We stayed here for two nights on a tour because it was the most luxurious on offer. The décor is elaborate and augmented with flowers but the overall effect is so overdone and rather garish that it is neither beautiful or restful. But it is certainly expensive. The service was good and helpful and there was lots of choice in restaurants. We ate each time in the Azur restaurant and had the buffet dinner and the breakfast. Both were excellent, with a mix of Chinese and Western items.
The weather was cold and wet, so we did not go for walks in the vicinity except a very brief one between showers. The immediate surrounding area was not very interesting. It is in the centre of the city but not within walking distance of the main attractions. So you have to go by taxi if you don't have a tour guide and the traffic in the city is horrendous - by far the worst I've seen anywhere, including Bangkok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The majestic Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square locates right in the heart of its walled city. It is in the hotel complex of beautifully landscaped gardens stand a series of historical buildings of Sino-Russian architecture echoing more than 50 years of history. The 414 spacious guestrooms equipped with ultra-modern conveniences - the exclusive Sofitel's MY BED, rainforest shower, complimentary wireless Internet access. For the busy executive traveller requiring extra efficiency, the Club Sofitel has 56 rooms and suites with upgraded facilities, services and exclusive benefits. Azur delights with fresh, savory Mediterranean dishes and European specialties. At the Casablanca, experience authentic Moroccan dishes. Koi, our Japanese Restaurant is the very best in Japanese cuisine with an elegant atmosphere. Le Chinois is the most prestigious Cantonese restaurant in the city. Bar Bambu is the lobby bar with romantic live music, and you can also enjoy the international music our Habana Club of finest wine and cigars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square Hotel Xi`An
- Sofitel Xi An
- Accor Xi An
- Xi'an Sofitel
- Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square China/Shaanxi