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City Hotel Shanghai

No.5-7 Shanxi South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200020, China
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Ranked #313 of 3,985 Hotels in Shanghai
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be aware when you book a regular room, they charge you extra for the gym, the pool and even the Internet! Very old fashioned. Rooms are a bit smelly due to the carpet on the floor. And breakfast is really insufficient! Location is okay and beds are soft, but I will go elsewhere next time.

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here a number of times. The place is on Shanxi road. Near Nanjing road, Jing'an Temple and Xindianti. The place is central with easy access to most places. I have stayed here 4 times in the past 6 yrs and not once the stay has been disappointing. However I should also mention that there is nothing new... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have stayed in this hotel countless times; the first in September 2001, and the latest in April 2015. For myself, the location is perfect, and, no, it is not at least 20 minutes from a metro as someone has mentioned, nearer 12 minutes at normal pace. As for the 'hard' beds, well, this is Chinese style, matey.... Other than... More 

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Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Been to Hotel several times - easy to get to - theater district - in house of hotel great restaurants and several as well in the area --- friendly - English speaking staff -- helpful --- all has always been very nice - reasonably priced - book early for the good prices given. I like it very much -- taxi's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You have to pay up to 60RMB per day to use wifi, not even free in the lobby. If you book through a comparison website (eg. We used booking) there is a 15% surcharge at the counter. The location is at leat 20 min of good walk to any subway station or amenities. So use taxi to save half day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When we arrived we were checked in promptly and taken to our room. The food in the hotel restaurant was small choice but very good, all the staff were happy and very helpful. The shower was really good and hot.

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belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

ideal place for people that like to discover shanghai by foot. In less than half an hour you reach peoples square. I visited this hotel several times during the last years and it is one of the few Chinese hotels that gets better; they keep investing in the hotel. Only down side is Internet connectivity. Hardly works and is not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I am in the hotel right now for one night since the reah boutique in zhabei was overbooked. The presentation of the rooms is ok. The bed is very very hard so the sleep was terrible, but still more soft than my inlaws house. The central heating system was turned up way too high to 27-28 degrees. Had to turn... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The City Hotel is located in a quiet nook off a bustling street of small businesses. It is not located near favorite sightseeing venues such as the Bund. The line 2 of the Metro is about a 20 minute walk in the very upscale shopping district. In order to get to this Metro, you must take a pedestrian crossing over... More 

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Nimes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Have visited this hotel 5 times between 2010 and 2013. Excellent catch. You will be really surprised by how central this place is, and how nice the area is too. This hotel is just great for tourism and business. Would definitely come back here.

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Staying in People’s Square

Neighborhood Profile
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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