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“An Englishman in Shanghai”
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San Want Hotel
Ranked #193 of 5,102 Hotels in Shanghai
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An Englishman in Shanghai”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I had a week's work in the Caohejing hi tech park. This hotel is well placed for that being very close to the subway and only one stop from the park.
However the hotel Is starting to look a little tired, but is clean and well managed. I found it to be reasonably priced.
The breakfast was very good, but I did not use the restaurant in the evening. There are lots of other options not too far away.
All the reception staff that I approached could speak English and were very helpful.

Room Tip: The road can be busy early morning. Request a high room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I stayed here twice recently, a month ago and yesterday. I am a business man, and this hotel definitly dont have the regular 4* facilities. No rooms service 24 hours. And this is very bad for travellers checking in late in the evening. Breakfast room is open only until 9.30am. So if are not an ealry morning person, you will miss your breakfast. Most hotels around the world offer breakfast till 10.30am. Both times i stayed there, at the time of checking out, they invoiced me higher price for the room and for car transfer from whay was confirmed before my arrival. The rooms are spacious but very odd layout. First time, i got a room with the tv on the side of the bed. Second time, the tv was like 10 meters away from the bed. They close the hot water in the afternoon till 6pm, so if you need to take a shower before 6pm, you have only cold water. Concierge and porters are good and friendly, but i cannot say the same for the receptionists. Location is good though. I will not go back to this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Oldenburg, Germany
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This Hotel is a typical Chinese style Hotel. Large rooms, fully equiped, free Wlan, mainly Chinese guests. Room is acceptable clean, breakfast good.
Location also not too bad - not too far from Hongqiao Airport, not too far from City center. Subwat Station is just around the corner, therfore all places in Shanghai conveniently to reach.

Room Tip: Insist Non Smoking room and check first. Many guest smoke in non smoking rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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jessie z, Director of Sales at San Want Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thanks for your comments. I believe you had a wonderful time with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again.
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Montreal, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Great Hotel. The rooms are very nice and functional. Some nice amenities with the room including complimentary snacks and fruit. Free WIFI available in the rooms (you have to ask for a router though) and the breakfast buffet was extraordinary! Would definitely stay there again. The only caveat is that the hotel is far from the downtown area but a subway station is located near by.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I should really keep this hotel a a secret, but they offer excellent rooms, nice service at a good price.
The location may not be the best, but there is everything within walking distance.
Staff is very friendly and rooms are nice and clean.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

4 star standard. Quiet room and comfortable bed. Really the place to stay for business in the West side of Shanghai. Plenty small restaurants around at 30/50 RMB but also more high end ones. Staff at the Babylon cafe very friendly. 30 minutes by metro to the Bund.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Decent business hotel. Got upgraded to a suite since they ran out of single rooms. Wasn't gonna complaint. Suite is nice, spacious, beds are comfortable. Though no wireless in the room, the cable internet connection was sufficient. Generally surrounding area was bare / basic as not a tourist location. Babylon Cafe for breakfast had a nice spread, Chaopinji Chinese restaurant enjoyed the dim-sum and noodles.

Room Tip: Perhaps to arrive late and hope for an upgrade? I arrived late in the evening for check-in and was i...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Property: San Want Hotel
Address: No.650 Yishan Road, Xuhui District,, Shanghai 201103, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang , Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #193 of 5,102 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — San Want Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 383
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is the only business hotel with a panoramic view of the open garden area within the Xujiahui commercial center area. Located adjacent to subway, brings you easy access and convenience to both business and tourist sites in Shanghai. Attentive personal services and comfortable accommodations, San Want Shanghai is an absolute sanctuary for business and leisure travelers, providing a tranquil retreat from the bustling city of Shanghai. Chao Pin Ji: features authentic Chao-Zhou cuisine using the finest ingredients from various regions; private rooms available. Babylon Dining: enjoy our Asian Creative specialties and international seafood buffet throughout the day, which you can take world-wide tasty food with full of sunlight and coffee fragrance. Lobby Lounge: perfect place for business or casual occasion, features coffee, wine and tea drinks throughout the day. Banquet Hall: equipped with professional audio-video system, the ballroom features both Chinese and Western banquets and all type of functions which can accommodate up to 600 people. ... more   less 
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