We normally stop in a Chinese hotel nearby, but as we get a corporate rate in Marriot I decided to try this again after 5 years.
The welcome is warm even in the extreme AC of the reception. Outside was about 40ºC inside was less than 20. The staff all attempt to be friendly but it somehow fails. I don’t know why but I found it annoying not friendly. Or maybe I was tired and fractious all week. The room was large and comfortable. The AC working well again, turning it off and letting the ambient temperature rise to a mean of the corridor and outside was perfect for me.
The housekeeping staff were very good, cleaning every morning and turning down at night, I am sure they were waiting for me to go out so they could come in and close the curtains and replenish the showergel. Leaving the room for 5 minutes and it was done. The laundry service was excellent, I was getting through 2-3 shirts a day and the standard service had them washed and returned in less than 8 hours.
I swam in the clean cool pool a few times and a life guard appears as you do and leaves with you, this was reassuring for my colleague who was a poor swimmer.
The bar was expensive, but it’s a Marriot, you expect that, so I only used it the day I was leaving and needed some cool drinks, I never understand big corporate financial mentality if they charge less more people would use it.
The concierge was helpful on my last day, I had checked out the day before and left my bags returning in the morning to drop off the overnight bag I had taken to another town, the concierge remembered me got my bags out and then returned them. Doing this again later in the afternoon when I fetched some shopping. Then having the taxi ready and bags ready at the time I said I would depart.
Overall a pleasant stay with helpful staff. Oh and the free wifi shows they do listen to their customers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "IT'S A NEW STAY" Come and enjoy the refreshing business routine at the Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui! Located in the heart of the Shanghai Xujiahui commercial and shopping centre, the new Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui is the 800th Courtyard hotel worldwide open in January 2009 with easy access to all the nearby shopping malls, restaurants and bars, the old French Concession and the largest Catholic Church in Shanghai. Numerous tourist attractions are only within minutes drive or several stops by underground train. Guests can dine in the hotel signature restaurants MoMo Café and MoMo2Go. MoMo Café runs with an open kitchen, and the special "Salad and Noodle bowl" set lunch brings you a new healthy dining concept whilst our Italian executive chef presents truly authentic thin crusted pizza. For those guests who looking forward to relax and unwind, the Roman-style indoor swimming pool and 200 square meter state-of-the-art fitness center will definitely meet their needs. Stay Energized, stay focused, and stay connected with the leading hotel loyalty program Marriott Rewards at Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui! ... more less
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