"Great hotel for half the price"
Really enjoyed staying at the Pudi. I normally stay at the Marriott which is about twice as expensive for a smaller room. The room was large, bed comfortable, in a great location. Breakfast was simple, hard boil eggs, hash browns, vegetables. For the price, it's hard to beat.
"Skip this place"
We spent three nights here on a recent trip to Shanghai. The room is large and the bathroom is massive; both were well appointed, but that is where things stopped! After an afternoon walk around Fuxing Park, we picked up a bottle of wine to enjoy in our room. When we asked the man behind the desk if we could have some ice, he looked puzzled since ice was supposedly provided with turn down service (we never got evening ice or turn down service in three days!). We finally got some ice, but it was like pulling teeth. On our first evening, we asked the person behind the desk if we could get a cab. He waved his hand and said...".find one outside"! Breakfast the next morning was disappointing...cold food in the warmer dishes and not good quality meats. But the coup de grace happened when we returned to our room the second evening at 9 pm, after having left the room at 9 am. All our dirty cups and saucers were still sitting on the bar, filled with leftover liquid from the morning, and our coffee and tea packets had not been replenished. I went down to the desk to ask them to take away the dirty dishes, and the man behind the desk (the same one...no surprise) said they didn't know if we were finished with them so they left them! When we returned the third evening, our coffee cups were clean but my half empty yogurt container was sitting prominently on the bar where I left it at 8:30 am! Our wine glasses were never returned. We never got clean sheets in three nights, the Internet was inconsistent, and one of two elevators did not work. For a boutique hotel with a supposed good reputation, this place really missed the mark for us!
"Air conditioning in the elevator but not in room: do not stay here"
First I was told there was no air conditioning at this time of year (April), but the hallway and the elevator were air conditioned. Outside the temp was 65-70 degrees, and with the sun beaming in the large windows, our room was on fire. When my friend almost fainted from the heat on our third day, I got very angry (being overheated makes me angry!) and demanded they turn on the air conditioning. Suddenly someone who knew how to work the air conditioner materialized and we had cool air. Why did it take three days' The sixth floor also smelled bad. I will never stay here again.
"Great hotel, large rooms"
Truly enjoyed this boutique hotel. Large well appointed rooms with sitting area and desk area. Large bathroom with freestanding tub. The TV rotates so one can watch in bed, at the sitting are, the desk or the bathtub. The back of the freestanding TV unit is the best stocked bar of any hotel room in which I have stayed. Full bottles of wines and spirits. A mini bar is also available. The hotel is set is a quiet neighborhood admist tree lined streets, with great pastry shops, coffee shops and a fresh fruit shop that also makes juices and smoothies. Walking distance to Metro and many up market eating options including the SoHo complex. Just a great place to be. Will return.
The location is very close to Fuxing Park and many other attractions nearby including the Shikumen Museum and within walking distance to Xintiandi.The hotel address is listed as Yandang Rd but the entrance is in Nanchang Rd up a driveway, so it was hard to find. Staff were courteous if a little stiff. The initial impression was of very dim lighting which gave it a sombre feel but the room was opulent, with a huge bedroom/sitting room area, office desk, and massive bathroom. Tiny kitchen area had a microwave. It was immaculately clean, and extremely comfortable. Lighting was confusing though.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM