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“3rd stop on our China Tour” 4 of 5 stars
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Wan Nian Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.93 Changle Middle Road, Xi'an 710032, China   |  
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Ranked #179 of 2,154 Hotels in Xi'an
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“3rd stop on our China Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

From searching on Trip Advisor, I see that there are 2 hotels in Xi'an with similar names.

This review is for the Wan Nian Hotel, aka Golden Wannian on Chang Le Zhong Road.

This was the 3rd hotel of our OnTheGo tour of China.

The hotel was very nice, and again it is primarily a business hotel (there was a refridgerator salesman conference on during our visit!).

The rooms was large and spacious, with complementary bottles of water in the room.
The hotel is close to the centre of Xi'an.

It is currently the down season (March) and we had to check if the bar was actually open (it turns out it has lights that are only on, when the sensors are activated). Once we had established the bar was open it was good value, only 10 Yuan / beer.
The bar at the top of the hotel was also closed.
As was the swimming pool!!

Breakfast was split into 2, with western and Chinese breakfasts being served in separate dining rooms. The western breakfast, was very quiet, and it is all cooked freshly for you. Being this isn't a buffet style breakfast, service is a bit slower than in other hotels, and breakfast will last at least 30 mins. Cereal and milk is on the table on arrival, and the staff then serve juice and coffee. 5- 10 mins later, the toast arrives. 5- 10 mins later still the cooked breakfast (a huge omlette, bacon and sausage) arrives. However, on the 2nd morning, no staff was evident on arrival, so we helped ourselves
to someone elses leftover toast. This resulted in us not getting any fresh toast, and no cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bedfordshire, England
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

I stayed here for 1 night with my husband as part of our honeymoon tour around China. The room itself was lovely with a kingsize bed. We were quite high up so had views across town, and the staff were accommodating. We arrived at around 10.30am after an overnight train journey from Beijing and they had extended the buffet breakfast period just for us - we weren't even expecting to get breakfast that morning!
Location-wise, I don't know how accessible it is to the old city wall and attractions as we had our own tour guide and driver. The Terracotta Army is about an hour out of the city.
In the evening we used the indoor pool - the only thing there was that we had to buy a swimming cap (it was compulsory to wear one) which cost about £1.
For dinner we stayed in the hotel restaurant. We arrived to eat quite late by Chinese standards, around 8.30 and they seemed in a hurry to get rid of us in the end as we were the last to leave, so we finished with a couple of drinks at the bar.
On the whole it served our needs.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

I stayed here for 1 night in March 2008 as part of a group-tour of China.

The hotel was extremely clean. The location was rather central as far as I remember. The room was the best thing about this hotel - it was very large and clean with enough furniture to feel home-like but not so much as to feel clutterred. The bathroom was also large and more importantly clean. The two smal complimentary water bottles provided in the room upon check-in were a nice touch. Some complimentary toiletries as well in the bathroom. Not sure if these are replenished on a daily basis though, because I only stayed one night.

The breakfast buffet was lovely. There was a large variety of foods to choose from. You could eat western-stlye pastries or chinese noodles and rice. There was freshly squeezed juice and a pair of chefs who can make your eggs any way you like in front of you while you wait for them to do it. There were also cereals etc - very nice!

Overall I really liked this hotel and I am surprised to find that I am the first review to be posted in English on here.

  • Stayed March 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

We stayed here as part of our school trip to China. The public areas of the hotel are renovated to a high standard - the rooms we were in (their 3 star rooms) were horrible! The carpets were dirty and the rooms were very smelly - old smoke. I think this part of the hotel is due for renovation so if you are staying there soon ask NOT to be in the south building

  • Stayed April 2008
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2007

The Xi'an Wannian Grand is hardly grand. The lobby looks almost as good as it does in the photo's, and the rooms are large; but you can't get a drink, or a meal. We arrived at 1700h and settled in, heading down for a beer about 1830h; the bar is closed, in darkness. I spoke to receptionist who said she'd get the bar opened (this is a big hotel, where is everyone?) By 1900h we had our drinks, now about dinner..... no-one in the restaurant, no staff, no patrons.... no menu.... so back to the bar. It's closed again! Internet touted as free, is not, and it takes some hours to get the hotel's IT guy to reconfigure your laptop to connect to their unique inhouse network. Scary stuff, eh? But the worst thing is you can't see out the wonderful floor/ceiling panoramic windows because the air is a orangey-greenish goop. On our third morning I finally got a glimpse of the road, 9 stories below! Terracotta Warriors are worth the trip tho'

  • Liked — Lovely big pano windows
  • Disliked — Not being able to see anything
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2007

Wan Nian Grand Hotel, Xi'an was very nice. Two bottles of water and snacks in room at check-in. Booked into hotel as a part of a China Focus tour. Many tour groups (some students) at hotel. Very nice room, standard bath, limited a/c, internet 25 yuan/day. Very nice breakfast buffet included with tour. Much local shopping around corner as well as bus station. Note to far (by taxi) from the city center.

  • Stayed April 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Wan Nian Grand Hotel

Address: No.93 Changle Middle Road, Xi'an 710032, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#139 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Wan Nian Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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