Bell Tower Hotel Xian4.0 out of 5.0
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Nice hotel in downtown Xu An. Beautiful view from hotel room to Bell Tower and busy street. Walking to nearby shopping and food market.
i enjoyed the hotel. The staff is friendly and spoke enough English to handle routine tourist transactions. The hotel is near the Bell Tower and the metro stop is right in front of the hotel. It is close to the Drum Tower and Moslem Quarter as well as lots of shopping. The breakfast is acceptable. There are a few western options, but if you like a Chinese breakfast then you will be quite satisfied. The room was comfortable and it had all of the amenities one would expect in a Chinese hotel.
everything in the room is pretty old, everything else is perfect, perfect location, in the center of the city. Bell tower just right in front of the hotel. Lot of storse And restaurants in walking distance. Staff is so nice. The pic was taken just in front of the hotel when I walked out the lobby.
mild dew in bathroom, old and stained carpet. 3 star facility most. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................
For the price I was expecting a much lower quality hotel but it was quite the opposite. The hotel is located in the best location you can wish for and the view is spectacular. Nice rooms clean bathrooms...shall I say more?
Bad lighting in the room. Too dark to read. Only one power outlets in the room. In mid September the hotels AC was off for the season. The room was hot and to get any cool air from the windows, the curtains had to be wide open all night so no privacy.
The hotel services and amenities are quite good, and fully up to the standards of its 4* rating. It's clean and apparently well-managed, and the staff are friendly etc. etc. The deluxe room was very spacious, about 17m x 10m, and seemed a great bargain for the price. The fitout, fixtures, bath accessories, etc. were all fine. But note that there are no foreign satellite channels. But the real draw of this hotel is its location, which is simply unbeatable. What fun! The property is located at the very heart of Xi'an's bustling cultural and sightseeing center, directly facing the Bell Tower, and just next to the Drum Tower. The Muslim Street (Huimin Jie) is just around the corner, behind the Drum Tower. It's not just foreign tourists - people flock to the place from all over China, and they all end up downtown in the evenings. It's a very vibrant, happy, busy scene, set against the amazing backdrop of those beautiful, massive old towers. If you want to stay in the thick of it, the Bell Tower Hotel is a great choice.
Spent 3 days/2 nights in Xi'an. I had been there before in 2001: what a change! Some better: underground pedestrian street crossways; instead of the car/truck/motorbike/bicycle/pedestrian death-waltz; some for the worst: typical things that happen as places become over-visited by tourists-- enormous crowds and inflated prices (in 2001 we had taken a private tour of the terracotta warriors, and surrounds that cost 1/100th the price of a group tour now, so far FAR higher than standard inflation.) For the most part, we toured by ourselves around the city- it was easy to get around given that the hotel has a fantastic location- next to the Bell tour. Great view from my room (and upgraded to a Suite!)We took a guided tour out to the terracotta warriors and surrounds- and the hotel uses a great company and it was happily small: 7 people. (Far far too expensive to get the private tour I had enjoyed before). It was also relatively easy to arrange the tour at the hotel- as long as you didn't want to do anything special. Our guide"[...]" was fantastic,and even found us a great dumpling restaurant for dinner, made our reservations, came to our hotel that evening to guide us there, and set things up with the staff for a truly terrific meal. She might have gotten a cut from the restaurant for bringing us there, but it cost us nothing more for her to do that for us, so who cares, most especially since it was truly a great meal. This was important because it was a birthday celebration. [...]even brought a small gift for the birthday girl. Very sweet. Wish I had taken the name of the company...Overall the hotel was of average quality. I would put it at about 3 stars from a standard western hotel. Place is clean but old. They offer free wireless internet... but as they say- you get what you pay for. Even when we plugged the computer into the wall- no internet. This was a bit problematic since two of us were doing work during the trip. So, if you plan to use the internet- wireless cards that link with China Telecom are essential here. If you don't have that and need to get on the internet- this is not the hotel for you. We didn't eat at the hotel, so I can't comment on that. Overall- my basic summary of the hotel is location location location.
travel with family for vacation in Xian. Very pleased with the hotel choice (Bell Tower Xian) with its perfect location and professional staff.
Very "Chinese." Therefore, very small beds, very unkempt rooms. However, the location cannot be beat.
This hotel is at the main square of Xian within the city walls. While you are probably going there mostly to see the terra cotta warriors, walking around the old part of town and seeing the main sights is easy from this hotel.Plus after dinner it was a short walk to the night market. We hired the hotel car service which was very reasonably priced for the day to see the terra cotta warriors and other sites we wanted to see outside the city walls.
A nicer room and access to internet. When i compare to the 5 star hotel that we stayed in last week in Shanhai, there is no comparison and the cost was the same.