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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Duluth, Minnesota
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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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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Shanghai, China
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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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Vestal New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Stayed in the main building above the registration area with a view overlooking the water and the beautiful gardens. 5-star very modern room, with fresh fruit added every day. Very peaceful, no crowds and paths up the hill with good views for an easy walk to Mao's study. Breakfast is very good and wide variety of chinese and western food.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Like a hidden gem, away from the crowd. Very professional staff and pretty good food, although kinda pricy. Unfornately there was a high level foreign visit event, so building no. 1 was closed to other guests. Will stay here again, hopefully soon.

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Also Known As:
Xihu State Guesthouse Hotel Hangzhou
Xihu State Guesthouse Hotel
Xihu State Hotel
Address: No.18 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
Location: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hangzhou
#14 Business Hotel in Hangzhou
#143 Best Value Hotel in Hangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Xihu State Guesthouse 4.5*
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