Miryam Hotel (Lao Bie Shu Lu Guan 老别墅旅馆)

One of the most gracious properties on the island, overlooking gardens and the sea beyond, houses the Miryam, which is advertised as "boutique" but feels more like a grand dame clinging to the cliffs of Italy's Amalfi Coast.

Garden at the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Garden at the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

The Continental feel extends to the furnishing of the clean, airy, well-lit rooms, some with claw-foot tubs. Ask for a room with a sea view—the generous private balconies and their bucolic vistas are worth the upcharge.

Bedroom in the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Claw-foot bathtub in the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Bedroom with private balcony in the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Private balcony of bedroom in the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

Prices are above average for Kulangsu but reasonable given the views upscale feel. The restaurant's availability and hours are unpredictable, so don't plan around meals here. The staff runs a tight ship and can be curt to non-hotel guests (not allowing them to enter the upper balconies, lobbies, and other public areas of the hotel), but the rewards of being a guest are considerable.

Upstairs lobby at the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Garden at the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Garden at the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Street entrance to the Miryam Hotel, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

Address: 70 Huangyan Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China

岛上最优美的建筑之一,能够俯视花园和大海的旅馆——老别墅旅馆。这家旅馆被宣传为“精致”,但我感觉它更像是意大利阿玛菲海岸悬崖边上优雅的“女士”。干净明亮的房间和享受到的配套设施,让这里中等偏上的价位变得合理。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿晃岩路70号

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