We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment.The location is excellent ,being right in the heart of the Old City virtually opposite the start of the Muslim Quarter. The apartment is spacious and clean.We ate most of our meals in the Muslim Quarter and it is a great experience to be there eating with the locals before the tourist buses start to arrive at 0840.
May's correspondence with us was fast and effective even though she lives overseas.May's mum lives in the next apartment and although she does not speak English,Judy the organiser is always available to help.
It was so helpful to be met at the train station as I think it would be impossible to find the first time without help.
They also give you a local mobile to use in case of trouble.
We hired a car( very modern) and driver ( no English at all but that didn't matter) from 0900 to 1700 for 450RMB from them to take us to the Warriors,Mausoleum and Banpo Village.We did not get their guide service which we felt was unnecessary and too expensive. We specified "no factories" and the whole day went very smoothly.
They also booked our Tang Dynasty Show with Dumpling Banquet .Judy took us there and then we caught a tuk tuk home.
We hired their car and driver to take us to the airport ( 180RMB).
We enjoyed staying in a low key local apartment and would recoomend it to you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hq Guesthouse Xian: Boutique accommodation for families, couples and independent travelers of all ages located in the centre of Xian. Offers bunks, double rooms with balconies or your own self contained 100m2 apartment near Muslim Qtr, absolutely perfect for families. Spacious, cozy, clean and extremely central: experience absolute comfort for a fraction of the usual cost. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Xian Apartments Guesthouse Hq China/Shaanxi