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[Chengdu 成都] The Temple House 博舍

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The Temple House

Add: No. 81 Bitieshi Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
Tel: 28 6636 9999
Website: www.thetemplehousehotel.com
Price: from 1999 RMB/night
Visited: Jul 2017

Please note that this was a complimentary stay arranged by the hotel.

Before embarking on my spontaneous Chengdu trip last week, there were a number of things I was looking forward to – Sichuan hotpot, chuanchuan-er, and The Temple House. Not sure if you’ve already read my post on The Upper House in Hong Kong, but I was absolutely swooned by that hotel (details here). Needless to say, I had high expectations for The Temple House, part of The House Collective along with The Upper House and The Opposite House (Beijing).

請注意本次是酒店安排的試住。

上個月來了一場說走就走的成都行,讓我期待不已的除了火鍋和串串兒之外,還有衆多朋友一致推薦的 “博舍 The Temple House” 。不知你是否有看我去年入住 香港奕居 The Upper House 後寫的文章,總之當時體驗幾乎完美,讓我到現在都還念念不忘。不用說,這次旅行,對出自同一系列*的博舍期待萬分。

*繼北京的瑜舍 The Opposite House 和香港的奕居 The Upper House 之後,博舍是 The House Collective 的第三家酒店。

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After a 40-minute car ride from the airport, I arrived at the rather low-key entrance of the hotel. It blends in so well with its surrounding that if it weren’t for the hotel staff stationed right in front, I probably would’ve missed it. Entering the courtyard is like stepping back in time: built more than a hundred years ago during the Qing dynasty, the Bitieshi courtyard features traditional brickwork, wood carvings, timber ceilings and floors, step stones, flying eaves that have been preserved and enhanced. Beautiful in every aspect.

從機場坐車到位于太古里的博舍大約 40 分鍾。酒店入口低調,要不是有工作人員等候幫忙開車門拿行李,我甚至都沒注意到這裏就是大門。踏入擁有逾百年曆史、始建於清朝的筆帖式庭院裏,傳統青磚木刻、木造天花板和地板、石級、懸挑屋頂及飛檐都得到保留和翻修,四面的房屋將庭院合圍在中間,雖然位于繁華的商業區,卻鬧中取靜,怡然自得。瞬間,好感。

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To the right of the courtyard is an art gallery, and to the left is a library filled with art books collected from all over the world. There are also art works displayed throughout the hotel, such as this duo of feather and leaf, hovering majestically near the entrance, their modern design contrasting sharply with the traditional courtyard.

庭院的右側是個畫廊,左側則是個圖書館,收藏了不少和藝術文化相關的書籍,中文外語的都有,可以隨意翻看。酒店的公共空間裏有不少藝術品的擺設,比如庭院裏的兩個銀色雕塑 “羽毛“ 和 ”落葉“,摩登的風格在傳統庭院裏形成有趣的對比。

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Check-in was quick and fuss-free – a simple signature on the iPad – done at the sleekly-designed reception. I especially liked the bamboo backdrop, an example of how the hotel seamlessly incorporates Chinese elements into modern design.

前台的設計現代感十足,而且在不經意之處融入了中國的元素,比如竹子材質的背板。入住手續非常簡單,無須填寫任何表格,直接在iPad上簽名即可,輕松愉快。

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Now, to the rooms. The rooms and suites at The Temple House are located in two L-shaped buildings facing each other, wrapping a courtyard in between. The undulating landscaping evokes Sichuan’s rice terraces, another example of the charming fusion between modern design and local sensitivities.

入住手續之後,服務人員帶著我前往房間。博舍的房間分布在兩棟對立的 “L” 型建築,中間環繞著的寬敞庭院,有幾個波浪起伏的地形景觀,後來才聽說這靈感來自四川的梯田。完全是摩登設計和當地特色的結合。

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The space design is very open – guests flow from one area to another, and while it might be confusing to navigate at first , there are plenty of staff stationed around to guide you to the right direction.

博舍的格局流動開放,客人們可以由一個區域走向另一個區域,一開始可能會稍稍搞不清楚方向,不過有工作人員指路,不用擔心會迷路。酒店也有提供腳踏車,天氣涼爽的時候也許是探索附近的好選擇。

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Upon entering the elevator, I noticed that just like at The Upper House, there is no button to close the door – a design to remind guests to slow down and unwind completely.

