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Royal Garden Inn

No.33 Tonggui Bridge Xiatang, Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This hotel is right in the middle of the heritage spot. Each day, probably 100,000 tourists walk past your room. It's fun, it's vibrant. The hotel is just a very short walk from exit #3 of the Shan Tang St subway station, just one stop south of the Railway Station. Make a U-turn when you pop out of the exit.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The location was amazing. Right on the canal. Room OK. Very little English spoken. A bit smelly and run down. But if you can accept this the experience is more than worth it. Took a boat trip from the door and saw real China. Very close to MTR (metro) about 1 minute walk. Really suitable for people travelling around China... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Located in the top tourist spot of suzhou creek, the hotel has the best location in town at very affordable rooms. Rooms are big and you can see the creek across your window. One downside is the room is not heated enough during winter.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stayed here previously and defended this hotel. However, when I went back the second time, I was not impressed anymore. As I said before the carpets are dirty. Well, it got dirtier! When we to the hotel, the room smelled so bad. The staff said it is coming from the bathroom pipes. We asked to change a room and... More 

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Elanora, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location and is the old shanty style. It has the potential to be gorgeous with a coat of paint, new carpet and a good clean but unfortunately it is filthy. The first room we stayed in the toilet leaked and the air conditioner didn't work. We woke at 2am hot and the most dreadful... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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