Posted Oct 9, 2010
I chose this hotel based on the map view thinking it was walkable from the train station. It is not, the location marker is wrong -- the hotel is at least a few kilometres east of where it was shown. As a result, I walked around the station area several times with all my luggage looking like an idiot. I flagged down a taxi, the first one did not even know where it was. If you want to be close to the attractions inside the walls of Xi'an, do not stay here. If the Xi'an Metro opens in the near future, it might be a more convenient place to stay
The rooms have some unique touches, but as with many hotels of this type in China, the maintenance is a sloppy and there are some ragged edges. Otherwise, it is not bad value for the money.