進入電梯發現這裏和香港的奕居一樣沒有關門鍵,爲了讓客人放慢腳步,徹底放松。Relaaax…在這裏,沒什麽值得著急的事情。

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There are 100 guest rooms and 42 service apartments at The Temple House, which is by no means a huge property, but each room is spacious and comfortably furnished. I stayed at Studio 70 (72 sqm), elegantly dressed in tones of black and white, softened by warm lighting.

博舍有 100 間客房及 42 間服務式住宅,以房間數量來說不多,不過每個房間都相當寬敞。我住的是 72 平方米的 Studio 70,房間內部以黑白色調爲主,加上一些柔和的暖色系燈光,氣氛恬靜閑適。

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You might not be able to tell from the photo, but this bed is huge and ultra comfortable – there’s absolutely no trouble falling asleep in it every night.

照片裏可能看不出來,不過這張床非~常的大,而且軟硬適中極舒服,每晚躺下去都是秒睡。

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There are, however, a few things that could be improved in the bathroom. While the rain shower worked well, when using the regular shower it was quite impossible not to splash water all over the place. Some of the toiletry packagings were difficult to open, and the products provided seemed slightly meager compared to The Upper House, which provided even eye cream and lip balm. Having said that, the toiletry bag itself is nicely-designed and I happily took it with me for daily use even after the trip.

不過浴室有些不足的地方。雖然有一般淋雨和花撒淋浴兩種選擇,不過用一般淋浴時水很容易衝到外面。盥洗用品算齊全,不過某些包裝有點難拆(精致度可以再提升),而且跟連護唇膏和眼霜都提供的 The Upper House 相比還是差了一點(那裏真的把人寵壞了)。不過麻制盥洗包本身的質感非常好,裏面的隔層做得也非常實用,值得整個帶走。

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And, a rose petal bath had been drawn prior to my arrival. There’s also a TV hidden inside the mirror, should you want to watch TV while having a nice relaxing soak.

還有,工作人員很貼心地事先放好了玫瑰浴。雙洗手台的鏡面中有隱藏電視機,想要邊泡澡邊看電視也完全 ok。

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Mini bar includes free soft drinks, beer, juices, coffee, tea, and water; wine and champagne for extra charge.

Mini bar 的部分有免費的軟飲、啤酒、果汁、咖啡、茶、和水;葡萄酒、香槟等則需要另外付錢。

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A sandglass for keeping time while brewing tea, cute.

還有泡茶時用來計時的沙漏,真可愛。

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Wine glasses and utensils, all there.

頗爲齊全的酒杯和餐具。

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A local favorite milk candy and peanut m&m’s, whimsically placed inside jars that say “One last one…No one’s watching” ;)

非常接地氣的大白兔奶糖,以及 “One last one…No one’s watching”(笑)。

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A yoga mat inside the closet, too! No doubt a pleasant surprise for those (like me) who would like to keep up with yoga while traveling.

在衣櫃裏還發現瑜伽墊!這個對于像我這種在旅行時也想持續做瑜伽的人來說,非常棒。

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There are also some lovely details sprinkled around the room, like this ultra soft throw (took some will power to not steal this) and outlets conveniently located right near the bed.

房間裏還有一些貼心的小細節,比如這個極舒服的毯子(好想偷偷地把它帶走),以及床頭櫃上附設的插座們。

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Cute little celebratory amenity we received for the The Temple House winning #1 in “Asia’s Best City Hotels” by Travel + Leisure.

很巧的是,我入住博舍的幾天前,酒店剛得到 “Travel + Leisure” 雜志頒發的 2017 世界旅行獎 “亞洲十佳城市酒店” 第一名(恭喜恭喜),房客們也都收到一份精致可愛的禮物。Lucky~

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View out the window.

窗外望出去是太古里的景觀,往下看則是酒店的庭院。

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Beneath those rice terrace-like mounds are the hotel gym and pool. Both look nicely equipped, though unfortunately I didn’t have time to use them…(too busy out eating, you know).

