“If you opt for a stay in the Fuchun Kosa in Zhejiang province, it’s likely you’ll be travelling from nearby Shanghai, a megacity with a population of 25 million. This remote resort – only accessible via a boat journey down a misty river that’s set between the impossibly green Chun’an hills – offers quite the contrast. Arrive at this cluster of 40 traditional Anhui-style courtyard buildings amidst a riverside bamboo forest, and discover a world away from the big city. Elegantly decorated rooms of dark, polished wooden furniture and calligraphic artworks delivers an interpretation of luxury that is wholly Chinese (the same goes for the traditional breakfast); the resort’s centrepiece, however, is a whiskey bar, whose home is a stunning Huizhou courtyard house dating back 150 years.”
Written by John Ovans
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Fuchun Kosa is located in Fuchun River National Forest Park. It is separated from the outside by Fuchun River and it is surrounded by the mountain and river. Boat is the only vehicle. People can live a very quiet and comfortable life in our hotel. The air is very fresh, water is very clean and the whole scenery is very beautiful.
What is there to do in the area?
Guests can kayak, go fishing and ride or hike to the mountain. And they also can write Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra (a very classic Buddhist sutra) in Fuchun College (a Song Dynasty style building). During the summer, guests can swim in the outside swimming pool (spring water).
Fuchun Kosa also offers several kinds of tea and coffee for free, guests can sit down to enjoy those tea and coffee in Li Hall.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Chinese breakfast: porridge, beanmilk, egg, dishes and steamed buns.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We can also offer lunch and dinner, but they are not included in the room price.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The three-room and four-room villa are more popular room type because they are suitable for a group of guests (6-8 pax), they can use their room independently and share a dining room for chatting and drinking tea together.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We have MTB and kayak for children. Some of our rooms can put extra beds.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Guests can see very Chinese buildings, eat very Chinese foods and feel the Chinese mountain and water in our hotel. Guests can put worldly things aside for several days and enjoy relax and comfortable life with those they love most completely.”