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“My favourite in Shanghai” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai

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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #63 of 4,968 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Laupheim
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“My favourite in Shanghai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Nice 5 Star Hotel and excellent location directly near famous Nanjing Road. Also decent breakfast. Near People Square and Bund as well. So good choice in any case. Have been visiting that hotel frequently since 2004 and they maintained their service all time

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 days during our stay in Shanghai and I have to say we were not disappointed. This hotel is the BEST VALUE around in the City. Ideally located next to Nanjing road it provides a clean, spacious hotel rooms in the centre of town wih an outstanding view. If you are expecting the upper echeleons of a 5* hotel, this is not it!! However it provides MORE than what one needs for their stay in Shanghai. When my luggage was lost by the airline, the staff did not disappoint and helped retrieive it for me without fuss. An additional note- I note there are many HOJO hotels in Shanghai, make sure you book the PLaza as there is some confusion when booking. The cost of transfer to the hotel is 170-180 Yuan. If you want to save on transfers, the Sofitel is right NEXT DOOR and transfer using the shuttle there is you wish.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Our two families stayed a the HJP from aug 18-21.
The hotel is very centrally located in the very happening area of Nanjing road in Shanghai.
The lobby was clean, cool, and inviting.
The staff was very courteous and responsive.
The rooms were nice though our cooling was not as good as it should have been. To the hotels credit they did offer to change the room when we told them but we did not take them up on it.
The pool and spa complex was wonderful.
The hotel helped us get a van and a driver for touring the city and that worked out great for us.
The minibar in the rooms is rather high priced so we did not use it but all in all it was a good value for money and I recommend it to anyone visiting Shanghai.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Just checked in. Rooms are smelly, staff is ill equipped and inefficient. Bathrooms have an awfull stench. This is when we've booked three rooms.

Looks like someone is pushing up this hotel's rating. TA should investigate.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Best location, very friendly personnel, excellent services, the rooms are spacious, large bathroom, splendid view. Famous Nanjing road is in front of the hotel. Excellent restaurant (Asian and European food), you don't know what to choose to eat first, effectively!
Highly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Excellent services, clean, good location! I quite enjoyed the whole hotel. It looks very elegant, the staff is friendly upon checking, and there was no issue getting around shanghai since you are very close(about 20 minutes) to the places of interest. The rooms were quiet, spacious, and even have a nice view of the city.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai

Property: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.595 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#50 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#53 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#62 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#66 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 358
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai is an international five star hotel in the heart of downtown Shanghai. ... more   less 
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