Accommodation rating: Superior
The Lv Garden Huanghuali Art Gallery Hotel is a unique boutique property in Beijing, offering rooms set amid a collection of cultural artefacts in a historic building. Previously the house of a Chinese author and playwright, the hotel features nearly 100 pieces of 'zitan' sandalwood furniture, calligraphy and paintings from the Qing Dynasty, and 500 pieces of rare Ming Dynasty 'huanghuali' rosewood furniture, from which the hotel takes its name. The hotel's grounds are filled with courtyards, natural rock sculptures, koi ponds and miniature waterfalls that can be seen from the rooms and restaurants around the property. Each of the 38 guestrooms is distinctly decorated with antiques, Chinese tapestries and silks. This retreat-like property boasts a spa, indoor pool, health club, a 45-seat performance theatre and cinema, and two restaurants. Located in the Shunyi district north-east of Beijing, the hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport and approximately 45 minutes' drive from the city centre.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.