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Guangzhou Pearl River International Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was not sure about the place, but found it great 👌 We booked this hotel during The Canton Fair and our stay was comfortable. The view from the room was superb👌 You could actually look at the Canton Tower from the room👌 My review is 4 stars🙌

Hello. I stay there 3 Times during Canton Fair. Rooms standard is very good for this money. Wifi good, Breakfast very good. Free shuttle bus during fair. Reason why I gave very good not perfect is: Staff don't speak good English, location - there is nothing to do around hotel

I liked this hotel for my needs- visiting the fabric market, I will be staying here again. its around a 3.5-4 star hotel. I took a taxi 250 RMB (aprox AUD $50) from the airport. They bell boy took my bag to reception on the 6 level. The room was big, views as far as the eye could see, level 15. The room was clean, big and provided all the bits n pieces. Wifi was poor. The breakfast was more on the china side, eggs, rice soup, dumplings, vegetables, mixed cakes, rice bubbles, bran, corn flakes. I still enjoyed it- bring some jam, vegimite for great toast. I also brought my own milk and coffee from home. The front desk has limited english, but enough to get through the stay. The bell boy can organise a taxi or bike for you in the foyer. The location: the major fabric market is a 15 minute walk- through back fun lane ways or a 3 minute ride on a bike (aprox 10 rmb, AUD$2) The metro is aprox 10 min bike ride or 25 min walk away. I traveled with my 2 year old daughter and felt very safe all the time. Food, I ate off the streets- rockmelon for 20 cents, rice and 3 side dishes for $3 and brought drains of small street stalls.

The hotel is located in the main textile market area. If you like textiles or work in this field, you are in the right place. The front desk of the hotel is on the sixth floor. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast had a wide variety of foods. They try hard to please the guests. I overheard one of the chefs talked to the manager saying “You said the guests like this dish, I made sure I made enough.” I was curious. I went over to take a look to see what kind of dish the guests like. It was stir fried green beans. If I was not so full, I would try some for sure.The down side is that there are not many restaurants around there to choose from and not close to downtown Guangzhou. Happy Travelling!

First appearances give you the impression of a nice, older style hotel - look - its comfortable - its nowhere near anything exciting except if you go by car. I stayed for the Canton Fair - and they advertised a 198RMB buffet from 15/4 - 3/5 - oh, but then decided they don't do it. I pushed the flyer under their nose, but they just don't get it. I had an electrical fault in my room - the bedside reading light actually gave me a shock twice when I accidentally touched it - oh, yeah - we'll send someone in a day to fix it. And the final straw was in checking out - I had tea and a broken cup added to my bill (15RMB each - not much - but its the principle) - I challenged them and said I most certainly had not used the tea (who charges for tea in your room anyway?) and I had definitely NOT broken a cup - but they just had stupid blank looks - and I couldn't be bothered waiting any more. So - not cheap - relatively comfortable - terrible service - and not a great locations (unless your attending Canton Fair - they did provide a shuttle bus - so plaudits for that) - buyer beware!!!

Stayed for 2 nights, then moved to another hotel and was happy. Poor service, the gym is small. The breakfast was like nothing to eat. There was mold in the shower, the carpet was dirty in the room. its absolutely obvious that you can find a much better place to stay in this area for this money. Would not recommend.

I had high expextation for this hotel. But when I arrive, I dissapointed. Bellhop didnt help our bags. And reception ladies cant speak English very well. They make problem everything. If you want to taxi from hotel you have to wait maybe 20-25 mins. Location is very bad. Local people discommode you if you walk araund of hotel after 20,00. But, nevertheless rooms were clear.

We bought a tour package from Los Angeles, Califirnia (USA) way in advance since October 2014. There were 16 family members that traveled from Sacramento & Los Angeles. We arrived at the hotel @ 11AM. The hotel is located in a textile district. What in the world the travel agency was thinking!!! This is not a hotel you would book for 16 family members on vacation! Especially no one at the hotel speaks English! Non of the rooms were available for us. First, the hotel staffs asked for a $100. deposit upfront per person when no rooms were available. We never heard of a $100 deposit of my entire life as a world traveler. Then we found out that the staff speaks very little English or non at all! It was frustrating to try to communicate to the hotel staffs. Half of our family members finally went to their rooms after 1 1/2 hour wait. While the other half of the family still tired from a long flight are waiting in the lobby; then all of a sudden we heard other tourist yelling in CHINESE at the hotel staffs that their rooms were not available and that the hotel is not convenient for tourist. The lobby was like a yelling match! This went on for more than a couple of hours. It was like watching a Chinese soup opera at the hotel lobby with so many tourist complaining while we were waiting in the lobby until the rooms were available. We thought there was going to be CHINESE civil starting in the lobby. The rooms are okay & the lobby is on the 6th floor. There are no taxis at this hotel.

Location: Biggest Drawback. inside Textile city. Not convenient for people not having business in this area. Do not even consider this hotel if on holiday or if your business interests are apart from Textiles. Transport: only means in Taxi, that too is not available from the hotel , have to call. Rooms: Good Breakfast: Good Service: average. English Speaking: Poor Spa: Average For Canton Fair Visitor: OK, if only attending fair and sleeping is concerned.

I rate the hotel a holy place for businessman like me who come to canton fair. Nice and a huge breakfast. Big rooms compared to other hotels in area for the same price. Neat property. Clean and safe. Has transport facilities to canton fair grounds. Must stay hotel.

No. 462 Yijing Road, Haizhu District Guangzhou Guangdong

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Haizhu within a mile (2 km) of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Pearl River International Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Guangdong Stomatological Hospital. This 4-star hotel has 304 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and Gold Coast Water Park are also close to this Guangzhou hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee.


All 304 soundproofed accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can expect to find 42-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Relax with a rainfall shower.

Property features

Guests staying at Guangzhou Pearl River International Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CNY 650 per vehicle one way. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Elite Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, City View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Elite Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 32 reviews