Guangzhou is such a large sprawling city that it can be really difficult, if you a new to the city, to choose a convenient place to stay.
It’s a question I get asked a lot, “which hotels are near the shopping areas? And near the metro?”. So, today I am going to answer exactly that.
First, let’s understand where the key shopping areas are, and which shopping area suits you.
- Modern Shopping Malls – This is Tianhe District without a doubt.
- Wholesale Markets – for clothing, that’s Guangzhou Railway Station area. For gifts, toys, and stationery, it’s Yide Road.
- Pedestrian Streets – Beijing Road or Shangxiajiu Road
It’s likely that you will have a focus on one of those but if it’s your first time to the city you’ll probably want to take a look at them all and the local attractions, so, being near a metro station is a BIG plus.
My top five picks at the central shopping area of Tianhe
In this area, you have several big malls inc. Grandbuy Department Store, Victory Plaza, Tee Mall, Parc Central, Grandview Mall, Taikoo Hui, and Onelink Walk.
3 Star – Superb Value – A new hotel that is a short walk from the Tiyu West Road Station on Metro Line 1 and 3. You can also walk to Tee Mall & Tianhe Festival Walk, and walk or metro to Parc Central and Grandview Mall.
3 Star – Great Value – Large self-contained apartments with kitchen and laundry. Superb location right at Grandview Mall and just steps from the metro entrance to Sports Centre Station on line 1, Tianhe South Station on the APM line is a short walk away.
4 Star – Good Value – Steps away from the metro entrance. It’s across the road from Taikoo Hui Mall and near to One Link Walk.
5 Star – Luxury – All that you would expect in a Marriot hotel. Superb location right at Grandview Mall and just steps from the metro entrance to Sports Centre Station on line 1, Tianhe South Station on the APM line is a short walk away.
5 Star – Luxury – Perhaps the best value western 5-star hotel in Guangzhou. It’s located at Tee Mall, so Tianhe Festival Walk, Parc Central and Grandview Mall are all within walking distance. It’s a short walk to Tiyu West Road Station on Metro Line 1 and 3.
5 Star – Top Luxury – One of the top-rated luxury hotels in Guangzhou. It has a prime location at Taikoo Hui and it’s a breeze to get to the Shipaiqiao Station on metro line 3.
The Top 3 Hotels near the Wholesale Markets near Guangzhou Railway Station
There are wholesale markets everywhere in the area surrounding the railway station. For details on those take a look here
3 Star – Great Value – within a few minutes walk of A exit at Guangzhou Railway metro station and near the vast amount of wholesale markets in this area.
3 Star – Great Value – Clean and modern, they also have large family rooms. Within a few minutes walk of A exit at Guangzhou Railway metro station.
3 Star – Good Value – Simple and clean, 5-10 mins walk to H exit at Guangzhou Railway metro station.
The Top Hotels near Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, Beijing Road, Wende Road, Haizhu Square, and Yide Road
Beijing Road is more than just the road, it encompasses the blocks surrounding it too. Parallel to it is Wende Road and nearby is Haizhu Square where there are several wholesale markets and several along Yide Road inc. One Link International Plaza. Sadly, there isn’t a lot of great hotels around here but here are two great picks.
These two hotels are not near Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street but you simply take the metro to Yide Road Station or Culture Park Station and wander to the pedestrian street. The hotels near the pedestrian street are not close to the metro so I don’t consider those
3 Star – Value – Just steps away from the Haizhu Square metro station on line 2 and 6. You can walk to Beijing Road or take the metro for one stop. Yide Road is one metro stop away. They also offer large family rooms and suites.
4 Star – Value – Just steps away from the Haizhu Square metro station on line 2 and 6. You can walk to Beijing Road or take the metro for one stop. Yide Road is one metro stop away.