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“Merlinhod Hotel, Xi'an”
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Merlinhod Hotel
Ranked #79 of 2,703 Hotels in Xi'an
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Built probably in 1990s and not updated well. The room was comfortable and the staff polite, but the amenities are worn, soiled, and just showing their age. Perfectly located a few yards from Muslim Street and the Drum Tower inside the walls, and was certainly once a classy place, but slipped. If you are willing to overlook some things, it is a fine place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The Merlinhod is an old run down hotel, hence the cheaper rates. The Mehood Lestie is the new building right next to it (same driveway) that is wonderful, nicely decorated with modern amenities, and tons of freebies. The hotel complex advertises a fitness center - there is NOT one. Breakfast very good and offered in the older building, great value if you stay in the new Mehood Lestie since the breakfast is included.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I accidentally dirty a small face towel and got a note to pay at the counter.3 night staying in this hotel, I was impressed with all staffs from door man to counter and restaurant staffs. I prepared to paid when this night manager came and sign on the note that I don't have to. Tks for the wonderful 3 night here.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Ludi T
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This hotel has 2 separate buildings (wings), one is old and the other is new (called Mehood). The old building is the one with the main reception/front desk. It has old cheaper rooms. So that would explain The below average reviews that other travellers have given this place. We didn't stay there.

We stayed in the new building/wing called the Mehood for 600rmb a night for 5 nights. The price was cheap when you take into account all the free stuff you got with it. The rooms are new, clean and very spacious. There's free snacks, water and milk and coffee. There's a little lounge and separate shower and Western toilet. We stayed on the 9th floor and, behind the curtains, had views of the bell and drum towers. At night all the lights in the towers are on and is a beautiful sight . We stayed there in a group with 4 others who took rooms on the eighth floor and their rooms were as good.

The breakfast is free. It's a good eastern breakfast with a wide variety of hot and cold dishes, spring rolls, buns, etc. They also have 2 noodle chefs available to cook whatever noodles you like. For the rest of the day there is a lounge on the bottom floor with a buffet table and spacious seating that has free snacks/food/fruit and coffee /tea available. You are able entertain guests there. While we where there it was never full and the food is always stocked up. We didn't need to eat outside the hotel until dinner and then we walked 2 minutes outside into the Muslim quarter to get a huge variety of great food. The hotel also offers endless bottles of free water and any little thing that a traveller may need, such as band aids, sunscreen, etc, for free. There is also a free transfer (4 times a day) to and from the airport, which is about an hour's drive.

The staff were exceptionally friendly and hospitable and couldn't do enough for us. There were 2 staff who could talk English there while we were there. The hotel also offers tours, but we didn't use that do can't comment.

It is centrally located and right next to the Muslim quarter, drum tower and a 5-10 minute walk to the bell tower, metro and south gate of the city wall. All the main buses also stop within a couple of minutes from the hotel.

It is one of the best value and cleanest hotels I've stayed in in China. It made our stay in xi'an one of the best trips in China and I can't talk highly enough of it.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Pengilld
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great location HOWEVER the photographs on the website do NOT currently match reality.

The hotel (aka as 'Merlinhod Hotel) is in much need of refurbishment; state of bathroom left a lot to be desired, it also appears shampoo/body wash containers are ‘topped up’ The bedroom reeked of cigarette smoke.

We checked out within 4hours and found nearby alternate accommodation (Citadines) – worth paying 1 night’s accommodation to leave the hotel.

The hotel is actually located off West Street on a dark side street.

Staff spoke little or no English. Maybe better suited to domestic travellers.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Merlinhod Hotel

Address: No.79 West Avenue, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710002, China
Region: China > Shaanxi > Xi'an
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Xi'an
#143 Best Value Hotel in Xi'an
Price Range: RM 278 - RM 415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Merlinhod Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 266
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