I stayed here for one night on my way home from a business trip. I stayed there because I wanted the opportunity to visit with a friend who is living there while on a long term assignment in Shanghai. It is tucked back from a main street, making it very quiet. And the concierge, front desk and housekeeping staff were all super. More English speaking staff at this hotel than I have encountered at any hotel in Shanghai, including some with 5 stars.
The rooms are two storey affairs, making it feel like a little townhouse. It has a full kitchen, complete with stove, microwave and fridge. It also has a pull-out sofa bed in the living room and small storage room under the stairs. There is a internet connection both upstairs and down. The living room had a flat screen TV, but the upstairs had an older model.
The rooms were VERY clean and did not have that musty smell so common in China.
The bathroom was tiny but nice. Just a shower; no tub - which is my preference anyway.
The bedroom had a Queen bed and it was more comfortable than many I have slept on in China. Nice closet, too..
A couple of quirks arose, but staff were very helpful in helping me. For instance, you have to turn the hot water on down in the kitchen. You have to turn a switch on to make the plug work in the bathroom; and the hairdryer is to be found in the dresser drawer in the bedroom.
In Shanghai, I prefer my hotel to be near a Subway station. In fact, I think that access to public transit should be one of the things listed on the features section for hotels on Trip Advisor. Cabs are not all that expensive in Shanghai, but I like using the Subway. I was told that it was a 10 minute walk to the Subway. Try 20 - 25 minutes. That would be more like it.
We took a taxi to Xintiandi for 20RMB and to the Science & Technology Museum for about the same.
Free internet - a rarity in Shanghai - and breakfast was included in my room rate. It was not the worst breakfast I have had in Shanghai. If you want a Western-style breakfast, do go down to the dining room. Otherwise, ask the concierge where you can find an inexpensive Chinese-style breakfast. I was travelling with a finicky co-worker, so we ate breakfast at the hotel.
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- Strategically located in the Pudong Lu Jiazui Financial Trade Zone at the intersection of South Pudong and West Wei Fang roads, Ever Sunshine Hotel places guests right where the action is. Our hotel offers cozy and comfortable accommodation in Shanghai with its 228 aptly furnished suites. Ideal for both business and leisure guests, the hotel’s recreational facilities include a health club, fitness center, and sauna. Corporate amenities such as meeting and conference rooms and a fully equipped business center are also available. ... more less
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