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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 #14 of 2,170 Hotels in Xi'an
Bedfordshire, England
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“A beautiful peaceful oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is different from most you're ever come across. Just 2 floors in beautiful grounds with small waterfalls pools and statues and small pagodas everywhere. Quite stunning. We had a suite, with two very good size rooms tastefully decorated.

Xi'an was the most beautiful Chinese city we visited, really beautiful considering its size. The hotel is close to a lovely area by a shopping centre, and pedestrian areas with lots of interesting stalls et cetera. Of the six hotels we stayed in during our tour, this undoubtedly was the best, because of the hotel itself, its location and the city it is in.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to stay at boutique hotels, and this fits the bill. Sometimes this means character over a truly luxury experience, and this is the case with Tang Dynasty. I'm glad I stayed here, though: the bathroom had the most interesting wooden tub and lovely dragon-motif sink. Set up very much in the traditional Chinese way, there was artwork throughout the three courtyards. The bed was definitely very firm, and the rest of the room had lovely Chinese furniture. Breakfast was good, if a tad chaotic. Note to Westerners: the staff speaks little English and the bill is entirely in Chinese, so if you don't speak any of the language, it's a bit of a leap of faith to stay here. Still, we managed to communicate even though I speak no Cantonese or Mandarin, not even sure what the dialect is in this region. And when we got a request finally communicated, it was handled literally instantly. A fun experience, if not the best hotel stay in my lifetime. Good location next to Wild Goose Pagoda and a huge shopping area with a water fountain and music show a la Bellagio in Vegas.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days, where the ancient culture of China lingers amidst a surging modernization of the surrounding city.

You can explore a wide range of world class sights from here by using taxi, high speed train, metro and bus, then return by evening to exquisite refuge that feels like an extension of the temple housing the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Though English is not the native language, communication was always possible, meals were correctly delivered, taxis waiting at the assigned hour and requests delivered to the room within minutes.

We arrived late the first night after a long and harrowing hour's taxi ride, to be greeted warmly, shown to our room in the south courtyard. It was spacious, spotless, and functioned well, indeed by the fifth day our daily rituals included a breakfast with fine coffee, an evening whiskey (purchase in local 7 to 11) the courtyard listening to birds and a musical consort and then some of the finest cooking we experienced in over a month in China.

If you are in China to visit China this is the place to stay - all the best for great memories!

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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boulogne-Billancourt, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a very nice area, nearby the great pagoda. The surprise came when we entered the hotel with its multiple beautiful courtyards...
Rooms are big and comfortable (and clean) although a bit noisy if it opens on the outside pedestrian street...

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After coming from a stay in a courtyard hotel in a hutong in Beijing which didn't focus so much on luxury but rather in location and great service, we were initially very impressed when we arrived at this hotel. Arriving at night, the surrounding area looked very pretty, we could see the Giant White Goose Pagoda and the courtyard area was very pretty. At first glance the room looked very nice as well.

However, we soon noticed a pervading smell of stale tobacco, which hiding the badly cleaned ashtray in a drawer only alleviated slightly, and a considerable amount of noise coming from both the tv and inhabitants in the next room. We then checked the view out of the window of our "pagoda facing room". You can't fault the description, as the room did indeed face the pagoda but due to a combination of it being a single storey building and there being large trees in the way, we couldn't actually see the pagoda but still had to deal with the noise produced by the stalls set up facing the hotel. In retrospect, a courtyard facing room may have been preferable.

The room was of a decent size but due to the layout there didn't really seem to be a great deal of space and the bathroom was quite cramped. The room was also quite cool, despite a temperature of around 20 Celsius outside, and the "heating" produced noise and draft but no actual warming. The effect was exacerbated by the stone effect floor - the provided slippers are very useful. In winter I could see the temperature as an issue - especially as the bedroom door leads directly outside and you could see daylight around its edges.

Our issues with the room were mentioned to the staff - they couldn't do much about our neighbours or view but did at least try to mask the stale smoke smell.

The staff were pleasant and the buffet breakfast was decent enough - the coffee was good but it should be with a normal price of around 65 yuan a cup. The breakfast room felt a bit oppressive - high walls, net curtains and enormous circular banqueting tables did not really provide a relaxing environment. There appeared to be no facility to have breakfast outside in the courtyard - a crying shame given that these areas are the best feature of the hotel.

A word about the area - the whole area has been completely demolished and rebuilt (even most of the pagoda looks to have been constructed in the last 5 years) and we found it extremely sterile. It seemed to be very popular with the Chinese but we don't visit other countries to go to Pizza Hut or KFC and it took some effort to find restaurants that weren't fast food chains. In retrospect, we would have preferred to have stayed somewhere more central with better access to genuine bars, restaurants and nightlife.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed two nights at the Tang Dynasty for the sole purpose of seeing the warriors. The location is excellent in that it is part of the old town and easy to walk around the interesting square where the locals parade, do Tai Chi & the men fly their kites. It's also picturesque and near the pagoda. The room had character,the shower with wooden tub can be a challenge,and breakfast was mediocre from a western point of view. Whilst the staff are very friendly, there is very little English.
For us it was a good stay in a very interesting area and good for a couple of nights. Full of character but don't expect 5 star.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This Hotel was a real find. Our stay here was a real treat. The rooms could not have been better. We would definitely return.
Our Tour Guild was invited for tea and was very happy that the hotel was so nice.

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
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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:
#6 Family Hotel in Xi'an
#11 Romantic Hotel in Xi'an
#13 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#75 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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