My husband was sent to Suzhou for work for 2 weeks. The ship-themed hotel is close to Jinji Lake. The lobby is quite huge.The room was very spacious and the bathroom was nice. There is a glass wall and blinds that separate the tub from the room. I guess so you can watch television while soaking in the tub.The bed was very comfortable. I'm guessing most people don't spend all day in the room because the selection of tv shows during the day was very limited. The windows are big and I can imagine how nice the view would be if we had stayed in a lake facing room. I did enjoy the touchpad that are on bedside tables to control the lights in the room. I did like the "master off" button located near the door so you don't leave the room with every single light on in the room. During our stay there was a man playing the piano, which was nice to listen to while hanging out in the lounge. We didn't eat at the restaurants in the hotel, but we did order room service a couple of times and the food was better than what you get at other hotels. The breakfast buffet was one of the biggest breakfast buffets I have ever seen. There are lots of choices and on a nice day, you can look out to the lake while you eat. There are some restaurants along Jinji Lake that are within walking distance. And on the weekends at night there is a Bellagio-like fountain show that goes on at the lake. The hotel staff was very nice. The concierge Henry was really helpful. We were there during the Mid-Autumn festival so my husband got an extra day off. We decided to go to Beijing for the weekend. Henry was able to help us book our train tickets. If you are tired of eating out, there is a Wal-Mart nearby on the bottom floor of the mall. We took taxis as much as we could because it was very convenient. If you aren't a fan of walking, I would recommend the taxis - the driving may seem crazy and safe at the same time. Unfortunately sometimes taxis aren't always queued up outside the hotel and sometimes we had to wait a couple of minutes before one arrived. I wish we had more time to explore the touristy areas, but by the time my husband returned from work most of the sites were closed. I would recommend taking a day trip to Shanghai if you have time. The train station was pretty clean and once you understand where to go it's pretty easy to understand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than 25 minutes by Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway from bustling Shanghai, Crowne Plaza Suzhou ideally located in the Suzhou Industrial Park and set against the scenic backdrop of beautiful Jinji Lake. 10 minutes away from city center and minutes away from the Expo center, Suzhou Science and Arts Center and walking distance from Li Gongdi, Rainbow Walker, Times Square entertainment and shopping areas. Crowne Plaza Suzhou has a choice of 344 spacious and tastefully furnished guest rooms and each room overlook both the lake and gardens. For a diverse and dramatic world of dining experience and take a culinary adventure to from 6 stylish restaurants, bars and lounges with hotel s acclaimed cuisines and personalized service. 12 multi-function meeting rooms and a 1066 SQM pillar-less Crowne Ballroom with 800 SQM pre-function area are designed to seat from as few as 10 to as many as 1,000 guest in a variety of Configurations. We ve put together a comprehensive range of products and services called Meeting Success. Hotel offers an arrange of recreation, from the state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, Tea Tree Spa and marina, guaranteed to leave you relaxed and recharged for your next working day. You'll agree that in the storied city of Suzhou, The Place To Meet is Crowne Plaza Suzhou. ... more less
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