White Swan

Canton (Guangzhou), China

7.3 K reviews
Excellent hotel. Easily accessible by car and good for sightseeing. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool. Awesome vibe.
Show reviews
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • King-size Bed
    • Lounge
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Wheelchair access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Carpeting
    • Oven
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Bicycle Cellar
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Hairdresser
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Restaurant(s) with a smoking section
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Game room
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Pub(s)
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Medical Assistance
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Special Diet
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • Half Board
    • Drinks Included
    • Special Offers
    • Lunch Buffet
    • Evening Buffet
    • à la carte Dinner
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Set menu lunch
    • Continental Breakfast
    • All inclusive
    • Set menu dinner
    • Full Board
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Entertainment Program
    • Squash
    • Swimming Pool
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Children's Entertainment
    • Billiards/Snooker
    • Minigolf
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Badminton
    • Aerobics
Shamian Island Guangzhou 510133
0.4 mi to downtown


The hotel is located on the historical Shamian Island, overlooking the famed Pearl River and facing the White Swan Lake. The hotel remains an oasis of tranquillity in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. The nearest underground and bus station, Huangshan, is just a 15-minute walk away, while Tianhe train station is about a 20-minute drive away. It is situated only a 10-minute drive from the downtown area.


The hotel was built in 1981. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 843 rooms. Most storeys can be reached by lift. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access is available to travellers in the public areas. The hotel's culinary facilities include a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room, a café, a bar and a pub. Shopping facilities are also available. Additional facilities at the establishment include a playroom. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the hotel. Guests can also use the for a fee bicycle storage facilities. Additional services include medical assistance, translation services, room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service (for a fee) to explore the surrounding area.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating, a kitchen and a bathroom. The standard features of most rooms include a balcony. The carpeted rooms feature a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Additional features include a fridge, a mini fridge, a cooker and a tea/coffee station. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. Rooms suitable for wheelchair access are bookable. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. Bathrooms with wheelchair access can also be booked. The accommodation offers non-smoking rooms and smoking rooms.


The establishment features a pool and an outdoor pool. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. Tennis and crazy golf are available to active guests. Travellers can take advantage of a wide range of indoor sports at the hotel, including a gym, badminton, billiards, squash and gymnastics. The accommodation offers a range of services in the wellness area, such as a sauna, a steam bath, a beauty salon and massage treatments, and for an additional fee, a spa. Guests of all ages have the opportunity to enjoy an interesting entertainment programme.


Catering options available at the establishment include bed and breakfast, half board, full board and all-inclusive. Available meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff are also happy to provide special dietary cuisine. The hotel also offers special catering options. Drinks are included in the price for travellers.


The following credit cards are accepted at the accommodation: American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard.


  • Vibe
    "Awesome vibe"

    Tropical garden. Famous lobby. New decor.

    "Awesome vibe." "Friendly atmosphere." "Luxurious Hotel." "Modern Hotel." "Entrance area is ok." "Stylish hotel."

  • Cleanliness

    Clean facilities. Room is clean. Clean room.

    "Clean hotel facilities." "Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are only so-so." "Pool and dining areas are clean."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Free shuttle to city center. Gorgeous location. Close to shopping area.

    "Good location, close to public transport." "Near enough to the city centre, with great sightseeing, shopping, and dining." "Parking is rare." "Standard parking prices."

  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    Decent gym.

    "Great fitness area, sauna and wellness."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Excellent facilities. Tropical garden. Famous lobby.

    "Modern facilities and good children's facilities." "Entrance area is ok." "Elevator is ok."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Excellent staff. Friendly helpful staff. Perfect housekeeping.

    "Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception." "Average wait staff and housekeeping." "Concierge service is average."

  • Food
    "Delicious food"

    Delicious dishes. Delicious food. Food to die for.

    "Nice food and tidy dining area." "Excellent seafood, desserts and snacks." "Okay dining experience, with a decent but expensive menu in the restaurant." "Good poultry dishes."

  • Room
    "Great room"

    Amazing river view. Excellent rooms. Wonderful bathroom.

    "Nice TV's and minibars in modern rooms." "Mediocre sized rooms with only okay A/C, but great views and very clean." "Decently-clean rooms with spacious bathrooms." "Beds and kitchenettes are so-so." "Average furniture, but rooms need better maintenance." "Shower can be a problem."

  • WiFi
    "Good internet service"

    Great Wi-Fi. Good internet. Fast wifi.

    "Good wifi quality."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Large swimming pool. Great pool.

    "Clean pool area."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Complimentary breakfast buffet. Good breakfasts. Nice breakfast.

    "Tasty yet pricey breakfasts."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Free shuttle to city center. Affordable experience. Free table.

    "Fairly good value for money." "Pricey breakfast and dining."