Art Deco glamour in a traditional setting in Zhenze, an ancient Chinese water town

Luxury Hotel in Suzhou

  • On-site teahouse for experiencing traditional tea ceremonies
  • Personal butler on call
  • Cultural experiences including Qipao dress making

Zhenze Waterside House Hotel

On the outskirts of bustling Shanghai, the Jiang Nan river runs through an altogether more peaceful setting. Follow it under stone bridges and along ancient canals lined with blossoming gardens and traditional timber framed houses. This is Zhenze, home to the magical Shuian Waterside House.

This boutique hotel immerses guests in the heritage of eastern China. While the exterior is the image of a Qing Dynasty rural residence, inside you’ll find a celebration of Old Shanghai style. Chinese art deco design flows throughout Zhenze Waterside House. You’ll find it in the ornate glasswork in the windows, and the smooth lines of the furniture in your room or suite. Handwoven silk quilts and artwork take you further back in time to this water town’s past in the silk-weaving trade.

For a closer look at local culture, ask the hotel to arrange a tour of Zhenze. Or your personal butler can set up a class where you’ll learn the art of Qipiao dress making. Spend the afternoon at the on-site teahouse, savouring Biluochun tea, a local speciality. Then take a seat in the garden restaurant for fine dining fare. Your meal may even be accompanied by a performance of Pingtan on request – an artform developed in nearby Suzhou.

  • 9 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 floors

Hotel type:

Country house


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning

Wireless internet connection

24-hour room service

Check in
  • 1400
Check out
  • 1200
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Catering services
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • Conference space
  • Family plan
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Front desk
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Jogging track
  • Meeting rooms
  • Newspaper
  • outdoor
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Security
  • Wakeup service
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Data port
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • King bed
  • Minibar
  • Queen bed
  • Remote control television
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Childrens program
  • Fishing
  • Jogging trail