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“Great location for trade fair visitors,but not for travellers”
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The Westin Pazhou
Ranked #9 of 3,430 Hotels in Guangzhou
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Guangzhou, China
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great location for trade fair visitors,but not for travellers”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We are Guangzhou residents,under normal circumstances,we won't spend the nights at any hotels in Guangzhou.My hubby won the free night coupon of this hotel at his company's annual party,so I had a chance to spend 2 nights at this hotel with my hubby for Valentine’s Day.

It's a perfect location for trade fair visitors because it is in the area C of Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center.If you come to Guangzhou for travel,it is absolutely not the right place.It is near the Pazhou MTR Station,but very far away from downtown,so it still takes a long time to arrive downtown by metro.There is a few people in the street when there is no trade fair,especially in the evening.Actaully it is in the middle of nowhere for the traveller.

The coupon offered two free Renewal Suite nights.The Renewal Suite is very large,clean and nice.There is an Osim foot massager in the suite,it's great,we love it!The L’Occitane Bathroom Amenities are provided in the suite.The Heavenly Bed is comfortable.View from suite is nice.Unfortunately,the capsule coffee machine of our suite was not working!

Service was good but not impressive.

Executive Club Lounge was great,the selection of Club Lounge's breakfast buffet was less than the hotel's restaurant,most of food were tasty.In particular,it provided dim sum,love it!The happy hour provided the food and drink(including alcohol and non-alcohol).

Overall,it is highly recommended for the trade fair visitors,but not recommended for the travellers.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I spent one night at this hotel with my wife for my birthday, as my kid was away in Beijing on a study tour with his school. I chose this hotel because of the very attractive rate, only US$120, compared with US$188 for the other Westin near the Guangzhou East Station. It is also a new property, opened for just about a year.

The hotel is located in the middle of the Guangzhou Exhibition Centre in the Pazhou district in southeast Guangzhou. It is about five minutes walk from the Pazhou subway station so transportation is not a big problem. However, at night the streets are quite dead because the whole neighbourhood consists of only exhibition halls and warehouses, other than the Westin and the Shangri-La a few blocks away. It seemed there was no major exhibition going on when we were there, so the hotel was very quiet with few guests.

We were very lucky to be given a corner room facing south and east on the 20th floor. This gave us a great view of the suburbs of Guangzhou – wide-open space with rice paddy fields, factories and the exhibition centre itself.

Our room was very spacious (more than 50 square metres, I believe) and very elegantly furnished. The open bathroom was well equipped with a roomy shower and a bathtub, and was combined with the walk-in closet in an integrated whole.

As it was just an overnight trip, we didn’t spend a lot of time in the hotel. When we came back at night we found out that only the lobby lounge was open for drinks. There were only two tables of guests and no live entertainment was available.

We went swimming the next morning. The pool was quite nice and big (about 30 metres long) for an indoor hotel pool. Unfortunately, the water temperature (which I believe was at the standard 28 degree Celsius) was too cold for my wife, and there was no Jacuzzi for her to soak. There was also a spa but we didn’t try it.

All in all, a very nice hotel if you don’t mind the location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Selina C, Manager at The Westin Pazhou, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear allanng2004,
Thank you for taking time to review The Westin Pazhou. It is honored to know that you enjoyed your stay, especially the beautiful city skyline room view. Your detailed feedback is highly appreciated and it will help us constantly deliver instinctive and personal service to our most valuable guests. We sincerely look forward to your next stay with us!
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

If you are a frequent visitor for trade fairs held in Pazhou you would definitely value the location
of the hotel as this property is literally sitting on the fair ground.With direct access to the complex
you reach the fair in less then a minute and you can go back to rest your tiring feet any time.
Rooms are spacious ,renewal suites have massage chairs,staff is positive and very efficient
which could be a big plus for the bussiness people.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I stayed here twice in April and Again in May with colleagues for business. This hotel is wonderful and close to our factory so you get to avoid all the traffic congestion of downtown. The hotel is in wonderful condition partly because it is new and it is really nice just like the other Westin in Guangzhou. All of the facilities and decoration are first class and the service is second to none! They did an outstanding job and many of the staff whom I intereacted with greeted me by name! The hotel food is adequate and if you need more options close by the Shangri-la is a 10 minute walk. The rooms and the views of the river are great making this my favorite hotel in Guangzhou. It has easy access to the convention center and Subway as well! Just make sure you are not expecting to stay in downtown if you stay here!
I will stay again next time I am here on business!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

The first review I wrote for this hotel was not good but on my frequent stays at the hotel it has improved dramatically.
The lounge is very good and the staff there are excellent. Lounge also has great views of the city.
All members of staff speak some english, which I appreciate. The staff are generally very welcoming.

Suites are very good, large and comfortable. Good coffee machine in the suite.
F/B is still a little lagging which some poor quality meals still being served, however this is also improving.

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This is about the only hotel I have stayed at that does not have a bar....

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Jakarta
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

It was my first stay at this hotel and it was an all around excellent experience. The hotel itself was completed sometime September of last year if I'm not mistaken. So during the first Canton Fair of 2012, I decided to give this hotel a try and I was very happy with it. Upon check in, my room was immediately upgraded so that certainly put a big smile to my face. The next day, I enjoyed a buffet breakfast (typical hotel buffet breakfast but nothing to complain about). During the day, the hotel guest enjoyed a direct access to the Fair & we had exclusive access to a buggy to travel between different buildings within the fair. At the evening, I enjoyed a well equipped gym & the swimming pool was great (though it can get very crowded). The staffs were also very friendly and helpful.
All around I would definitely recommend this hotel to those visiting Canton Fair. To those on holiday, I suggest you do a more thorough research as this hotel is a bit far from city centers.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is good for one thing only and that is its location to the fair. Otherwise disappointing.
Lobby is awful, bugs all over from the indoor bamboo garden. No comfortable place to work or have a drink. Loud and uninviting. Elevator wait is forever also. Only saving grace is proximity to the fair. Otherwise avoid.

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Westin Pazhou
Address: No.681 Fengpu Middle Road, Haizhu District | Area C, Canton Fair Complex, Guangzhou 510335, China
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Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Guangzhou
#9 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
#17 Business Hotel in Guangzhou
#50 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Westin Pazhou 5*
Number of rooms: 325
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Pazhou, a landmark hotel situates in Area C of the Canton Fair Complex, embracing views of both the Pearl River and city skyline, and enjoying enviable position of being the only hotel with direct access to the Canton Fair Complex. It only takes you 1 minute to Poly World Trade Center Expo, and 5 minutes to the nearest metro station. Convenient location provides you an effective exhibition experience, and our exclusive services must make your stay a renewal. Moreover, we are the only hotel which provides hotel golf cart shuttles in the exhibition hall. After a busy day, treat yourself in one of the Westin spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites, eat well in sumptuous dining venues, host your events in extensive and highly flexible event spaces, and nourish yourself in the Westin signature Workout Studio and Westin Heavenly(R) SPA. Every element here is designed for a better you. ... more   less 
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