White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

5 stars
1 South Street, Shamian Island Guangzhou, Guangzhou, 510133
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
14 reviews
A real 5 stars very good location

Go to the market visit sun yat sen palace Pagoda Museum See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 21, 2011
A real 5 stars very good location

Go to the market visit sun yat sen palace Pagoda Museum See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 21, 2011
Riverside Guangzhou hotel with flora-frocked atrium and two pools

Situated on historic Shamian Island with views of the Pearl River and pool, the 34-story White Swan Hotel Guangzhou is a tranquil oasis with a lush, foliage-frocked, four-story atrium garden punctuated by rocks and cascading waterfalls. Highlights include 10 restaurants -- both Chinese and Western-style -- plus fitness and health centers, a spa tub, a shopping arcade and a video arcade. Two outdoor pools, eight outdoor and two indoor tennis courts, a squash court and conference and business centers lend further appeal. Also, massages can be arranged.

Highlights
  • Expansive riverside property with 10 restaurants specializing in both local and Western fare
  • Two outdoor pools, a squash court, 10 tennis courts, a shopping center and video arcade
  • Four-story garden atrium with cascading waterfalls
Rooms

All 843 air-conditioned guest rooms at the 34-story White Swan Hotel Guangzhou have one king or two twin beds overlooking the city or river with desks, cable televisions with premium programming, refrigerators with complimentary bottled water and direct-dial telephones with voice mail. Additional highlights include coffee-makers, remote lighting controls and turndown service. Bathrooms have phones, cosmetic mirrors, slippers, bathrobes and scales. Meanwhile, White Swan Hotel Guangzhou suites are roomier and include breakfast and complimentary high-speed Internet access as well as extra-large towels.

Dining

The gracious White Swan Hotel Guangzhou has 10 dining venues, including a Chinese restaurant, Canton eatery, Japanese restaurant serving sushi, a barbecue grill and a coffee shop. Numerous bars pour cocktails, including a lobby bar with glittering city views.

Recreation
Engaging activities abound at White Swan Hotel Guangzhou, including tennis at a total of 10 indoor and outdoor courts, a squash court, fitness facility with classes and two outdoor pools. A shopping center is on site, as is a video arcade with games that include air hockey. Guests can also book massage appointments or relax in a sauna.
Transportation
  • Baiyun International Airport (20.5 mi/32.9 km)
Attractions
  • Qingping produce and antiques markets (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Shamian Groups of Buildings (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Hualin Temple (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
Business
  • Full-fledged conference, exhibition and banquet center
  • Business center

Hotel Map

23.1057 113.2427
Area served
Guangzhou.
Nearby airports
BaiYun Airport, (CAN), 38.00, KM, N;
Area description
Located on the historical Shamian Island, overlooking the famed Pearl River and facing the White Swan Pool, the White Swan Hotel remains an oasis of tranquility from the hustle and bustle of this busy city. The main building has the height of 34 storeys. The exquisitely beautiful Atrium lobby is an indoor microcosm of the famed landscapes of Southern China. Here waters abound, with a veil-like cascade and a spectacular rockery. Atop the rockery sits an elegant Chinese pavilion, octagon-shaped, with its richly ornate gold top, and a profusion of luxuriant vegetation and flowers.

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White Swan Hotel Guangzhou Rooms

Standard Room
Standard Room with queen or 2 single beds offers basic amenities.
Standard Riverview Room
Standard Riverview Room with queen or 2 single beds offers basic amenities.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room with queen or 2 single beds offers basic amenities.

Amenities

Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Shamian: 0.8 mi
  • Haizhu Square: 1.1 mi
  • Museum of Art: 2.1 mi
  • Guangzhou Railway Station: 3 mi
  • Tianhe Stadium: 5.4 mi
  • Guangzhou East Railway Station: 6 mi
  • Huadu: 20.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 14, 2011

This is a great place to stay,

This is a great place to stay, in a quieter, historical and quaintly western, part of town .. Shamian Island, but it is just a short walk over a main road, from the most interesting local markets, dried goods, pet market, and pedestrian streets you can see in China. A1 convenience, comfort. Slightly musty smelling rooms, excellence shuttle bus service to train station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lyon FRANCE
May 21, 2011

A real 5 stars very good location

Go to the market visit sun yat sen palace Pagoda Museum

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Very nice along the river close the tipical market

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lyon FRANCE
May 21, 2011

A real 5 stars very good location

Go to the market visit sun yat sen palace Pagoda Museum

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Very nice along the river close the tipical market

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14, 2010

Great Hotel

The hotel was supposed to be the best in the city. I think it lived up to the name. I spent a long time just taking pictures inside the hotel. The only problem is that the drinks from the hotel bars were too expensive. But that's expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The surrounding of the hotel is great, too.

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14, 2010

Great Hotel

The hotel was supposed to be the best in the city. I think it lived up to the name. I spent a long time just taking pictures inside the hotel. The only problem is that the drinks from the hotel bars were too expensive. But that's expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The surrounding of the hotel is great, too.

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, Fl
Oct 17, 2010

Bad Start, Bad Location

[...]i found out i am like 15 minutos away from the firt metro station. In general the hotel is obselete, old, smells old, and overpriced! Never coming back again here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, Fl
Oct 17, 2010

Bad Start, Bad Location

[...]i found out i am like 15 minutos away from the firt metro station. In general the hotel is obselete, old, smells old, and overpriced! Never coming back again here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Supraman
San Diego, CA
Feb 22, 2010

Hotel was nice and in a great location

The location is great. Right on the river with wonderful views. The hotel lobby is beautiful and lots of chinese art to look at and purchase (if you can afford it). It was a great hotel for the Price $100 per night with a River View. The only thing i was disappointed in was that I wanted a King size bed (I'm 6'3") and they wouldn't accommodate me and this is what i requested when i reserved the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Some great Restaurants within a short walking distance and there is a really great Restaurant on the other side of the River but its a bit of a hike. I would recommend a taxi there since they are so cheap. you'll pay less the $2 USD.

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Supraman
San Diego, CA
Feb 22, 2010

Hotel was nice and in a great location

The location is great. Right on the river with wonderful views. The hotel lobby is beautiful and lots of chinese art to look at and purchase (if you can afford it). It was a great hotel for the Price $100 per night with a River View. The only thing i was disappointed in was that I wanted a King size bed (I'm 6'3") and they wouldn't accommodate me and this is what i requested when i reserved the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Some great Restaurants within a short walking distance and there is a really great Restaurant on the other side of the River but its a bit of a hike. I would recommend a taxi there since they are so cheap. you'll pay less the $2 USD.

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Nov 22, 2009

Great Hotel

This was a last minute booking [...] I showed up at the hotel one hour after making the reservation, and everything was in order. Beautiful hotel, attentive staff. Really enjoyed the International Buffet in the restaurant. If you are a tourist, don't miss the food market area which is about four blocks north of the hotel, and really reminds you of the past. The only surprise, which I think may be cultural, was that the bed was really hard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of White Swan Hotel Guangzhou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Nov 22, 2009

Great Hotel

This was a last minute booking [...] I showed up at the hotel one hour after making the reservation, and everything was in order. Beautiful hotel, attentive staff. Really enjoyed the International Buffet in the restaurant. If you are a tourist, don't miss the food market area which is about four blocks north of the hotel, and really reminds you of the past. The only surprise, which I think may be cultural, was that the bed was really hard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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