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“This is an amazing hotel with a welcoming and luxurious atmosphere and all modern amenities. The small indoor swimming pool and gym are a nice touch, and the Whisky bar on the top floor which opens is beautiful in the evenings and definitely worth a visit. We also like the small onsite museum which preserves and displays the history of the hotel.”
Set within Xian’s old city walls, Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian was established as a state guesthouse in 1953 on the grounds of the former Imperial Palace. Renovated in 2014, this iconic property blends French and Sino-Russian architecture with local style, and is within walking distance of the city’s main attractions.
The 71 guestrooms and suites have a timeless elegance with lofty ceilings, classical furniture, ornate mouldings, Art Deco touches, and comfy Sofitel MyBeds. Marble en suites feature separate showers and freestanding bathtubs along with silk kimonos and bathrobes, while the split-level Imperial Suite offers palatial living overlooking the gardens and fountains.
Dolce Vita restaurant serves Italian cuisine. There’s also a lobby lounge offering afternoon tea and light snacks, and a bar with premium liquors, champagne and cocktails.
There’s plenty to see nearby, including the famous terracotta army, Drum & Bell Towers, and old city walls. Back at the hotel, there’s also a spa and indoor pool.