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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 #11 of 1,914 Hotels in Hangzhou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights as part of a South China tour. Arrived in evening. Room was large, excellent facilities and moderate wifi access. Decided to have dinner in main restaurant - big mistake! Buffet was cold, limited and staff spoke virtually no English, so lots of pointing and acting out. Meal was very disappointing and buffet closed at 8.30pm, when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I stayed here with my China sales team for a two day meeting. If i didn't need to be back in the states right away, I would have stayed longer to enjoy the property and surrounding area more. I won't repeat a lot of what others have already written, but this is one of the most enjoyable locations I have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

It is interesting that in the past decade each time I visited Hang Zhou I always stayed in this guesthouse. This hotel is very popular because of the fact it used to be the residence of Chairman Mao. The hotel itself is like a beautiful park since it is one part of the famous West Lake. The view is unbeatable!... More

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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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