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Silk Road Accommodations

Silk Road regions might be remote, but there are always comfortable hotels to stay in major cities along the silk routes such as Luoyang, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Xining, Urumqi. There are hotels from economy class to luxury class, including some international hotel brands, such as Sheraton, InterContinental, etc. With the development of the tourism industry of cities on the Silk Road, many high-quality hotels also have been built to meet a large number of tourists in cities like Dunhuang, Zhangye, Hami, Korla, Turpan. However, if you need to explore the Silk Road in depth, you need to go to some remote towns where the accommodation conditions are generally very basic and can not be compared with the hotels in cities. During the peak season and the national holiday of China, the hotel rate around the scenic spot and the railway station airport will rise. If you need to go during these periods, you need to book a hotel in advance. The following is our accommodation guide for your stay in cities along the Silk Road of China.

Xian Hotel

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add: No. 319 Dongxing Road, Xian

Surrounding: Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower

Distance to Xian Railway Station: 1.8 km; riving for about 8 mins

Distance to Xianyang Airport: about 35 km, driving for about 50 mins

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is a cozy, French style 5 start hotel with great service. It is well located centrally within the Xian City Wall. It offers 72 deluxe suites and 414 cozy rooms which are clean, comfortable and well-appointed with all you need. All rooms and suites indulge with modern amenities and sensory experiences from the Sofitel Bed to rainforest shower to complimentary Wi-Fi.
From the door man to the amazing girls in the club lounge, all the staffs are friendly and helpful. And most of them can speak English very well.
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square offer many options of food, including Mediterranean flavors and Moroccan, Chinese, Brazilian, and Japanese cuisines.

Sheraton Xian Hotel

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add: Fenghao Road, Xi'an

Surrounding: Ancient City Wall, Muslim Street

Distance to Xian Railway Station: about 8 km; driving for about 20 mins

Distance to Xianyang Airport: about 30 km, driving for about 40 mins

Sheraton Xian Hotel is one of the best foreign concerning 5-star hotels in Xian. It is a comfortable western style business & leisure hotel with many spacious, clean and quiet suites and rooms which all have large bathrooms, quality linens and towels. Beds are cozy and large, and an extra bed is available in most rooms in Sheraton Xian Hotel. Nonsmoking room is also available. Its staff has been trained very well. They are friendly, polite and helpful, and most of them can speak very good English. Breakfast was great - plenty of choices and a good standard.

Grand Mercure on Renmin Square Xian

Breakfast: Western, Japanese & Chinese

Add: No. 319, Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xian

Surrounding: Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Metro Line 1

Distance to Xian Railway Station: 1.2 km; driving for 6 mins

Distance to Xianyang Airport: driving for about 35 km, for 50 mins

Grand Mercure on Renmin Square Xian is a popular 5-star accommodation among Xian visitors. There are totally 194 guest rooms and suites with fashionable design and traditional Chinese elements, which gives a chance to live with convenience and also to enjoy the new Chinese culture. Rooms are well decorated and equipped, and you can just have a comfortable stay, enjoying the in-room safe, television, luxury furniture, Chinese and world dishes, gym center, indoor swimming pool, Spa service… Since this great hotel is located in the downtown, transportations to the hot attractions like Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower, Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warrior and Horses are easy to get!

Lanzhou Hotel

Sunshine Plaza Hotel

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add: No.428 Qingyang Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000, China

Surrounding: Lanzhou City Museum, Iron Bridge of Yellow River, White Pagoda Mountain

The Sunshine Plaza Hotel is located on the prosperous business district - Qingyang Road where there are many things to do and places for shopping and dining. The hotel is close to the shopping street Yongchang Road. And if you want to explore night life in Lanzhou, go across the road, you will reach the Night Market on the Yongchang Road. The landmark attractions, such as the Lanzhou City Museum, Iron Bridge of Yellow River and White Pagoda Mountain are within the walking distance. The rooms are well furnished with comfortable beds.

Crowne Plaza Lanzhou

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add: No.1 Beibinhe East Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730046, China

Surrounding: Lanzhou City Museum, Iron Bridge of Yellow River, White Pagoda Mountain

Distance to Railway Station: 10 minutes’ drive; Distance to Airport: 20 minutes’ drive

Crowne Plaza Lanzhou is located on the Beibinhe East Road, close to the National Forest Park and the shore of Yellow River. It is 68km away from the airport, 6km away from train station. This hotel is a great choice for both business and leisure travel. The Crowne Plaza Lanzhou offers 440 rooms and suites all of which have fully equipped. Every room has great views of Yellow River. The dinning choices are flexible: western buffet, Chinese cuisine and Muslim cuisine. As for entertainments, there are many bars of coffee, wine, tea, cigar. Fitness center, swimming pool and spa center are also very good places for relaxing.

Legend Hotel

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add: No.529 Tianshui South Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000, China

Surrounding: Lanzhou University, Binhe Park

Legend Hotel is the first 4 star hotel in Lanzhou, so it has seasoned experience of offering good service. Located in the city center, the Legend Hotel has 22 floors offering 362 rooms and suites. All the standard room cover 21 square meters. Every room and suite is well equipped, having comfortable bed, clean bathroom, air-conditioner, Satellite Television, etc. The hotel inside is decorated by the theme of Flying Murals, which makes the hotel full of atmosphere of art. There are one Chinese restaurant and one Western restaurant. Business amenities, such as meeting room, fax, print, translation, are available.

