This hotel has got the backpacker's scene down to an art. We arrived on the overnight train from Beijing, and were picked up along with a few others and taken to the hotel. We arrived at about 8:30, and the Terracotta Warrier tour left at 9:30. Even though they initially didn't seem to have any spots left for the tour, after hearing that we wanted to go, they managed to make some phone calls and find us 2 more spots. So within an hour of arriving in Xi'An, we were on our way to the Terracotta warriers. The tour was great, the tour guide spoke great English and didn't take us to any shopping areas, instead she actually discouraged us from talking to the hawkers or buying from them in case we got ripped off. At the end of the tour, we all stopped at a restaurant for a Chinese lunch at a (suprisingly) very good price.
The hotel was good, clean and quite large. Staff were helpful with directions, but seemed always very busy, they could have used another front desk staff member. The only problem was that the food and drinks were quite expensive (although you could just walk acoss the road to the convenience store and buy them there for much less), and the lounge area played very large music and had lots of people smoking, which is normal for China, but quite gross when a non-smoker coming from Canada.
Overall, this hotel was a good spot with a great location!!! Easy to walk to all the tourist attractions!
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