this is an apt my family live in during summer and winter vacation. it's a new flat in campus with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen. with Wi-Fi, AC, hot water and all the utilities in kitchen. you will feel comfortable like home. close to P(website hidden).
my apt is very spacious and brand new. there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which can host 5 persons together. Its near Big P a g o d a with 20 min. walking distance. 3.6km to P a g o d a; 7.3km to city center-Bell Tower;7km to train station;40km to Terracotta;42 to airport.
the elevator, the parking lot, and everything in the flat is available.
Interaction with Guests
I surely will interact with my guests often, but i am not living there.
neighbors are quiet and friendly because we are living in my university community.
its convenient. many bus stops nearby. there is a supermarket called "Vanguard Supermarket" nearby. and also many different Chinese restaurants.
If you get off from airport, there are 4 choices to get my home:
1. I (or my friend) pick you up from airport which costs RMB150.
2. take a taxi to the address below
雁塔区北池头华润万家加气站小巷向东200米 西安科技大学东院。（about RMB150). you come in the campus and find the highest building No. 27, 9th floor, Room 10902, you will find a key under the mat
3. take airport shuttle to bell tower station( the destination, RMB50 ), then take a taxi to the address above (about RMB20), then the same thing
4. take airport shuttle to bell tower station, then take bus K606 to guanyin temple station(观音庙）。you will see a Honda shop opposite the street, go to the lane close to Honda, turn to left at the first time there is a left turn, then you go about 100 meters. you will find the university campus (西安科技大学), then same
If you get off from train station, there are 3 ways:
1. I (or my friend) pick you up which costs RMB50.
2. take a taxi to the address above (about RMB30). You come in the campus and find the highest building No. 27, 9th floor, Room 10902, you will find a key under the mat
3. take bus No. 41 to guanyin temple station(观音庙）。you will see a Honda shop opposite the street, go to the lane close to Honda, turn to left at the first time there is a left turn, then you go about 100 meters. you will find the university campus (西安科技大学), then same
If you get off from Noth train station, there are 3 ways:
1. I (or my friend) pick you up from airport which costs RMB100.
2. take a taxi to the address below
雁塔区北池头华润万家加气站小巷向东200米 西安科技大学东院。（about RMB50). you come in the campus and find the highest building No. 27, 9th floor, Room 10902, you will find a key under the mat
3. When you get off from the train, take the subway to xiaozhai (小寨 ), then take bus 400 or 34 to guanyin temple station(观音庙）。you will see a Honda shop opposite the street, go to the lane close to Honda, turn to left at the first time there is a left turn, then you go about 100 meters. you will find the university campus (西安科技大学), you come in the campus and find the highest building No. 27, 9th floor, Room 10902, you will find a key under the mat.
Other Things to Note
As a local Xianese, I can tell you many details about Xian.
you can take pets or kids but no smoking there.
In her profile, Cynthia characterizes herself as "easygoing, optimistic". Well, she needed to be for us. Our plane arrived an hour late and then we took a shuttle bus to the wrong hotel. After contacting Cynthia, waiting patiently at the Xian Hotel near her apt, she had to drive for about 30 minutes to pick us up and then almost an hour back to her apt.
But we weren't finished testing Cynthia's easygoing, patient personality. On leaving 3 days later at 6:00 am, one of us left a bag containing a passport in her apt. which had automatically locked as we left. So, we had to wake up a neighbor to call Cynthia who was at another apt. about 30 minutes away.
Despite our continuous blundering, Cynthia remained cheerful and helpful. After unlocking her apt. door, rather than dashing off to work as she should have, she spent time helping us get a taxi during a rainy rush hour I'm quite sure we could not have gotten a taxi on our own.
As others have mentioned the apt. was great. So convenient to have a kitchen for an early morning coffee/breakfast and the shower was hot with good power.
She is well organized for her hosts. Besides city maps, she will give you her business card with major sites on the back in Chinese and English. This was very, very helpful as taxi drivers, bus drivers, in fact most older Chinese cannot read or understand spoken English.
Without any hesitations or caveats, I would wholeheartedly recommend Cynthia's apt.
The apt. is about 30 minutes by bus to the city center...not a problem as the buses are quite frequent. We found it very interesting to be away from the tourist areas. We could see how the average Chinese people lived....and the street food was very cheap and very delicious.
Cynthia is a wonderful & caring host. She went out of her way to provide a lot of information about Xi'an and contacted me many times before & during my stay. There is Wi-Fi available, and easy to connect. The apartment even has electrical outlets that work for Westerners. I was able to plug my cell phone, iPad, etc without using an adaptor. The apartment looks exactly how it is in the pictures. Clean and comfortable. Not far from bus stops, but it is difficult to find a cab. You will have to walk a little ways to the building because cabs will not drive up to the complex gate, but there are local vendors selling vegetables and food along the way so you feel like you are really experiencing the neighborhood. I would recommend staying at Cynthia's apartment if you want to experience Xi'an away from the tourist areas and where locals live. Cynthia will take excellent care of you, and make sure your stay is great.
Cynthia is a wonderful host and person!
The apartment was great and spacious. There was everything you needed and more, really loved the bathrooms! Perfectly located for buses and if you needed a taxi not a problem. Place is lovely and so comfortable you feel like your in your own private world.
What really made it was Cynthia who was super helpful with everything and suggested things to eat and try and places to go. From the second arrived felt settled and went straight into sightseeing.
I would love to stay again and will recommend Cynthia to anyone.
My families and i had a very cozy stay at Cythia's plave.The room is exaclty as you see from the pics, new and clean. The location is convient, just two bus stop to Wild goose pagoda, where you can find lots of resteraunts and a food plaza. Cythis is very helpful and warm heared as well, she arranged the car to pick us from the airport and leave us the transportation card. Thank you Cythia!
Cynthia is very nice guy. We feel warm welcome in many ways. We arrived late, she gave us the travel tips and traffic message until night. The location was easy to find, convenient transportation, big supermarket nearby. The room is new as what you saw on the photo, clean and very comfortable, everything was expected as we needs. Best regards
Cynthia was an outstanding host in Xian. She helped me settle into the area by showing me around whenever I needed and that kind of local knowledge is invaluable. We spent an afternoon having tea and I got to know Cynthia a bit more, she really is a sweet and considerate woman.
The flat itself is beautiful. There are two main bedrooms and a spare room as well as two bathrooms, a spacious living room with dining table and a modern kitchen. All appliances listed by Cynthia are new and work perfectly. The decor is clean and modern too.
Cynthia provided us with free use of a Chinese mobile phone, a laptop and a pre paid metro card to help us get around. All of these things were an unexpected bonus but they really help show how considerate Cynthia is as a host. If you are in Xi'an you could not wish for a better place to stay.
I am easygoing, optimistic and passionate. I like travelling, sports, reading, music, cooking, spending time with kids, chatting with people. I am a Jack of all trades. Its easy for me to make new friends. I have only been to America and Mexico and want to meet more people all over the world.