Choosing a good hotel in Suzhou can be a difficult due to the large number of hotels and because in this city, many of the hotels are of doubtful quality. In this article, you will find a short review of some of the best hotels in Suzhou, whatever your budget may be.
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Reviews of Luxury Hotels (5 Star) in Suzhou
InterContinental Suzhou Hotel
The InterContinental Suzhou Hotel has become popular with tourists and businessmen alike and is situated just 5 km from the city center. The English speaking 24 hour desk is happy to arrange tours and airport transfers. The Hotel has free Wi-Fi in every room as well as a business center and meeting facilities for commercial guests. Everyone can relax in the fitness center with a sauna, spa and indoor pool to enjoy before or after a busy day. Guests are close to all the action but can also use a coffee shop, bar, restaurant and nightclub within the hotel. Be prepared for an expensive menu if you intend to use the Riva restaurant however.
Hyatt Regency Suzhou
The Hyatt Regency Suzhou is in the Suzhou Industrial District 9 km from the city center. Its popularity with businessmen and tourists reflects its ideal location whilst this 355 room hotel’s own facilities ensure guests enjoy their stay. English is spoken and the 24 hour service and front desk will arrange tours and airport transfers. There are a business center and meeting facilities while every guest has free Wi-Fi in their bedroom. An indoor pool, spa and fitness center are the main recreational services while there is a coffee shop, bar and restaurant for refreshments. The hotel’s reputation for cleanliness and friendliness ensures everyone has a pleasant stay.
The Garden Hotel is the only garden villa-styled hotel in the area of Shiquan Street In Suzhou. It is nearby attractions such as the Surging Waves Pavilion Garden and Master of Net Garden. There are 238 units with free Wi-Fi and room service while on the executive floor there are a business center and meeting rooms. The restaurant has eastern and western cuisine and English is spoken. The hotel is happy to arrange tours and transfers. The fitness center, indoor pool, a children’s pool, spa and sauna facilities are augmented by a garden, tennis courts and table tennis while there is a poolside bar. This is a family friendly hotel which earns positive comments about its location as well as its relaxing atmosphere.
Scholars Hotel Suzhou Pingjiang Fu
The Scholars Hotel Suzhou Pingjiang Fu is in Guanqianjie Commercial District, a popular location giving ease of access to the lively city. It has a pleasant atmosphere within a busy city and English speaking staff will arrange tours and transfers. Incidentally the pleasant Couple’s Garden and The Lion Forest Garden are close by.
All the rooms have internet, a whirlpool tub, wake-up call and room service. There are separate non-smoking and smoking rooms. Refreshments are available in the bar, coffee shop and restaurant. The hotel has a fitness center, sauna, spa and massage facilities. Guests can also relax in the garden. There are minor criticisms about organization but generally the hotel receives good and positive marks.
Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel
The Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel allows ease of access to Pan Men Scenic Area and its location is convenient for tourist and businessman alike. There are 481 rooms each with internet. The Hotel offers wonderful views and a nice garden to add to the recreational facilities of indoor and outdoor pool with a bar, spa and fitness center. Businessmen have a center and meeting room facilities.
There are three restaurants offering everything from local cuisine to Italian seafood dishes though some people complained on the quality of the latter. There is also a bar and coffee shop on site and the English speaking concierge will organise tours and transfers on request.
Reviews of mid-range hotels in Suzhou
Marco Polo Suzhou
The Marco Polo Suzhou is in the middle of the pedestrian district famous for the Guanqian shopping centers and the UNESCO gardens. The Train Station is close by and it is just 25 minutes from Shanghai by the bullet train. Its design is in keeping with its Chinese setting and the facilities include free Wi-Fi in all rooms. English is spoken and tours and transfers can be arranged by the English speaking 24 hour desk. Businessmen have use of a business center and meeting rooms. The Hotel has a wine bar, library, health club and outdoor swimming pool. There are a bar and coffee shop as well as restaurants for guests’ enjoyment though the neighborhood is a bit noisy.
Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou
The Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou provides a modern service and amenities minutes from the Old City with its many narrow alleys and stone bridges. There are many bars and restaurants nearby and the area is known for its shopping. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms and businessmen have the use of a business center and meeting rooms. Service is 24 hours while the concierge will arrange tours and airport transfers. The fitness center includes a steam room, sauna and massage facilities. There is an area allocated for smokers. Guests have use of a bar, coffee shop and restaurant. However, the restaurant is quite expensive.
Hotel Soul Suzhou
The Hotel Soul Suzhou provides a modern service and amenities minutes from the Old City with its many narrow alleys and stone bridges. There are many bars and restaurants nearby and the area is known for its shopping. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms and businessmen have the use of a business center and meeting rooms. Service is 24 hours while the concierge will arrange tours and airport transfers. The fitness center includes a steam room, sauna and massage facilities. There is an area allocated for smokers. Guests have use of a bar, coffee shop and restaurant though some guests regard the restaurant as fairly expensive.
Suzhou Grand Garden hotel
The Suzhou Grand Garden hotel is the good choice for those wishing to stay close to the action in this lively city. The English speaking 24 hour desk is happy to organize transfers and tours though Tongjing Road, Maple Bridge and the Western Garden are close by. There are 182 guest rooms all with free Wi-Fi, room service and luggage storage. No smoking rooms are available in this disabled friendly accommodation. The fitness center, garden and non- motorized water sports offer recreational alternatives. The pool has a bar and there are also a coffee shop and restaurant.Businessmen have a center and meeting rooms within the hotel.
This comfortable hotel is probably on of the hotels that offers better quality/price ratio in Suzhou.
Reviews of budget hotels in Suzhou
Suzhou Noahs Hotels
The Suzhou Noahs Hotels was renovated in 2010 thereby guaranteeing modern facilities for business or pleasure. It is only 5 km from the city center close to attractions such as Suzhou New District Commercial Hub, Tiger Hill and Canal Park. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a 24-hour front desk and room service with English speakers happy to organize tours and transfer. There is a bar and restaurant with facilities for businessmen including rooms for hire. Additional services include shops and car hire. This is accommodation on a budget as described, generally clean and offering excellent prices but obviously not suitable for everyone.
Bestay Hotel Express Suzhou Raiway Station Beisita
The Bestay Hotel Express Suzhou Raiway Station Beisita is situated in Guanqianjie Commercial District 2 km from the city center and its many attractions. The staff offering 24 hour service is happy to organize tours as well as bicycle rental. Family can book a suitable room and a laundry service is on offer. There is also a business center with Wi-Fi available in public areas and some of the guest rooms. There are shops and smokers have a separate area available. It is perhaps in a slightly noisy location albeit convenient. There are plenty of food outlets close by offering cheap local cuisine. Clean and comfortable value for budget travelers.
Hi Inn Suzhou Guanqian Branch
The Hi Inn Suzhou Guanqian Branch in Guanqianjie Commercial District is just 1 km from the city center. It is ideally located for those wishing to see the city’s main attractions as well as being close to a number of restaurants. Staff speak little English but it seems communication is not a major problem and tours and transfers will be arranged on request. The front desk is open 24 hours and there is luggage storage and a laundry service. There is a smoking area and billiards for recreation. The hotel has a restaurant for those deciding to have an evening in the hotel. Every one of the 140 rooms has free Wi-Fi which is also available in public areas. A good option for budget traveler.
Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel
The Mingtown Suzhou Youth Hostel offers budget quality accommodation and great service within easy access of all the lively city’s attractions. There are standard singles, twins and doubles as well as 6 bed same sex dormitories. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a 24 hour desk, a laundry service, shops and luggage storage. There is a restaurant and plenty of choice in the streets just outside. Billiards is available for guests. It is just walking distance to the metro and restaurants and shops fill the local streets. The Hostel is one of the most popular in the city for the quality, location and price, however hot water sometimes don’t work properly.