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Tang Dynasty Art Garden Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.6-1 Furong East Road, Qujiang New Area, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China   |  
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Ranked #17 of 2,170 Hotels in Xi'an
Beijing, China
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“What a disappointment, we left the hotel spontaneously”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We wanted to spend three days in this hotel, which came recommended, but I guess the positive postings here are fake or bought.

We were told, our booking was some kind of misunderstanding, the offered discount (30%) could not be offered anymore, so it was abt. 1.000rmb/night.

It's always bad to change hotel at the same day, but almost hopeless at chinese new year.

So we checked the room, which had a poor bathroom, pretty basic interieur, loud, as all rooms facing courtyards which are open to everyone.
Not pleasant at all.

Overall impression: it seems very much like a state-run hotel, lack of maintenance, staff speaks very little english if at all - the sign said it: 'foreign tourist receiving'.
While I was looking for a restro, I bumped into breakfast room and woke up the staff sleeping on the tables and chairs.

We disliked this place so
much, we rather spent twice the money and a lot of time to find another place to stay than staying here for one night.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in December and were surprised at how comfortable and well equipped the Chinese-style rooms are. The hotel comprises several attractive linked courtyards, and the bedrooms are accessed from these, as is the breakfast room which provides a wide selection of mainly Chinese foods. The hotel is situated next to the Dayan Pagoda in a modern area outside the city walls of Xi'an and the area is a major tourist attraction with many restaurants and street activities.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Lovely traditional Chinese style hotel, with modern comforts, suitable for all types of groups. The hotel is arranged in a number of attractive courtyards, and has traditional Chinese furnishings - so a great option of you want a taste of China rather than a faceless Western hotel.

We recently stayed in a family suite with our 2 young children. The suite was a large room with 2 standard double beds, plus a raised platform with thin mattress and extra bedding, so could probably accommodate larger family groups as well. There was also a large sofa and armchair, with TV (Chinese channels), computer, WIFI, minibar etc, so the room was a comfortable place to relax after sightseeing as well. Our ensuite had a good shower (but no bath).

We only ate breakfast at the hotel, which was largely Chinese but with cereal, toast, fruit and basic fry-up available so you could eat Western style too. A full range of free fresh coffee (inc cappuccino) was available over breakfast, which was very impressive for a Chinese hotel.

Service levels at the hotel were good, with nice additional touches such as a traditional Chinese instrumental group in the foyer in the evening (who were happy for our children to try out their instruments), and souvenir quality key rings gifted on departure.

The location worked really well for our group - the hotel is right next to the Big Goose Pagoda and evening fountain show, and within 30 mins walk of the Shaanxi Museum, so you can easily fill a day sightseeing on foot. The whole Pagoda area has been sympathetically developed as a tourist area, with many restaurants and a large pedestrianized area (very useful if you have toddlers who need to run around). Also, because it is not in the centre of town it is very easy to get out to visit the Terracotta Warriors without being stuck in traffic jams. We did not investigate the public transport into town as we had hired a driver, but there appeared to be a number of bus routes and they are in the process of building a subway line.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We were at this hotel last August. This hotel is a traditional one and has a reasonable price. We really enjoyed the patio and the room that was comfortable. The night we were staying there was a concert of traditional music in the patio while we were having dinner at the restaurant. The food is really delicious but could be quite spicy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nicholson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This hotel is lovely. The courtyards are fabulous and it is located right in the middle of all the city action. The water displays at night are beautiful. The desk attendants were very helpful. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was large and western. The city has a lot of smog but one morning the sky of blue and a wonderful breeze was blowing through the gardens. The breakfast was a tasty combination of East meets West. We all enjoyed staying here and would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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New Delhi, India
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Art Garden Hotel is arranged around a pair (or was it 3?!) courtyards. It's modern, but has been tastefully constructed in traditional style. My room was in the furthest courtyard from reception, which was a wonderfully serene place to sit and read in the daytime. Indeed, the gardens are well kept, and the Goose Pagoda towers benignly over the courtyard wall.

This brings me nicely to location. Many feel they should be within the walls of the old city, and this is where most of the larger hotels are. Honestly, I think the sights of the old town are highly bereft of the character that overly romanticised tourist guides attribute them with. The main mosque is worth seeing, but the street markets surrounding it have no really interesting wares or foods on offer anymore that can't be found elsewhere. It might just be because I'm used to the bazaars of India, but there really is little "authentic" character left in Xi'an old city. With this in mind, the surrounds of the Art Garden Hotel make a welcome change. It's situated on the edge of a huge public square, at the centre of which lies the Goose Pagoda and it's surrounding temples. The square itself features a huge (and I do mean HUGE) musical/lightshow fountain and some modern mall-type buildings. This might not sound that interesting, but it's an absolute mecca for locals and families in the evenings, and offers a great insight into modern, middle class life in Xi'an. There's all sorts going on - inpromptu line dancing, men cracking massive whips, rollerblade slaloms etc. There's also a street that runs north off the square that has a host of more upmarket restaurants - but be warned, in many the staff speak no english at all, and in some they don't even have those picture menus that make speaking redundant. The hotel is also on the right side of the city, and near enough to main roads, to make the trip to the Terracotta Army extremely easy. We arranged this at the hotel and had an extremely comfortable door-to-door ride.

The rooms are extremely well appointed, and very comfortable indeed. It had everything I could ask for, including a desk area complete with PC. The bathroom was very nice, though in some ways a triumph of style over substance. This is largely in reference to their decision to put 'traditional' bamboo style bathtubs in, which are not bolted down and make for a slightly awkward thing to shower in. It's not a real issue, but it does mean the entire bathroom gets flooded unless you remember to tuck the curtain into the bathtub - you'll find out for yourself if you go ;)

I only ate breakfast in the restaurant, but it was most agreeable. It's mostly Chinese (as indeed I think are the hotels customers) with little western fare on offer. However I suggest you use this as an opportunity to and try the interesting combination of barrista coffee with fish-fragrant chicken or some such similar delicacies.

All in all, I would highly recommend this place. It's extremely comfortable, well decorated/maintained, and offers a much more interesting alternative to the rather bland massive international chains that dominate the old town.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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40 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

During our vacation me and my wife spent 9 nights in this hotel in October. It was good to come "home" to this hotel after a busy day in Xi'an. The hotel garden was so beautiful that even the Xi'an smog seemed to stay somewhere outside the hotel property. The room was not big but we did not need more space. The only negative things you could say about the hotel were the very hard beds and the bad smell in the bathroom.

Breakfast was good even though very Chinese. We did use the restaurant only once for dinner as there were so many good restaurants close by. The whole area around the hotel was very nice. The Big Wild goose pagoda was a good land mark and so beautiful specially during evenings when it was lit. Within walking distance we could find many nice areas with parks, fountains, restaurants and shops. It was very easy to take the bus to downtown Xi'an (bus 609), actually much easier than taking a taxi, which were sometimes very difficult to find.

A bit surprising was that so few in the staff knew any English. But we managed to communicate with them and loved the place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.6-1 Furong East Road, Qujiang New Area, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Xi'an
#12 Romantic Hotel in Xi'an
#15 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#77 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tang Dynasty Art Garden Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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