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“Older property, lazy staff, English challenged” 3 of 5 stars
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Good World Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.108 Lianhu Road, Xi'an 710003, China   |  
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Ranked #756 of 2,182 Hotels in Xi'an
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“Older property, lazy staff, English challenged”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

The bellman did not greet our taxi and in factseemed to hide in a corner throughout the checking process. He never offered to help (he probably saw our large and heavy suitcases.) The staff means well, but speaks limited English.

The property is older and needs some attention. The lobby area has peeling paint and exposed wiring visible behind the check-in counter. Light bulbs were burned out. It just has that overall feel of having seen better days and of an absentee manager.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Clean rooms , same hard chinese bed as the case in most 3-4* hotels in china. If you like soft bed, then you would have to stay at 5* hotels to get one. It takes awhile for the AC to work and they do not seem to have a real AC, coz the AC is not as cold and seems they're just drawing in the spring cold air from outside. So, I cannot imagine how hot the room might be during the summer in this case (just a thought)

Bfast is good. The cookies are the best. At the time we were staying there, there was also another group of american youths there so not sure if their bfast choices preparations were influenced by this large group of american tourists.

The hotel is near some local chinese eatery and shops. One of the bellboy staff was kind enough to accompany us to a local chinese eatery late one evening as had a couple of guests who wanted to try out local chinese beer and pulutan (snack foods for beer). It was just a 2 min walk behind the hotel, 1st right corner when you come out of hotel and on the left side of the street, after 2min walk you will see a local chinese eatery with barbecue stall. The hotel staff was kind enough to stay with us for awhile to help us order the beer and some pulutan. Try the RMB 9 beer instead of the RMB 12 Tsintao beer. It taste same and cheaper. Their pulutans (chicken / beef/ goat meat) are good and cheap RMB5 for 10 sticks which is their minimum per order per kind. But be warn, their pulutans are real spicy, so if you are not a hot spicy eater then avoid this. Not sure they serve pulutans that are not spicy bec. we did ask to be serve not spicy but still the servings came out spicy. And you also have to specify that you want COLD BEER, or they will just give you a bottle of beer right out of the box.

The hotel is 20-30minutes walk to the drum tower area. So if you're not up to walking, you can take the taxi.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

I recently stayed for two nights in Xian at the Good World Hotel in Xian. Mine was a flying trip over three days to check-out the famed Terra-Cotta Warriors [bi(ee) ma yong – in Chinese] plus some of the other sites from this ancient Chinese capital. As a foreign inhabitant of Shanghai, I had never traveled to Xian so on a spare long weekend, along with some very cheap fares, this was it! The hotel was selected in a hurry although I was (in error) influenced by a website review elsewhere. If you are an independent traveler with limited time looking for a medium quality and medium price hotel I suggest staying somewhere near the hub of local transport, sightseeing, restaurants and nightlife. For Xian, this somewhere in the southern half of the old city. Anywhere near the Drum Tower or Bell Tower is ground zero for sightseeing travelers. The northern half inside the old city walls (where the Good World Hotel is located) is away from it all. This was an area that was unbelievably quiet and deserted at night for a Chinese city. While the old city is easily covered in a cheap taxi or mini-cab, why disappear into the night a few kilometers away when there are plenty of alternatives more convenient and just as quiet. As far as quality and service goes for the Good World Hotel, it was good and the staff did their job. Having traveled and worked in China for a few years, this hotel was fine. One learns to be flexible here. The hotel offered average value for money. It included the usual little extras such as the odd paint marks and a little peeling paint plus a little bathroom grime but in my experience these are not uncommon features in buildings over about three years of age and below 5 stars here. On sightseeing around Xian, of course the Terra Cotta Warriors are the highest priority. I took a local tourist bus service to the site (Bus 306) for about RMB25 (US$3.60). Taxis and touts offer a whole range of prices. Bus 306 departs about every 20 minutes from the front of the main Railway Station - see my general Xian review. Other sites recommended around Xian are: the Shaanxi Province History Museum and the Great Mosque – very old but quite unique and worth a quick visit. There is a series of markets right near the mosque plus some very local restaurants in this quarter where you may research and enjoy some nice local cuisine and even surprises. There is also a lively precinct of modern-looking restaurants, coffee shops and bars in/near FenXiang Steet (two blocks south of the Bell Tower) that is worth investigating. For transfers to/from the airport, taxis and buses (Line 1) are available and operate from in front of the Arrivals area at the airport. The Line 1 bus costs RMB25 and its last stop is downtown at the Melody Hotel near the Bell Tower. From there you can pick-up an English map and then use it to get a taxi (cheap) to where you want to go. In summary, this hotel offered good value for money and standard China hotel service but it was a little removed from everywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
1 Thank zd68
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Address: No.108 Lianhu Road, Xi'an 710003, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#108 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
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Hotel Class:4 star — Good World Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 139
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