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White Swan Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.1 Shamian South Street, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510133, China
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Ranked #50 of 2,813 Hotels in Guangzhou
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel a while ago, & it is very good! I believe that Queen Elizabeth stayed here too when she came to China. No complaints with food, service, level of English, location, rooms, etc. Shamian Island is the old diplomatic quarter, & various buildings are built in classic European style. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were there in May of 2006 at the end of a long trip. Nice hotel with great restaurants within walking distance. There were traditional Chinese restaurants as well as a nice "American cuisine" restaurant. Shamain Island is very friendly and the shops are very interesting with reasonable prices on items.

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Hong Kong, China
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was last here in July 2002 and had an excellent stay. My wife and I had particularly enjoyed cavorting in the outdoor pools , as I recall. I was sad to read that it's been shuttered up and/or possibly gutted. However, there are happy memories from July 1989 whern the property was THE place to stay in Guangzhou. As... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed here when we adopted our daughter. The staffing was creepy - each floor had a uniformed monitor making a list of when you leave and return. Any hallway activity, no matter how quiet is not permitted. Presenting our child with a birthday cake without renting a banquet room was not permitted either. The entire staff is polite and... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Was in Shamian last year and the White Swan was gutted. Just the floors left as most of the walls have been removed. Didn't seem to be much work going on so not sure when it will reopen. Those who complained about it being tired should be satisfied now !

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for ten days in May of 2006. I found the hotel clean and very safe. The hotel staff was great. We only spoke English and the staff went out of their way to help us. View from the room of the Pearl River was lovely. Walking in the neighborhood was safe and interesting. Food was very expensive.... More

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New York City, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We first stayed here in early 90s and the hotel was fresh, clean and fancy in comparison to the other hotels we could have stayed in. The restaurants were very good and we had a lovely view from our suite. Most of this is still true, however, the hotel needs a refresh and some sprucing up. In addition, many new... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I remember coming here as a kid back in 1988. Back then this was by far the top hotel in Guangzhou or possible China. Even Queen Elizabeth stayed here as well as many presidents and stars. It use to be included in the book World's top hotels. It has seen its days though, it is getting a bit tired being... More

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Address: No.1 Shamian South Street, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510133, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — White Swan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 843
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