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Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square

#98 of 3,975 Hotels in Shanghai
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No.123 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China (Formerly 商悦青年会大酒店)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First of all I have to admit that I had booked a superior room with a queen size bed and I wasn’t disappointed. the room and the bed were massive! Inside the room is everything you need from toothbrush to shoe shiner. The double glazing and thick curtains will help you to get a good night sleep. The bed was... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

As Brand VP I am so happy you chose one of 6 MetroPolo hotels in Shanghai. This one is a boutique in our Classiq group because it is housed in the original YMCA building from 1934. Beautiful! The location is superb as all our guests comment frequently and the price value. The MetroPolo brand focus's on the plush bedding package... More 

Jaipur, India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Postives: + Subway station couldn't have been closer. + Walking distance from People's Square. + Very Central, you could walk to many of the city's attractions. + Bund, Nanjing Lu , Xintiandi all walk able. + Polite and helpful staff. + Size of the room was great, in room amenities were great. Negatives: - Views from the room could have... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo, China's leading mid market lodging brand with 40+ hotels. Like everyone else who stay here you loved the convenient location for metro and for a safe walk about. There are some larger rooms higher up overlooking the park to request next time as the lower floors have that urban roof top view. Then again you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my first hotel stay in China and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. The location is brilliant and is a easy flat walk to most main attractions (the Bund/Nanjing Road and across the road from Shanghai Museum/Peoples Park). I got the hotel late but the hotel staff were excellent, friendly and made my check in smooth and quick.... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Auckland, visited last year and loved it Marie. Thank you for staying MetroPolo on your first China experience. Glad you liked us, as the leading mid-scale chain in China with 40 hotels. This hotel is a boutique and in the historic 1934 YMCA building with its brilliant location you mentioned. The bedding and shower experience is a part of MetroPolo... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My stay at this hotel exceeded my expectations. It is reasonably priced, centrally located, with clean rooms and friendly staff. The location is within walking distance to the French Concession, Nanjing Road and many malls. The rooms are tiny, but clean, cozy and well-appointed. But what really stood out for me was friendliness of all staff, from the doorman to... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you Canada, thank you for staying MetroPolo when in Shanghai. We have 6 open Shanghai hotels now in this leading mid-scale lodging brand and 30+ outside in other cities. This location in Peoples Square is a major reason to stay here. i am so glad the happy smiling staff have exceeded your expectations, that is our goal of difference... More 

Hong Kong, China
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked 2 nights for 3 superior deluxe twin rooms. The hotel is an old but lovely and clean building with a great Shanghai old grandeur feel. The entrance is not impressive and one has to take your luggage down a few steps and then up a few steps to the lift to go to the reception. Registration is very... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

As MetroPolo brand manager I do thank you for your most favourable comments and your recent business at Peoples Square YMCA Boutique. The hotel building dates back to 1934 as the YMCA. It was renovated a few years ago and became MetroPolo Classiq in 2014. It is indeed an old SH feeling and you must read our STORY WALL. There... More 

Jakarta
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23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The name is quite tricky. Booking thru Agoda as Marvel Hotel but when you go there the name in the building is Metropolo Hotel but the name in the inside of the hotel is Marvel. The lobby is in the 2nd floor, and nothing in the 1st/ground floor - so you have to up thru stair or lift. The interior... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo, at one of 6 new MetroPolo hotels in Shanghai. This "Marvel" branded hotel changed to us last summer as China's leading mid-scale lodging chain with 30+ outside town. It can take us a while to get all the English name updates completed, and I am really sorry about that. We are much better on Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this hotel, but found myself really pleasantly surprised. Although the decor is a little tired, the room was clean and comfortable, and most notably spacious! I really liked the fact you could open the windows and enjoy fresh air, not just re-cycled hotel air con air! Period features are still in evidence,... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo on your recent SH trip. There are 6 value MetroPolo hotels in SH and 30+ in other cities to travel to. This building built in 1934 is the historic YMCA as you note with some beautiful features all still on show. The location at People's Square is quite superb for walking and metro station. There... More 

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19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our stay at this hotel was excellent, recently taken over by Jinjiang Hotels the old building formerly a YMCA is a classic Shanghai building with excellent period features and fabulous rooms in a great location. It exceeded our expectations by a mile, starting with the excellent check in and access to our super room eraly in the day after a... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Love your country love your city too! Thank you for the business and the superb comments on large rooms, great front desk hospitality, superior location. We exceeded your expectations is our goal always.Taxis can be a challenge everywhere in SH, this is one hectic and busy city. We now have 6 MetroPolo hotels in Shanghai for you to try on... More 

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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Small room. Comfy bed with good sleeps. Cleanliness excellent except for the shower floor which little black. Doesn't looks like a hotel at first glance- the entrance looks more like a motel. However, the lobby (level 2) looks classics decent. Had comfy 4 nights. Will be one of the choice again if I back to shanghai.

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo! This hotel has just joined our mid-scale lodging chain fir China. There are only a few smaller rooms here, and many are in fact quite large. If you return please ask for a larger room and a view over the park. The beds, duvets, pillows and sheets are a major focus for our brand as... More 

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 6 nights, and it did exactly what we wanted it to. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable and had all the amenities you would need. Because you can't drink the tap water in Shanghai, they provided two bottles of water every day without fail- which although is not enough to survive on the whole... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo. This hotel recently joined our mid-scale lodging brand and it seems we met your travel needs. The location is really marvelous as you say. The price value of the rooms and amenities fits the bill. Should you need an extra bottle of water at any of our hotels the staff can provide on your request... More 

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