Ratings based on 63 Verified Reviews

3.2 out of 5
73% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by joe from san diego

I NEEDED AC

Posted Jun 7, 2012
Pros: very close to nanjing Rd
Cons: AC
Location: not bad
everthing was ok but no AC and they don't want to trun on the AC becaues they didn't feel is hot.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Seattle

The hotel.

Posted May 30, 2012
Cons: Only basic taxi far from East Nangjin.
No free wifi as advertised. They had, "just given out thier last map." Also, I highly recomend asking for a room in the middle of the hotel or the east end, as there is construction going on at least through mid 2013. Jack hammers started at 6:52 am, local time, on a Sunday. With that said, the room itself wasn't bad.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nothing fancy, but good for the price

Posted May 8, 2012
In general the place looked a little shabby and run-down but it was clean and the air-conditioning and hot water worked. A good cheap hotel if you're not picky. The breakfast buffet was surprisingly good.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by Wayne from expat from Michigan, USA

Good base to save money, see much of Shanghai

Posted Mar 19, 2012
Pros: central location, tasty food in resto
Cons: construction going on back side, book the front
Location: near the Bund and People's Square, much to see
If you need to luxuriate, try another--more expensive--hotel. If you are satisfied with a relatively clean, comfortable hotel with pretty good food, helpful enough staff, and limited use of their single computer available to guests, this is a good deal--with an excellent location for getting around to the many fascinating places in the Bund and People's Square areas.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nathan from Connecticut

China in Moderation

Posted Feb 24, 2012
Pros: Location, buffet
Cons: Smoking everywhere
Location: Location is just off the bund and good for proximity, but always require a walk of about two blocks to get anywhere.
The paradigm shifts when one travels in China. This hotel was not great for an American hotel - but that is not a fair comparison. For starters, I should clean up a few discrepancies: the hotel does not have a pool, there is no shopping on-site, the "spa" is not an active facility, the rooms have wired internet but there is no wifi in the hotel, and smoking is allowed everywhere (despite the signage in the rooms). The hotel in general is a bit shabby, but the location is pretty good. It is about two blocks off of the Bund, so you get a better price without sacrificing much in the way of location. The staff tries to be helpful but many do not speak any english at all. The restaurants are bare-bones, but so are many in China. The rooms themselves have a good view of the Bund and Pudong. Overall, the hotel is a place to sleep and maybe have the buffet breakfast (which is a great deal at 25 yuan), but not much more than that. If you are looking to be pampered, go elsewhere. If you want a better-than-average place to sleep, this hotel should work just fine.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Jose from Spain

NOt bad hotel, not so good location!

Posted Feb 10, 2012
The hotel was ok but the location not so good cos its a bit far distance from major turistic areas of Shanghai. However the hotel lies in a wonderful for local shanghainess food
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Manchester, United Kingdom

Simple hotel room done well

Posted Jan 2, 2012
Perfect place to stop for seeing the rest of the city. Nothing hugely special, but at the same time the quality of the hotel for the price was top notch. Would definitely recommend! However, please note that the location on the map on the expedia page is NOT where the hotel actually is. It's on the same road, but about half a mile down the road nearer the Bund (the big river)
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Chris from Denver

Perfect location between the old and the new

Posted Nov 9, 2011
Location: The Bund and across the Huang Pu to Pudong area. Be sure to get to a "longtang" to see how the other 90% live(-:
Perfect location! You are right at the convergence of the two rivers with an incredible view of the city (if you ask for city view room and are granted it), and behind you is the beginning of a longtang (the old areas of Shanghai). The hotel is just 5-6 blocks from a subway station which is so easy to use. Go on Google and type in top ten things to do in Shanghai and go to a few different sites and cross-reference; eventually you will find the coolest things to do and see.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Sydney NSW, Australia

best value hotel

Posted Nov 2, 2011
Location: North Bund due to easy accessibility to all the sights, also proximity to metro lines 10 and 2
for the price I had paid I couldnt believe my luck...the hotel location was wonderful, 5-10 minutes walk to the Bund, another 5 minutes to East Nanjing st. The rooms were well serviced and clean. I was travelling solo and felt sfe in the surroundings. Sometimes the staff were rather abrupt, but I found that often the case in China and didnt take it personally. This hotel I would recommend for the 3 star traveller.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from SYDNEY

Bad housekeeping service, hard rock bed

Posted Oct 10, 2011
Very bad housekeeping service, very hard bed, air con is not working. VERY HOT even during Autumn. Imagine staying in the summer !!! DO NOT stay in this hotel. But if you want a good location, it is very near to the bund.