"Old hotel, but refurbished room was good"
I had to be in this old area of Shanghai to conduct training. It is very close to the Shanghai railway station but downtown isn't really here anymore. I suggest if you want to tour Shanghai there are better areas to chose. But its not without its charms with some decent places to eat (Blue Frog was fine) I had read mixed reviews about the hotel but there was nothing to fault for the price (Except the stupid prices in the (empty) lounge bar. 49 yuan for a small can of Tsingdao beer is just stupid. The room was refurbished and comfortable thought the filthy windows did detract from the experience. Breakfast was just ok but only 70 yuan so cant expect too much. So if you need a hotel near the Shanghai station this is an economical choice. . (Make sure its the right station. Many trains from Shanghai South and Hongqiao, not this one)
"Just a good accommodation"
Despite the hotel's name, it is not located downtown. However there are many shops and malls around. There are also many transport hubs. The hotel itself it was good but not exceptional. The rooms were average sized with almost all the facilities. Some floors were closed due to maintenance works. I can't tell that I enjoyed the food(we had half board). It was not really good. I had not any problem with this hotel, however if I visit Shanghai again I will try something different.
"Value for money"
Decent place to stay in the shanghai downtown area. Very near to Shanghai railway station. Rooms are neat and good. Not multiple to eat outside. Food is good in the hotel. Overall good hotel at this cost.
"Ok for a short stay but not great"
Stayed the night at this Holiday Inn across from the Shanghai Central Railway Station. The premise is old and not as well maintained as it should but everything in the rooms is working and the bed is comfortable. The breakfast is ok but I was not impressed with the hygiene in the hotel. The checkin and checkout were efficient and the front desk staff was friendly. Getting a taxi though, even on a sunny day, was hard. Plenty of taxis were driving by but getting one to the hotel was a struggle. The hotel is currently remodelling and that might make it better in the end. I am not sure I would stay here again. For a few hundred yuan more you can stay in a better business hotel across the street
"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.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM