Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian
A former state guesthouse opened in 1953, the Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel in the historic Old City of Xian offers a real sense of grandeur for your stay in this ancient former capital.
At a Glance
The most luxurious boutique option in Xian
24hr Butler service provided for each and every room
Stunning design with a definite French flair
Incredible Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita
Located within the ancient city walls of Xian and only 15 minutes walk from the Islamic Quarter and cultural highlights
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This grand building is reminiscent of the spectacular Soviet Palaces of Russia, built to impress and display a sense of power and luxury. All the rooms are extremely spacious and enjoy high ceilings, elegant decor and original classical features. The Sofitel Legend is an intimate and charming hotel that would not feel out of place on a Parisian courtyard.
Located within the ancient city walls of Xian, the hotel is perfectly situated for easy access by foot to the main cultural sites of the ancient city of Xian including the Islamic Quarter, Wild Goose Pagoda and the ancient city walls.
As soon as you walk into this incredible hotel, you will be warmly greeted by your personal butler who will create an utterly seamless stay for you from start to finish. With a long and legendary history acting as Xian base to dignitaries across the globe for over 60 years from 1953, Sofitel Legend is well placed to continue as the most luxurious hotel in the city. Nowadays, the Sofitel Legend continues to treat all of its guests with the same personalized service enjoyed by the VVIPS of the 20th Century.
The hotel has a striking restaurant, La Dolce Vita, which offers authentic Italian cuisine. Alongside this there are two bars - the residential 1953 Lobby Lounge provides the perfect location for afternoon tea or cocktails whilst the smaller more exclusive Louis XIII Bar serves a collection of rare cognac and other special alcohols.
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian has 71 rooms in total, 37 of which are suites. Each enjoys spacious accommodation with extra high ceilings, original mouldings and large windows looking out onto the beautifully kept gardens or surrounding city of Xian. They are all equipped with the highest quality of facilities and amenities such as Mirror TVs, 24 hours butler service, pillow menu, Hermes bath amenities and complimentary mini bars.
Children are welcomed at Sofitel Legend and babysitting can be arranged by the hotel.
There is one main restaurant at Sofitel Legend, Dolce Vita, which serves deliciously authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is equipped with a wood-fired pizza oven, open kitchen and center antipasti table. Dolce Vita also acts as the breakfast venue for Sofitel Legend's in house guests.
There are two separate bars at the hotel with the 1953 Lobby Lounge providing a relaxed 'at home' feel and venue for the hotel's daily happy hour. Alongside the delicious cocktails, 1953 Lobby Lounge serves afternoon tea, Asian and Western favorites and light snacks. For the mature palate Louis XIII Bar offers rare cognacs and other special editions.
The boutique spa has three treatment rooms, one of which is specially designed for couples, beautiful indoor pool with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the surrounding gardens.
Alongside the beautiful spa the Sofitel Legend provides a number of relaxing and interesting activities including daily Tai Chi classes in the landscaped gardens or tea tasting in the Chinese Pavilion. Then of course Old Town Xian with the Wild Goose Pagoda, Drum and Bell Tower, Wild Goose Pagoda are at your finger tips as the hotel is located within the ancient city walls.
Location & Directions
Located in the heart of the historical center of Xian with easy access to key sites such as the Bell Tower and Renmin Square.
When to go
Spring time from March to May is the best time to visit when the weather is not too hot. Later on in the year around the Fall time, September and October, is also a great time to visit as it is a little cooler and there is less rainfall.