Sofitel Xining

Luxury hotel in Xining

Xining's first foreign five-star hotel, the Sofitel guarantees a plush stay: rooms have soft beds, and large bathrooms have bathtubs and giant showers. Expect reasonable discounts.

There's a swish lobby bar serving cocktails and even some Ningxia wines, as well as three restaurants: Le Chinois serving modern Chinese fare, Do Brasil (a Brazilian steakhouse), and awfully named Kwee Zeen, an international buffet where breakfast is also served.