In Huangshan (Yellow Mountains) Scenic Area we stay at hotel Huangshan Resort & Spa for just one night whilst enjoying a daytrip up the mountain and soaking our dusty travelbodies in the warm water of the hot springs.
Huangshan Resort & Spa, or Best Western Huangshan Resort & Spa as it is sometimes called, is a huge hotel consisting of two buildings: the old wing and the new wing. We stay at the new wing which is a bit further up the mountain. A shuttle bus is provided to transport you there.
The lobby has a few small souvenir shops where you can buy snacks and noodle cups. At one end you will find the breakfast room and at the other a restaurant.
As most things at Huangshan Resort & Spa, our room in concrete and dark red wood is huge with a large comfortable bed to match. The room has a small sofa and a coffeetable, an armchair, a desk, a pentry and a flatscreen tv. The bathroom has a deep bathtub and a separate shower and toilet behind frosted glass doors.
Huangshan Resort & Spa serves a Chinese breakfast, but we manage to find a few Western dishes to satisfy our morning hunger. We have lunch at the empty restaurant, but this meal is nothing to write home about. Although the portions are massive and the price is low, it is absolutely tasteless. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of other food options in the mountains apart from the hotel you are staying at.
The bus to and from the entrance of the Scenic Area stops just down the hill from the hotel, so it is an easy and short walk to the pick up area just after/before (depending on if you are coming or leaving) the bridge. You can also walk from the hotel to the spa area, but they provide a free shuttle bus twice an hour.
We mainly choose this hotel as it has a package deal of double room plus one free visit to the hot springs. Overall we have a short yet pleasant stay at Huangshan Resort & Spa with the spa/hot springs being the highlight.