I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights July 14-15-16, 2012. It was not a bad hotel, but if you have any desire to walk out of the hotel and be able to go to restaurants or bars, then the location is not appropriate. It woul drequire a minimum 25 minute taxi drive to get anywhere like that in Xi'an.
Some notes on the stay...
The lobby is goregous and spacious as with most Asian hotels, this is where they put the focus.
The room is OK... nothing special and not a five star hotel quality...and looks a bit old, but it is clean and adequate.
Room service was prompt and the food was OK - again nothing special, but certainly adequate.
The staff could all speak English and were very helpful and friendly.Their service level was good and on par with other Shangri-La hotels I have stayed in China.
Really very helpful in booking travel to the Terracotta warriors and Mount Hua in advance of the trip - gave us advice and pricing. Make sure you haggle with them as they will reduce the price they quote which is certainly higher than other hotels that arrange this.
They do have a very wide selection, but the quality was not that great. Again, it was adequate but not five star level. Both the tea and coffee were extremely light... like drinking hot water.
Looks nice, but it would be better as an outdoor pool. It is quite shallow, but good for swimming laps as it was pretty empty when I went.
Mostly machines - not much free weights... they also have a ping pong table since that is considered a sport in China.
As noted above, there is not much around the hotel. There is a Portuguese restuarant in the bulding just to the right of the hotel (facing the hotel) which was pretty good. And in the same building is a massage place called Sun-Moon Lake Massage which was also good and about 1/4 the price of the SPA in the Shangri-La Hotel. Actually the Shangri-La staff recommended it to me when I asked the price of the SPA in the hotel. Other than that there is really nothing around the hotel... so if this is just your place to crash, it is OK, but if you expect to walk out of the hotel and have a lot to do, you will be disappointed. Keep that in mind.
A nice hotel... a bit pricey, but good place to rest.. an oasis of calm within the noise and clutter of China... but not in a good location for tourists.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shangri-la, Xian is located in the prestigious financial and shopping district of the Gao Xin Hi-tech Development Zooe,5 minutes walking distance to the Keji Road Station of Metro Line 3. Hotel enjoys easy access to Xian's leading business, entertainment and shopping destinations. A prime residence for both busniess and leisure travelers, the hotel is just 30 minutes drive from Xian International Airport and 45 minutes from the world-famous Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum. Hotel provides Complimentary shuttle bus service for all in-house paying guests on Weekend and public holiday. The hotel comprises 395 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stunning views of the landscaped gardens or the city. At 57 square meters, the spacious Grand Premier rooms are the largest guestrooms in Xian for the discerning traveller. ... more less
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