那些圓形梯田般的草堆下方,就是酒店的健身房和泳池。設備看起來都相當不錯,可惜這次忙著在外吃喝,沒時間去健身…(借口,一切都是借口)。

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But I did have some time to try the spa at Mixun, and really fell in love with their little courtyard – so tranquil that one forgets completely that this is situated at the city center of Chengdu. Sipping tea and zoning out here was one of my favorite moments on this trip.

不過倒是抽了時間去謐尋 Spa 做了按摩。喜歡這裏無比寧靜的庭院,寧靜到讓人完全忘記自己在成都市中心…在這裏喝個茶、吃個小點,放個空,是我這次小旅行中最喜歡的 moments 之一。

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Even if you are not into spas, you can come to Mixun tea room for a vegetarian meal, or try their afternoon tea (currently in collaboration with Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake).

不做 spa,也可以來謐尋的茶室坐坐。聽說這裏還有以隔壁大慈寺的素齋爲靈感的素食餐點,以及最近限定的 Issey Miyake 三宅一生合作款下午茶。

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To celebrate the its 2-year anniversary, the hotel had arranged cultural events throughout the property, such as Nushu calligraphy at the tea house.

在茶室還碰到酒店爲了慶祝兩周年生日,特別安排的文化體驗課程 - 女書。邊啜著沁心的金桔蜂蜜青檸冰茶,邊跟著老師畫了幾筆…沒想到來成都可以體驗這罕見的文化遺存,很是驚喜。

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The Temple House also has two restaurants and a bar. Breakfast is served at The Temple Cafe, which offers both Chinese and Western options, but of course one must go for a bowl of spicy dandan noodles while in Chengdu…

除了茶室之外,博舍還有兩個餐廳和一個酒吧。早餐在 The Temple Cafe,有西式也有中式的選擇,既然在成都,那麽當然要來一碗擔擔面啦(雖然沒有一大早就吃面的習慣,但還真的挺好吃的)。

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Outdoor seats with herb garden.

還有室外座位,以及自家香草花園。

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While I had no room for Italian food on this trip (was of course saving stomach space for the local eats), my local friends had told me wonderful things about Tivano, the sleek Italian restaurant at The Temple House. If you happen to crave western food while in Chengdu, this might just be what you are looking for.

然後,雖然這次被火鍋和串串兒塞飽後實在沒有空間給意大利菜了,不過還是去參觀了一下博舍的 Tivano 意大利餐廳。空間美,後方那座高大的烤 pizza 爐特別令人印象深刻,戶外庭院也舒適。聽當地的朋友說這裏的料理很不錯,如果住在成都想吃西餐的話,是非常好的選擇。

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Lastly, I ended up at Jing bar. There are a couple of cocktails spiced with Sichuan pepper, which might sound a bit daunting, but  the slightly numbing sensation actually turns out to be quite pleasant. A charming place to grab a drink even if you are not staying at the hotel.

沒胃吃意大利菜,喝酒的空間還是有的(還用說嗎!)。在氣氛時髦的井酒吧嘗了一杯微帶麻辣的花椒 negroni,不錯嘞。就算不住在博舍,也可以來喝一杯喲。

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Some people had asked me whether I prefer The Upper House in Hong Kong or The Temple House in Chengdu. Well…though they are both a part of The House Collective, the design and ambience are almost too different to be compared. If forced to choose, I’d say The Upper House still wins my heart (click here for details), but I also very much enjoyed The Temple House for its convenient location, modern Chinese design, and that completely relaxed mode I can revert to each time I get back to my room. Next time in Chengdu, it’s still going to be The Temple House.

有人問我:香港的奕居和成都的博舍都住過了,你比較喜歡哪一個?唔,兩家酒店雖然都出自 The House Collective 系列,不過風格完全不同,難以比較…一定要評論的話,以精致度和驚豔感來說還是奕居略勝一籌(點擊這裏閱讀奕居文章),但我也非常喜歡博舍方便的地點、中西融合的設計、以及入住時每次回到舒適房間裏的安心感。下次來成都,二話不說地還是會住這裏。

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On a related note, The Middle House is about to open in Shanghai this year…are you as excited as I am about this?!

話說,上海的 The Middle House 镛舍今年要開幕了…你也跟我一樣期待嗎?;)

 

The Temple House 博舍

地址:成都市錦江區筆帖式街81號
電話:28 6636 9999
網站:www.thetemplehousehotel.com
價位:每晚1999元起
造訪:2017年7月

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