Xinjiang is one of the most impressive provinces in China, but finding decent hotels to stay isn’t easy at all. Most hotels in Xinjiang can’t host foreigners and/or the quality is quite poor. Here you’ll find a selection of the best hotels in the two most important cities of the province, Urumqi and Kashgar. The hotels we selected cover a wide range of prices, this way you’ll be able to find one that suits your budget.
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Reviews of hotels in Urumqi
Sheraton Urumqi Hotel
The Sheraton Urumqi Hotel is located in the Shayibak District of Urumqi and features 398 well-equipped rooms with facilities for a comfortable stay. In addition to clean and spacious rooms, it has five restaurants serving Chinese and international cuisine, an indoor pool, a nightclub, salon, business center, health club, spa, and executive floor. The hotel’s staff speaks fluent English to understand and respond better to non-Chinese speaking guests. While the hotel does not provide free Wi-Fi in its rooms, you can still have free access to internet in the lobby. It also offers free parking and valet parking. The hotel is a short walk away from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and only 2.2 km away from the Hongshan Park. Xianjiang International Grand Bazaar is about 6.6 km away from the hotel.
Luxemon Xinjiang Yindu Hotel
The Luxemon Xinjiang Yindu Hotel features large and airy 308 guestrooms, with free Wi-Fi, elegant furnishings, and amenities to provide you with a relaxing stay. The hotel’s location in the Shayibak District provides convenient access to Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum, 16 min walk away from the hotel. Urumqi Railway Station is a 15 minute drive while it takes 40 minutes via car to reach the Urumqi Diwopu International Airport. The hotel has English speaking staff that is friendly and attentive to your enquiries. This luxury hotel offers many amenities that will make you come back and stay at the hotel again and again. Some of the amenities include VIP room facilities, facilities for disabled, ATM on site, car rental, convenience store; fax/photocopying services, currency exchange, and airport shuttle. In addition, it features 6 restaurants serving Cantonese, local, Zhejiang, and western cuisine. You may find difficulty in getting taxi as the hotel is situated in a remote area; therefore, speak to your hotel staff to arrange a private car for you.
Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing Hotel
The Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing Hotel is situated in the Shuimogou District of Urumqi, featuring 250 rooms with park or city views. The rooms are fully equipped with mini bar, personal safe, flat screen TV, en suite bathrooms with free toiletries. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, free parking, and other facilities like tennis courts, spa, karaoke, fitness center, salon, meeting facilities, night club, and two restaurants. You can enjoy buffet at the Café Veranda that serves all day buffet spreads and enjoy Cantonese and local dishes at the Chinese restaurant. The hotel staff speaks English to communicate better and also arranges tour to close by attractions. The hotel is only 13.4 km from the Urumqi Diwopu International Airport and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum is 22 minute walk away from the hotel. If you are traveling on business, you may find non Wi-Fi rooms as a con of this hotel.
Yijia Chain Hotel Zhongshan Branch
The Yijia Chain Hotel Zhongshan Branch is a small and mid budget hotel with 66 guest rooms in the Tianshan District of Urumqi, 4 km from the city center. The hotel provides you with free Wi-Fi in all the areas, including rooms. The hotel’s staff is warm, friendly and speaks English that lets them communicate easily with guests from different countries. It provides facilities like a business center, express check-in/check-out, coffee shop, concierge, restaurant, and a designated smoking area. The Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is located 15.6 km from the hotel.
Jinjiang Inn Urumqi Changjiang Road Branch
The Jinjiang Inn Urumqi Changjiang Road Branch is a budget hotel, located in the Shayibak District of Urumqi. The hotel is closely located to the Airport while the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum is only 3.4 km away from the hotel. The hotel’s rooms are spacious, neat, and offer amenities such as writing desk, TV, seating area, alarm clock and en suite bathroom. The hotel’s staff speaks English and is extremely friendly to make you feel at home. They also arrange city tours and tours to places of interest in the vicinity.
Reviews of hotels in Kashgar
Kashi Yin Rui Lin International Hotel
The Kashi Yin Rui Lin International Hotel is a luxury hotel with 1531 rooms that include suites, business rooms and family rooms. From a nightclub, casino, to kids club and facilities for disabled, the hotel offers plenty of amenities and services to make your stay memorable. You will get free Wi-Fi in public areas and in its rooms when staying at the hotel. The hotel’s recreational facilities include spa, sauna, fitness center, garden, indoor pool, massage, and steam room. While the hotel provides many facilities to make your stay comfy, it also has a few cons. Some staff does not speak English and you may have problems communicating with them. However, they are polite and attentive to your needs. The other con is the location of the hotel, which makes it quite far from the city center. The Kashi Airport is only 9.5 km away from the hotel.
Kashi Maitian Youth Hostel
The Kashi Maitian Youth Hostel is a budget accommodation in the Hu Old District of Kashi with 16 rooms including dormitory and private rooms. The hostel offers free Wi-Fi in its rooms and public areas along with car park. The hostel’s staff is well versed with English, responsive, and friendly towards its guests. You can get around the city by renting a bicycle from the hostel and can also get to attractions of the place as the hotel arranges tours to the city. The hostel is 8.6 km away from the Kashi Airport.
Super 8 Xinjiang Kashi Laocheng Hotel
The Super 8 Xinjiang Kashi Laocheng Hotel is in the Xinjiang Province of Kashi that features 54 clean and comfy rooms with a business center and restaurant. The hotel is in the heart of old town, which makes it a preferred budget hotel among travelers. Its ideal location provides you with opportunities to get around the old town and popular attractions easily. Some of the services and facilities offered include Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry services, arrangement of tours, and car park. The advantages of staying at the hotel are good location and price, while the drawbacks are non English speaking staff and non Wi-Fi rooms.
Camel Youth Hostel
The Camel Youth Hostel is situated in Kashi, featuring private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and dormitories with common bathroom. The hostel offers a shared lounge, library, restaurant, and terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and rooms to keep you stay connected. The staff of the hostel is warm and is always prompt in handling guest’s enquiries. Kashi Airport is only 8 km away from the hotel.