Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square

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Average rate: $56 - Hotel class: 5 stars
319 Dongxin Street, Xi'an, China

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Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square Xi'an Reviews

kevinhongkong kevinhon…
13 reviews
Recommended - but some flaws May 10, 2011
Overall, our stay at this hotel was quite good. The room was pretty spacious (luxury room category). There was a love seat and bay-type windows which had a couple soft cushions each for sitting. The bed area transitioned to the love seat area which transitioned to the desk area. All in all in was quite spacious-feeling. There was a small walk-in closet off the vestibule (for lack of better word). This small walk-in closet allowed the living area to actually feel like a living area (I get sick of seeing suitcases in hotel rooms). :) The vestibule was nice, but I wish that it were smaller to allow more width in the living areas and to expand the bathroom a bit. In terms of size, the shower was definitely not great. The shower stall was very small. In terms of space and layout, the fire escape floor plan suggests that the rooms are slightly different in shape and layout…so your room may differ.

There was a nice amount of tourist information in the room – including books as well as handy pocket-sized maps. The windows could be opened - - which was a shock to me, but welcomed during the mornings after an air-con night. I was tempted to open the windows at night (I hate air-con), but was glad that I did not after I killed a massive mozzie one night in the bathroom. I don’t know if the road-side is very loud, but we had a garden/fountain side room and it was very quiet…so opening the windows just let in pleasant sounds of the fountain. I also found the Renmin Square area to be fairly nice. In terms of location, I found it well located - - however, it may seem that things are walking distance on maps – but that is deceiving and I recommend getting taxis…..most everything of interest is 5-10 mins away by taxi.

The service was overall pleasant and quick…although I found the concierge staff to be a bit older, more experienced, and better in the main wing (East) versus the West. The Moroccan restaurant was quite good – the local food and mezze were quite nice. In terms of local food, the dumplings were the best that we tasted in Xi’an. For Muslims, it is nice that this restaurant serves Halal food (however, it should be noted that they serve alcoholic drinks for those who are sensitive to that).

On the downside, the TV was quite old and a bit small – but serviceable. There are not a lot of choices of English entertainment channels – except for movie channels like HBO and Lotus Macau (pretty good movies sometimes on LM). HBO decided to show Tropic Thunder about 7 times during our 4 day stay…gets boring when trying to eat breakfast or relax at night The bed was only OK – and it seems that it depends on a very thick quilt to give it the appearance of softness. The pool area was very disappointing. The indoor setting feels cramped and not relaxing at all. There is a table tennis set, which is nice - - if you are ever lucky enough to get to use it (very popular). There does not seem to be a kiddie pool – which leads the so-called Jacuzzi to become a kids’ pool complete with bulky flotation devices in your face. When I was there, a group of rowdy American male university students invaded the pool – backward flipping into the pool, having chicken fights, etc. Pretty much anyone who wanted to swim could forget it. Strangely enough a fitness club manager was there watching all of this and did nothing to intervene. I only mention this as I believe it may be a common occurrence, as there are many high school and university groups doing quick stops in Xi’an on their China tours. Finally, we were in the other wing (West I believe), so the long walk to the pool seemed quite odd compared to a typical hotel experience (there is a buggy available between the wings).

Overall, despite some downsides, we enjoyed our stay at this hotel.
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Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square Overview

The Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Hotel is located near many major attractions. This Xi’an hotel offers easy access to the Bell Drum Tower, the City Walls, Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Museum and the Great Mosque. The Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Hotel is located near the city’s public transportation lines, which provide travel throughout the city as well as to the nearby Xianyang International Airport.

Each of the 414 guestrooms at the Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Hotel are equipped with exclusive Sofitel's MYBEDTM, rainforest shower, wireless Internet access - all well placed amidst plush interiors. For the busy executive traveler requiring extra efficiency, the Club Sofitel has 56 rooms and suites with upgraded facilities, services and exclusive benefits.

Near the Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Hotel, guests will find many shops as well as a number of restaurants. Onsite hotel amenities include stylish rooms and suites, restaurants, bars, health club, the Grand Ball Room, the Grand Theatre, and a quiet garden full of rare and precious trees.

Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • News Stand
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Garden
  • Billiards
  • Playground
  • Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ballroom
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Steam Bath
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Bidet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Games Available
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Security and video surveillance in public areas
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Ice Machine
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Bus Parking
  • Free Parking

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