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Xi'an Garden Hotel
Ranked #50 of 2,550 Hotels in Xi'an
Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Interesting hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed here for two nights as part of an organised group tour in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. The hotel is well situated, just across the road from an amazing Mall (Tang Dynasty) which was quite eye opening.
The building is set in beautiful grounds with a small lake (pond) complete with swans, peacocks, ducks etc. Rooms were some distance from main entrance and reception but corridors were clean and reasonably bright. We had wonderedwhy our guide had made mention of the hardness of the beds but soon realised why when we sat on one of them! Rock solid would probably be the best description and we had to ask for additional topper to be added to the mattresses. To say the room was "tired" might be generous- it could do with redecoration and modernisation but it was clean and well enough equipped.
The breakfast buffet was disappointing and despite efforts didn't really cater for western guests. We found it a bit disconcerting to be joined at our breakfast table by a young chinese girl and her mother, perhaps it was because we had been seated as close to the tv as you could get and she wanted to watch something.
Overall this hotel is fine, just be aware of the beds!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Xi;an, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

this hotel is not ancient ,but in ancient style and it's good location
i like the building style ,like the ancient palace and though the room is a little bit old while the enviroment is reallr good and this hotel close to big wild goose pagoda and tang paradise and neaby the QU JIANG shopping area and easy to find different resturant for meals
and there is one bar street in CI EN XI LU
the hotel offer Chinese breakfast and western breakfast ,Chinese one RMB28/person, western RMB58/person
Japanese Emperor and OLYMPIC TORCH stayed at this hotel before ,what's more ,this hotel rate is cheaper than other common 4 star hotel in Xian
this is what i know for this hotel and my favrioted hotel in Xian
i recommend the friends, who like Chinese Traditional culture and history, this hotel is really a good choice

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Booked this hotel because my colleagues stayed here last time they were in Xi'an on business. Was a little worried when I read somewhere that although the hotel lobby and grounds were nice, the furnishings in the rooms were rather worn. I was pleasantly surprised, maybe because I got upgraded to a deluxe room. The room on the 3rd floor is quite bit, with a couch and two chairs, a big flat screen tv, and a very comfortable king size bed. I am truly enjoying my room. The only downside is that the light in the bathroom is censored, and while that is quite convenient, the light is just outside of the bathtub, so when you're in the shower for more than 1-2 minutes, the light doesn't sense anything and turns off, so you have to stick your arm outside of the shower curtain to reactivate the light. Not a big deal but something to note.

I haven't checked out any of the services offered at the hotel or the courtyard, but I plan to visit the gym tomorrow for a much needed workout. So far so good. Very good value for the price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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LaPlace, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

The grounds here are beautiful with ponds and birds. Tai chi instructor available every morning. Breakfast buffet more asian than western. Our room was very comfortable wth a good view of the central garden. Typical hard bed and flat pillows. Walk to park and Large Wild Goose Pagoda, three shopping malls and the wonderful statue-filled median on the main street and other sites. We spent only two nights here, would like to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Lovely hotel and grounds, with a water garden, reception and bar area beautiful

Rooms a little dated in the bathroom but very clean.

Tai CHI MASTER comes to hotel in the morning and you can join in. Peacocks in the water garden area

Breakfast and meals good selection bot western and chinese . Great place to visit and stay for the Terracotta Army. One night there we went to the water laser show and market and mingled with the locals re dancing..festival there at the time. Tour guide told us about it, a great night out and free

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fresno
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

I really like this hotel. It was in a great location and the common areas (the outside and lobby) were very nice. I didn't have a problem with the room. It perhaps could benefit from a little sprucing up, the carpet is a little shabby, but the bed was comfy and the room and bathroom were clean. They offer free wifi in the room as well, which is a huge plus for me. I hate having to go all the way to the lobby to have to use wifi (I was using the wifi to skype with my baby back home). The staff was all very nice, however, their English was a lot more limited here than in Beijing or in Shanghai. So we both did our best to try and communicate. The staff is all dressed in periodical attire, it was cool. Their brekfast was a little bit more limited, but was fine considering it was free. Location was good and very close to the Wild Goose Pagoda. Also, hotel was very close to a lot of night life and some fast food chains in case you're all Chinese food out. Subway, Dairy Queen, Papa John's and Starbucks were all a stone's throw away. I would stay here again. Drinkks in the bar here were affordable and cheaper then Beijing. Can't complain here. As everyone else has metioned, the garden was very nice and the peacocks were pretty. She had a little flock of baby peacocks with her as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

This was in the nicer part of Xian, a few minutes walk to the Wild Goose Pagoda and a couple of minutes from a wide selection off restaurants. Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The Reception, breakfast area and garden lake are lovely, the staff pleasant but the rooms are basic and need a good overhaul. The provision of fire hoods and a torch in the room was certainly novel. Taxis are really cheap as are the buses but in the absence of subway systems like Shanghai and Beijing, taxis are extremely difficult to get. Even the hotel staff have to go onto the street and holler the taxis so leave yourself plenty of time if you're going for a sleeper or to the airport. The hotel has peacocks and were particularly noisy on one of the nights. Have your mandarin phrase book at hand as people who speak English are in even fewer supply than in Beijing or Shanghai. Overall, this hotel is in a good location. Turning left as you come out of the hotel takes you into the nicer parts of Xian and there are some lovely gardens. Turning right, there is some evening entertainment in the square, bullwhipping (no animals involved, Chinese dancing by the women and night market stalls.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Xi'an Garden Hotel
Address: No.40 Yanyin Road, Dayan Ta, Dayan District, Xi'an 710061, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Xi'an
#32 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
#41 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Xi'an Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xian Garden Hotel in Xian, China is located in Yan Yin Road, just 5 minutes off the city center and about 45km from the Xianyang International Airport (SIA). It houses 292 oriental-style guestrooms that are all furnished with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, Internet access, and cable TV. The hotel also offers a number of facilities including three (3) restaurants, a fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool. Hotel services include airline and tour assistance, laundry, and express check-in and checkout. ... more   less 
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