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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

very good place for relax, very peaceful, the guest room faces the lake,the view is breathtaking, the food is very local,room is clean and spacious.i do not know why the hotel is labeled itself "house"? the hotel is very big like a garden,in Euro the hotel a little bit likes castle for royalty.it is really more than house!

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西湖国宾馆, 客户关系经理 at West Lake State Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear guest:thank you for choosing our hotel as your destination.We are looking forward to seeing you again,and sincerely welcome you back after September for new garden will be opened. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Chinese style hotel with traditional design and decoration. It is a so peaceful hotel that you will lost yourself in such a clousy and busy city to find your real self inside your heart.Actually,taking a seat in tea house or jogging around the lake in hotel is a perfect expenrice in hang zhou. Recommended! Anyway, the service is good, the... More 

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西湖国宾馆, 客户关系经理 at West Lake State Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear guest:thank you for choosing West lake State Guesthouse as your destination! Also, thank you very much for your good comments. The hotel itself is trying best for being a name card of Hangzhou and to be a high-end and luxury hotel brand of China. Part of the hotel is now under construction and will reopen in September. We are... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Guesthouse site was very large to the western side of West Lake. Currently eight separate villas were spreading over with beautiful scenic landscaped spots around. Renovations were going on at present to pave way for the anticipated rising numbers of visitors for the forthcoming G20 function to be held in September this year. Although the rooms in some of... More 

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西湖国宾馆, Public Relations Manager at West Lake State Guesthouse, responded to this review

Respected guest:thank you for choosing our hotel as your destination and also thank you very much for giving us your praises and comments. Just as you mentioned, the hotel is not just a guesthouse, it is a name card of West Lake, and we are doing our best to make the hotel a best place for guest to have a... More 

Taizhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

best location, breathtaking lake view and ver lovely service! it is the best hotel i ever stayed! recommadation: the ziwei restaurant in villa 7 is a vert good place to tast the local dishes, the lakeside teahouse is very special

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西湖国宾馆, 客户关系经理 at West Lake State Guesthouse, responded to this review

Respected guest:thank you for choosing our hotel as your destination. West Lake State Guesthosue is located on the west of Hangzhou and laid just by the side of west lake.Thank you very much for giving us your good comments and we will keep on doing our best to build a more peaceful and luxury hotel. We are looking forward to... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

*Disclaimer, this is a review for the hotel restaurant (Zi Wei Restaurant), not the hotel rooms. Dining at the guesthouse is an utter privilege. Though, whether staying or eating, I recommend taking a taxi in. The armed guards would like you to stay a certain distance back, and it's hard yelling across several meters that you're here for food and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This is our fifth, and worst, five-star hotel that we stayed at in our five-city China trip. No doubt, the grounds of the hotel are the most beautiful and best maintained, and the location couldn't be better with a prime view of the beautiful west lake. This state-run former Mao resident turned hotel, however, has an unhelpful and unfriendly staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It was the best place we stayed at all trip! The grounds are stunning. It's a great example of a high end Chinese hotel. Different types of rooms are housed in different buildings and the buildings spread across the grounds. We got up early to walk the grounds and caught the sunrise coming up over the Leifeng Pagoda! The location... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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 via mobile

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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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel was once an old abbey, and has a history over 100 years. It covers an area of 360,000㎡, backed by mountains, surrounded by West Lake, away from the noisy city, it is a resort like paradise. The hotel boasts its Chinese garden and architecture, it is known as “the most famous garden of West Lake”. Luxury hotel rooms, fine food and wine, perfect conference facilities, private music hall and theater, very local characterized lakeside teahouse, luxury yachts and boats, and lawn yoga, all these will let you enjoy a slow life in the world heritage area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West Lake State Guesthouse

Address: No.18 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
Location: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Price Range: $203 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — West Lake State Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Xihu State Guesthouse Hotel Hangzhou
Xihu State Hotel
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#15 Spa Hotel in Hangzhou
#46 Best Value Hotel in Hangzhou
#48 Luxury Hotel in Hangzhou
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