"Taxi to the hotel"
This review is more about the travel from the airport to the hotel. More than likely foreign travelers would be coming from the Pu Dong airport. The hotel is about an hrs drive by taxi. 1st Tip- make sure you have the hotel address in Chinese !! You will need this as when you arrive at the airport you will be hounded by "official taxi drivers" . These guys will get you to the hotel but at quite a higher costs than normal taxi's. Typically they would charge 600-800CNY for this journey. Therefore I suggest you follow the signs to the taxi rank. However the drivers here only read Chinese and do not know the English address. These taxis will cost 150-200CNY for this journey.
"Better Hotels available at same or less price"
I stayed in this hotel because of the Holiday Inn Brand but was not impressed or happy with the property. Hotel may be good but it does not match the Holiday Inn standards.Staff was also not that friendly.
"Good location "
I always choose this hotel when I'm in shanghai. Very good location, 10 min with taxi to the Centre, with the subway 2 stations. Rooms are good, clean and big enough. Best thing is that is 2 min walk from the shanghai railway station.
"just an average stay at best this time"
recently spent 5 nights at this property. I have stayed here before as well as the Garden Wing sister property that has now closed. Although I have had better experiences in the past, my elite status slipped to Gold and I was no longer afforded the Platinum amenities and club floor lounge privileges as before. That being said the Hotel itself has a clean lobby and the staff are friendly as before. I was given a room on the 8th floor and when we checked in it was like a sauna bath in the room with no A/C. I complained at the front desk and they did offer me another room on the 11th floor but the same problem existed so we stayed put. Evidently this hotel shuts off the A/C for the winter. The problems created by this mean NO air circulation whatsoever and if you open the window for outside air to help cool the room you pick up all the outside street noise and honking cars so good luck getting a good night sleep. Also the air quality is not so good. We suffered for 5 nights and I might also say that the outside bedroom window is so dirty and grimed that you cannot tell if the Sun is out or overcast. These windows need a good cleaning. Price on room was very good and the bed was moderately comfortable, bathroom very clean. Bottom line, beware staying here in the Winter and I personally would stay across the street in the Intercontinental and pay more money for a room but get a better experience.
"Poor show "
This hotel without doubt was the worst hotel I've stayed in The food was terrible the beds hard really uncomfortable and the general decor tired and in dire need of tlc The staff were fair but nothing to write home about all in all I would look for somewhere else to stay
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM