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City Hotel Shanghai

No.5-7 Shanxi South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200020, China
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City Hotel Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Canaan, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I totally loved to stay at this hotel. The staff speaks english, shops are nearby, breakfast is delicious, and everything is so clean and well organized. One down side is that they told me that wifi is for 69 RMB. So I though I can use it as much as I want, leading me to Skype for hours. The next... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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203 reviews 203 reviews
81 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Its cheap and convenient. Although the lobby felt too cheap the rooms were surprisingly comfortable and quiet. It is defiantly not the place you want to stay if you come to Shanghai as tourists for the first time. Its good for a business trip when you want to save money. Nothing is walkable from this location besides shopping centers.

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new york
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20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nothing memorable. Most of the staff were courteous. Expect to not have English speakers after hours though. Some rooms have good views-- due to cigarette smoke we asked for room change. The breakfast is pretty good and I think worth paying extra for -- expect that they will continually come to take your tea, plate etc. a bit too much.... More 

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