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“Great little Hotel in a very busy city” 4 of 5 stars
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Lemon Hotel Xi'an
No.30 South Guangji Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710002, China   |  
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Ranked #80 of 1,849 hotels in Xi'an
Macksville, Australia
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“Great little Hotel in a very busy city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Stayed here for only one night but what a surprise the rooms were cosy the bed was lovely huge shower & very clean
The staff dont speak much english but they try to help the manager eventually came out to have a chat & took us to a great noodle bar next door very yummy
We caught the 306 bus from the railway station to see the Terracotta Warriors cost was only 7rmb last bus leaves the Warriors at 7pm very cheap way to go

Room Tip: we stayed in room 118 on the 7th floor we had only a small view of part of the city you can open a w...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ronneby, Sweden
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67 hotel reviews
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This is a nice hotel rather well positioned next to the City Wall and within walking distance to the Drum and Bell tower. I can recommend the hotel and I had no problem staying there. There are however some things with this hotel that are unusual to me and that should be pointed out:
• Yes (as some have pointed out before) the floor carpet is stained, but clean enough. You have free slippers in your room that you can use if you are easily scared of spots.
• The breakfast is 15 RMB/pp and is a Chines breakfast only. Buy a ticket in the lobby and give it to the lady in the restaurant.
• The staff speaks very little English, but they have an ipad which the run Google Translate on, so it is quite easy to communicate anyway. Just set some extra time aside.
• The will want a deposit of 200 RMB upon check in. Save the receipt and you’ll get it back on departure. The girl in the lobby will send someone to check your room before they give back the money and this will take 2-3 minutes extra upon checkout.
• The room is provided with a minibar with food and drinks but no alcohol and also a “special” minibar in the bathroom with lotions and some “hardware” for you and your partner. This goes well with the panoramic window from the bed straight into the shower, and the mirror wall behind the bed I guess…Makes you wonder what kind of target group this hotel is aiming at…
• The most annoying thing about this hotel was that the considered toilet paper as gold. A “full” roll of paper hold only about 1 cm thick of paper. No extra roll in the room. So every day I had to go to the lobby to get more paper. Very annoying.
• Free wifi in the room as well as cabled internet.

Room Tip: Rooms towards west (even numbers?) are towards the back and possibly more silent
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Lemon Hotel is ideally located : it is within walking distance to the Mosque neighbourhood (15 Min), the Bell and Drum Towers (10 Min) and the Confucius temple (20 Min) ; bus 610 (#8) stops nearly at the foot of the hotel and will take you to the Big and Small Goose Pagodas and the fabulous Shaanxi Museum.

I stayed there for 2 nights with a friend and we were impressed by our room : it was modern (huge TV flat screen, big plush giraffe and bear on our beds...), large and spotlessly clean.

The staff is friendly although not fluent in English at all, so prepare for some hand-weaving !

I recommend this hotel if location matters to you and you're looking for an affordable and comfortable room.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

This si a great hotel for the price. The rooms are spacious, modern and comfortable. The bathrooms are great but cleaning could be of a higher standard. The location is excellent as you can walk to everywhere of interest. The problem is that the staff speak little English and don't seem that inclined to help anyway. Also most of the info in the rooms is only in Chinese. There are kettles in the rooms, but only Chinese tea is supplied and that is charged for. If you can cope with these little niggles the it is a great place for the money. There is a great restaurant next door as you turn right out of the hotel, a couple of doors up. They speak little English, but have pictures and try and the food is very good.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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18 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

The modern looking reception area is a good indication of the quality of the hotel rooms. Very clean with very modern décor. The room we stayed in was relatively spacious considering the cost. It's conveniently located (about 10 -15 minutes walk to the Drum and Bell Tower), yet quiet. Not only was a plush toy animal waiting for us in our room, there was also a live turtle. It did make the hotel room feel more like home. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant. If you walk a few minutes north of the hotel, there are a number of cheap, local eateries. Keep walking north and you'll hit Xi Da Jie. Turn right (east) to go to the Drum and Bell Tower. But if you keep walking north you'll enter a street lined with local food stalls. Good area to wander at night when everything else is closed.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zipaquira, Colombia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

At the beginning we didn´t know what to expect because the lobby is in the middle of few shops and it is not impressive, so we thought the rooms were not going to be as comfortable as we wanted, but when we got to the rooms... wow!! They were very spacious and modern, you can hardly hear the noise of the street or the next room, the beds and pillows were really comfortable and the even have rag dolls for decoration (it is a shame you can take them). The rooms are also very clean and everything work perfect!!!
Another good thing is that the hotel is close to the Drum tower, the bell tower ant the city wall.
Although the stuff hardly speaks English, they do their best to please their guest.
I totally recommend this hotel you won´t regret it, it deserves more than 3 stars.

Room Tip: Rooms located on the main road are very nice ´coz you can have a nice view
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

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.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lemon Hotel Xi'An China/Shaanxi
Address: No.30 South Guangji Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710002, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
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