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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 #38 of 2,820 Hotels in Guangzhou
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The White Swan locations in a beautiful Shamian island with the colonial European buildings – hard to find it out in Guangzhou. Good for walking around after dinner. But there is no public transportation in this island. You need to cross the small bridge however it is still very convenient to access massive public transportation, e.g. buses, tube…. The hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel with original character. it offers oriental aesthetics with elegance and luxury. We stayed at the executive suite and can't get over the luxurious feeling and particularly the bathroom. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Guanzou but there!

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a short stay in this luxurious hotel. The cocktail lounge is a marvelous place to unwind which overlooks the Pearl River. My room also had a river view. I definitely plan to return in the near future for a longer stay.

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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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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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Also Known As:
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White Swan Guangzhou
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#35 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
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