Photography: Boutique Hotel in Xiamen
I have three criteria whenever I choose hotels for my travels: price (or value for money), location and reviews. Which is why my expectations were greatly exceeded when I booked Xiamen Violet Cloudland Hotel. Don't let the odd name fool you, this boutique hotel is actually a recently-renovated property which has retained its vintage charms from being a centuries-old house. The rooms were small but cozy. It's just a bit difficult to find as you have to go through a couple of alleyways in a rather safe neighborhood of residences and other hostels. The photo above is taken in the open-air common area of the hotel in the morning. I applied a sepia tone to it and I find it perfect like that.
The next time I go to Xiamen, I definitely know where I'm staying.