Tryp by Wyndham in Xian China is the type of hotel you seem to only find in Asia. It starts on the 6th floor of a building above a shopping centre. The TRYP brand by Wyndham has a different feel in each hotel. The TRYP brand gives each of its hotels the liberty to be original to feel individual and deliver a unique accommodation experience for everyone who visits. After all, the TRYP by Wyndham motto is “Powered by the city”
- What was check-in like at TRYP by Wyndham Xi’an?
- What does the TRYP by Wyndham lobby have?
- What are the rooms like at TRYP by Wyndham
- What facilities does TRYP by Wyndham have for guests
- Essential services around TRYP by Wyndham Hotel
- What to see in Xian
- How to get to Xian
- Weather in Xian
- Money in China
- Access to the internet in China
What was check-in like at TRYP by Wyndham Xi’an?
Being a westerner in China is always a challenge. As we approached the check-in desk we could see staff looking at us as one darted off to find the English speaker in the office. We were greeted by a nice lady who spoke what I would say is good enough English to get by but on the other hand, our Chinese is extremely limited!
Our check-in was pretty smooth considering the language barrier. For many people, it is a lack of confidence in speaking English to a native speaker that holds them back from trying.
Once we made the lady Tina comfortable she became much more confident in speaking with us.
What does the TRYP by Wyndham lobby have?
There are always some facilities in a hotel that family travellers like us look for. TRYP by Wyndham Xian’s lobby was like many we have seen in Asia and is actually located on the 6th floor. Once you exit the elevator you are greeted by a wonderful, stylish area that resonates through the rest of the hotel.
The front desk lobby area of the hotel looks amazing. There is a real modern fresh feel about this place. Big couches and bright colours catch the eye. The lively decorations make you want to spend time in this area. It has an industrial feel about the space with open ceilings and indoor plants walls.
The Frolyc Bar
There is big dining spaces, a seating area and a bar. The Frolyc Bar caught my eye straight away with its exposed beer vats. Could it be a microbrewery onsite? Yes, it was. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, something for all types of weather. There are fire pits and BBQs that are used for dining at certain times of the year.
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What are the rooms like at TRYP by Wyndham
I will start off talking about the rooms by saying the bed in our Superior King was amazing. It was one of the best hotel mattresses we have ever slept on. The room had a small desk and leather chair, widescreen Tv featuring some English channels and a couch to laze on by the window.
The Superior King room
The rooms are well-appointed and continue on with the modern industrial feel. You will have exposed pipes that make up the storage space in both the room and bathroom.
We have a large mural of a rock god playing in front of the Xian Drum Tower. In our kid’s room they a skateboarder shredding in Xian. In our shower, we had split vinyl records used as a wall hanging. All this feeds into the funky modern feel that is TRYP by Wyndham in Xian.
Twin Room features
The kids stayed in a twin room, the beds were closer to doubles than singles. Plenty of charging ports for mobile phones, laptops and tablets.
The bathroom was large and comes with all the little amenities that you would expect from Wyndham like shampoo, conditioner, body wash and toothbrush sets. After a long day exploring Xian it was nice to have a shower and put on the comfortable Wyndham robes and slippers
Tea and coffee were provided while the minibar had a beer, soft drinks and a snack ready to go when getting hungry.
Western snacks could be ordered anytime during the day with pizza and burgers on the menu plus more. from the TRYP by Wyndham in Xian kitchen.
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What facilities does TRYP by Wyndham have for guests
People who travel for long periods or travel regularly like to have some extras to enjoy after a long day back at the hotel. TRYP by Wyndham in Xian has a brilliant mix of everything travellers to China need.
There is a gym on the 8th floor in an open shared space for you to work out and get your daily exercise. You will find walking machines, exercise bikes and a cross-trainer. A rack of weights to pump up the muscles and a multi-purpose weight machine for arms, legs and torsos.
Speaking of exercise there is a basketball court on the roof on floor 6. Talk about Air Jordan! You can dunk from 6 floors up. It is a nice area with seating and kids play equipment. A really nice space for families to relax and play while staying at TRYP Wyndham.
Breakfast was served every morning from 7 am till 10 am in the Wyne’n Dyne area. The breakfast as expected was geared towards Chinese guests and featured wonton soup, noodles and savoury porridge. For us westerners, there were plenty of pastries, fruit and yoghurt.
Essential services around TRYP by Wyndham Hotel
Below the hotel (remember the hotel starts on the 6th floor) is a shopping and entertainment centre. There is a supermarket in the basement with a food court. You can buy all your personal needs in here with plenty of variety.
