I stayed at the Lemon Hotel Xi'an for 2 nights and it's for sure, an excellent 3-star hotel that looked more like a 4-star given the modern and spacious rooms, with good sound proof walls as we could barely hear the other rooms .
And it was good value for money as I only paid 320 rmb per night. From here one can walk easily to the Bell and Drum Towers and to the Muslim quarter in 10-15 minutes.
They also helped us getting a taxi to visit the Emperor Jingdi's tomb ( a must see!), Terracotta Warriors and both Goose Pagodas. The cost was 600 rmb from 9 am to 6pm. If we had more time, I guess it could have been cheaper (400- 500 rmb) but as we arrived very late the night before, we weren't really able to negotiate in the morning after, as we had only a short time to visit Xi'an.
The taxi driver spoke almost no english at all but because he was well instructed he followed the itinerary without any issues. We had to make some slight changes to the itinerary as we asked him to drop us close to the Drum Tower, that we achieved by getting a "translator" from the tourist info center close to the Terracotta warriors.
Breakfast can be taken in one of the coffees or big shopping malls in the neighbourhood, don't mind their breakfast.
The only negative comment is that when we asked to have a taxi to the train station, they answered that they could only book to the airport. Upon my insistance, finally they asked the concierge to look for a taxi that he never found (it was kind of peak hour). So we decided to take the bus but we were then lucky enough to actually catch a taxi on our way to the bus stop!
Despite the basic knowledge of English from the staff, I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay again here for the quality of accomodation, great location and very good value for money.
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