A former mansion owned by a wealthy Qing dynasty silk merchant, this 19 room boutique hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux. Set around four traditional style courtyards the renovations were completed by local craftsmen using traditional techniques and locally sourced materials resulting in an elegant and authentic finish.
Bamboo floors, rice paper ceilings and ancient carved wooden windows come together to create a sophisticated and relaxing environment.
Tables and chairs sit outside each of the guest pavilions where guests are welcome to take tea or just relax in the sun. Landscaping includes the use of bamboo, water features and traditional brick paved walkways all of which are beautifully lit at night.
WHY WE LIKE jing's residence
This hotel offers the best of both worlds combining comfort with style and antiquity.
- Restaurant serving international and local cuisine
There is plenty to explore in and around the city of Pingyao itself, however, within the hotel, there are some fun experiences on offer. Try your hand at paper cutting or shoe making or maybe take a lesson in massage or noodle making. The hotel also offers the chance to try some wonderful local specialities with a traditional hotpot or a Chinese fondue, both of which can be taken in one of the pretty courtyards and are an interactive and very local experience.
Located in the heart of Pingyao old town.