While this hotel maybe a little dated compared to the newer 5 star Sofitel / Sebel hotels in Xining , this hotel in much better central location. Ideal base if travelling through Amdo area for flights from Xining to other areas in China or Lhasa. Hotel room and bed clean and comfortable, some staff speak English at the front desk. Housekeeping are prompt at dealing with any issues. Breakfast ok - catering more for the Chinese guests but still enough western dishes. Busy food alleys around back of hotel. Would stay here again if in Xining.