We have just spent three nights in an earth hut here in Naked Stables. Stylish, in a beautiful setting but a disappointing experience overall for us, as a couple looking for some down time from the city. It's much more of a family leisure resort, with more similarities to Club Med or Centre Parcs than to a luxury hotel. Hugely spread out with steep paths and difficult access, the main evening restaurant was more of a canteen than a five star dining experience. Our attractive hut was poorly lit in the evening and the eco credential of monitored power use was not in service.
By the way, don't believe the paperwork you receive before arrival suggesting you must settle your bill with cash, as credit cards were accepted without a question. We had brought a great deal of cash with us only to have no safety deposit box in our earth hut in which to leave it, thus having to carry it around with us at all times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ‘naked’ concept was conceived on the philosophy of stripping away a busy cosmopolitan city lifestyle and restoring balance through closeness to nature. naked Stables Private Reserve is naked Retreats’ second resort in China and opened to rave reviews in October 2011. Featuring 121 rooms in Earth Huts and Tree Top Villas, in 2013, naked Stables became the first resort in China to achieve the highest award in sustainability: LEED Platinum certification. The resort has three dining options, including “private dining in nature” at Kikaboni by Stiller. Additionally, there are three swimming pools, a spa, conferencing facilities, a Kids Club, a Land Rover Experience Centre and more. naked Stables provides guests with unique and rewarding personal experiences in a stunning natural environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Naked Stables China/Deqing County