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The quietly sophisticated Grand Mercure is located in Renmin (People’s) Square, inside the ancient walls of Xian, and surrounded by courtyards and gardens.
The hotel has 194 rooms and suites decorated using a combination of traditional Chinese design and contemporary touches, and all room types have bathrooms with a separate shower and bath.
The main restaurant, Xian 57 (the building housing the hotel was built in 1957), serves a la carte dishes drawing on Mediterranean, Asian and Chinese cooking styles. Less formal is the Lounge, which offers lighter snacks. Guests can also eat at neighbouring sister property Sofitel Xian, and use the spa facilities there.
The low-rise Grand Mercure was originally built in Sino-Russian style in 1957. Fortunately, unlike many Communist era buildings, is not falling apart at the seams.
Miranda, Original Traveller