Leaving the city, visitors drive to the area where the army was first discovered in 1974. What was finally unearthed proved to be one of the 20th century’s greatest archaeological finds, and ranks with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City as one of China’s most potent images.
Situated in a large hotel complex within the city walls, the Sofitel allows guests to relax while still being within walking distance of the Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter and Grand Mosque. The hotel has a range of spacious, modern rooms and access to first-class facilities such as an indoor pool, gym and spa. A real draw of the hotel is also its fantastic selection of on-site restaurants, with food ranging from local delicacies to Brazilian and Japanese dishes. Due to its facilities and central location, the Sofitel offers a relaxing and convenient stay in Xian.
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A range of smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, from the entry-level Superior rooms up to the large Signature Suite and Apartments. Each room has a modern design and is elegantly furnished, featuring a rainforest shower as well as Wi-Fi and satellite TVs throughout the property.
Luxury rooms also boast panoramic views of the city or gardens. For those looking for that extra bit of luxury, the Club rooms and suites allow guests to enjoy the privacy of the Club Sofitel Lounge for breakfast and evening cocktails.
The Sofitel is located in the Renmin Square complex within the ancient city walls. Therefore, despite being central and close to the main attractions of the Bell and Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter and Grand Mosque, the hotel maintains a quiet atmosphere to relax in after a day’s sightseeing.
Food and drink
The Sofitel has four on-site restaurants that serve food from all around the world, so you don’t have to leave the complex for a first-class dinner. If you'd like to indulge in local dishes, Le Chinois offers a menu full of local and Cantonese specialties. Other options include the Brazilian Churrasco restaurant, Japanese Koi, and the Mediterranean Azur.
Facilities and activities
While staying here, you can make use of the large outdoor and indoor pools, the gym and the snooker room. There's also a peaceful spa with a sauna where you can indulge in a massage or spa treatment, or you can take a stroll through the property's manicured Chinese gardens.
Always a popular choice due its central yet quiet location, first-class rooms and facilities and excellent range of restaurants, the Sofitel guarantees a comfortable stay in Xian and is regularly recommended by our staff and clients alike.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.