Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Xian Trip 2016 - Day 1 - Citadines Hotel Central Xian
We booked our hotel via Cathay Pacific Airlines airfare and hotel package. Got a good rate (see my previous post. Citadines Hotel Central Xian 36 Zhubashi, 碑林区 Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710002 Everything about this hotel is good from the location of the hotel, cleaniness but the wifi is terrible , almost non existent, took like forever just to send one whatsapp message. According to front desk, they are upgrading the wifi. Do take note, cant access Yahoo, Google, Facebook, You Tube, etc in China, they were all banned. Luckily we can use Whatsapp. So do print or search all your information before arriving China, unless you are able to use the Chinese version of google, that's "BAIDU". I always use free wifi from some of the restaurants that I patronize. We booked twin room, got two queen size beds (can actually sleep four if they allowed). In the central, there's a partition that can slide and closed into a room. The room comes with daily breakfast. Was really comfortable. The room comes with a kitchenette, using induction stove, can really cooked in the room but I did not cooked, there's lots of restaurants, cafes, fast food restaurants, etc nearby. The mini bar is empty, can buy drinks from nearby convenience stores and stock the fridge. Laudrette is on Level 3, operated by tokens. There's a lounge on Level 6 with hot and cold water dispenser and coffee maker. There's a swing too but I was too tired to use all these facilities, rather snooze in my hotel room. More facilites on the highest level, with roof garden, gym, table tennis, billiard table, etc. The hotel can be accessed via Exit C of Zhonglou Metro Station (about 10 minutes walk) and only opposite Drum Tower. Best to stay around Zhonglou Metro Station if using the metro regularly.