We arrived there on Mon 4/9 and the lobby was beautiful! Then we went up to our hotel room and there was a hotel room that hadn't been touched since the 70's. Cracked tiles in bathroom, stained, faded carpet, ROCK HARD mattress,the non existent toilet paper holder and frayed, split wiring to lamps. However, it was late and we're troopers so we put on our games faces and went to sleep. The next day we went down to breakfast and they told us our travel agent had signed us up for the Chinese breakfast. We looked at it and honestly there was nothing that we wanted to eat so we went back to the front desk and asked to change to the Western breakfast buffet. The trainee said yes, however, to be sure we asked the other girl, she looked at our paperwork and said yes also and the manager came over and also said we could. We offered to pay and they said no to just go ahead and go.
We went to the breakfast buffet and told the woman at the door that management said we could eat here instead of at the Chinese breakfast and she let us through. We went through and while they had food it was ALL cold, there were no warmers under the buffet servers. While we were in the buffet line someone came up and said we needed to go eat at the Chinese breakfast and we explained again that we didn't want to eat that but wanted to eat the Western breakfast and that the front desk staff and management had approved it. We sat down to eat and someone came up and told us that the Chinese breakfast cost so much yuan and the Western breakfast cost blank yuan, which was more. At this point, my husband said to forget it and keep the food and we left. We went up to the front desk and he tried to talk to the manager about the food and the room but there was no one available that spoke English. We had them call our tour guide who came over and we checked out of the hotel. The hotel is allegedly a 4 star hotel as the tour guide's boss told my husband is noted above their front door. But as my husband humorously told them- he can take 4 stars and stick it above our toilet and that doesn't make it 4 stars!!!
Seriously though, this hotel sucked, definitely the worst I have ever stayed at and I had misgivings when I looked the night before we were to arrive and saw the reviews but decided to keep an open mind. We walked in and saw the lobby and I thought WOW- they're wrong this is a beautiful hotel! But it truly is all in the hotel and not in the rooms. The staff was rude and not helpful at all to us and I'm not one to complain a lot but DO NOT STAY HERE! We have stayed at Chinese hotels but this bed was worse than sleeping on the floor and if it hadn't been so filthy we would have slept there honestly.
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- Also Known As:
- Xian Hotel Xi An
- Xi'An Hotel China/Shaanxi