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Pingjiang Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No.33 Niujia Allay, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience staying in this hotel.. The location is just off the main PingJiang Alley and hence very easy access a lot of the attractions in the 'classical district' of Suzhou. Late evenings PingJiang alley is a great place to hang out and this hotel makes it convenient to do all that. The staff are very helpful and the rooms... More

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40 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had read the mixed reviews on here so we thought we knew what to expect. The building is charming and really looks the part, wonderful old world feel and in a great location the shopping and restuarant area was beautiful in the evening just to wander around in, busy but not over the top. However the room was simply... More

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SilkRoadHotel_Mgt, 公關經理 at Pingjiang Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. BobP, Thank you for your comment. We regret to hear your unpleasant experience at Pingjiang Lodge. May I know if you had sought any assistance from our hotel staff when you found the bed hard? We are looking into the matters now and we will provide more customer service training to our front desk staff. Again, we thank... More

Sicily, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

the bulding is a typical chinese style house, with internal gardens, the rooms are really nice, and the position is perfect if you want to enjoy the pace and quiteness of the district.the only thig we did not apprecciate is the price, a bit to expansive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a marvel, a thoughtfully adapted Ming dynasty complex, with courtyard gardens at every turn, opium beds in the room, a balcony study, and lovely updated bathroom. The division of space was well done. Everything was clean and the room carefully made up each of our 4 days. The lodge is wonderfully located near shops and restaurants, delightfully quiet... More

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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our favourite hotel during our trip to China. The hotel is 400 years old and has wonderful antique furniture. The staff arranged our onward train tickets for a small fee. The hotel is located along a pedestrianised area with no access for cars. The hotel is signed up clearly and just a couple of minutes walk. It's such... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We booked 2 nights at this lodge hoping for a traditional Chinese experience at the end of our 15 day stay on China. We were sadly very disappointed. Our room was on the ground floor just after the lobby/reception area. It was dirty and dark and very poorly utilised. The rain shower was broken and the toilet did not flush... More

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SilkRoadHotel_Mgt, Manager at Pingjiang Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and we regret to learn of your unpleasant stay at Pingjiang Lodge. We are now looking into the matter. Although Pingjiang Lodge is a historical building, we always strive to bringing to our guests a unique experience of ancient culture while enjoying modern comfort. We are very concerned about your needs were not well attended... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We took the advice of our Chinese friends in Guangzhou, and didn't regret it. In fact, we were wowed by the results of the owner's efforts to make this small hotel simple, traditional and comfortable. Not 5-star luxury, but close, if you could imagine it came with the service, speaking of which, you get a wifi unit (after paying a... More

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Yorkshire, UK
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely hotel in complex of old buildings. All mod-cons, including wifi and A/C in the room. Great position in old Suzhou - just left out of front door, across bridge over canal and left again to find a pedestrian street full of shops, snack places and restaurants (pedestrian in the Chinese sense that it still has electric scooters and bikes... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed one night. It was an experience staying in this old charm. However, the room can be cleaner. I believe there are other lodges along Pingjiang road with a similar set-up. Staff was helpful. Aircons were working. Complimentary wifi, but must put deposit to collect a modem to plug into room adsl.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Nicely situated on the main canal street this is a traditional courtyard hotel. however somehow relies on this without attentio to customer service which was much better in other hotels we stayed in. its not that the staff were rude. Just that there was absence of smiles, a warm welcome and a feeling you were an inconvenience. Also the breakfast... More

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Address: No.33 Niujia Allay, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Location: China > Jiangsu > Suzhou
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Hotel Class:4 star — Pingjiang Lodge 4*
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Pingjiang Lodge is converted from Suzhou ancient complex of houses in Si-jin style (literally means "four times of entry"), a traditional Chinese architecture that contains different compounds of courtyard and rooms to form a main axle. It was once the Residence of the Fang Family in Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 450 years. ... more   less 
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