Adjacent to the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds, Aman at Summer Palace is housed in a series of dwellings, most of which date back over 100 years. The 51 rooms and suites are elegant yet undeniably Chinese and surround internal courtyards crisscrossed by pathways, separating formal gardens of bamboo and indigenous trees.
The decor pays homage to the traditional Chinese architecture of the Summer Palace.
Why we like it
The location really is something special and the hotel blends perfectly with its surroundings so it's like stepping back in time. Such a majestic setting and of course the normal luxury and superb service provided by the Aman group.
- Sauna and steam room
- Fitness centre
- 25 metre indoor lap pool
- Squash courts
- A variety of dining options ranging from traditional Chinese to French kaiseki
Away from the host of sightseeing available in Beijing there are some lovely activities available within the hotel. Try your hand at Chinese paper cutting and tai chi or learn more about the tradition of tea ceremonies. There are daily film showings every day.
Located metres from the Summer Palace, around 30 minutes’ drive from central Beijing and one hour from the airport.