Best hotels and hostels in Fujian

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Wuyi Shan

    Ancient Street Youth Chic Hostel

    The self-claimed 'Youth Chic Hostel' certainly is the first to tap into an ancient-chic vibe for a hotel in the area and is the most relaxing option around. The lobby and attached restaurant resemble stylish tea showrooms and the spacious rooms have an understated cool thanks to soft wood tones. Some rooms sport terrace spas with mountain views.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Xiamen

    Xinyuan Hotel

    Designer looks for a steal can be snatched up at this small hotel near buzzy Zhongshan Lu walking street. Rooms are compact but feel very comfortable with fresh furnishings, glossy glass showers, soft indirect lighting and techie touches like electric-operated curtains and built-in Bluetooth room speakers. Staff are very friendly, but best of all, the beds are dreamy.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gulang Yu

    Soul Touch Hotel

    The most splendid five-star hotel on the island is located right below Sunlight Rock and affords views across villa roofs and out to sea. Busy staff will meet you at the ferry, help with luggage and show you to the Victorian mansion where rooms have period furniture and decadent beds. The restaurant is superb and there's a courtyard with banyan trees.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Xiamen

    Liangzhu Boutique Lifestyle Hotel

    Old-world hospitality makes a guest appearance at this 1950s chocolate-coloured villa discreetly tucked away in central Xiamen for golden night-time peace. The eight lovely small rooms are designed in themed nostalgia-chic aesthetics – some busier than others – so look at a few before settling, though all are light-filled and decorated with plants. The garden provides a lovely breakfast setting.

  • Lodging in Quanzhou

    54 Coffee Inn

    It’s worth the effort to seek out this welcoming red-brick building managed by two friendly women. The four-bed dormitory is excellent value, while the courtyard is a great place to meet other travellers.

  • Lodging in Wuyi Shan

    Wuyi Mountain Villa

    This grand residence has been given new life and resembles a palace fit for an emperor. Staff are attentive and match the dressed up marble decor with their own faux-ancient costumes. Tasteful, clean rooms in neutral tones complement the tranquil location at the foot of Great King Peak, which affords excellent relaxing views of greenery and water features.

  • Lodging in Xiamen

    Lujiang Harbourview Hotel

    This red-brick darling in the city’s prime location has seen a lot in its 60-odd years. A few cracks may have been papered over, but the walls still talk with nostalgia for old Amoy. The large rooms are neatly presented and the beds are heavenly. There’s a decent gym and breakfast buffet.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Xiamen

    Xiamen International Youth Hostel

    This is the best hostel in Fujian. Spacious mixed dorms share a clean bathroom between up to six guests; stylish double rooms – some with balcony – would suit a boutique hotel; and the excellent family rooms make it a popular base for the entourage. Reception can be a little regimented, but sunlight pours through the splendid backyard and into the communal lounge room.

  • Lodging in Xiamen

    Kempinski Hotel Xiamen

    The Kempinski label maintains its high reputation with the futuristic design of the Xiamen branch, located splendidly on Bailuzhou Lake. Inside the lobby glitters, and the ceilings are high enough for an abseiling wall. When you reach the lofty rooms, enjoy the beauty products and fluffy pillows. There’s a top gym to work off your meal at the German restaurant.

  • Lodging in Quanzhou

    Wanda Vista Quanzhou

    Located at the southern edge of Quanzhou’s city centre, the Wanda Vista looks like a Las Vegas mall from the outside, but inside it’s more like a shiny craps table. Rooms on the upper floors do have good views of Jinjiang River, though, and all are huge. The buffet comes highly recommended.

  • Lodging in Quanzhou

    C & D Quanzhou Hotel

    Long-standing C & D is one of the best hotels in the city, with four restaurants, a complete spa and friendly English-speaking staff. Generous rack-rate discounts will please tired travellers. It’s about 2km southeast of the centre.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Fujian Tulou

    Tulou Sunshine International Youth Hostel

    Part converted tǔlóu, part newly built premises, this HI-affiliated hostel is very friendly and far simpler to negotiate than Tǎxià family life. Dorms are clean and very presentable. Carpooling and bike rental can be arranged. Follow the HI signs after you get off the bus at Xueying bridge (雪英桥, Xuěyīng Qiáo) in Tǎxià.

  • Lodging in Gulang Yu

    Impression Coast Hotel

    On the very west of the island, conveniently 200m from the Neicuo'ao Ferry Terminal (where ferries arrive) and near sandy shores, Impression Coast has undergone extensive renovations and oozes boutique beach vibes. White wicker furniture mixes it with ornate, cushy beds fit for a wedding night. Rooms are bright, clean and reasonable value.

  • Lodging in Xiamen

    Hotel Indigo Xiamen Harbour

    The small rooms at the sea-facing, luxurious Indigo are accented with chic-coloured sofas and artworks, and have Gulang Yu firmly in their sights. High-tech bathrooms have hidden lighting and many sport bathtubs and windows. Staff work hard to please, especially at check-in where generous discounts are common.

  • Lodging in Fuzhou

    Longdu Hotel

    The rooms are big enough to swing a suitcase, and the very dated decor and bathtub aren't without their charms, but the real reason to stay here is for a quiet back room in a peaceful area just a short walk from the action of downtown. It's walkable from Dongjie Kou metro and staff speak some English.

  • Lodging in Fujian Tulou

    Défēng Lóu

    The tǔlóu with the big red star above the entrance is a reliable place to stay. As the villagers move out, the tourists move in, partly for the en suite bathrooms. It’s conveniently located just north of the bridge to the Yunshuiyao Tulou Cluster and all buses stop in front of it.

  • Lodging in Quanzhou

    Quanzhou Humei Holiday Hotel

    A great location and small rooms possessing a sense of colour and style in neutral tones lift Humei beyond the business basics, especially in the modern bathrooms. Service is commendably earnest.

  • Lodging in Fujian Tulou

    Fuyu Lou Changdi Inn

    The English-speaking owners are very welcoming at the Changdi Inn. Fans and TVs in the basic rooms don’t hurt either. Other bonuses include cold beer, a lending library and bike rental.

  • Lodging in Fujian Tulou

    Qìngdé Lóu

    Beautiful lantern-lit nights await in this modern rectangular compound. The 30 modern rooms have air-con and wi-fi. Upstairs rooms are cheaper, but you share a bathroom.

  • Lodging in Fuzhou

    Juchunyuan Inn Fuzhou

    A beautiful inn housed in a historic mansion in the pedestrianised Sānfáng Qīxiàng area. All 56 rooms are modern and tastefully appointed.