This is definitely a 3-4 star hotel and nothing higher. We had feared that it might be a nightmare based on reviews from other travellers but we were pleasantly surprised. When we exited the airport in xining, the taxi drivers tried to rip us off. We had been warned about this so we weren't surprised and went back to our original plan of taking the bus into town. This turned out to be a great idea because everyone was very nice in trying to help us and the bus stops almost right outside haiyue hotel's front door! We got lucky and had a very nice English speaking employee who checked us in and helped us find our package containing our train tickets that had been delivered days before we arrived. They also helped us find things on the map we had and the staff happily arranged for transport to the train station which was 20min away.
Our room was clean, the bathroom was fine, wifi was slow and the beds were a bit hard.
There is a good chinese restaurant and a supermarket around the corner. Everything is within a comfortable walking distance (including the muslim quarter).
Definitely an acceptable choice for a one night stay based on the price we paid.
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