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West Lake State Guesthouse

14.6 km from Hangzhou centre
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No.18 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

You won’t be regretful after living in Xihu State Guesthouse for a night. The surrounding of the hotel is absolutely beautiful since it’s near West Lake. My husband and I ordered a lake view room. I have enjoyed appreciating West Lake in a quiet environment instead of in a crowded one. The safe guard is supreme since there are armed...

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Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the room in building 6. I think it is the worst location in this hotel. I asked the better view but the receptionist said no rooms are available. This hotel has nice Garden. But if you can't enjoy the garden or lake view in your room, it is not worth to pay for pricey room. Room was...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Serenity. That's what this guesthouse (not your backpacker's hangout, mind you. The State guesthouses in China cater to top Party members, including premieres and chairmans) offers you in one of the most popular and crowded sights in the world - West Lake, Hangzhou. Its grounds used to be the luxury villa of a wealthy merchant in feudal China. The grounds...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 April 2014

For anyone that knows the rigors of travel in China, I was stunned to have found peace and quiet at this lovely hotel. While the rooms and common areas are certainly not to the level of the Four Seasons or other high-end luxury properties, they are comfortable and the grounds make up for any deficiencies. The hotel is located directly...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This is a good luxury hotel, somewhat below the level of a 4 Seasons, but also less expensive. The main draw for me are the jaw-droppingly stunning grounds and the quiet. Like many tourist destinations in China, West Lake is crowded and has terrible traffic. This hotel is an oasis of quiet and peace and I loved it. The rooms...

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1Thank William D
Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Heard so much from the locals about this place so I checked out early from the Hyatt to see for myself. This place used to host Party (yes, capital P) officials and the Chairman himself was rumored to have stayed at Guesthouse 12. Don't think it's open to the public though. I stayed at Guesthouse 8. The room is clean...

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2Thank Frank d
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This hotel's location at West Lake trumps all the surrounding hotels, such as InterContinental and the 4 Seasons. Why? Because this hotel has the exclusive spot at West Lake. Walking into the building where the restaurant is located, you can see many pictures from all the Chinese President who have visited this hotel from Mao Ze Dong to Hu Jing...

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We here stayed 2 nights mid Nov 2013 and enjoyed the experience. The slightly variable comments are understandable, but we would stay again if we returned to this area. The location, in what is virtually a private park, is superb. The gardens are just beautiful and perfect for a morning or evening stroll. There are views over the West Lake....

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Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 May 2013

The location is wonderful, one quite place in the busy city. The room is just ..uhm...ok...And the breakfast is just standardized. As a general 5-star hotel, there is nothing special but the secured by the PLA military police.....sounds scary ^^~LOL

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Stayed here 2 nights as part of a South China tour. Arrived in evening. Room was large, excellent facilities and moderate wifi access. Decided to have dinner in main restaurant - big mistake! Buffet was cold, limited and staff spoke virtually no English, so lots of pointing and acting out. Meal was very disappointing and buffet closed at 8.30pm, when...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel was once an old abbey, and has a history over 100 years. It covers an area of 360,000㎡, backed by mountains, surrounded by West Lake, away from the noisy city, it is a resort like paradise. The hotel boasts its Chinese garden and architecture, it is known as “the most famous garden of West Lake”. Luxury hotel rooms, fine food and wine, perfect conference facilities, private music hall and theater, very local characterized lakeside teahouse, luxury yachts and boats, and lawn yoga, all these will let you enjoy a slow life in the world heritage area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West Lake State Guesthouse

Address: No.18 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
Region: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Price Range: $198 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — West Lake State Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 232
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Also Known As:
Xihu State Guesthouse Hotel Hangzhou
Xihu State Hotel
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#17 Spa Hotel in Hangzhou
#46 Luxury Hotel in Hangzhou
#56 Best Value Hotel in Hangzhou
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“Rooms having lakeside views”
 of 5 bubbles YTCHENG, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Check to see if the newly renovated building is available...not sure if it is served for government officials or if the public has access to the rooms their.”
 of 5 bubbles SwissPinkPanther, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“worth the extra for a view room, I wish I had done this after seeing how stunning the grounds are.”
 of 5 bubbles 528williamd, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Pay a little extra for the VIP rooms. Great location near the lake and the view from your room is picturesque.”
 of 5 bubbles Swiftler, 19 Feb 2014 | Read review
“You could ask for a Lake View - not sure of the premium and I have read comments about humidity.”
 of 5 bubbles Geoff3881, 19 Dec 2013 | Read review
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