- 3D2N stay for 1 for $1,580
Hotel at a glance
Situated within view of the South China Sea, the white, brown, and black facade of Xiamen’s Swiss International Hotel invites guests for a relaxing stay 0.5km from the city centre. Marble floors polished to a mirror sheen bring line the floors of the lobby, giving way to the soft carpets of the hotel’s 588 guest rooms, complete with intricate wallpapers and coloured wood furnishings. Walk to the pier and travel aboard the high seas as you head to Gulangyu Island, or stick to land travel as you visit local attractions including Nanputuo Temple, Hulishan Fort, and Zhongshan Road. Pamper physiques with a session at the hotel’s Ecol Spa, or dine on a variety of local and foreign cuisine at any of the hotel’s four restaurants.
- Max. occupancy: 2 people
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Ecol Spa
- Family room
- Executive floor
- Business centre
- Stay extension with breakfast: $1000 - $3000 per room per night
- Upgrade to first class cabin for high-speed rail: $50 per person per way
- Transfer from railway station to hotel: $400 per person per way
Xiamen, China: What to see and do
Cherished among avid eastern-bound travellers as a picturesque waterfront locale while esteemed as a Special Economic Zone by home-bound members of the Chinese diaspora, Xiamen holds significance as an old-time residential city for overseas citizens from Southeast Asia. Endearing beyond its long-established favour as a roost for returning locals, Xiamen city holds a collection of varied sights both nurtured from its roots as well as past stints with colonial involvement. Gauging the city’s familiar Mediterranean feel and vague similarities to a famous stateside island, one can venture into a humble handful of Xiamen’s treasured treads including the nostalgia-laden passages of Gulangyu Island and its colonial thoroughfares. Allusions to old time charm meld with modern practicality as a bulk of colonial era houses now nurture the hawking of local cuisine and current-day enterprises, while the sanctity of tradition is left unchanged as a further jaunt into Xiamen’s landscape brings one into the hallowed enclave of South Putuo Temple. Comprising four major halls, the divine domain currently basks in reverence with an interior collection of Buddhist scriptures, ivory sculptures, artworks, and more. Beyond its mix of spiritual leanings and rustic appeal, the city remains a sanctum among nostalgics as well as those looking to bask in coastal warmth, earning Xiamen a mention among the world’s amalgam of romantic leisure cities.