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Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel

No.18 West Huancheng South Road, Xi'an 710048, China
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Ranked #60 of 2,170 Hotels in Xi'an
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights here while touring with a group. Room was pleasant and since my room faced the city wall, had an excellent view, especially at night with the wall all lit up. Bathroom kind of small, but passable. Breakfast buffet was excellent with both Asian and Western foods, including a cook doing eggs to order. Since this was part... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice and clean rooms, beds extremely comfortable, the view of the ancient walls from the room was very nice. About its location, a word of advice. Moving around Xi'an by taxi can actually be a nightmare. Traffic jams are simply horrible, so, if you are going to visit the terracotta army, we strongly suggest you catch bus 608 right... More 

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel offers great rates in an excellent location beside and overlooking the city wall. The enbvitonment in the hotel is fresh , clean and modern and the staff are very attentive . There are many excellent hotels in Xian for tourists to enjoy a good value quality hospitality experience while being very close to what Xian is famous for... More 

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The hotel is near subway (nanning men), bus stations (naning men), department stores, south city wall of xi'an (naning men) and popular scenery. It takes 10 mins to popular scenery by walk. So the location is not noisy. I live in the 19th floot. I can see the view of city wall. I suggest the hotel is best choose if... More 

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Halletts Cove, South Australia, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This hotel is located just outside the city walls of Xi'an. You can walk anywhere in the city from here and also have a great view of the wall and towers lit up at night time. The hotels decor is a little outdated. I did notice that occasionally I could smell smoke around our hotel room (I'm not sure what... More 

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Brisbane
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33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. We booked a Business room, only to be upgraded to a city view room, which we were pleased with. The room had space! The lounge area was just lovely. The hotel has a supermarket onsite, and is within walking distance to shops and the Xi'an city wall (highly recommended). Dined at the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The décor of the lobby is a little dated, but once we arrived in our large and very clean and comfortable double room, we were very happy, particularly because it was very reasonably priced. The best part about the hotel is that it is in an amazing location. It looks out over the old city walls and is walking distance... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Well located but that's where the positives end. The photos on their website are at least 30 years old - very tired hotel, cleanliness in Resturant poor & customer service rude & unhelpful. If we had been staying more than 2 nights we would have transferred elsewhere.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This hotel looks awesome from the outside and has a wonderful view from the inside. The room is wide, clean and comfortable nevertheless the bathroom is tiny. The hotel looks very modern and is well located. The breakfast area is wide and the food was very good, I particularly loved the pancakes. Slippers and bathroom amenities are provided.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is definitely not a 5 star hotel, it's dated but the rooms are large and well equipped, the beds are comfortable and it is very quiet. It's just outside the city wall, around the area is a building site but it's quick to walk into town (around 10 mins). The breakfast is of a good standard with a good... More 

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