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Xian Skytel Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China   |  
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Ranked #91 of 2,154 Hotels in Xi'an
Zagreb, Croatia
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“Probably the best value for money you can get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

On our journey through China, this hotel was absolutely the best. It is situated right next to the south entrance to city walls, which means that all center activities are within walking reach from the hotel.

Hotel itself has really nice spacious rooms with king size beds and big shower glass tube. Toilette is separated from the shower.
There is also office desk with full-size office chair. Along with the desk there is embedded sofa. Free wifi is available in the room, but internet speed is poor/average.

In the hotel lobby there is nice caffe bar with good quality coffee and refreshing cakes. Price is little steep (160CNY for three macchiatos and three cakes), but worth it if you're craving for good cup of coffee.
We didn't have breakfast included in the price so I cant tell whether is good or not.

Maybe the best hotel feature is its vicinity to airport shuttle bus. Taxis in this town are not to be trusted and we had an unpleasant experience riding from apt to hotel in 2am.
Just 200m from hotel (heading north towards Bell Tower) there is apt shuttle bus station which runs every 20min and it costs around 21CNY (taxi will take 150-200CNY).

All in all, for70USD/night (for 2p) it is a very good value for money.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The hotel was average. Roomy and clean enough. When I was there the hotel was right beside a night club (maybe even in the same complex but not sure of that. I didn't know that when I booked. I'm a pretty easy sleeper but it was just loud music well into the morning hours. It's too bad because otherwise the hotel is perfectly located within a short walk to many main attractions, the airport shuttle bus stop and the subway. I guess you can try to make it work but there is probably something in the same price range without the noise issue.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed here for two nights. Wish I could have stayed for longer. Staff were great - didn't have to ask for WIFI password, where to have breakfast or where the lifts were. Fantastic central location within minutes of shopping and food stalls. Also those rickshaw vehicles are just out the front door. Xian is made for pedestrians very easy to get around.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Review Xian Skytel

Location: The Skytel is located next to the Louis Vuitton shop in Xian. On my first visit to Xian in 1986 there were zero private shops. The Skytel is on the southern leg of the main cross streets that mark the center of Xian, capital of China for 14 dynasties.

I spent one night at the Skytel because there is no direct flights from Lhasa to Hong Kong on the same day. Arriving at Xian airport I took the big airport bus to the Bell Tower, the very center of Xian, 26 yuan. To get to Skytel a guy put me in the back of his Vaspa-like motorcycle, my 29-inch hardside suitcase and my 22-inch hardside carry on in front of him and off we went. The ride was like six minutes. He wanted 10 yuan but it was such an adventure I gave him 15. Going back to the airport I had Skytel arrange a private car for 150 yuan.

Skytel is ultra-modern. The bed was adequate. The room has a control panel for lights which did not work very well. The wi-fi is free and worked quite well. I had to clear 299 emails. There is a sign for available massage. What is 'free massage' for 500 yuan?

The staff was anxious to help. But of the ladies at the front desk only one knew what to do. Even she had to call about what my voucher mean.

I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast buffet for 35 yuan.

I recommend the Skytel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stayed at this hotel on 8th November. The location is the best as it is near the malls & the shopping area. Bell & Drum tower is near the hotel. But the rooms are very small. The bathroom walls are of glass with no curtains. That is the biggest problem if you are with children. Apart from the bathroom problem the hotel is very good.

Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Skytel was very central, so close to the Drum Tower you could walk to the place. We were comfortable, and the Staff were courteous, though could not understand English! The usual outer bathroom wall in frosted glass..........is this the style today? Reasonable breakfast.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

When we arrived in Xian it was late and the first hotel we were given was abysmal(Xian city) our tour company then moved us to this hotel what a difference the location was superb with comfortable beds, good food, friendly staff, exchange desk etc, we had a great time here great value for money would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Xi'an
#35 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#38 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Xian Skytel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Hotel City Lion International
Xian Skytel Hotel China/Shaanxi

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