We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Reasonable rate for hotel in tourist area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Xian Skytel Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Xian Skytel Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China   |  
Hotel amenities
Name/address in local language
Ranked #40 of 2,328 Hotels in Xi'an
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Reasonable rate for hotel in tourist area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Even though the room is not big, but clean and confortable bed and pillow. Needless to say on convenience location for food and vist to famous tourist attraction such as City Wall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, street that is full of local specialty food and souvenir. One thing odd is the bath room, which is not enclosed, there is transparent glass door for shower room, no door for toilet, and outside the shower & toilet there is a sink for washing, need to take note if you are not staying alone or with your spouse.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Helpful?
Thank hui88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

292 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    40
    139
    83
    18
    12
See reviews for
39
57
27
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed 4 nights in this modern and clean hotel which is well located near the city wall south gate. It is close to restaurants, supermarket and metro. The hotel restaurant has an excellent breakfast amd dinner selections at reasonable prices. Staff speak English and very helpful. One curious item is that our bathroom had a partial glass wall between it and the bed area. We did not inquire about the other rooms.

Room Tip: If you are concerned about privacy in the room, ask about the bathroom visibility.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Canada4Explorer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southampton
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

An excellent modern Hotel set within the city walls within easy walking distance of the 'South Gate' and the 'Bell and Drum Towers'. The rooms were clean and spacious and the beds comfortable. We would definately recommend this Hotel and would certainly return given the opportunity.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
Helpful?
Thank JaniceandAlan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This hotel is modern, clean and convenient. It is within walking distance of the Drum and Bell Towers and the South Gate of the city. The rooms were comfortable. There was good WIFI. The price was reasonable. You can find anything you need within walking distance. We would definitely use this hotel again.

Room Tip: This hotel is modern, clean and convenient. It is within walking distance of the Drum and Bell Tower...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Helpful?
Thank Francha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed in Xian Skytel Hotel last May 2010. It was an almost perfect hotel. Very convenient location. My friend and I walked to the Bell Tower and South Gate our first night there. The room was perfect! I liked the lively colors of the chair and the paintings on the wall. All the furniture were stylish, modern and functional. The best part of the room was the wall facing the bathroom door: It was entirely covered with mirror. There were many shelves where you can place your things too. The room had a cozy feeling to it. The only catch was the noise down the street which was a bit disturbing at nighttime. Bathroom was clean as well as spacious. The breakfast was nice and the staffs were very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Eelzer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
120 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I paid 278 ($45 US) a night for a single room. I added breakfast when I got there for 35 RMB. The rooms were clean and small but I was solo and wasn't looking for anything special. Location was fantastic. Was able to walk to the South Gate and Bell Tower at night to take photos and felt safe as a solo female traveler. I should also add the the reception staff spoke decent English.

I was fine with breakfast which included some non pork items such as 2 sauteed vegetable dishes each morning plus fresh fruit. The food wasn't too greasy so I would choose the breakfast option. I did see a Starbucks about 6 minute walk away if that is what you wanted. There is also a coffee shop attached to the lobby but I don't know if they served any food.

Taxis from the airport can be a hassle. Lonely Planet says it should cost 100 RMB but I wound up paying 180 with the meter and I know I got ripped off. I discovered that the airport drop off and pick-up is a ten minute walk away from the hotel. Though you need to get there at least 2.5 hours before your flight. Missed that window and wound up paying 150 RMB for the cab to the airport

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank GHamp23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jasper, Alabama
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Skytel had it all. A fantastic location, helpful staff, comfortable beds, even a rain shower. But there's one hitch. The bathroom, at least in the room I was in, consisted of a glass encased toilet and shower with one door (that did not go all the way to the ceiling, leaving a two foot hole at the top) that either closed for the shower or the bathroom. To make matters more interesting, there is a mirror positioned directly opposite the shower. That means that anyone else in the room is almost forced to see you use the bathroom or take a shower. So you need to either be very close to the person you are sharing the room with or be prepared to leave whenever it's shower or bathroom time...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Brett_Talley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Xi'an hotels
0.3 mi away
Bell Tower Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
#39 of 2,328 in Xi'an
3.5 of 5 stars 842 reviews
0.9 mi away
Hotel Ibis Xi'an
Hotel Ibis Xi'an
#36 of 2,328 in Xi'an
4.0 of 5 stars 732 reviews
0.4 mi away
Atour Hotel Xi'an Nanmen
Atour Hotel Xi'an Nanmen
#24 of 2,328 in Xi'an
4.5 of 5 stars 80 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Ramada Xian Bell Tower Hotel
1.0 mi away
Mercure Xian on Renmin Square
0.4 mi away
Grand Park Xian
Grand Park Xian
#19 of 2,328 in Xi'an
4.0 of 5 stars 402 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Xian Skytel Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Xian Skytel Hotel

Property: Xian Skytel Hotel
Address: No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, 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 Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
#19 Spa Hotel in Xi'an
#33 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Xian Skytel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 172
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com, Odigeo, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda and Asiatravel.com Holdings so you can book your Xian Skytel Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel City Lion International
Xian Skytel Hotel China/Shaanxi

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing