I choose this hotel because it one of the closest to Shanghai Pudong Airport. I had an early morning flight and the free shuttle bus to the airport was ideal.
It is located on the outskirts of a small village near the airport. Looking up and down the road outside, there is not much to be seen. However, there are some shops and restaurants a block or two down the road to the left.
While it is easy to get to the airport, this hotel is not well suited for travel into the city. It was my plan to spend some time in Shanghai in the afternoon/evening the day before my flight out. In the street outside the hotel, there aren't any cars, let alone taxis. We ended up with an illeagal private taxi to the nearest subway station on line 2 at a cost of 20 RMB. Then a long subway ride into town. Coming back we took the same route. The subway station is in the middle of some fields and not safe feeling late at night. Just along the road a little, several private cars were waiting operating as taxis. We negociated the same fair as before to return to the hotel.
The hotel itself is clean an modern. Everything you would expect from a business hotel. Breakfast in the morning was the typical Chinese buffet with a few western hints such as bacon rashers.
The hotel transfer runs regularly every 30 minutes and takes just 10 minutes to get to the airport along the express way. It stops at T1 first then goes on to T2. If you tell the driver your flight number, he will know which one to drop you at. There was also a list of common flight number on the bus door should you wish to check.
I would use this hotel again if I had a early morning flight next time I am in Shanghai. However, if you don't need to be so close to the airport, you would be better choosing somewhere more central.
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