Prós: Nice room, modern design and facilities. Helpful staff, many speak English. Easy access to an excellent hot springs on site, which may cost extra (168 yuan/person/day) if not included in reservation package. Totally worth it to pay for it. Easy access by taxi to Terra Cotta warriors. Good value for the price paid, just be ready to pay for use of services, restaurants, etc throughout the hotel, which is typical of a western style resort/spa facility. All in-house services include charge of additional 16% in total in services fees.
Contras: The back of the room faced a large courtyard which was very nice, however, noise transmits very easily across the courtyard; our stay included a Friday night and there were some loud individuals drinking that we could hear late into the night. Also, we happened to have a stay preceding Halloween, which apparently included some big party that the hotel was throwing and having rehearsals for beforehand. This was a very loud affair, including blasting bass that disrupted both our massage as well as our time at the outdoor hot springs.
Originalmente construído em 1953, o lendário Xian People's Hotel, mergulhado num jardim paisagístico e situado mesmo no coração de Xi'an, está a ser totalmente remodelado para um hotel ultra luxuoso. Reaberto em 2014, o Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian inclui um restaurante italiano, bares, spa e instalações topo de gama. O hotel fica apenas a 45 min. do aeroporto e a 1 hora do Museu dos Guerreiros de Terracota, e fica a poucos minutos a pé de muitos locais históricos famosos.
Prós: Excellent location near Wild Goose Pagoda and open-air strolling areas, fountain show, restaurants. The hotel has beautiful traditional Chinese courtyards and evening live music (western music on Chinese traditional instruments). Ground floor rooms have a terrace and sitting area facing the courtyard.
Contras: Room comfort was ok to ok+, room on the small side, bathroom very cramped and shower just adequate. Staff minimally helpful! Initially putting us In a smoking room after asking us what we preferred. Cup of coffee 10 dollars if not at breakfast time. Wifi inadequate except for email, but this was true in every hotel we stayed in in China. Not able to accommodate an early breakfast (6:45 am, 15 minutes before their breakfast hours).
Contras: The staffs were cold and the room did not meet the expectation. You had to pay more money if you order a taxi from the hotel, because the hotel will charge the driver extra fees!!!
O Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square situa-se no coração da muralha da cidade, a 45 minutos do aeroporto internacional de Xian Xianyang e a 10 minutos da estação ferroviária de Xian. Com 178 quartos, suites e apartamentos espaçosos e bem equipados com comodidades ultramodernas, a exclusiva Sofitel MyBed, chuveiro "rain shower", acesso WIFI e Internet de banda larga, tudo bem distribuído por espaços interiores luxuosos.
Prós: Hotel was very clean, looked brand new. Staff were helpful and attentive. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable, this would be an excellent long stay hotel.
Contras: Upon check in the hotel tired to change our reservations to single bed rooms, when we had requested king size beds when the rooms were booked nearly 3 months before. Not the hotels fault, but the city was very dirty and the smog was some of the worst I have seen in China.