I've stayed in many Holiday Inns and this one has been so far the best one I've ever been to. From the service of the staff to the nice touches in the room, I was very pleased with my stay. On my first day in Shanghai I was so tired and jet lagged from my flight and getting to the hotel (I'd probably advise taking a taxi instead of my chosen route of using the metro) I was pleased to find that the reception staff were more than happy let me check in at 12pm rather than having to sit around and wait until the official time, this was more than welcome as I was in desperate need of a nap and a shower!
Location was great, not too far from the metro (Line 7 - Changshou Road) which is excellent for getting to all the main spots, changing at Jing'an Temple to get to Line 2.
My favourite part of my stay was the Jing Lounge in the lobby, a great, relaxing environment with friendly staff and a pianist who played until 11pm. It was a great way to end the evening looking out the floor to ceiling windows with a drink.
The only real complaint I had about the whole thing was the quality of the breakfast, while there was plenty of choice available from the buffet I couldn't help but feel the hot food wasn't very well heated so you ended up with cold bacon and beans most of the time. After a while I just stuck with the fruit and continental style options which wasn't as satisfying, especially after paying 200 yuan each day for the option.
I only had dinner in the hotel restaurant once in the buffet bar, which again suffered from the same problems as the breakfast and was very expensive for what you got. After that I tended to eat at a local Chinese restaurant/takeaway just across the way from the hotel (directly opposite the entrance) where the staff, while non-english speaking, were very kind and offered a delicious meal at a much cheaper price.
Overall I was happy with my stay and would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista is strategically located on Chang Shou road at the intersection of Pu Tuo, Jin An and Chang Ning districts, the hotel is only 10 minutes drive distance from City Center.Just 20 minutes drive from the Hong Qiao Airport, 55 minutes from the Pudong International Airport and 5 minutes from the Shanghai Railway station, the hotel is perfectly situated for business, sightseeing and shopping.Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista has 290 contemporarily designed guestrooms including 4 Executive floors, 6 Non-smoking floors, 59 suites and 1 Shanghai Suite.The hotel features 2 Lounges & 1 Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Vista Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
- Holiday Inn Shanghai
- Shanghai Holiday Inn