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"Old Shanghai charm in Puxi shopping belt!"
+Hotel has an old Shanghai charm +Interesting photos and memorabilia on the walls In Puxi shopping belt: +Right opposite People's Square metro station exit 14 (Hankou Rd) and next to St. Joseph Cathedral +Raffles City = shopping, food, movies, etc. easily within reach +Easy to walk back after a late night movie at Peace Cinema or The Grand Theatre +2 min walk to East Nanjing Pedestrian Street -Breakfast price is CNY200 pp if not included in room rate (so I walked 2 min to East Nanjing Pedestrian Street and had a nice breakfast at Jamaica Blue cafe which was rather enjoyable :))
"Nice Location, Great Staff"
I stayed for 4 nights in this hotel. What I loved from this hotel were: 1. Location.. 200m from Nanjing Road, 50m from Metro Entrance, 100m from People Square, Minimarkets are nearbies. 2. Staff were great, they help us a lot when our room is not as per what we ordered via 3rd party. It was solved within 30 mins! Front door staff was also good, helped us a lot searching for taxi. All of their staff provide us with hospitality 3. Good fitness facilities, but surely they have to bring some music on. 4. Good room and sleep quality I had. What they need to improve: 1. Heater quality inside the room and restaurant 2. Variety on menu. Sunday = Tuesday = Thursday; Monday = Wednesday = Friday 3. Wifi connection. Sometimes it got very unstable. 4. Why do they put window curtain on the shower place' Worse in winter
"Fabulous boutique hotel, hidden gem"
I have recently stayed at Yangtze Boutique Hotel for my business trip to Shanghai. After having stayed at Langham Xintiandi for the past six years, I thought I might give this hotel a try, it turns out to be the right decision! Location: can't be more convenient, 2 minutes walk to the tube station, you can take line 2 from Pudong Airport, get off at People Square, exit 14, here is the hotel. It's in the centre of Shanghai, yet it's at one of the back street where you can experience the local life. Deco: it's a listed building from the glorious 30s, it has maintained all original Art Deco details, in the room, the door, even the corridor was full of 1930s objects. As I got to the hotel 11am, the room with balcony is not available until 2pm, after such a long flight, I opt to check in with their normal room. It's still spacious, tastefully decorated, a huge deep bath (which I took advantage every night). Basically, you will have 1930 Art Deco furnishing with all modern comfort you could think of. Customer service: impeccable, the team could not do enough for you, sweets left on my bed after turndown service. As a big coffee drinker, two sachets of coffee were never enough for me, after the first night, I found five coffee sachets left by the cleaning lady for me, how thoughtful, that's what we call customer service, work out what customer needs before you even ask! Price: it's more than half of the price I paid for Langham Xintiandi, you simply can't beat it. In summary, highly recommend this hotel and I will be back there for sure, probably a suit with the balcony!
"Location is amazing - recommended "
Don't be put off by the Three star rating by us. That's because this place is advertised as a luxury boutique hotel. Which it isn't. It's a great low-rise central location that feels quite plush when in your room. We had a lovely room; warm, quiet with a big bathroom too. The location was awesome for a five day stay in the city. Easy to jump on the metro (stop right opposite the hotel lobby, exit 14 from People's Square). But the little touches of a top quality hotel weren't there. Yes it has a doorman (thanks Toby). But the reception area was totally empty and cold. You wouldn't want to sit there. We had a room only booking but breakfast seems quite pricey (200RMB) and again no one there! The hotel has a spa and a Chinese restaurant but when we checked them out, they weren't welcoming nor appealing. It's a lovely departure from the high rise chains that abound in Shanghai but it definitely had a feeling of faded grandeur. We liked it because of that and at £100 per night, we'd put it is as good value for a clean and pleasant stay.
"The entire hotel is FREEZING! (in winter)"
The minute I stepped into the lobby, I could tell something was really wrong here: it was winter, and the lobby was as cold as the outdoor. As a matter of fact, I felt very bad for the front desk employees who had to work wearing coats that could barely keep them warm enough. The entrance to the room was not any better. It felt that all windows have just been opened to let fresh air in. The problem is my room was freezing cold. I turned on the heat in the bedroom and bathroom, but nothing was happening. I also checked each window to make sure they were properly closed. One of them had been left somehow open. I eventually called for an engineer to come check that I had set it correctly. Sure enough, I was told it would take a while to warm up. The issue here is that even with the windows closed, cold was coming through as they are poorly insulated. I even had a portable heater brought to the bathroom, but that did not do any good. After a few hours of that, I finally had the brilliant idea to run some hot water from the shower. It did help. Unfortunately the next day, the maid came to clean the room, and all the heat got turned off again. Unbelievable! Just for that particular reason, this hotel does not correspond to a 5-star. The rooms are beautiful, but a lot of improvements has to be made. 1- TV5 French channel was unavailable 2- Nespresso machine simply did not work 3- No USB outlets were to be found 4- Electrical outlets are necessary on both sides of the bed, not just on one side 5- All windows were dirty 6- Closet doors were really hard to open 7- No hot water from the sinks 8- Maids do not respect the Do Not Disturb sign, and will be knocking on the door no matter what. 9- All lights need to be adjustable with dimmer 10- The ceiling chandelier should be on a separate switch, so we can turn off that light only, without turning off all ceiling lights. 11- Speaker available if you have an ipod or iphone. If you use Android, you are in tough luck. A Bluetooth speaker should be available. 12- Hair dryer cord is too short, as it does not stay plugged in. 13- Elevators do not require a room key, so anyone can come in, which is a hazard to safety. 14- The room had a sofa, but no ottoman 15- Balconies are all chipped, and need new coat of paint. 16- They need to hire staff who speak better English Finally, I had breakfast at the CIAO restaurant one morning, and the same issue found in the rest of the hotel arose: the dining room was freezing cold. What a surprise... I suggest this hotel install double or revolving doors at the entrance. Same issue with the restaurant. Something needs to be done. Until then, it will feel like a mediocre hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM