Aurum International Hotel Xi'an
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Aurum International Hotel Xi'an Reviews
only stay if you must May 06, 2007
We stayed at the Aurum International Hotel as part of a friendly planet tour (we loved the tour as an intro to china) and so were staying in mid to excellent "western" hotels. Unfortunately, everyone on the tour complained about this hotel (only place this happened). In the write up provided the hotel sounded wonderful!
To use our room as an example: door didn't lock; no soap in dirty (and with hair in tub) bathroom; bed dirty; air conditioning broken; only one one light worked in the room; television did not work( alternate light source) unit to boil water broken and no bottled water (In china the water is not potable so boiled water is needed for brushing teeth...this was the most missed).
On the plus side the location was excellent; we went to a very good dumpling dinner (Xi'an Cultural Show) (not at the hotel) . We bought flowers for our wonderful guides (well deserved) and spent the rest of the very warm evening at a park just two blocks from the hotel. We visited, as best we could, with local residents while watching children and teens play games. It was during golden week so the families were on the square watching their children skate, play and fun. There was music blaring and a huge water fountain in the middle of the square. We really enjoyed sitting and watching the energy around us. We were quite surprised when the fountain stopped and the activities were halted although it seemed everyone was having fun and not inclined to stop…… No one seemed surprised or upset and they gathered things and cleared out. We wondered about a curfew. We walked back to our motel……
So, despite the room, we had a wonderful evening. Once we returned to the room we did a little bit of cleanup that the hotel had not done. Since it was also hot and we slept fitfully, we were up and showered early. The morning breakfast was on the lower end of the tour meals, but certainly acceptable. As things go: no sense in being miserable.
There was a little bar in the hotel, so we bought two cold beers while waiting for the bus. Most people still had not come down for breakfast and some of those who had were talking about their rooms. The beer was very good, even that early in the morning. As many of our travbuddy friends know, we always say “Life is Good” When we go back to Xian (we are) we will just find somewhere else to stay that meets our needs when traveling on our own. We'll just check on the TravBuddy site!
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Aurum International Hotel Xi'an Overview
This Xi’an hotel is located in the center of the city, opposite the Government Building of Shannxi Province. The well known Bell Tower is located near the Aurum International Hotel Xi'an. The nearby East Street is filled with fashion shops for visitors to peruse at their leisure. There is a railway station located within 2 kilometers of the Aurum International Hotel Xi'an. The city’s airport isn’t very far from this hotel.
There are 302 guestrooms in the Aurum International Hotel Xi'an, each of which is elegantly equipped. Rooms are equipped with a mini-bar, in-room safes, and Internet access.
There is a lobby bar in the Aurum International Hotel Xi'an, as well as restaurants that serve a variety of Western food, Cantonese cuisine, Xi’an dishes, and Japanese fresh fish. The sports equipment and constant-temperature swimming pool with cycling system offer guests the opportunity to stay in shape during their visit. Afterwards, one can relax in the sauna and get a professional massage. Childcare services are also available for a nominal fee.
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