Sofitel On Renmin Square
Xian and around, China
Just a fifteen-minute stroll from the bustling Islamic quarter, The Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is Xian's only contemporary, luxury hotel. It provides a perfect base from which to explore the fascinating and world renowned Terracotta Army.
At a Glance
The most luxurious hotel in Xian
Central location and just a short stroll from the lively Islamic Quarter
Spacious rooms with contemporary interiors
Five restaurants and bars
A great base from which to explore the Terracotta Warriors
There are 2 towers and you definitely want to stay in the East wing as it closer to breakfast, the pool and away from the noisy nightclub in the West wingScott Dunn team
Book a spa treatment or at least a foot massage at the spa after your day of sightseeing in Xian - your feet will appreciate it after a day of walking around the Terracotta Warriors and cycling on the City Walls.Victoria Hogg
To start planning your vacation to Sofitel On Renmin Square
Contemporary hotels are a rare feature in China and the Sofitel feels as if it has been lifted from the pages of a design magazine. As well as the hotel's fabulous East meets West atmosphere, its location is perfect for exploring this ancient capital of China and the mystical Terracotta Army which is 45 minutes by car.
Each room at The Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is extremely stylish with funky, contemporary decor and open-plan, designer bathrooms. For extra indulgence, take a room with Club Lounge access for intimate breakfasts and evening cocktails.
When you are not out sight-seeing, there is an inviting indoor pool and well equipped fitness area as well as a beautiful spa. Dining is a delight here as there is a wide choice of restaurants including Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean cuisine, all served in beautifully designed settings.
Several buildings of significant historic importance surround the Sofitel and the Terracotta Warrior Museum is easily reached by car. Since the discovery of the first warrior in 1974 by farmers digging a well, more and more fascinating pieces of history have been unveiled. The army was buried with Emperor Qing to help him rule a new empire in the afterlife and each warrior was designed to be unique and true to life.
The 414 Superior and Deluxe Rooms, and Junior and Prestige Suites are all elegantly furnished with modern fittings, chic decor and have wifi access. Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger than Superior Rooms and have panoramic city/garden views. Deluxe Club Rooms have access to the hotel's Club Lounge where breakfasts, evening cocktails and free internet access are just some of the privileges. Junior Suites have the addition of a separate living area and Prestige Suites are larger still with a separate sitting room and bedroom and plenty of space.
The Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square welcomes families. The hotel has an outdoor playground for children and babysitting and interconnecting rooms can be arranged. Children will be fascinated by the Terracotta Warriors and your guide will ensure that the amazing story of their history and discovery is brought to life for them.
The Muslim restaurant specializes in delicious Halal Indian food, Le Chinois offers contemporary Cantonese fare and there are also fantastic Japanese and Mediterranean restaurants so every taste is catered for. There are also two bars and a coffee shop serving drinks and snacks. The hotel also has an indoor heated swimming pool, soothing Touch Spa, hammam, thalassotherapy, thermal baths, Jacuzzi, sauna and well equipped gym.
The hotel is close to many attractions including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, Shaanxi History Museum and the Forest of Steles stone library. The Terracotta Warriors Museum is 45 minutes away by car.
Location & Directions
Xian and around, China
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is located right in the heart of the city wall, within Renmin Square, the premier venue in the Commercial and Government District.
When to go
The warm and pleasant spring time from March to May is the best season during the year for traveling to Xian. The early autumn from September to October with cool weather and less rainfall is also a good time.