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Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square
Ranked #131 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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908 reviews
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“Excellent hotel for the money - convenient for the Metro, good wifi and comfortable rooms...”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We spent 2 nights here in March 2014 - our first 2 nights of 14 in China having booked the Hotel ourselves on Hotel.com.

The location is great for accessing the Metro system - virtually next to Dashijie subway station.

The entrance is a bit odd - reception is on the first floor (But there is a lift from ground level). Staff spoke passable English - and were efficient. Not overly friendly but par for the course we were to find out.

The room was great - free safe - good reliable wifi - nice bed - loads of TV channels (at least one English one). The shower, apart from being incredibly complicated was lovely. All in all very difficult to fault the place. We were up early and back late so didn't spend much time here but for what we paid this place did the job extremely well (Didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that aspect). Would recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Its the hotel beside the MRT Dashijie subway station (line 8 blue) that really attracted us to booked in that hotel, just about 50 meters over the corner, it is also know as the YMCA of Shanghai. There's a lot of restaurant at the back street with varieties of food being served. Only draw back was its lobby and reception area was in the 2nd floor, since its an old building that was renovated. Also my partner was complaining about the bed, which was not soft enough that he feels back pain when he wake up.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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On The Move
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Located right across the vast green area of People's Square, Concert hall and Yanzhong Square Park, which resembles the Central Park atmosphere in NYC. The hotel building is historic and quite attractive, retaining the classic western-chinese mixture look.

The room was clean, but the shower booth floor had stains all over, which I was already aware by reading other Tripadvisor reviewers' reports.

The breakfast was OK, haven't tried the room service as they close quite early, so I had to walk to nearby convenience stores to buy some noodles. (And if you miss Starbucks, there are two nearby the hotel so rest assured)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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London, England
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

I stayed here for 2 days on business. It was nicely located with decent rooms that were clean and quiet. It's relatively central and right around the corner from the metro as well as some restaurants. I couldn't ask for more, especially for the price. Would stay here again!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Calgary
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed at the Marvel from Jan 27th to Feb 2nd. The room was very modern, well looked after and the hallways had a nice scent to it. The only thing I would say is if you're not a couple, it would be awkward as the shower/bathroom has a see through window from your bed. The staff at the front desk was great, they helped us with where to go, and helped us translate Mandarin on some of the tours we booked through Ctrip. The location is great as we can walk out and find local food behind and around the hotel. it is only a few blocks from Nanjing East Road and the Bund. Taxis are also cheap to hop on, if you want to go to Yu Garden.
FYI, there is no pool at this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Comfortable old-style hotel -- former rather grand YMCA building -- superbly situated within walking distance of much of central Shanghai. Directly above Dashijie metro station. For the price and position, the rooms and lobby are quite grand and spacious and distinctly old fashioned, from a long gone colonial era.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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tasmania
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Booked this on Agoda we were only to stay for one night as a little over our normal budget but ended up staying 6 nights a great hotel next to metro in walking distance to the Bund/People’s Square and many other Shanghai attractions’
The room was large with in-room safe, air con, Wi-Fi, great shower in a lovely glass walled shower room, flat screen TV but only 1 English channel. Very pleasant staff, especially the reception staff who were ever helpful. If your budget can stretch to this I would recommend it. Just around the corner were plenty of cheap eating places particularly one selling salted duck and duck dumplings. Ate there several times, always good, always a line up.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square
Address: No.123 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China (Formerly 商悦青年会大酒店)
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#62 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#103 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super Great location in the historic 1931 YMCA building for transport, shopping, entertainment, bars and cafes! Historic entrance then walk or take the lift to 2F to reception. This hotel joined the new mid scale Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel chain as a "Classiq". Try out the new extra large rooms recently renovated and well worth a little extra to overlook the park.Good local cuisine featured in the 3 meal a day leased out cafe on 2F. Along with the brand standard east-meets-west-breakfast-buffet. Please check out the MetroPolo brand website or Booking for a total of 10 hotels in Shanghai open in 2016 and 30+ in other cities. Attentive service; distinctive decor; delight your senses; inspire your imagination. Unique urban style lodging. ... more   less 
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