Located on Shamian Island on the banks of the Pearl River, in Guangzhou’s historic heart, the White Swan Hotel has accommodated more than 40 heads of state and government. With elegantly decorated guest rooms, a high standard of service and a wide range of facilities, the property makes an excellent base for exploring this vibrant Chinese city.
All 520 guest rooms and suites are decorated in clean, neutral tones, offering views over the city skyline or the river. They've also been enhanced with thoughtful amenities, including safes, minibars, Wi-Fi, TVs and tea- and coffee-making facilities. During your stay, you can take a swim in the pool, keep active in the well-equipped gym, or indulge in a massage in the hotel's spa.
Also within the building is an excellent selection of fine-dining venues, including a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, restaurants serving regional Chinese cuisines and Dim Sum, an international buffet restaurant, and a restaurant offering Western dishes. There's also a lobby lounge which serves fine wines, cocktails and afternoon tea, and a cake shop.
This hotel is our first choice for a five-star stay in Guangzhou thanks to its convenient riverside location, elegant guest rooms, great selection of restaurants and excellent service.
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All rooms and suites are elegantly appointed, light and airy, with an excellent range of modern amenities. Wi-Fi is complimentary, the en suite bathrooms are equipped with marble baths, and you can control your room's temperature. Large windows give you expansive views over the Pearl River or the city skyline. The size of the rooms varies according to the category, but all are generous for a central hotel. Club premier suites are the largest, offering a separate living area.
White Swan Hotel is conveniently located on Shamian Island, just a five-minute walk from Huangsha subway station (lines 1 and 6). It's also just a 35-minute drive from Guangzhou South and Guangzhou East railway station, while Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Food and drink
The hotel’s selection of fine-dining options includes the Michelin-starred Jade River Cantonese restaurant, and two restaurants with a Michelin Plate Award: Flavours of China, which serves regional Chinese cuisines, and Hongtu Hall Dim Sum restaurant. There's also an international buffet restaurant at the River Café, while Silk Road Grill serves Western fare. Enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks in the lobby lounge, which offers fine wines, cocktails and afternoon tea. Or, treat yourself to freshly baked cakes and pastries from the White Swan Deli.
Most rooms can accommodate one or two children on additional beds — extra charges are applicable, though cribs and infant beds can be provided free of charge. Some rooms can interconnect but are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Babysitting and childcare services are also available at an additional cost.
Facilities and activities
White Swan Hotel’s leisure facilities include a well-equipped fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool and a spa with an extensive treatment menu.