We stayed here in April 2005. The hotel is visually very impressive - looks more like a top five-star hotel - and the bedrooms are wonderfully clean, comfortable and large. Overall, it's extremely good value for money, but we had a couple of quibbles.
First, it's very soulless. The staff are attentive but you get the feeling they're terrified of making a mistake rather than eager to help. Second, the restaurant is outrageously expensive by Chinese standards, so what you save on the rooms you lose on the food. The fact that it's in a 'five-star tourism ghetto' on the outskirts of the city makes it a bit difficult to find other eateries nearby, so you have to plan well if you don't want to pay their prices.
It also seems to be a favoured hang-out for the movers and shakers in Xian, lots of banquets and formal evening events with big brass in attendance.
The pool is lovely and the staff there are much more relaxed and friendly than elsewhere in the hotel.
If you plan to do a lot of trips in Xian and don't mind being a 20 minute taxi ride from the centre of the city (taxis are very cheap)then you couldn't do much better than this hotel, the bedrooms are wonderful to come back to after a hard day's sightseeing. It's also a great place if you want a bit of glamour that doesn't cost too much. Personally, however, Xian is such an interesting and lively city that I would pay a bit more for my room next time and stay closer to the centre.
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