Value for price : the price of that hotel is very cheap, and the location is absolutely perfect because the entrance of the hotel is the airport shuttle bus station. The bus literally stops at less than 2 meters from the door.
Hotel and room : To be honest, for the European level, this hotel can seem very old or more exactly badly maintained. But it's not a big problem, the bed and bathroom were perfectly clean, the problems were for example the door that would need new painting, or that had to be closed with energy, the wall needed to be refreshed, the corridor was not in very good shape, things like that, but the most important was good. The bathroom was also perfectly clean.
What was more strange in this hotel is the ambiance, I think it must be an hotel that was for upper-class of communist party some decades ago, and it was not renewed since, but the same customers still come. As a European these customers looked at me strangely sometimes, but a simple "Nihao" (hello) was OK to make them smile. There was also at least 10 policemen in the lobby, maybe some police office in the same building ?
About the staff : in the whole city of Xi'an I felt that the employees seems like bureaucratic semi-helpful government workers, but again, to be honest, they made their best to answer my questions, and proved to be very helpful and finally very efficient. Even at 5 o'clock in the morning there were 3 girls (sleeping while sitting and waking up to serve customers) at the reception for a quick check-out.
Another great point, I arrived in the morning and they immediately gave me a room even if I was too early for check-in.
But I can confirm that the city outside is noisy depending on your room, this hotel is good for one or too days of visit. Maybe less recommended for romantic or business trip.
Please also note that there is no WiFi in the rooms, but some rooms have Internet. Wifi is available in the lobby (but only 3 seats).
Well, if you are not after luxury this hotel is sufficient, very well located and a true experience. I would return there if I go back to Xi'an, at least the first or the last day.
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- Also Known As:
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