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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Good World Hotel - Ok but Away Away ...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Good World Hotel

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Good World Hotel
Ranked #938 of 2,359 Hotels in Xi'an
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good World Hotel - Ok but Away Away ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2008

I recently stayed for two nights in Xian at the Good World Hotel in Xian. Mine was a flying trip over three days to check-out the famed Terra-Cotta Warriors [bi(ee) ma yong – in Chinese] plus some of the other sites from this ancient Chinese capital. As a foreign inhabitant of Shanghai, I had never traveled to Xian so on a spare long weekend, along with some very cheap fares, this was it! The hotel was selected in a hurry although I was (in error) influenced by a website review elsewhere. If you are an independent traveler with limited time looking for a medium quality and medium price hotel I suggest staying somewhere near the hub of local transport, sightseeing, restaurants and nightlife. For Xian, this somewhere in the southern half of the old city. Anywhere near the Drum Tower or Bell Tower is ground zero for sightseeing travelers. The northern half inside the old city walls (where the Good World Hotel is located) is away from it all. This was an area that was unbelievably quiet and deserted at night for a Chinese city. While the old city is easily covered in a cheap taxi or mini-cab, why disappear into the night a few kilometers away when there are plenty of alternatives more convenient and just as quiet. As far as quality and service goes for the Good World Hotel, it was good and the staff did their job. Having traveled and worked in China for a few years, this hotel was fine. One learns to be flexible here. The hotel offered average value for money. It included the usual little extras such as the odd paint marks and a little peeling paint plus a little bathroom grime but in my experience these are not uncommon features in buildings over about three years of age and below 5 stars here. On sightseeing around Xian, of course the Terra Cotta Warriors are the highest priority. I took a local tourist bus service to the site (Bus 306) for about RMB25 (US$3.60). Taxis and touts offer a whole range of prices. Bus 306 departs about every 20 minutes from the front of the main Railway Station - see my general Xian review. Other sites recommended around Xian are: the Shaanxi Province History Museum and the Great Mosque – very old but quite unique and worth a quick visit. There is a series of markets right near the mosque plus some very local restaurants in this quarter where you may research and enjoy some nice local cuisine and even surprises. There is also a lively precinct of modern-looking restaurants, coffee shops and bars in/near FenXiang Steet (two blocks south of the Bell Tower) that is worth investigating. For transfers to/from the airport, taxis and buses (Line 1) are available and operate from in front of the Arrivals area at the airport. The Line 1 bus costs RMB25 and its last stop is downtown at the Melody Hotel near the Bell Tower. From there you can pick-up an English map and then use it to get a taxi (cheap) to where you want to go. In summary, this hotel offered good value for money and standard China hotel service but it was a little removed from everywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank zd68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Xi'an hotels
0.7 mi away
Meihua Goldentang International Hotel
1.3 mi away
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
0.6 mi away
Gudu Wenhua Hotel
Gudu Wenhua Hotel
#17 of 2,359 in Xi'an
4.0 of 5 bubbles 594 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Xian Skytel Hotel
Xian Skytel Hotel
#35 of 2,359 in Xi'an
3.5 of 5 bubbles 305 reviews
0.9 mi away
Bell Tower Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
#45 of 2,359 in Xi'an
3.5 of 5 bubbles 866 reviews
0.5 mi away
Ramada Xian Bell Tower
Ramada Xian Bell Tower
#49 of 2,359 in Xi'an
3.5 of 5 bubbles 202 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Good World Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Good World Hotel

Property: Good World Hotel
Address: NO. 108 Lianhu Road, Xi'an 710003, China
Location: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#120 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Good World Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 139
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity and TripOnline SA so you can book your Good World 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:
Good World 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