Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by Kirk Gulledge from Albuquerque, NM
Very enjoyable for short stayPosted Aug 24, 2014 on Hotels
Nice hotel conveniently located close to old city and beautiful gardens. Room was large and comfortable. A couple of hotel staff spoke passable English, which helped greatly. Would stay there again..
by Marty from Connecticut
Basic needs hotel-location greatPosted May 8, 2014 on Hotels
The Gloria Plaza Hotel was clean, neat, convenient to public transportation. Laundry services were available BUT very expensive. Over $110 for less than 20 items.. There was no items dry cleaned. Room had Air Conditioning but was not turned on due to Chinese Government Policy. the outside temperature threshold was not achieved. Room was stuffy.
by Gary B. from Saugerties, NY
Excellent hotel in great location.Posted May 4, 2014 on Hotels
Staff was very helpful, and there was always someone that spoke good English. The breakfast in hotel was good and changed from day to day. It is an easy walk to Master of Nets Garden (1 km) and a moderate walk to Humble Administrators Garden (1.6 km), Suzhou Museum and Lion Grove Garden. There are many good restaurants around the hotel. Pingjiang Road is right across the street. The only negative (not hotel's fault) is the difficulty of getting a taxi outside the hotel during busy times.
for Everyoneby I am new in Chi
Very nice and warm hospitalityPosted Apr 17, 2014
Staff is extra ordinary helpful , I was over whelmed, definitely I go back to the Gloria, excellent
by Mike C from Pleasanton, CA
Absolutely Recimmend !Posted Mar 8, 2014 on Hotels
Great hotel, great service, great people! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and I will surely book this hotel again for my next trip to Suzhou!
by Susu from HongKong
Nice LocationPosted Nov 20, 2013 on Hotels
The hotel is old but situating at a perfect location, just right in front of the Pingjiang Street.
by NewToChina from Nantong China
I'm a Gloria Girl from now onPosted Nov 3, 2013 on Hotels
We are Americans currently living in China. An unexpected 3-day week-end popped up so we decided to "get outta town." The hotel was wonderful. The staff at the front desk spoke some English, so that was a huge plus for us, being new to China and struggling to learn the language. Our room on the 6th floor was beautiful and had what I now consider the deal-breaker......a soft wonderful comfortable bed. Breakfast in their lobby restaurant was hands down the best Chinese breakfast we have eaten. They were cooking eggs to order! The buffet had a great balance of western and eastern options. The hotel is located in a perfect part of town. The clean sparkly subway runs underground right in front of the hotel. It was less than a two-minute walk to the station. We rode the train two stops to Jing Lake, ate a wonderful dinner at a German restaurant and then watched the laser and light and water show. The next morning we discovered that the entrance to the very old and traditional canal street area was directly across the street from the hotel. We stepped away from the street and were instantly in another world. There is good reason that Suzhou is referred to as the "Venice of China." WE were fortunate to meet the hotel's manager Bobby Lang, and he was so helpful. His advice about what to see and eat and experience was spot-on, even though he is as new in China as we are. WE will definitely stay at this hotel when next we venture to Suzhou.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 29, 2013
by robert pereira
GREAT LOCATIONPosted Dec 14, 2012 on Hotels
I would certainly recommend the Gloria Plaza. Right across the road is the narrow lane way with the canal...and if you walk along this narrow stone roadway, you will have a canal with all the atmosphere of an Asian Venice for your enjoyment. Do be aware of the electric motor bikes that have the tendency to creep up right behind you without any prior notice. The Gloria Plaza is an older hotel, probably built in the fifties. The rooms are large, and somewhat devoid of excessive furniture, hence there is plenty of space. Hot water abounds, good amenities. Water does go down the drain, and everything is clean. Carpets are not new, however it is regularly cleaned. Room service is great; the included breakfast is also great, with a wide range of foods. I would certainly recommend this hotel for its price (if booked through Hotel club)...for its proximity to the HUMBLE ADMINISTRATORS GARDEN and the canal street mentioned above, as well as to the Mall area to the west of the canal street.
by Phillip from N.S.W. Australia
Good value and well situated.Posted Nov 3, 2011
Location: Depends on the person's reason for visiting Suzhou. For a tourist this position was most suitable. If there on business, perhaps other places may be better situated.
The Gloria Plaza Hotel in Suzhou is a great place. Our room was clean, quiet, spacious and very reasonably priced. The staff were extremely helpful and the buffet breakfeasts and other meals served at the hotel very good. The hotel was well situated just across teh road to one of the main walkways through the old city. This area is picturesque, full of great little shops and restaurants and at teh far end led on to teh new I M Pei designed Suzhou Museum. I would certainly go back there.