (0)
Most popular in 24h
  Archived Content
Media partners:

Copyright ©1999-2018 Chinanews.com. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.