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White Swan Hotel

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No.1 Shamian South Street, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510133, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was unexpectedly cozy and user friend, stunning deco.. it was huge different before the renovation. The dinner buffet is not as good as what i paid for compare to another 5 star hotel LN Garden Hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed from January 11 to 13, 2016, two nights. The standard twin beds room is unexpectedly small. The twin beds are placed together without any space in between. There is no space for suitcase to be placed. As the whole hotel completed the recent renovation in July 2015, the room facilities are very modern. The air-conditioning is very quiet. The... More 

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

After my one week China hotel tour here comes the best of the bests I have to say. The location of hotel is amazing-in China I mean. Lobby of the hotel is fantastic with huge watterfall. I ´ve had a great room-modern and luxurious with great city view, IPad, automatic window curtains. Breakfast absolutely delicious. Maybe high price but quality.... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It is not a part of International chain but outstanding hotel. The lobby is hugh and always buzzing. Restaurants are busy always. Rooms are fantastic. My room faced the river and for the first time I find the room appointments just right. My kudos to the designer. Not too must but just right. Great amenities and the beds are very... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It must have been years since I last stayed in White Swan. A happy return, especially seeing the renovation and improvements. Room was spacious and even the city (vs river) view was pretty good. Also, it's nicely furnished and improvements in decoration, bathroom arrangements, and the finer details were satisfactory. Didn't have the chance of trying its breakfast and dim... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. Booking was done via Amex and was able to secure a very good place. Good: Hotel is situated in the historical Liwan District with lots of characters, charms, and an amazing view. Rooms were recently renovated, putting them in the solid 5 stars category. Nice gym as well but is a bit of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Take a car from centre city to hotel, passing a bridge with nice view of Guangzhou's Zhujiang river. Love the special handmade noodle with minced pork at brunch, we can see the Chef makes noodle from scratch, buffet is always available. Many locals comes for best food and that's the life style. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice design and decor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Newly renovated with more spacious rooms and bathrooms, plus very tranquil river views -excellent for business or a luxury getaway. Smart rooms have auto lights and window shades - very James Bond. Expensive by local standards but mediam priced compared to the international brands and well worth the money if you like a luxury hotel. Very comfortable (perfectly firm) beds,... More 

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WhiteSwanGZ, General Manager at White Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your fabulous review of our hotel. It is wonderful to learn that you had enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to thank you for your compliments on our hotel's facilities and our staff. We look forward to the opportunity welcoming you back again. Best regards, Philip Erne,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We'd heard only rave reviews about the White Swan so we decided to try out Jade River, the Chinese restaurant, for a birthday. Surprisingly on a Friday night the restaurant was deserted. Online sources claimed that the place served dim sums even through the evening, which was unusual, but when we arrived we learned that there was no evening dim... More 

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WhiteSwanGZ, General Manager at White Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ayushee V Thank you for taking time to describe your recent dining experience in our restaurants. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with our Food & Beverage offerings. Your comments in regards to the menu selection at our Jade River Restaurant are somewhat surprising as it has enjoyed many years of enduring popularity among patrons from near... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I last stayed at this hotel in 1994 when it was one of the very few 5 star hotels in China. I returned for business last week, and was deeply impressed with the hotel. The refurbishment completed mid year is to very high standards, the breakfast was comprehensive and the staff well trained. Its not cheap but I would recommend... More 

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WhiteSwanGZ, General Manager at White Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent return to Guangzhou. We are delighted to learn of your positive feedback on your overall stay with us as well as our extensive multi-year renovation. My team and I look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you again. Best regards, Philip Erne, General Manager. More 

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