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Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.18 West Huancheng South Road, Xi'an 710048, China   |  
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Ranked #55 of 2,158 Hotels in Xi'an
Xi'an, China
1 review
“Nice Hotel in a good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The hotel is located beside the old city wall and from the room you have a nice view on it. The room is large, clean and quite. The staff was very kind and friendly. We got a non-smoking room and it was clean though the furnishings were a bit old-fashioned style. In the room there was a big flat-screen TV and free internet use.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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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 of 5 stars
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Meath, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I stayed here as part of an organised tour. Room was comfortable and clean. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was quite good and great choice of food. Dinner was also included and this was very good, again a huge choice. The hotel is located beside the old city wall and looks really well, lit up at night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Canberra, Australia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
81 hotel reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Check in was quick. The room was very spacious - we could almost have held a party in it! Breakfast was fair and could have been better. The hotel has a little shopping arcade next to the lifts. The hotel is right next to the Old City Wall. On the first night of our stay at the hotel the Old City Wall was all lit up with bright lights. However the next night there were no lights on it at all!

Room Tip: Ask for a room that looks out onto the Old City Wall.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Magenta, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

An unforgettably bad experience in a third rate hotel. Old and tired rooms, peeling paint, stained headboard. Air con did not work for whole of our 2 days despite requesting a fix. Our non smoking floor smelt strongly of smoke in the corridor.

2 desk staff and a concierge could not speak English and could not show us the hotel location on the map. The claimed wifi did not work in the rooms. Breakfast very ordinary and no water available in the dining area. Supposedly 4 star but there are many nicer properties in Xian.

Room Tip: Avoid this property at all costs
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Buderim, Australia
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306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The heading says it all thats all the hotel is good for. The rooms were not clean and the food was very ordinary. If you can find another hotel in the area give it a try.

Room Tip: Also check about the airconditioner to see if it working. The reason I say this is at certain hotels...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great location, just outside the city wall. Rooms were very luxurious and well equipped. Breakfast was average. Internet access at business centre was sporadic but the staff were very accommodating and willing to help. Great little supermarket downstairs to stock up on Chinese sweets and treats!

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is a hotel close by the city wall. You can walk downtown in 5 minutes. Its very large rooms can keep us all without any kind problem (we are five people..). It's clean but a little to much 'chinese style'. Only few service people can speak english, and a little bit more can speak japanese.

Room Tip: You better book through a chinese travel agency for better prices (sometimes better than internet...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel

Address: No.18 West Huancheng South Road, Xi'an 710048, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#83 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Xi An
Xi An Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel China/Shaanxi

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