This deserves to be five stars with its impressive lobby, (reasonably) attentive service and lovely, well apportioned bedrooms that ooze upmarket character - a welcome change from the rather sterile rooms more commonly found. The complimentary cookies box was a good touch. The bed was especially inviting and I enjoyed a good sleep.
The downside was the breakfast buffet which felt like I had walked into a food court at the height of lunchtime in some downtown shopping mall or was it feeding time at the zoo.
The problem was twofold, too many people but also staff who, as a result, were too fast and uncoordinated. I lost my seat twice! No sooner did I go up to the buffet than the waitress was showing another person to my table despite it being pretty clear that I was still residing, but no problem, she removed my the offending glass of orange and napkin – twice! On my third table, the person next to me took his eyes of his main course for a few moments, and instantly it was cleared. He swivled round in vain to retrieve it but didn’t dare seek a replacement as his seat would have gone. The Chef wanted to be super quick so my request for two fried eggs was so rushed he broke the yolks on both and it looked more scrambled than fried. I did speak to the Manager and they kindly did not charge me for breakfast, but this is five star hotel not a zoo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located between downtown Shanghai and Hongqiao International Airport, with easy access to Pudong International Airport via the city-wide freeway system, Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel provides a central location for travelers to meet and connect. The hotel boasts 587 warm and artfully designed guestrooms, including 100 superb suites known for their individually selected design and home ambience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Shanghai
- Shanghai Sheraton