Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
What We Love
- Ten swish private karaoke rooms at the Habana Club
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- A choice of five on-site restaurants
- Oriental massage and aromatherapy treatments at Touch Spa
What To Know
- The Terra-Cotta Army is a 45-minute drive
- Le Chinois restaurant has 12 private function rooms
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just a 45-minute drive from the world famous Terra-Cotta Army, the Sofitel Xi’an is a colossal luxury hotel overlooking peaceful Renmin Square, a modernist dream in glass and marble. The 414 sleek and spacious guestrooms, suites and apartments are decorated in gold and burgundy, with ultra-comfy memory foam beds, rain showers and well-stocked minibars; some come with access to the exclusive Club Sofitel Lounge. Diners are spoiled for choice, with five restaurants to try: Cantonese at Le Chinois, Moroccan at Casablanca, Japanese at Koi, Mediterranean at Azur and Brazilian at Churrasco. After dinner sip a martini at discreet Bar Bambu, or party like Ernest Hemingway with a Cuba Libre at the hotel’s Latin nightspot, the Habana Club. Here you’ll find 10 plush karaoke rooms and a voluminous catalog of Chinese and Western pop songs. But don’t leave without getting a hot stone massage in one of Touch Spa’s 12 uber-luxe treatment rooms.
In the Area
The hotel is about 25 miles from one of the great wonders of the world: the Terra-Cotta Army. But there’s more to this ancient city than one attraction, however magnificent. Don’t miss the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic seven-story structure built 1,300 years ago during the Tang dynasty. The huge plaza at the foot of the pagoda plays host to calligraphy demonstrations and daily musical fountain performances. At night, for a fresh perspective on the city make a beeline for the bustling restaurants in the Muslim Quarter, where you can sample Chinese-style hamburgers (rou jia mo) and spicy jelly noodles (ma jiang la pi).
How to Get There
We stayed 2 nights in a suite which was very comfortable. Breakfasts were excellent. Location is good - useful in a city of 10m. Take care crossing roads though - even on crosswalks. Our room was quiet. Had a good meal at the attached Japanese restaurant.
The Sofitel was as godsend after four nights in two 'character' hotels in Beijing and Pingyao.
We were upgraded to a suite which was spacious, smart and very comfortable. We slept like babes after four nights on rock hard beds.
Breakfast was excellent with a very wide range of western and Chinese food. Didn't eat dinner as we ate elsewhere. The prices at the the hotel were very high.
Staff were helpful and receptionist spoke very good English.
We were upgraded to a suite room upon check in for a reasonable amount which included breakfast and access to the club lounge. Room was clean and amenities excellent. Convenient location to the city center. Highly recommended