Buyer beware! there are 3 Lemon Hotels in Xian - And this is NOT the one everyone is raving about! My mistake!!
This Lemon is down by the South Gate - so it is not that far from the city centre - but it has a number of service and maintenance issues that prevent it from matching its counterpart.
The room - the room is well enough appointed with with european beds that were comfortable enough. The decor is modern boutique funky - but as with many local hotels - lack of maintenance has let it down - so the furniture is scratched and dented, the bathroom ceiling needs repair. There is space for a bar fridge - but it wasn't there. The windows seem to lack double glazing - so it was noisy in the evening.
The staff - The staff spoke survival english and were polite enough
Cleanliness. - with a lack of maintenance - many things looked "grubby" . I certainly felt the bathroom could have been cleaner - particularly in the "hard to clean" spots!
Hotel amenities - We elected not to eat the local breakfast provided - so can't comment on the food. We did ask for a beer after returning from a long day of touring - and it was warm ! When asked for a glass we were provided a paper cup! So the "bar" amenities are lacking.
All that said - we stayed for 2 nights - we were out of the hotel touring from 0900 to 2100 - so we really didn't need much - and for the 400 RMB they charged a night - we thought it was reasonable.
Would I go back - probably not - but if you're looking for a cheap weekend and you don't plan on spending that much time in the hotel - it would be worth considering.
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- Also Known As:
- Lemon Hotel Xian South Gate China/Shaanxi