Date of Stay: February 22-24,2009
Room Type: Horizon Club Room
Amount Paid Per Night: RMB1790 (Xian Indulgence Package) which includes:
Round trip airport transfer
Daily buffet breakfast for two persons
Half-day guided tour for two persons to the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum including transportation and admission fees and packed lunch box
One hour SPA treatment at our Shangri-La SPA for two persons
Free broadband internet access
Reservation Method: Shangri-la Website
Airport/Hotel Transfer: Was surprised that they have sent a car to pick us up from the airport. Normally I would have expected a coaster or van for the complementary airport transfer but instead they sent an Audi A6L for the 45 minute drive to the city. When we got to the car, the driver provided us with hot towels and warm water for the trip. But what was more impressive was introductory tour by the driver. In all my trips to China, most hotel drivers in China couldn’t speak English well so we were pleasantly surprised to have a driver with a good command of the language and who even gave an introductory tour of the city and it’s rich history.
Location: Is on the hi-tech industrial zone, unlike most hotels which are within the old Ming City walls of Xi’an, the Shangri-la Hotel is located outside, which also makes it a bit inaccessible.
Check-in: We were greeted at the hotel entrance by the staff who escorted us immediately to our room on the 18th floor. When we got there they had me sign the registration form and borrowed my passport then left the room. After 5 minutes they came back to return the passport and confirm our spa treatment later that evening
Room: I have to say the room is pretty standard. I was thankful the placed me on a corner room although I doubt it provided more space.
Bathroom: The bathroom was very spacious with a big shower stall and a standard bathtub. The toiletries of course were L’occitane which means I don’t have to take out mine from my bag.
Bed: Bed was comfortable...pretty standard.
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Horizon lounge was very limited (as was the evening cocktails.). But the attentive staff makes up for it.
Check-out: Check out was fast and without a hitch.
Other Stuff: Tour was great, I had the hotel change mine to a private tour of the Terracotta warrior museum and the city. Our guide was very good, but fails in comparison with our very young and energetic guide in Beijing.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shangri-La Hotel,Xian China/Shaanxi
- Shangri La Hotel Xi An