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“Great location and funky”
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Hotel Soul Suzhou
Ranked #12 of 1,478 Hotels in Suzhou
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Stayed here for the May Bank Holiday. Excellent location - central downtown and not particularly noisy. Rooms are modern and fairly large with King size beds. The staff on reception were pleasant with adequate English spoken. It's a funky hotel with themed lifts and the shower is glass panelled with a forest impression. The room was rather warm and I couldn't seem to get the a/c working to really cool the room. It was mentioned to the reception and a person was immediately sent up but there was no improvement. The breakfast was fine and the bed lovely and soft - compared to the usual firmness of beds in China. The hotel was very clean.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed in two rooms, in two days. 50m away from the famous Guangqian Street, this hotel is not well known for the taxi driver. But it has clean and spacious room, good breakfast buffet, friendly staff(especially Eric), and relatively cheap. Room WIFI has satisfactory speed.

ps. The bathroom wall consists of transparent window.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We booked for three days via cTrip.

Location was excellent, close to the pedesrian street.

The room was a standard size with good qualty fittings but it was our first experience of the disconcerting practice in some China hotels of clear glass walls on the bathroom and toilet with zero personal privacy. We tried to get a room with obscure bathroom and toilet walls but apparently all rooms are the same in that respect.

There are some English language news, documentary and movie channels on the TV. The bed was very, very firm. Limited English comprehension available at the desk. Breakfast was excellent with good choices of Western and Chinese foods. We had repeated problems with key-cards; twice they were de-acivated by front desk staff who mistakenly thought we had checked out.

The hotel experience was acceptable but could have been much better without the privacy, hard bed and key-card problems.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Just back from 4 weeks in China and this wins the best hotel of the trip. Staff is very helpful, location excellent, room was great. Good buffet breakfast. And at the price we paid it was an excellent value. Would go back; highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed at four hotels during our two week trip, and this was my favorite. The design had personality; location was great; breakfast was good, extensive, and included; staff were quite helpful and English proficient; price was very reasonable; and Suzhou is a good place to spend time. The hotel is located adjacent to a major shopping street and walking distance (20 minutes) to Humble Adminstrator's Garden. The only negative was that taxis won't go to the front of the hotel. They drop you about 1/2 block away, but you can't see the hotel from where they drop you so finding it can be a challenge. And, taxis won't pick you up either, so we took the hotel shuttle back to the train station (15RMB/person). Beds were also quite comfortable.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Soul Suzhou

Address: No.27-33, Qiaosikong Alley, Gusu District, Suzhou 215 000, China
Region: China > Jiangsu > Suzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 1,478 Hotels in Suzhou
Price Range: ₹ 3,723 - ₹ 4,948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Soul Suzhou 4*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in May 2010, Hotel Soul is the first contemporary boutique hotel in Suzhou, China. The 220 room hotel’s design concept juxtaposes elements of modern and ancient China, celebrating the nation’s remarkable swift modernisation while paying tribute to its distinguished past. Guests at Hotel Soul can enjoy a wide range of culinary delights at the continental restaurant, Brasserie 101, inspired by chic Sino-French interior design. Bar Soul brings a unique blend of retro and industrial elements. It is also the ideal place for carousing with regular live band performances and a variety of drinks and snacks. Hotel Soul also offers a fully equipped gym alongside premium leisure and meeting facilities, making it the perfect choice for leisure and business travellers. ... more   less 
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