Ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Business Travelersby Mkunde Senyagwa from Tanzania
excellent staffPosted Nov 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
very clean and spacious rooms
for Personal Eventby Bec from Singapore
Will not stay at this hotelPosted Nov 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel.com clearly indicated that there is high speed wifi and that's one of the important reasons to book the room. But there's no wifi at all. Water pressure was bad, gotta wait long for hot water to shower. Room light not working make the room very dark. Front counter said no way to repair it and I request to change room but being told no more room available. The whole hotel quite smelly, bed not comfortable. Surrounding got many construction sites, super noisy. Location not too bad, 10 to 15mins walk to the bund. Lots food near by but be ware of restaurant hygiene. Overall, price is cheap but still not recommended to stay.
by A verified traveler
bad decision to chose this hotelPosted Sep 10, 2013
worst ever miskte to stay in this hotel - which will never be repeated
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
WorthwhilePosted Jul 31, 2013
Cons: Would like to see more done about guests who smoke with their door open on a no-smoking floor.
Location: Piaoying is a ten minute walk from the Bund in one direction, and the lavender line (10) subway in the other -- two stops from Yu Yuan, and with one connection, to People's Square. If you stay there, be sure to carry the address written in Chinese, and perhaps a small diagram, for taxi drivers. There is a convenience story across the street, and several restaurants within a hundred meter walk including a vegetarian restaurant and a Hui-Muslim one -- both being reasonably priced, with not-bad food. The area is quite an active dining area at night. Overall, the part of town is a bit seedy, but never felt unsafe. Staff: The staff were fine; not especially friendly, but attentive to guests' needs as far as I could tell. Check-in and -out went smoothly. Rooms: One side of the hotel faces a large construction site, the other faces south so that you may get a partial view of Pudong, the Bund, and Suzhou Creek which is a block away. My room with two twin beds on the seventh floor had dirty windows, otherwise the view could almost be described as splendid, in an old, worn, downtown urban sense. The interior was a bit dingy, but not at all disgusting. The furniture was clean: tables, chairs, etc provided sufficient space. TV worked. The toilet was clean, as were the counter-tops and shower. I saw one cockroach in five nights staying there -- an acceptable number in my opinion.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Roger from Australia
GoodPosted May 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was the second time I have stayed at this hotel great value and clean
for Personal Eventby David from Shanghai
Could Be BetterPosted May 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
The place smells; from the moment you enter the elevator, to the hallway, to the room. Accommodations were alright, but didn't find a hairdryer (which every room was supposed to have). The air conditioner had 3 settings: Hi, Med, Low. And it was annoyingly loud. Didn't stay at the hotel for too long, so I could make do with these, but very unlikely I'll return to stay here. It was conveniently close (10 mins walking distance) to the MRT station.
for Everyoneby Happy Wanderer from Knoxville, TN
Not 5 Star, but Excellent Value for Money!Posted Apr 6, 2013
Pros: Location & Value. Access to airports and HS Rail can't be beaten!
Location: 5 min. walk to the Bund or the subway (#10, Tianting Rd).It's just one stop to Nanjing Rd. E, then #2 to Hongqiao A/P & HS Rail or Pudong Intl. A/P.
Though their English was limited, the staff were helpful. The hotel is older and shows it in places. 1 of the 3 elevators was out of service although this didn't seem to cause a problem to the customers. There's a lot of reconstruction (2013) so don't expect pristine surroundings, but there are numerous small restaurants to try. A convenient store across the street sells soda, iced tea and coffee and there's a fridge in the room
by John from Boston
NO INTERNETPosted Feb 12, 2013
Pros: This hotel is fine for the price normally but this time I was there and the internet went down for the count...4 days and counting now.
Cons: No internet
Location: Good location. The Bund is near. Tons of good value shopping near. Tons of street food vendors near. middle of red light district.
No Internet...I have stayed here before and everything worked...I think this time because it was Spring Festival because the internet went down they had no one there who had the power to fix it so it just stayed down. I got out of there to get a hotel with access but last time I checked it was still down (at least 4 days so far.) Internet is very important to have especially in China. There are not tons of options outside of the hotels Internet cafes are scarce to non existent and there are very few free wifi set ups like Mcdonalds or Starbucks that actually work in a reasonable fashion.
by A verified traveler
No InternetPosted Feb 10, 2013
The hotel is fine for the price but the internet has been down in the entire hotel for two days now. When I told the guy at the front desk I may want to book another night he gave me a price way higher than expedia and would not match it. I guess I am out of here.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 4, 2012 on Hotels.com