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“Its' good days are by far gone!”
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Shanghai Hotel
Ranked #677 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Its' good days are by far gone!”
Reviewed 23 April 2011

Of the 5 hotels I stayed at in China, this one is by far the worst. I'm not one to see things on the negative side. It does serve it's purpose as a place to sleep at night......that's it. Its' good days are by far gone and some renovation could definitely brighten things up here (new carpets, wall paper). The rooms are ok but the bathrooms are extremely small. Low water pressure in shower. Free breakfast buffet is very poor. Run out of fruits, toaster that takes no less than 5-7 minutes for a toast, soggy hashbrowns. No Wifi in hotel. Cleanliness of lobby bathrooms is poor. I wouldn't stay here again and advise you to find a better alternative.

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mernda, Australia
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2011

We stayed at this hotel for two nights as part of our tour. I would not say here again. The location was good, but that is all that is positive about this hotel. Check in was o.k. as we were the only ones (hubby and myself) around reception at the time. The room was just yucky. The walls, carpets, curtains and furniture were just filthy, dirty stains on the chair's upolstery, marks over the walls. The whole room needs a good makeover, strip it and start again. When my husband was checking out 1/2 way through attending him, the receptionist left him to deal with a chinese man, then once she finished with him came back to my husband. No time for Westerners. Breakfast was o.k. if you wanted cold food, baked beans, eggs, etc all cold. As I said nothing positive about this hotel apart from the location, check out other hotels in the area if you can, we couldn't because of it being part of the tour. Oh yes, one more thing,buy yourself a pair of earplugs you'll need them

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  • Stayed March 2011
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Kilgore, Texas
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

This is a nice hotel!
The room was fairly large with a huge king-sized bed...really massive!
I had a comfortable shower with hot water and nice ammenities.
I was surprised at the cleanliness and quality, a very good hotel, and
not a bad value at 598rmb.
English level of staff is okay...not great...however,
I recommend it for the location and overall quality.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

This is a state run hotel, and the staff speak little English and seem to have little regard for foreign visitors.

The rooms were a good size and had free wired internet (no wireless), this is China though so some sites such as Facebook and Youtube don't work (a VPN solves this problem if you can access one. The BIG problem with the rooms is the noise, the windows do little to keep the noise out, and the area itself is very busy!

The breakfast buffet had a comprehensive selection but the quality was poor, everything seemed to be cold and soggy.

Generally extras were a rip off, the business centre wanted to change 10 yuan per page for a print out (£1), minibar and hotel restaurants were similarly ridiculously overpriced.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 25 May 2010

The stay at the hotel was good. The room size was decent but not big. The best part about the hotel was its breakfast buffet offering a wide variety of options even to people who are pure vegetarian. The hotel is located in a nice area and the best part for Indians is the presence of restaurant Tandoor in the close vicinity of the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Property: Shanghai Hotel
Address: No.505 Wulumuqi North Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #677 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shanghai Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 700
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