Kempinski Hotel Suzhou
What We Love
- Free use of the health club: indoor pool (with bar), ample cardio, weights, relaxation areas
- Watching the sun go down over Dushu Lake
- Beer, bread and brats at the Bavarian-themed Paulaner Brauhas restaurant
What To Know
- Free mini bar in Executive Deluxe class rooms and higher
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel
- Anything offsite requires a transfer; taxis must be ordered in advance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 458 rooms, including 77 suites, feel like a contemporary upgrade to an executive office, all clean lines and gleaming dark wood furniture updated with modern patterns and a palette of earth tones with pops of goldenrod and Tiffany blue. Marble bathrooms come with separate bathtubs and rainforest showers. Massive ballrooms and ample meeting spaces may bring in the convention and wedding crowds, but Shanghaiers can also find weekend relaxation on this golf-course adjacent island between Dushu and Jinji Lakes. The brazilian coffee scrubs and Balinese massages in Yang Spa certainly help.
In the Area
Suzhou Industrial Park’s Oriental Gate Building (a.k.a. “the one that looks like a giant pair of pants”) may be a new architectural icon, but it was landscapes that put this “Venice of the East” on the tourist map. Aside from its many canals (check out quaint 1,200-year-old Pingjiang Street), the UNESCO-protected Classical Gardens of Suzhou are reputedly the best in China, merging art, nature and metaphysical ideas from as far back as the Song Dynasty. With its ancient wooden houses and cutesy bridges, nearby Zhouzhuang, Watertown provides a glimpse into the city’s silk-shipping heyday along China’s 1,104-mile Grand Canal.
How to Get There
I’ve stayed at dozens of hotels in Suzhou over the last 10 years, and the kempinski continually stays at the top for a larger hotel. The place is modern and all of the public spaces are overwhelmingly spacious. It’s a hotel done on a grand scale. And the rooms are huge, decorated in quality, and quiet. The service has always been what you expect from kempinski.
The pool area has Olympic size pool, jacuzzis, kids area, and thassalic (?) pool for fitness. The spa is very spa like and the staff very experienced. But it is expensive relative to what you find in non hotel spas.
There is a stand of hair in the bathtub. It’s disgusting!!!!! It’s the second time to ran into this clean problem. The first time is in Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai and this time is Kempinski Hotel Suzhou. I strongly suggested who plans to reserve, please think twice!!
It is really fantastic hotel in unbelievable location which is surrounded by lake and Gulf court. It is really big, nice and big rooms, perfect swimming pool, good staff. It is a bit far from down town. However, u can really enjoy there