I booked the Lidu on the 'sinohotel' website, sight unseen.
All I knew was that it was near Nanjing Road, the 'main st' of Shanghai.I took the Airport bus from Pudong airport to the city centre for €2, the bus driver let me off at a taxi rank, and the taxi took me the short ride to the hotel ( If I'd known the hotel was walking distance from People's Park, maybe I could have got the correct bus from the airport ! )
I was expecting a bit of a rundown hotel considering the price, and I thought I'd move to a better place the next day - BUT what I found was an excellent 'businessmen's' hotel. A bit of scuffed paint in the room was the only fault I could find !
The complimentary breakfast was totally Chinese - rice porridge,beef and veg dumplings,bread stick,and milk tea. The staff hadn't got too good a command of English, but neither have I a good command of Chinese ! There was a 7Eleven style shop across the road, and a good bar down the street. Nanjing Road was a 5 min stroll, as was Fuxing Road ( for everything else from shopping malls to fast food )
All in all, why pay more for a 'Western' name ?
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