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“Ambassador Hotel Shanghai is an exellent value and location”
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #181 of 5,082 Hotels in Shanghai
Mount Vernon, Washington
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“Ambassador Hotel Shanghai is an exellent value and location”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We were referred to the Ambassador Hotel by friends who live in the area and were very pleased with the comfort, convenience, value and location of the hotel in the Jing-An district of Shanghai. One breakfast was included in the room fee and we purchased one for about US $15. The breakfast buffet was pretty much Chinese and the coffee was good. We also had foot massages at the spa in the hotel and were satisified, although the cost was probably higher than we could have found elsewhere. Service at the front desk was excellent. Recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

I arrived a midnight to Pudong and so I called the staff before heading to Shanghai, they were very nice and helpful (a staff named Tom) and ordered a taxi for me because they said the limousine was going to be very expensive. He also nicely arranged a lady to be in a taxi to pick me up from airport since he was worried that I would be scared as a woman who is travelling alone to be picked up by a male taxi driver only. Very thoughtful indeed. Called a taxi for me without me asking for it when I left - without any extra charge etc.

Room was good, clean and big. It had everything I need. It was a very pleasant stay but I do have to say that the location was not very convenient because it's 15 mins walk to the nearest subway station. My room was facing the road and people in China do like the use their horn in their cars so it could be noisy after 7am!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Stayed for 3 night on a China round trip in this hotel.
Big rooms, good beds, clean and a really big and good breakfast buffet!!
However they don't really get the idea of a non smoking room (yet).
Free cable internet in the rooms and free wifi in the cafeteria/bar/lobby.
Cabs are cheap in Shanghai, grab one and they will take you downtown for ca. 15 Yuan from the hotel to Nanjing road.
Tip: Try not to grab a red or dark blue cab, they are privately owned and often like to overcharge. All other colours are ok.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2011

This is an average hotel in all respects. Staff are non plussed (all the more amusing when you spot their yellow smiley faced badges). The rooms are a little too carpeted and tired. Not modern in any way. The shower curtain and sticky footed bath mat all point towards a lacklustre experience. Air con never really got to the desired temperature. Best thing is the view. 22nd floor is non-smoking and has a good outlook over Shanghai. I did chuckle whilst attempting a run on the treadmill in the "gym". There was a family get together on the same floor which was packed with smoking guests. It's not really on to have smoke billowing into a gym room. It's ok for the price but that's about it. No pool :(

Room Tip: non-smoking room on 22nd has good view
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Brazil
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

We stayed for three nights at Ambassador Hotel in Shanghai. Very acessibel by taxi to all many attractions in a safe area. Good and clean room. Good breakfast and very confortabel for tourism or business. Kindly team at reception and concierge. I really recommend!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

The hotel is located in a predominantly residential area, but taxi fares are very reasonable so accessibility is not really a big issue. The room itself is fine - very spacious and neutrally decorated. However, I was not very impressed with the bathroom. The tiling and decor is sub-par, and did not give the impression of cleanliness. Whenever I showered, no matter which way I turned the shower head, the water will run onto the floor via the inside edge of the bath tub. The water drainage from the bath/shower was also an issue, but was fixed on our first day.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

We stayed four nights in this hotel and had a great experience from checking in to checking out. My mother was quite sick when we arrived in Shanghai and the hotel was very accomodating to her needs. The floor we stayed on did not have non-smoking rooms, but they cleaned her room so well that she could not smell any residue cigarette smell.

The other feature worth mentioning was that the breakfast which was included in the room rate is fantastic. So much choices and so fresh everyday. The quality of food is on par with other 5 star hotels in Asia.

The rooms that we stayed in was very spacious and the window can be opened to let in fresh air which was a bonus. We found most of Shanghai city was in a construction zone. But the location of this hotel was in a very quiet spot and the rooms have good sound proofing so we were able to have good night sleeps.

The staff at the hotel are all very nice, cordial, helpful and friendly. Check in and check out were very fast and efficient. They even went out their way to help my mother to retrieve a lost band keycard.

there are two down sides of the hotel
one is the location which is not close to the metro (underground) stations, we had to take taxis everytime we need to go out. But the taxi fare is very cheap and very easy to get taxi there. Ther are enough shops, convenience stores and restaurants near by to make it quite convenient.

The other is that the internet access at this hotel was not free. It costs quite a bit to access internet. And there is no internet cafe nearby.

Overall we will definitely stay there again.

Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: No.818 Wanhangdu Road, Jingan District, Shanghai 200042, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an , Changshou Road
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#155 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 301
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