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Shangri-La Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.38B Keji Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710075, China   |  
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Ranked #5 of 2,158 Hotels in Xi'an
Cambridge
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18 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Superb hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stayed for two nights on business and was delighted with the hotel. The rooms are large and very well appointed and all the extras are of a very high quality - toiletries, tea and coffee, fresh fruits etc. I ate at the Thai restaurant one evening which was delicious, and the breakfast choice was exceptional. The staff were friendly and efficient, my only slight annoyance was that despite making it known when I checked out, some charges were not added to the bill but were debited from my credit card after I left which made the subsequent paper trail unnecessarily complicated. An exceptional hotel though, highly recommended.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We travelled in China this August. This is our first stay. We enjoyed our stay here.
The food is very good and the room is so clean. The staff are friendly and helpful.
The room was new, spacious and clean, and the gym was huge and fabulous.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Wombourne
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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed at the Shangrila last month (room 1423). I do not doubt its claim to be the best in Xian but it is not up to international 5 star standard and I would rate it as 4 star. Check-in was smooth and our luggage was speedily delivered to the room but no one accompanied us to the room to explain how to use the safe, coffee-making facilities and other attributes.

On the plus side the room was spotlessly clean with an enormous bed (nearly twice the size of our super king at home), the power shower was invigorating and I was very pleased to find the L'occitane toiletries in the bathroom together with spare toothbrush, comb, shower cap and sewing kit. The hairdryer was in a drawer but had a very strong coil which was difficult to straighten out so the only way to use it was keep the drawer open and bend over it sideways.

The laundry service was good and quick but quite expesive at £6 for a shirt and £3 for a handkerchief.

I did not like the breakfast cafe which was vast, very noisy and busy. There was a wonderful choice of food however, with large islands of Chinese and Japanese food, every type of bread, cereal and fruit with smoothies and vegetable juices including celery and cucumbber. continental plus hot and cold buffet and special section where chef would cook to order. When you were shown to your table large ugly mugs were plonked on the table and a thermos flask containing tea/coffee. One morning, I had a dirty plate, chipped milk jug and stained napkin which I did report on the feedback form that was left on the table but had no acknowledgement.

We did eat in the Thai restaurant one night which was very good and reasonably priced with a glass of Chardonnay and Rioja at £7 per glass, (half the price of other hotels we stayed in China). There was also a very pleasant outside eating area called "the Yard" where two chefs cooked to order on charcoal barbecues most nights. One night after the theatre we asked if it was possible to order food from the restaurant to be brought out and although this was obviously not the "norm" two delightful young waitresses tried their skills at uncorking the wine and laying the table for us and even bought me a throw to keep warm as the night chill set in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We selected this hotel since it was ranked top and are satisfied with our 7 night stay there. First the good stuff:
- The staff are friendly and helpful, especially the concierge who provided lots of good recommendations!
- The room was new, spacious and clean, and the gym was huge and fabulous
- The hotel was central enough for us and twice we took a short bus ride to attractions such as the Big Goose Pagoda and Tang Paradise
- It was walking distance to good restaurants, malls and a great massage establishment next door
- Our best meals in Xian were actually in the hotel: the buffet spread at the cafe, the Thai restaurant, as well as the value 99RMB lunch at the chinese restaurant

I would have rated it Excellent except for a few misgivings:
- The pool though heated was still a bit too cold for comfort
- The lobby outside our room on 11th floor smelt smoky the first few days, and the lobby lounge was just too smoky to venture close to enjoy the live piano performance
- The service at the chinese restaurant was too slow, we thought it was once off and tried it again on our last day but the food still took more than 30mins to arrive

Overall, still a very good hotel and I would return again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

the hotel is so clean.
the good facillity for sport swimming,...
the good lobby
the good breakfast and sogood dinner.
i was there for 2 times.
the SPA is good
but select the room far away the elavator
the bad things is just you can hear other room noise in some case.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Stayed here for one night on vacation. The property is stunning. Really beautiful. Wonderfully attentive staff. The spa facilities are really lovely and the fitness club/pool is wonderful. The only downside is that it is a little far from downtown, so being able to walk to things is a little bit more of a challenge (and traffic around the hotel can be a bear). The breakfast buffet was the best one we had on our 5-star trip to China!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed here for one night in October. The hotel is in the new section of Xian and is a standared decent quality Shangri-la property. My room was average size with a standard set up. The restaurant was nice and the breakfast was better than average wiht freshly made croisants being served by the chef which was a nice touch. Otherwise nothing special about this property. I have no complaints but overall the hotel lacks an overall warmth that would make one want to return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shangri-La Hotel

Address: No.38B Keji Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710075, 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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Xi'an
#3 Spa Hotel in Xi'an
#4 Business Hotel in Xi'an
#4 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#5 Family Hotel in Xi'an
#87 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shangri-La Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 395
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Also Known As:
Shangri La Hotel Xian
Shangri La Hotel Xi An
Shangri-La Hotel China/Shaanxi

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