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“the best ancient style hotel in Xian” 5 of 5 stars
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Xi'an Garden Hotel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   No.40 Yanyin Road, Dayan Ta, Dayan District, Xi'an 710061, China   |  
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Ranked #50 of 2,170 Hotels in Xi'an
Xi;an, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“the best ancient style hotel in Xian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

this hotel is not ancient ,but in ancient style and it's good location
i like the building style ,like the ancient palace and though the room is a little bit old while the enviroment is reallr good and this hotel close to big wild goose pagoda and tang paradise and neaby the QU JIANG shopping area and easy to find different resturant for meals
and there is one bar street in CI EN XI LU
the hotel offer Chinese breakfast and western breakfast ,Chinese one RMB28/person, western RMB58/person
Japanese Emperor and OLYMPIC TORCH stayed at this hotel before ,what's more ,this hotel rate is cheaper than other common 4 star hotel in Xian
this is what i know for this hotel and my favrioted hotel in Xian
i recommend the friends, who like Chinese Traditional culture and history, this hotel is really a good choice

Room Tip: maybe you cam book one room, from the window can see the big wild goose pagoda and garden ( there is...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Booked this hotel because my colleagues stayed here last time they were in Xi'an on business. Was a little worried when I read somewhere that although the hotel lobby and grounds were nice, the furnishings in the rooms were rather worn. I was pleasantly surprised, maybe because I got upgraded to a deluxe room. The room on the 3rd floor is quite bit, with a couch and two chairs, a big flat screen tv, and a very comfortable king size bed. I am truly enjoying my room. The only downside is that the light in the bathroom is censored, and while that is quite convenient, the light is just outside of the bathtub, so when you're in the shower for more than 1-2 minutes, the light doesn't sense anything and turns off, so you have to stick your arm outside of the shower curtain to reactivate the light. Not a big deal but something to note.

I haven't checked out any of the services offered at the hotel or the courtyard, but I plan to visit the gym tomorrow for a much needed workout. So far so good. Very good value for the price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LaPlace, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The grounds here are beautiful with ponds and birds. Tai chi instructor available every morning. Breakfast buffet more asian than western. Our room was very comfortable wth a good view of the central garden. Typical hard bed and flat pillows. Walk to park and Large Wild Goose Pagoda, three shopping malls and the wonderful statue-filled median on the main street and other sites. We spent only two nights here, would like to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Lovely hotel and grounds, with a water garden, reception and bar area beautiful

Rooms a little dated in the bathroom but very clean.

Tai CHI MASTER comes to hotel in the morning and you can join in. Peacocks in the water garden area

Breakfast and meals good selection bot western and chinese . Great place to visit and stay for the Terracotta Army. One night there we went to the water laser show and market and mingled with the locals re dancing..festival there at the time. Tour guide told us about it, a great night out and free

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I really like this hotel. It was in a great location and the common areas (the outside and lobby) were very nice. I didn't have a problem with the room. It perhaps could benefit from a little sprucing up, the carpet is a little shabby, but the bed was comfy and the room and bathroom were clean. They offer free wifi in the room as well, which is a huge plus for me. I hate having to go all the way to the lobby to have to use wifi (I was using the wifi to skype with my baby back home). The staff was all very nice, however, their English was a lot more limited here than in Beijing or in Shanghai. So we both did our best to try and communicate. The staff is all dressed in periodical attire, it was cool. Their brekfast was a little bit more limited, but was fine considering it was free. Location was good and very close to the Wild Goose Pagoda. Also, hotel was very close to a lot of night life and some fast food chains in case you're all Chinese food out. Subway, Dairy Queen, Papa John's and Starbucks were all a stone's throw away. I would stay here again. Drinkks in the bar here were affordable and cheaper then Beijing. Can't complain here. As everyone else has metioned, the garden was very nice and the peacocks were pretty. She had a little flock of baby peacocks with her as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This was in the nicer part of Xian, a few minutes walk to the Wild Goose Pagoda and a couple of minutes from a wide selection off restaurants. Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The Reception, breakfast area and garden lake are lovely, the staff pleasant but the rooms are basic and need a good overhaul. The provision of fire hoods and a torch in the room was certainly novel. Taxis are really cheap as are the buses but in the absence of subway systems like Shanghai and Beijing, taxis are extremely difficult to get. Even the hotel staff have to go onto the street and holler the taxis so leave yourself plenty of time if you're going for a sleeper or to the airport. The hotel has peacocks and were particularly noisy on one of the nights. Have your mandarin phrase book at hand as people who speak English are in even fewer supply than in Beijing or Shanghai. Overall, this hotel is in a good location. Turning left as you come out of the hotel takes you into the nicer parts of Xian and there are some lovely gardens. Turning right, there is some evening entertainment in the square, bullwhipping (no animals involved, Chinese dancing by the women and night market stalls.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

OK so the rooms are a bit tired, but they a quite nice. Also the staff are friendly and the doormen are dressed as traditional soldiers in elaborate garb.

The hotel seemed deserted with no other guests when we went there.

It is a short walk to a new development with loads of nice restaurants.

The hotel is also next to a small park that includes the remains of an old temple.

You are also only a walk away from the big goose pagaoda.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.40 Yanyin Road, Dayan Ta, Dayan District, Xi'an 710061, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Xi'an
#35 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#70 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Xi'an Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xian Garden Hotel in Xian, China is located in Yan Yin Road, just 5 minutes off the city center and about 45km from the Xianyang International Airport (SIA). It houses 292 oriental-style guestrooms that are all furnished with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, Internet access, and cable TV. The hotel also offers a number of facilities including three (3) restaurants, a fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool. Hotel services include airline and tour assistance, laundry, and express check-in and checkout. ... more   less 
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