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“Dated and Dirty (Two Stars is Being Generous)” 2 of 5 stars
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Orient Hotel Xi'an
Ranked #163 of 2,355 Hotels in Xi'an
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Dated and Dirty (Two Stars is Being Generous)”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

To be honest, one star is probably more accurate, but since I didn't encounter any insects, get sick from the hotel's food, and wasn't lied to be anyone at reception, I can't give the absolute minimum.
For your own well-being please do not stay here.

I stayed here as part of a tour and the only positive thing I can think to say is that it provided me with an experience I'd missed out on in Poland in 2000, staying in a true over-the-top Communist style hotel. Even if rooms are non-smoking, the hallways are not, and both the smell of my room and the numerous cigarette burns on the floor suggested to me this was not always the case.

The bed was decent enough (although two blankets were necessary even in April and each room only gets two) as was the location. The shower seemed to have been cleaned at some point during the past year, although the water did run brown for a good minute before it warmed up. The paper-thin (indeed paper) slippers and shampoo are only replaced every other day, although towels are changed daily (good thing since they don't dry in the poorly ventilated bathroom.)

The people at the desk were neither good nor bad, but mostly confused, indeed frequently giving people in our group the wrong keys.

In summary, everything was suboptimal and I wouldn't recommend staying here under any circumstances.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in December 2012.
A dated hotel in gloomy December.
First room entered smelt like a gas chamber. Got a second room which was much better. Front desk was could be more friendly.
Double glazed window (very dirty due to bad pollution in the city) but the sound proofing was poor and could hear traffic noise and renovation work at the building next to the hotel.
Room was functional and bright.
Killed 2 different sizes cockroaches in the bathroom on two occasions. There must have a family living there!
Buffet breakfast was very poor on the 2nd floor.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The room was clean and comfortable. Bathroom was well maintained. Buffet breakfast on the top floor was good with plenty of choice. The view from the top floor of the sun rising above the city skyline was amazing. Overall, a good experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

An older style hotel with a great looking facade and lobby area but the rooms were not 3 star. Some paint peeling and very strong smell of smoke, even though we requested a non-smoking room . In fact the smell was so strong it almost brought tears to my eyes. To be fair though, as soon as we complained the room was deodorised but this did not completely remove the smell.

The food in the revolving restaurant (not revolving when we visited) was good and no complaints there. The location seemed to be in a busy retail designer area and it was difficult to find other places to eat near the hotel. We tried the coffee shop across the road which was fine but expensive. We eventually found a restaurant for dinner, which was a good 20 minutes walk to a designer looking shopping centre - food here was great and well priced.

China Odyssey Tours I think you can do better than this hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank sandylem
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wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

This hotel was old but satisfactory, quiet and comfortable, a bit tired but I have stayed in worse, price was good 300rmb, this included dinner discount vouchers and breakfast, but don’t expect a western style breakfast, you are in China after all, the revolving restaurant was novel and the buffet meal adequate, beer and wine was free with the meal

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Perth WA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

My mother and I travelled on a Wendy Wu Tour in April and The Orient Hotel was one of the hotels we stayed in. We didn't have high expectations of the hotels in China, but we were hoping they would be clean. The bathroom had cracked tiles with mould on them and the towel rail was barely hanging on the wall. The walls had wallpaper lifting from them and the carpets were filthy dirty. We met fellow travellers one night at the hotel bar for a drink and it was very clear the bar staff had no formal bar training, especially as one of the staff asked a male traveller to open a bottle of wine. We also had a laugh when they didn't know the difference between red wine and white wine!
The porters managed to break a wheel off my suitcase when they collected it from outside our room and when I questioned them about this no one seemed to speak English (conveniently!). Needless to say, we won't be staying in this tired and worn out hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Luv2TravelOS
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Leicesteshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

You might end up at this hotel if you book the 3 star Wendy Wu tour. It is quite a nice hotel with clean rooms but let down by a tatty bathrooms - i think the mould on the silicone is the result of incompetent and excessive application of the sealant around the bathroom. The main thing is the bathroom as well as the room is clean. You get great views from the restaurant which may have revolved in the past but had ceased to do the business when we stayed. The carre four supermarket is useful for stocking up on snacks.

All in all an above average hotel.

  • Stayed October 2008
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Property: Orient Hotel Xi'an
Address: No.393 Zhuque Road, Xi'an 710061, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#89 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Orient Hotel Xi'an 4*
Number of rooms: 293
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