There is Burger King, coffee shops and bakeries for food as well located in the shopping centre. Upstairs there is a cinema and entertainment area. The nearest ATM is just meters from the front door. Local restaurants line the street in each direction.
We really enjoyed our stay at TRYP by Wyndham Xian. The location was good, the facilities were amazing. It is really important when you visit a new city you feel at home, safe and comfortable in your hotel. We felt all this and more at TRYP by Wyndham
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What to see in Xian
For visitors to Xian, cultural sights will be high on your list of things to see. TRYP Xian is nicely placed for you to access these places by foot, public transport or Didi (Chinese Uber)
The Drum Tower and the Bell Tower
The Drum Tower and The Bell Tower are straight down the road for TYRP Xian. These two iconic Xian buildings have been standing in the city centre since the 13th century. You can walk there in 45 minutes or you can call a didi car and arrive there in 5 minutes and pay 20RMB.
Daminng Palace and Danfeng Gate
Daming Palace and The Danfeng Gate was the capital of China for 300 years under the Tan Dynasty. This site is amazing with old palace ruins, a reconstructed gate, statues, a mini model of the site and more.
The Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Warriors are 30 kilometres from TRYP by Wyndham Xian hotel. The Warriors site contains 3 pits for viewing, a museum and a cinema.
We caught a didi taxi to the site and it cost 115RMB. Our best tip is to be there at 8.30 am at the opening to encounter the smallest crowds.
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Xingqinggong Park is located just a short walk away from the hotel. This park has amusement park rides for kids, gardens, lakes and historic buildings dating back to the Han Dynasty.
How to get to Xian
Xi’an Xianyang International Airport is Xians main airport. The airport covers an area of 5 square kilometres, it is the largest airport in Northwest China. It is 41 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Xi’an city centre.
Xian North railway station is one of the largest hubs for high-speed rail in the north of China. The station has 34 platforms and is located 10 kilometres from the city centre. You can book your china trains here.
Long-distance buses arrive and depart from Xian Fangzhicheng Bus Station. It is serviced by Xian metro line 1.
The main highways in China are fine for travelling by car. Pick up a rental car at any main airport and travel around China by car.
Weather in Xian
July is the hottest month in Xian with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F). Having been to Xian in July I can tell you the temperature in Xain regularly reached 40 degrees. Get the thermals out as the coldest month is January at 1°C(33°F). The wettest month is September with an average of 110mm of rain
Money in China
The Chinese Yuan or RMB is the official currency. Banknotes are available in RMB 0.1, RMB 0.5, RMB 1, RMB 5, RMB 10, RMB 20, RMB 50, RMB 100. China is seemingly transitioning to a cashless society through its use of Alipay and Wepay. These are apps that allow you to pay on your phone.
Beware that large notes can be a part of a scam where they take the note at a shop, quickly exchange it for a fake and then accuse you of tricking them. Please make sure you have some smaller notes especially at the markets.
Top tips for using an ATM in Xi’an China
You will find many ATM’s around the cities in China, especially in Xi’an. You won’t find ATM’s at shopping centres or on random streets, all ATM’s are located at banks. They dispense anywhere up to 20000 Yuan at a time sometimes higher in the tourist areas.
They are normally very secure with your own little booth to withdraw money from but you must take all of the usual precautions when you are carrying money. We found the ICBC bank in China to be the best as it had an English menu that was easy to use.
Like most major cities you need to be aware of your surroundings and be careful of skimmers on the machine. We used numerous ATM’s in China and we had no issues. You should probably alert your bank as well if you are travelling to China to make sure they are aware and do not see your transactions as fraudulent and possible cut off your access to your money.
Access to the internet in China
We were all prepared for no internet for the month we would be travelling in China for. We knew we would need some for our work but at the same time knew it may have been an issue as we had been told that the internet in China for tourists was hard to get even in hotels.
We decided to purchase Chinese sim cards from home in Australia before we left and had them in our luggage to put in our phones when we arrived in China. This is one of the essential things you need for traveling to China. If you are unable to do that we have some great deals here for you to check out.
Using a VPN in China
We downloaded Express VPN in Australia before we left and we did not have a problem with it while traveling in China. It does reconnect some times but we have not had any other issues
This is an essential tool if you want to use the internet in China. If you plan on using the internet this is one of the top things you need for travelling to China.
We hope this post from us here at Wyld Family Travel has inspired you to book your nights in Xian at the TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Xi’an China. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in China click through to our China Destination Guide page for more brilliant inspiration for planning your trip to Xian.
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