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Eiffelton Hotel
Ranked #1,878 of 5,159 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed 26 October 2012

It's been a while since I stayed at the Eiffelton in Pudong. Pudong is on the new side of the river. The rooms are quite nice and worth the discounted rate I was paying. The hotel also serves as a package hotel and for this reason, I don't think I would choose this hotel again. The other reason is how ripped off I felt at the attached Chinese restaurant. I ordered the ravioli which was listed at about $20, a bit steep for a pasta dish I thought. The dish arrived with exactly one ravioli on it. I laughed out loud. The manager acted as if this was standard and that it was to be expected. I told him he had to be kidding and sent it back. Very hard to take the manager seriously after that. I allowed him to replace my meal with a different order because the Eiffelton is near absolutely nothing. It's a short taxi ride and a very long walk to the nearest metro station. I would give this place a miss and stay on the other side of the river.

Room Tip: It's a big place but the standard rooms are small and cramped.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Stayed here for one night on a weekend before my business trip. One of the most pathetic experiences I have ever had on a foreign trip. The entire hotel staff does not know proper english - not even the reception team.

The reception hall was clogged with some sort of refugee crowd and the smell of beer and cigarettes filled the aroma. It was horrible to enter such a scenario.

The hotel did not have a single decent vegetarian dish on the menu nor was the chef willing to make any changes to what was available. Ended up traveling outside for 12 kms in a taxi, all again thanks to the concierge desk who could not understand or explain the locations i wanted to go to.

The telephone executives were always rude. At one point of time, I was even refused a matchstick box in a smoking room and the service desk had the guts to suggest that i step outside the hotel and buy a lighter for myself. All this while the refugee crowd at the reception was smoking away to glory in the main lobby.

Final word, If you are and outsider / foreigner in China - Please do not go to this hotel. Will never even think about coming back again.

Room Tip: Please don't o to this hotel if you dont know chinese
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

My stay to shanghai eiffelton was very nice. Infact it was very cheap in terms of budget. But the problem there happened is about language. People there hardly understands english. We had issues with that. But any how hotel is at its best regarding location, price, service etc.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

comfortable room at a low price. the bathrooms are very cool! great view of the Huangpu Bridge. it is remote but hey, taxis are there for you! room service is non-existent, but i didnt really mind as i got home late every night.

Room Tip: please book online at any of the good hotel booking sites to get good rates! the rates for walk-in c...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

This hotel was ok. It is in a remote location but the staff are friendly and I would recommend a massage...

However, when booking this hotel it stated there is a swimming pool and sports complex on site. This is partly true,as they are situated about half a mile away and there is an expensive extra cost to use the facilities!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Stayed one week at hotel to take part in an exhibition at Pudong. The hotel is an extensive hotel complex with more than 10 buildings next to a golf driving range by the river. It is not particularly convenient for public transport because nearest subway is TangGiao on Line#4 which is a good 20 minutes walk. If you are prepared to take taxi, then this is a nice and quiet hotel with larger rooms and river view at a very reasonable price below US$100 a night. This hotel is situated in the EXPO2010 area which the authorities are still wondering what to do with after the 6-month long show, so expect a very quiet environment if you go walking.

Our team were pleasantly upgraded to larger rooms with two double beds in each room, and my corner room has a side view of the river. Although I asked for non-smoking room, I had to leave window open for 2 days to clear residual smell of smoke in room. Usual 4 to 5 star room facilities like fridge, kettle, hairdryer and even an umbrella in room, but mini-bar was a bit basic. In room internet is free via wired broadband, which is not fast but sufficient for emails. Wireless internet is available in public area but I did not try it. Breakfast is a good buffet spread but biased towards Chinese food. Staff are generally helpful even when busy, but do not expect lots of smile. Airline lost my luggage and porter was considerate enough not to wake me up at 2am when airport staff delivered my missing suitcase, he let me have a good night sleep and call at 8am. I will be happy to stay in this hotel again and enjoy the breakfast watching big ships sail down the HuangPu river.

Room Tip: Ask for upgrade to a room with at least partial view of river, full view will cost $
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

A comfortable room and low price... and that's about it.

This hotel ranks itself as five star but three is nearer the mark. There was an adequate breakfast buffet (though the coffee machine was broken on two out of six days) but a truly dreadful restaurant for evening meals - I was reduced to eating a Snickers bar washed down with a can of local beer one night as so many items were unavailable.

The key problem is that there's nowhere nearly to walk to for any sort of respite - this hotel is in the middle of nowhere.

On checkout my deposit (equivalent roughly to the total bill) was allegedly cancelled, to be refunded, and then my card was charged again for the bill. To date, the refund has not arrived but my bank tell me that this may take up to two weeks (moral - prepay the bill when you arrive and don't give a deposit).

Staff were friendly and helpful but their language skills were very poor.

It just wasn't worth the saving of staying here - it just added to the stresses of a very intense business trip.

Room Tip: If you're here on business don't stay in this hotel.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Eiffelton Hotel

Address: No.1888 Puming Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200127, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > World Expo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1,878 of 5,159 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range: £45 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eiffelton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 338
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