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Royal Garden Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.33 Tonggui Bridge Xiatang, Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Ranked #122 of 924 hotels in Suzhou
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We got the panoramic view room which was on the second floor. The carpet was dirty but everything else was clean. The view of from the balcony made everything worth it. The staff turned on the AC before we arrived and the room was nice and warm by the time we got there. The room gets a bit noisy, you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Pros (few) -good decorum -prime location on canal Cons (many) -no WiFi in room -no lifts for luggage -staff have poor English -heating not functional at all - do not stay in winter or summer -not enough blankets -poor lighting at night -transparent bathroom door with transparent curtain - no privacy -poor showerhead water pressure -low ceilings -TV has no... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Located in old parts of Suzhou at a canal; great room in an old, historic 2 story building. Not accessible directly to the main road because there is no driveway, so you need to lug your bags all the way out to the main road (200 meter). Taxi driver was not aware of this place even after providing him address... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I booked this hotel online and chose it due to its location to the old part of Suzhou. It is in walking distance to some great sites, the metro, visitor information and shopping downtown. The first thing one should know is that no taxi is able to take you directly to this hotel as it is located on one of... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A most romantic and fascinating location on the canal. The hotel restaurant is close, inexpensive, and has a variety of dishes. The staff are helpful, rooms have heaters, and plenty of light. Rooms are a bit older and not as high quality as the photos, but they look basically the same, with nice bathrooms, and are spacious.

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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you truly want to experience the atmosphere of Suzhou, the channel and garden city, Royal Garden Inn is the place to stay. It is located right on a channel in the most idyllic area of Suzhou. At Royal Garden Inn, you are in the middle of it all. When you step out of the hotel door, you are on... More

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Montreal, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Nice hotel, very hard to find (print a map), good for one day. Close to the old district quite nice to be in, in fact the only place to be in Suzhou. You can walk the canal district from the hotel. the staff was helpful with there limited English.

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Houston, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The entrance is not visible from the street, but taxi drivers will indicate how to get there, since it faces the Shantang Seven Mile canal in the midst of a wonderful dining and shopping area of pedestrian streets (but watch out for 2-and-3-wheeled vehicles!). Go under the bridge to the north and you're in the middle of a really interesting,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We arrived early morning and were offered a small room. As we had paid for the feature room, we opted to wait for it to become available. However, we were disappointed the room we were eventually given did not have a balcony as described. Apparently only some of the second floor canal view rooms have balconies. The view had to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The biggest selling point of this hotel is the location, large rooms look right onto the canal with beautiful bridges in both directions. The rooms were also modern and clean. And all of this for a very reasonable cost, I would definitely recommend it, especially if you want to b around the area when it is empty. The main downside... More

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Also Known As:
Royal Garden Hotel
Royal Garden Hotel Suzhou
Address: No.33 Tonggui Bridge Xiatang, Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
Location: China > Jiangsu > Suzhou
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #122 of 924 hotels in Suzhou
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Garden Inn 3.5*
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