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Xihu State Guesthouse

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.18 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
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Ranked #14 of 1,962 Hotels in Hangzhou
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong..... I consider Hangzhou to be safe city...but whee else can a tourist stay in Hangzhou where they have armed Chinese guard protecting you. I chose to stay at the Xihu State Guest house primarily for the historic nature of the place...it supposedly was Mao's favorite retreat.... And the location right on the West Lake is perhaps... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You won’t be regretful after living in Xihu State Guesthouse for a night. The surrounding of the hotel is absolutely beautiful since it’s near West Lake. My husband and I ordered a lake view room. I have enjoyed appreciating West Lake in a quiet environment instead of in a crowded one. The safe guard is supreme since there are armed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stayed at the room in building 6. I think it is the worst location in this hotel. I asked the better view but the receptionist said no rooms are available. This hotel has nice Garden. But if you can't enjoy the garden or lake view in your room, it is not worth to pay for pricey room. Room was... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Serenity. That's what this guesthouse (not your backpacker's hangout, mind you. The State guesthouses in China cater to top Party members, including premieres and chairmans) offers you in one of the most popular and crowded sights in the world - West Lake, Hangzhou. Its grounds used to be the luxury villa of a wealthy merchant in feudal China. The grounds... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

For anyone that knows the rigors of travel in China, I was stunned to have found peace and quiet at this lovely hotel. While the rooms and common areas are certainly not to the level of the Four Seasons or other high-end luxury properties, they are comfortable and the grounds make up for any deficiencies. The hotel is located directly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a good luxury hotel, somewhat below the level of a 4 Seasons, but also less expensive. The main draw for me are the jaw-droppingly stunning grounds and the quiet. Like many tourist destinations in China, West Lake is crowded and has terrible traffic. This hotel is an oasis of quiet and peace and I loved it. The rooms... More

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Heard so much from the locals about this place so I checked out early from the Hyatt to see for myself. This place used to host Party (yes, capital P) officials and the Chairman himself was rumored to have stayed at Guesthouse 12. Don't think it's open to the public though. I stayed at Guesthouse 8. The room is clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This hotel's location at West Lake trumps all the surrounding hotels, such as InterContinental and the 4 Seasons. Why? Because this hotel has the exclusive spot at West Lake. Walking into the building where the restaurant is located, you can see many pictures from all the Chinese President who have visited this hotel from Mao Ze Dong to Hu Jing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We here stayed 2 nights mid Nov 2013 and enjoyed the experience. The slightly variable comments are understandable, but we would stay again if we returned to this area. The location, in what is virtually a private park, is superb. The gardens are just beautiful and perfect for a morning or evening stroll. There are views over the West Lake.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The location is wonderful, one quite place in the busy city. The room is just ..uhm...ok...And the breakfast is just standardized. As a general 5-star hotel, there is nothing special but the secured by the PLA military police.....sounds scary ^^~LOL

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Address: No.18 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
Location: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Xihu State Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
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