Heart Location of Suzhou Old Town
Hosted by Lily
Lily is the host.
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 baths
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 baths
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Suzhou has more than 4000 years of history since recorded, and was founded in 514 B.C. Fu Chai's father He Lv commanded Wu Zixu to build the capital of Wu, which has a history of more than 2500 years. Suzhou was once capital of multiple regime---the Wu Kindom in Spring and Autumn period( 770-476BC), the Yue Kindom in Warring State period( 403-221BC), the Wu Kindom in the Three Kingdoms ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) kindoms is Wei魏220-265, Shu Han蜀汉221-263 and Wu 吴222-280)and the Zhang Wu at the end of the Yuan Dynasty. The famous historian Gu Jiegang proved that Suzhou is the first ancient city in China. Suzhou has totally 489 cultural relics protection units, 34 state-level scenic spots, 101 provincial tourist attractions. Suzhou's sightseeing spots numbers are only after Beijing and Xi'an city in China.

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Remarks: The price is only for pure accommodation without breakfast and dinner. Recently,I am so busy with my job,have not much time for cooking.Sorry. I have made the price much lower than before. Thanks for understanding. And welcome you still to come and stay here.

Suzhou city is near to Shanghai, it takes 25 minutes by high speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou. It is a famous garden city in the world. Many tourists around the world come here everyday for sightseeing. It is popular, you will love it. The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. Since the Song Dynasty ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), it has also been an important centre for China's silk industry. The classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the "Venice of the East " or "Venice of China" and "the Heaven on Earth" .

My house is 1st floor----Hutong Style ancient house, traditional white wall and deep grey old style brick roof. If you like the old style house, living here is the good choice. It is very easy for old people or kid’s trip, you don’t climb the typical Chinese apartment floor. It is located in very center of Suzhou city, nearby you could see canals everywhere, also very easy to many famous sightseeing spots by walk. Such as 1 minute walk to Master of Nets Garden, 2 minutes to a famous bar street, 10 minutes to Historical Pingjiang Road etc, 10 minutes walk to the oldest garden in Suzhou—Canglang Pavilion etc. If you like walking, you can walk everywhere, such as Guan qian Street, Lion Grove Garden, Suzhou Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Museum etc. I believe that you will save a lot of taxi fee…

The house has a yard for you to have a good rest after one day’s trip, drinking some beer and looking at sky stars and enjoy the quiet city night…There are total three rooms inside house, every room has private bathroom. Decoration is new with Free Wifi, closet, air-conditioner, refrigerator etc. No matter 1 person, 2 persons or 6 persons trip, you all could enjoy your stay. If you are more than 6 persons, you please let me know, I will arrange you to live in another big apartment.

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Bath Towel, Towel, Slipper, Tooth Brush and paste, body washer, hair washer, drier etc are all available. During your trip you only need bring your clothes with you then you will have a cozy trip in Suzhou city or one day trip to near cities, such Shanghai, Wuxi, Nanjing, Hangzhou etc.or go to some water towns, such Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Wuzhen, Xitang. Even you also could go by high speed train to Beijing from Suzhou city, which need around 5 hours by train. Between Suzhou city and Shanghai International Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport, there are airport long distance buses. So no matter you go to airport from Suzhou, or from airport to Suzhou directly, both are very convenient, airport bus is another choice besides of trains.

Interaction with guests

During your stay, you will have chance to join traditional Chinese dinners for free, taste some Chinese alcohol etc. Many foreign guests enjoyed it very much. I had good and rich hosting experience, hosting many guests around the world, such as America, New Zealand, Netherland, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Singapore etc. All guests like the staying and there are no complains. So please don’t worry, just go ahead for booking. I like making friends and will treat every guest as my family member, I believe that some day we could meet again in one corner of the world…

Other things to note

I can speak English very well, so there will be no any communication problems.

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Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $5
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Loving my house as your own, and treat yourself at home, I belive you could do it.


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Trevor User Profile
June 2017
Very nice location, and Lily is also very helpful. The house itself has a charm to it, if rather old.

Christina User Profile
October 2016
Location is very good. The door is very troublesome, despite instructions & demonstration, the door will work when it feels like it seems.

Kevin User Profile
February 2016
Lily was an great host to my friend and I. She was very accommodating and willing to provide tips about where to go in Suzhou. She even cooked a typical Chinese breakfast for us which was really nice!

Max User Profile
September 2015
Charming and simple room in a very traditional Chinese part of town. Private room with bathroom inside room. Lily was a delight, and invited me for dinner and breakfast each day. She is an amazing chef. She was also very helpful navigating Suzhou. Highly recommended.

John User Profile
August 2015
We stayed at Lily's place for 3 nights. It is close to many bus lines. Lily and her husband are very helpful and prepared great breakfast and dinner for us. Her tour guide about Suzhou is very useful.

Michael & Emily User Profile
December 2014
We had the best time staying with Lily and her family and touring around the Suzhou area. Lily was very knowledgeable about Suzhou and had prepared all kinds of information for us ahead of time, along with Chinese dialog in case we needed help. She knew everything about bus numbers, schedules, train stations, etc. She also prepared delicious meals for breakfast and dinner, even when we slept late and returned late. She speaks English very well so communication was not a problem at all. She was there when we needed her but also gave us plenty of privacy at the same time. Suzhou in the December can be quite cold, but our room was warm and comfortable.

Andrew User Profile
June 2014
A team of 6 college students studying Chinese in Shanghai decided to venture off to Suzhou and stay in an Airbnb. "How'd that end?" One might ask. I'd respond, AWESOME! Lily was an amazing host from the moment we booked our stay. As I clicked the submit button, Lily sent directions and maps in both Chinese and English to my email. Once arriving to Lily's place, we were greeted by a her little boy at the door. We walked in to a clean home with happy decor all over the walls. Lily was in the kitchen preparing an amazing feast for our group. After our dinner, we hurried off into the old town with Lily, who showed us the most important parts. She guided throughout the area to be sure we had an amazing time. The next day, we woke to a traditional Chinese breakfast feast to give us energy to take on Lily's suggestions of places to visit. (Tiger Hill being the best) after breakfast we took all the amazing guides she have us and went out to the bus stops which were only a 5 minute walk. Throughout our stay, Lily was sure to make sure we were in the most comfortable situation. She is a fantastic host!

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Suzhou, ChinaJoined in October 2011
Lily User Profile

I am Lily, born and raised in China. I am very familiar with Suzhou City and Shanghai City, if you plan to travel around the city, please live here and I will try my best to help your traveling here.

I also like travelling very much, and wish that we could be good friends and will recommend some good place for me when I come to your country someday. So when you come to my place, I will treat you in the best way and let you feel like being home.

I like making friends and help foreign visitor to know my city, to know China better, it will make me very satisfied and happy.

Suzhou is a very special city, it has thousands of year history, and it likes the book, when open very page, you will find different. There is a saying "In the heaven, there is the beautiful paradise; in the earth, there are beautiful Suzhou & Hangzhou. Suzhou is the typical southern Chinese riverside town. It is worth for you to spend several days here.

Welcome to live my place. The best cost performance and house will give you a cherished good memory among your whole trip in China.

Thank you and good luck.

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