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“Great value in Shanghai”
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Riverview Hotel
Ranked #173 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
Noth Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great value in Shanghai”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I just finished a 3 day stay at the Riverview Hotel and was very satisfied. The location is great. The Bund, Old Shanghai Street and the Yuyuan Gardens were all easy walks from the hotel. I ate in the hotel restaurant only once, ordering dumplings and mo po tofu from the room service menu and both were very tasty. For the more adventurous persons, there is plenty of tasty food to be had along Old Shanghai Street at very affordable prices but be prepared to eat like the locals. A little further away is even more food at the YuYuan Gardens with more variety and higher prices. The room was clean and not noisy. The bed was unusually hard but comfortable. Housekeeping was a little stingy with water and coffee but they were willing to send someone up with more of both when I asked, no problem. There's an in-room safe but read the instructions carefully before using! I did not and I ended up having to ask someone to come up to open the safe for me. There's a little red button on the inside of the safe door that you have to press first to get it to work. Taxis were readily available and the trip to the Pudong airport ran almost RMB 200, so be prepared. Staff speak pretty good English. Free Wifi. Book through Agoda or Priceline to get a very significant discount and save alot of money!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Black Creek, Canada
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Two separate stays in one trip. Booking this hotel on a booking site gave us a great rate and did not have to put the deposit down. The first time we stayed 5 nights, clean comfortable rooms, all the beds in China are firm to hard, the was no exception. The room service was very well priced and good value. It is close to old town and conveniences. The second time was only for one night, but once again, it did not disappoint and was a very good place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Hi all, unsure of some of these experience as my stay for 6 nights was great. Stayed with my wife and son. The room had 3 king singles and was a good size. Bathroom with bath shower tiled was very nice.

Location was great just on the southern end of the Bund. The hotel was very clean and presented as a good 4 star.

People where great always happy to help sort taxis give driver direction. The staff never let's us down on airport bookings, which is always important....

The only poor points was the beds where far too firm. Room service meals need improvement would be my only other comment.

I have no issue recommending and staying at this hotel again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Manchester
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

This a good quality 4 star hotel at the south end of the Bund offering all mod comforts. Rooms are spacious wil all conveniences you would expect; Wi Fi & football coverage on TV excellent.
Breakfast was very good with a wide range of western & Chinese dishes to choose from.
Good shopping centre 5-10 mins walk and pleany of restaurants/shops close by. 2 Metro staions within walking distance and bus stops outside the hotel on the main road. Nice walk along the Bund from the hotel.
Excellent check in/out; staf very efficient and eager to help.
Would definetly stay here again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Quezon City, Philippines
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Very good location, 5 minute walk to Old Shanghai and Yu Yuan Garden. There's a deposit though of RMB800/pax for 3 nights. That's more than USD100! We didn't expect this amount for deposit, and that took out some of our pocket money even before spending the day in Shanghai! Also, try not to take anything that is not consumable from the room. We used their laundry bags for our dirty clothes, and when we were checking out, they asked us to return it, which is unusual since most hotels that we stayed before never ask us to return their laundry bag.

They have limited staff who can understand or speak English. Some of the staff were not so helpful, especially in getting cabs. We had to get the cab by ourselves from the main road.

Overall, I would look for a different hotel that going back to this one.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Bed very hard .... no good eating place nearby....very hot room ... have to take a taxi to go anywhere nearest subway is 20 mins walk.... next time I will not stay here no value for money ....bad choice

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

Not a great experience, at least you dont speak chinese. Not so friendly, nobody is happy to lose 10 seconds with you explaining something. The room was clean but we have booked a 3 beds room and they gave us a 2 beds room + a child bed not so confortable. Next time ill go for other hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Riverview Hotel
Address: No.76 Zhongshan South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #173 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 180
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