"Great, but don,t chance the buffet"
The hotel is excellent, only one year old. Only two problems, we had dinner on our second last night in the hotel restaurant buffet. I became quite I'll afterwards, there is a lot of food on display, but very few customers, so it is dangerous. Can,t pinpoint it, but maybe the seafood or terrine. Secondly we checked out very early 6am, and there was no one to help us with our luggage, despite them knowing I had food poisoning and was quite I'll. Apparently, the porters don,t start until 6.30. I am now in London and still sick, 3rd day! It's a shame, as the hotel was otherwise very good value for money. It's a 20 to 30 minute taxi drive to the central city area. When they heard I had food poisoning, they didn't really want to know and did not enquire about my condition, despite having to spend the entire last day of our stay in the hotel room. Very hot in July, 38 degrees. If toy go to the water villages, avoid the taxi routers offering air con cars with dedicated drivers at the airport (Suzhou) they are clapped out vans and will spoil your day.
Kevin from Gold coast australia