Posted Jul 16, 2010
This is a no-frills hotel. The front desk clerks are not very friendly but did they job. Not very accomodating, but not rude either. Overall, a "comfortable enough" stay. Nice looking outside and lobby, but rooms are very simple, with poor ventilation. If you open the windows, there is an ugly smell of cooking and more from the neighborhood. The airconditioner is not the best. The bathroom had some mold, and is not in the best maintenance. The carpet had some stains. The bed was HARD, as they are supposed to be in all of China. Ask for room on 4th floor and up. We ended up using the room only to sleep, as we would leave to go sightseeing early in the morning and come back late at night to sleep. So the room served its purpose, especially because of the low price. If you plan on spending much time in the room, better go to another hotel. The best thing about the hotel was its close proximity to Nanjing pedestrian road, just about 100 feet away, down the rundown street where the hotel is. Also, the subway is about 150 feet away from the hotel and in Shanghai the subway is very efficient and cheap.