I’ve stayed in this hotel in two occasions in the period of one week. First time was for a single night and the second time was for a couple of nights.
Hotel looks impressive from outside – almost 50 floors tall tower with the rooms all around and the impression remains while walking into a huge lobby.
On one side of the lobby is a bar/buffet restaurant used for breakfast in the morning and a buffet style dinner in the afternoon. There is also a small gift shop and an exchange machine and an ATM. In the opposite corner there is a reception counter with English speaking receptionists. Although I didn’t I use it myself business centre is located in the lobby as well.
Impressiveness disappears once you enter room floors – I’ve stayed on two different ones and the carpets do show some tear and wear – but I guess this is as expected as hotel is already a bit old.
As standard access is provided with key card – what I like with this one is that its RF-ID operated and doesn’t have magnetic strip, which in my experiences always causes the problems. You also have to use the card in the elevator for access to room floors.
Originally a booked a Delux city view rooms; in the first occasion I’ve got free upgrade, according to receptionist, but I doubt this was the case as both rooms looked pretty much the same, actually the first room shown even more tear and wear.
Rooms itself are spacious, with 180 cm wide bed, flat tv working desk, chair, futon, safe, mini bar, bathrobe, slippers and other small amenities. I guess TV was designed to be watch from the futon and not from the bed. (it was installed on the wall left from the bed)
Even though room were spacious bathrooms were tiny. With door opened there was approx. 10 cm between edge of the door and the toilet. They have all the small amenities that you’d expect – the only thing missing was shower gel – there were shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and bath foam. There are showers above bath, first bathroom had ceiling mounted shower as well. The second bathroom had a Japanese style toiled seat – something I didn’t expect to see
Overall hotel is pleasant and offers great value per price and I’d stay there once more. The downside are a very high prices in hotel restaurant(s) – 280 RMB for buffet dinner, 38 RMB for bottle of water and approx. 50 RMB for a small (330ml) beer. Another annoying thing is also a security deposit of 500 RMB per night!!! I don’t know why this is necessary, I didn’t see it in other hotels I stayed in china, even higher starred, and not even all the things in minibar are worth 500 RMB.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the former French concession, near the Huaihai Road Central Business District, Jin Jiang Tower Shanghai enjoys a most convenient traffic, close to Xin Tian Di and People's Square. As a flagship hotel of Jin Jiang Hotels Group, the largest hotel group in China and Asia, the hotel is one of the best venues to overlook Shanghai downtown landscape. Choosing a hotel receiving more than 370 heads of states, foreign dignitaries and celebrities, the guest will experience exquisite oriental-attentive services.The hotel owns 582 rooms and suites, where high-speed WiFi network fully covered including the public area. All the guests may enjoy the cutting-edge digital system during your stay at Jin Jiang Tower Shanghai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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