Dunhuang Hotels

Soluxe Shazhou Hotel

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add:No.1339 Yangguan Middle Road, Dunhuang

Surrounding: Dunhuang Theater

Soluxe Shazhou Hotel is the most luxury hotel in Dunhuang City. It is conveniently located, so you can easily walk anywhere, particularly to Shazhou Market for food and shopping. Rooms new and pleasantly decorated. The splash of rich colors made it look modern. This is not a 5 star international hotel by any means, but it is a decent choice. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom was large and clean, with tub. The free breakfast served a large variety of buffet style food, even with an egg station. It is 14km from the airport, and 12km from the train station.

Dunhuang Tianrun International Hotel

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Add: Add: No.309 Mingshan Road, Dunhuang

Surrounding: Yangguan Museum

Dunhuang Tianrun International Hotel is located in the prosperous area of Dunhuang city where you can walk to the Dunhuang Night Market and the Dunhuang Style. Decorated by the Han and Tang Dynasty style, you feel as if traveling through time. Newly built in 2011, Tianrun International Hotel has 178 rooms and suites all of which are equipped with LED TV, Internet, Phone, comfortable bed, etc. From the window, you can enjoy the amazing river views. As for entertainment, there are KTV, coffee bar, fitness center, chess and card room.

Zhangye Hotels

1. Danxia Business Hotel 张掖丹霞大酒店 (4 Star)

Location: downtown Zhangye, about 38 km, 1 hour’drive to Danxia Landform Geopark; about 60km, 1 hour and 20 minutes to Mati Temple by car; less than 500 meters to Giant Buddha Temple.

2. Zhangye Huachen International Hotel 张掖华辰国际大酒店(4 Star)

Location: about 1 km, 15 minutes’ walking to Bell & Drum Tower; about 1.7km, 25 minutes’ walk to Giant Buddha Temple; about 40km, 1 hour’s drive to Danxia Landform Geopark; within 1.5 hours’ to Mati Temple.

3. Zhangye Liangmao Hotel 张掖粮贸宾馆 (comfort hotel)

Location: about 40 km, 1 hour to Danxia Landform by car; less than 1.5km, 20 minutes to Giant Buddha by walking, and 500 meters to Bell & Drum Tower; about 60km, 1hour and 20 minutes to Mati Temple by car.

4. Holiday Inn Express Zhangye 张掖智选假日酒店

Location: Northwest of City Center, about 5km/15 minutes’ ride to Giant Buddha Temple; nearly 40km, 1 hour’s driving to Danxia Landform Geopark; 60 km, 1hour & 20 minutes to Mati Temple by car.

Jiayuguan Hotels

1. Jiugang Hotel 酒钢宾馆 ★★★★

Location: No. 2, Xiongguan West Road, Jiayuguan City嘉峪关市雄关西路2号

Distance: It is located in the downtown area, about 4km to Jiayuguan Pass/Fortress, 8km to the First Strategic Post and 9km to Xuanbi Great Wall.

Service: Free wifi and parking lot are provided for the customers with nice restaurants, bars, and gardens. There is a tourist information counter and a 24-hour reception for room service and foreign currency exchange service. Airport transfer service is also provided with an extra fee. Customers need to check in between 14:00 and 18:00 and check out before 12:00 on the day you are ready to leave.

2. ibis Jiayuguan Railway Station Hotel 嘉峪关火车站酒店 ★★★★

Location: No. 1 Yingbin Road Jiayuguan City 嘉峪关市迎宾路1号

  Distance: It is located in the downtown area, right next to Jiayuguan Railway Station, about 8km to Jiayuguan Pass/Fortress, 7km to the First Strategic Post and 19km to Xuanbi Great Wall.

Service: The hotel offers foreign currency exchange service and free wifi. Each room is equipped with hair dryer, air conditioning and bottled water, private bathroom with shower. Ibis Jiayuguan Railway Station hotel has a 24-hour reception with a tourist information counter and luggage office.

Plan your Silk Road Tour

Major Destinations to Go: Xian, Luoyang, Dunhuang, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Qinghai, Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Kucha, Hotan, Tianshui, Ningxia...

Top Tourist Attractions to Visit: Xian Terracotta Warriors, Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Zhangye Danxia Landform - Rainbow Mountains, Qinghai Lake, Heavenly Lake, Jiaohe Ancient City, Kashgar Old Town, Karakul Lake...

Best Time to Go: Generally, months from April to October are the best time, because the temperature is moderate and pleasant, the weather is good and the natural scenery is the most beautiful during this period.

The ancient Silk Road is a long tourist travel route involving lots of Chinese destinations, mostly located in Northwest China. A Silk Road travel can be flexibly customized according to travelers’ length of vacations, departure city, individual preferences and budget. It can take a few days to a few weeks and months.

Travelers with 7 ~ 8 days can visit more Silk Road destinations. You can explore the Hexi Corridor with neighboring Qinghai, enjoy beautiful Qinghai Lake and other stunning landscapes and cultures, or travel farther to Xinjiang, unveil the mysterious Western Regions in top destinations - Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar. Depending on your pace, you can even take some side trips, such as travelling to Karakul Lake from Kashgar.

holiday of 10 ~ 15 days and a longer length is suitable to cover major destinations along the Silk Road in China. You can flexibly arrange an itinerary based on your interests. The most classic Silk Road tour covers Xian, main destinations in Hexi Corridor and Xinjiang, and takes just 10 days. Qinghai and Ningxia are popular regions for an in-depth Silk Road adventure. If time allows, you can visit the holy land of Tibet (Lhasa, Shigatse, Mount Everest, Mt.Kailash...) which has impressive Buddhist and Tibetan culture and plateau vista, and other destinations in China to experience the vast and diversity of China.

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