"On the fence a little about this hotel. Yes, it's very nice, but there is nothing nearby in terms of eateries, attractions (other than the lake, which doesn't even have a pedestrian-only path) or shops.
It is a comfortable hotel, with good facilities, but the pool was packed with children (an adult-only time period would have been nice).
There aren't many outdoor seating/eating areas to enjoy the view of the lake, which would have been nice.
Lastly, our room smelt of smoke despite it being a non-smoking hotel.
All-in-all it was a pleasant stay, and the staff are lovely, but we won't be rushing back - maybe when all the construction around has finished and there's a bit more to do in the immediate area - other than look at the lake."
A verified traveller stayed at Le Méridien Suzhou, Suzhou Bay