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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A most romantic and fascinating location on the canal. The hotel restaurant is close, inexpensive, and has a variety of dishes. The staff are helpful, rooms have heaters, and plenty of light. Rooms are a bit older and not as high quality as the photos, but they look basically the same, with nice bathrooms, and are spacious.

1 Thank Lucas A
Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

If you truly want to experience the atmosphere of Suzhou, the channel and garden city, Royal Garden Inn is the place to stay. It is located right on a channel in the most idyllic area of Suzhou. At Royal Garden Inn, you are in the middle of it all. When you step out of the hotel door, you are on... More 

2 Thank faithofabegweit
Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Nice hotel, very hard to find (print a map), good for one day. Close to the old district quite nice to be in, in fact the only place to be in Suzhou. You can walk the canal district from the hotel. the staff was helpful with there limited English.

1 Thank Claude D
Houston, Texas
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242 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The entrance is not visible from the street, but taxi drivers will indicate how to get there, since it faces the Shantang Seven Mile canal in the midst of a wonderful dining and shopping area of pedestrian streets (but watch out for 2-and-3-wheeled vehicles!). Go under the bridge to the north and you're in the middle of a really interesting,... More 

2 Thank Royan17200
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

We arrived early morning and were offered a small room. As we had paid for the feature room, we opted to wait for it to become available. However, we were disappointed the room we were eventually given did not have a balcony as described. Apparently only some of the second floor canal view rooms have balconies. The view had to... More 

1 Thank Boomer-Nurse
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

The biggest selling point of this hotel is the location, large rooms look right onto the canal with beautiful bridges in both directions. The rooms were also modern and clean. And all of this for a very reasonable cost, I would definitely recommend it, especially if you want to b around the area when it is empty. The main downside... More 

1 Thank BrendanLeG
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Being one of the hottest attractions in Suzhou, Shantang Seven Mile Street is congested with travellers every minute, from 9:00 to 22:00. Therefore I chose to live right in the middle of the area so that I can stroll along the street quietly during late night and early in the morning to enjoy the real transquility and original taste of... More 

1 Thank SKLam
Cologne, Germany
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Really nice place located next to the river and the Shantang seven mile street. The rooms on the second floor are the nicest, comfortable beds, really nice bright room, awesome shower and nice bathroom. The hallway is really 80's and it doesn't have an elevator, but the rooms are super nice. Cons: only one guy from the recption speaks English,... More 

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Beijing, China
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150 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Reading all of the reviews on this property, I can understand the range of experience. As an expat living in China, I have stayed in too many Chinese hotels...this one is not bad; in fact, it is pretty good for China. The eight or ten rooms that overlook the canal are by far the most desirable and definitely worth the... More 

3 Thank garagestudio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I will take away two strong memories from our stay at this hotel – the lovely setting on the side of the canal and the overpowering smell of drains in the rooms. We booked 4 nights and on arrival were delighted at the situation fronting right onto the very attactive canalside, one of the best sights in Suzhou. The first... More 

3 Thank nickyportugal

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Additional Information about Royal Garden Inn

Address: No.33 Tonggui Bridge Xiatang, Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
Region: China > Jiangsu > Suzhou
Price Range: ₹ 1,847 - ₹ 3,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Take the river view, even though it may cost 50% more.”
 of 5 bubbles EveryNameTaken-xq, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Its incredibly cheap. £120 for 3 nights for two people in Riverview Room with Balcony! Son had back room (still a twin) for £60 for 3 nights. No view at all. Still an amazing experience. And would strongly recommend. But dont expect luxury. It probably is for the area and it does smell a bit. and carpets a bit dirty. But still wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles berkshirejane, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Get the room with a window it is worth the extra buck”
 of 5 bubbles chelax, 23 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Second floor has amazing views-we were in room 2016 and loved the view from that room.”
 of 5 bubbles fifif2014, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Teee555, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
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