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Hotel facade


Xian city wall and moat at twilight


Luxury accommodation


Entire hotel was completely refurbished in 2014


Couples treatment room in the spa

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel, Xian, China

Excellent location, luxury accommodation and proximity to the Terracotta Warriors

Rooms from around £220 per night. Flights and transfers available at an additional cost as part of your tailor-made holiday in China.

The Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel is set on the former Imperial Palace grounds in the heart of Xian, a Chinese town shrouded in ancient history. Within walking distance of the City Wall, Great Mosque and Goose Pagodas, this grand building is reminiscent of the spectacular Soviet Palaces of Russia, built to impress and display a sense of power and luxuryOriginally established in 1953, the hotel has been completely refurbished, reopening its doors as a luxury hotel in 2014.


Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian has 34 rooms and 37 suites, all providing spacious accommodation with extra high ceilings, original mouldings and large windows looking out onto the gardens or surrounding city of Xian. All come with high quality amenities such as Mirror TVs, 24/7 butler service, pillow menu, Hermes toiletries and complimentary mini bars.

Activities & Experiences

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. Old Town Xian with the Wild Goose Pagoda, Drum and Bell Tower, are close by as the hotel is located within the ancient city walls. Of course, the primary reason for most people visiting Xian is the army of 7,000 Terracotta Warriors (dating back to 200BC) that lie in wait just outside the city, and form a popular ingredient in many of our Highlights of China tours.

Facilities & Services

The main restaurant at Sofitel Legend, Dolce Vita, serves deliciously authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, thanks to its Italian chef, a wood-fired pizza oven, open kitchen and centre antipasti table. The relaxed vibe of the lobby lounge '1953' provides a comfortable and elegant gathering place for cocktails or afternoon tea, Asian and Western favourites and light snacks. Other facilities include a heated indoor pool, fitness centre, hotel museum, bicycles, Tai Chi on the lawn, spa with sauna and Jacuzzi, babysitting on request, Wi-Fi access throughout and

a range of concierge services.

Weather & Seasons

Spring time from March to May is generally considered the best time to visit, before it gets too hot. September and October are also ideal if you like it slightly cooler.

Getting Here

Flying time from Beijing or Guilin to Xian is 2 hours, from Shanghai it's 2 hours 40 minutes, and from Hong Kong it's 3 hours. From Xian airport to Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel it's a 45 minute transfer by car.

Consider Also

Ritz Carlton Chengdu to visit Giant Panda sanctuaries

Combining with a stay in Beijing, perhaps staying at Four Seasons Beijing

Enjoy a 3 or 4 night luxury cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Stay at Banyan Tree Yangshuo after a Li River cruise from Guilin

Peninsula Shanghai

Luxury Tailor-Made Highlights of China Tour

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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