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White Swan Hotel

#23 of 3,048 Hotels in Guangzhou
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our fourth stay at the White Swan hotel and the first after its multi-year renovation. I had very fond memories of the hotel from former trips to China, and it did not disappoint this time--it's even better! Modern in style, the rooms are beautifully appointed and larger than they used to be. Everything is immaculate, tasteful, and verycomfortable.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience staying at the White Swan. Rooms are nice and large, food is outstanding, and the service is wonderful. Great locale with things to do and see close. I will definitely stay here again.

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hong kong
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning hotel, wonderful renovation, gorgeous pool and spa, attentive and very sweet staff who are (over) eager to please, located in the beautiful and restive and highly unusual Shiamen Island area of old colonial Canton. Perfect location for visits to Chimelong amusement parks - only a medium taxi ride away and a good place top recover :)

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Dear guest, Many thanks for taking time to give us a feedback on your recent stay here. We are really pleased to hear that you had a wonderful visit to our hotel, Shamian Island and Chimelong Paradise Park. The White Swan Hotel is a truly unique city-resort and we are fortunate to have many great facilities, experienced loyal staff and... More 

Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 6 nights in the Club Deluxe room and i can't find one negative thing to say. The room was very spacy and comfortable and the bath was very satisfying too, having seperatly a bathtab and shower. Despite the Guangzhoo view being kinda foggy from high places especially in rainy days, from the 21st floor even the street... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking time to give us such a detailed feedback on your recent experience here. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and have nothing but positive impressions to report. I will be happy to share your comments with our team members to encourage them in their strive... More 

Vancouver
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night with family. Staff are friendly especially the bellhops. Im not sure about English level at the front desk as husband spoke Cantonese. Rooms are spacious and very clean but lacks character. The beds are amazingly comfy though! Liked the motorized blinds and the fact that they are completely black out. There is an iPad in the room... More 

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Dear guest Thank you for taking time to give us a feedback on your recent experience at our hotel with your family. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and have taken note of your observations for further improvements. Thank you again for your valuable comments and your patronage. Sincerely, Philip Erne General Manager More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by my well travelled in China colleague , Uday, for my first time visit to Guangzhou, it took my breath away from the moment we reached till we left. Gorgeous frontage ( some photos enclosed ), reminded me of the best among the international hotels. Room was a bit small so that was a bit of a let down.... More 

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Dear guest Thank you for taking time to give us a feedback on your recent experience at our hotel with your family. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and have taken note of your observations for further improvements. Thank you again for your valuable comments and your patronage. Sincerely, Philip Erne General Manager More 

Macau, China
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stayed in White Swan for 2 nights with my family. Room: Hotel was renovated 2 years ago. Rooms are new and clean, mixed with western and oriental design. Can choose different types of pillow based on your need. I like the English brand they use for toiletries. Deluxe room facing the river is good enough! Facilities: Went to swim once... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking time to give us such a detailed feedback of your recent experience at our hotel with your family. We are thrilled that you all had a wonderful time here, enjoying our many excellent facilities as well as the interesting surroundings of the hotel on historic Shamian island. As our swimming pool is... More 

Benburb, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Oh how I hated leaving this magnificent hotel! Breath taking view, amazing facilities and extremely kind staff here in the White swan hotel!! I've never felt so spoiled and relaxed! It is simply fabulous and I have no complaints!

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Thank Keri B
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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful compliments regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you were thrilled with your visit here and that we were able to enchant you with our services for a truly memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you again at another opportunity and thank you for your good support.... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I have now stayed in the White Swan on several occasions and must say that each time the service is absolutely first class. The rooms are incredibly luxurious with large bathrooms which have floor to ceiling windows with views onto the picturesque pearl river. The outdoor pool is perfect for laps and also there is a womderful large hot tub... More 

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Frozen north
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This hotel was beautifully remodeled and the service is top notch. Our children really enjoyed the special treatment and the beautiful pool. The executive lounge was wonderful for the cocktail hour, but best to head to the bigger restaurant for breakfast if you want more variety.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Majestically overlooking the scenic Pearl River from its location on historic Shamian Island, the White Swan Hotel is an oasis of tranquility amid the hustle and bustle of the city. First opened in 1983, the White Swan Guangzhou is one of the most recognized five star luxury hotels in China and a longstanding member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'. Over the years, the hotel has received many heads of states, including Queen Elizabeth II, and is renowned for extending exceptional service to every guest. As White Swan Hotel is newly renovated, the hotel features 520 luxurious rooms and suites, over 2500 square meters of well appointed meeting and conference space, a two-level fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, an exclusive Spa sanctuary, designer shops, and a variety of excellent restaurants, bars and lounges. Rooms are spacious and stylishly furnished with far reaching views of Shamian or a stunning panoramic view of the Pearl River. The attractive design of deluxe room features a self-contained workstation, a marble bathroom with luxurious branded amenities and top-quality mattresses with soft goose-down beddings for a good night sleep. The hotel is located a 5-minute walk from Huangsha Metro Station (Line 1 & 6). Guests can reach Guangzhou East Railway Station in 35 minutes by taxi. It takes 50 minutes to drive to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. White Swan Hotel Guangzhou-'Timeless Grace' The iconic five-star city-resort in the historic heart of Guangzhou. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Swan Hotel

Address: No.1 Shamian South Street, Guangzhou 510133, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Price Range: $168 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — White Swan Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 520
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Also Known As:
Hotel White Swan
White Swan Guangzhou
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Guangzhou
#23 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
#71 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
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