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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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Ranked #2 of 83 Suzhou B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I think the highlight of our stay in Suzhou was this hotel! A certain experience and almost like travelling in time in Chinese royalty or so! Beautiful, old style yet very comfortable rooms... Situated by the canal, you will find beautiful long walk ways with coffee shops and dessert places and ofcourse a boat ride through the canal itself. Its... 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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