Located on the banks of the Jinjiang River, the Sofitel in Chengdu offers large, well equipped rooms, some with river views.
Buddha Zen Hotel
Buddha Zen has adopted the spirit of Buddhism and has created a harmonious environment for its guests away from the busy city streets. Set around a courtyard, its brick and dark wood building has a traditional style that feels refreshing in such a modern city.
While staying here, you can enjoy vegetarian meals in Rong Zhai Restaurant, relax in the sauna in Zi Zai Spa and learn about China's tea-making history in Jian Cha Teahouse. The spacious and bright rooms are decorated elegantly with traditional embroideries, antiques and dark wood furniture, while still offering modern amenities.
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The hotel offers four room categories, all of which are tastefully decorated in a traditional Buddhist style. Standard rooms are fairly small but well laid out. Next in size are the Superior rooms, which can have either a double or twin beds. Deluxe rooms can accommodate an extra bed, while the selection of Suites offer even more space, with some also featuring a balcony overlooking the courtyard below.
The Buddha Zen Hotel is housed in a traditional property in the heart of Chengdu, close to the Wenshufang Folk and Culture Street and adjacent to the 1,300 year-old Wenshuyuan Monastery.
Food and Drink
Rong Zhai is the property's vegetarian restaurant, serving à la carte dishes designed and cooked by local chefs who understand the importance of fresh produce. In Buddha Zen's Jian Cha Teahouse you can sample a variety of different teas grown in China and learn about the tea-making process.
Facilities and Activities
After a busy day of sightseeing, head to Buddha Zen's peaceful spa, where you can indulge in a massage or spa treatment, or unwind in the sauna.
Housed in a traditional courtyard-style building, we think Buddha Zen is the perfect balance between old and new, offering guests a relaxed stay among the bustling city streets of Chengdu.
Chengdu itinerary suggestions
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Chengdu’s food scene brings together a lively mélange of Sichuan dishes, from Sichuan stuffed pancakes to traditional hot pots. Sample it all on a tuk-tuk food tour, dining at secret places around the city, led by a local bilingual guide.
The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, situated in the north of Chengdu, provides an excellent opportunity to get as close as possible to China's "ambassador" animal.