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“No frills, but okay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Sanlin Shanghai

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Holiday Inn Express Sanlin Shanghai
Ranked #1,667 of 4,969 Hotels in Shanghai
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No frills, but okay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

I stayed here for two nights in Jan. 2011, one night at a time.
Contrary to a previous review, the staff spoke a okay English, was friendly and tried to help where they could.
The hotel is located about 30 minutes by Taxi from the airport (costs 130RMB for a ride), and it is about 20-30 minutes by Taxi from downtown.
The breakfast is very basic. As it seems to be custom in China, the lobby, breakfast room and hall ways are not heated in winter. So take a jacket when you go for breakfast.
In China smoking is accepted nearly everywhere, therefore even a non smoking room might smell like smoke.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank coyotetrips
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

First problem none of the front desk staff know how to speak english. Second problem we were given a smoking room when we requested a no smoking room and the unfriendly staff didn't want us to change our room when their housekeeping person could clearly smell how bad the room was. Third problem was that the new room was full of stray hairs. The fourth problem is the location of hotel is terrible. Its very very very far from anywhere. I think this hotel was built for future expansion of shanghai. The fifth problem was they would charge us 100 yuan deposit to borrow an umbrella. This is ridiculous considering it costs 10 yuan for an umbrella here. And they already took a 1200 yuan deposit for the rooms. Sixth problem was when we called to ask for additional toiletries and they couldn't understand us, instead of trying to find out our problem, they hung up on us!!! All these problems was compounded by an unhelpful manager who also spoke no english!!!

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hoover888
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2010

Good points:
(1) Generally clean as it is quite new
(2) Reception is quick to change door (card) keys which fail daily

Poor points:
(1) Housekeeping never made my bed for 3 days
(2) Check-in and check-out were time-consuming, there was one staff handling everyone, where two others in the reception were doing nothing.
(3) Very messy breakfast
(4) Location is difficult to find for taxi drivers, really remote

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlbertWHongKong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

Pretty new hotel, but far from the city center. Check-in was a pain as many people were demanding the attention of the poor clerk. You have to be aggressive -- there seemed to be no concept of first come, first serve. The people who got what they wanted first just went up and demanded it from the clerk. Took me a while to figure that out as one by one people came and diverted the clerk's attention away from me. The rooms were nice though. Thin walls; I could hear the people talking next door -- in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ZhongshanShanghai
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Sanlin Shanghai
Address: No.215 Taihuan Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200123, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1,667 of 4,969 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Sanlin Shanghai 3*
Number of rooms: 298
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