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Magnificent International Plaza Hotel

No.381 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China
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Ranked #1,198 of 3,975 Hotels in Shanghai
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, so i'll keep this short. We stayed in the magnificent for 5 nights over the Chinese New Year holidays in February of this year, during a time when hotel prices very quickly inflate - especially those in a prime location such as the Magnificent. So from reading other's reviews of this place, it seems apparent that people are very... More 

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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The hotel can be a little difficult to find if you follow the instructions from the Internet. However when you arrive the hotel is well equipped and the inclusive breakfast is very well received. The rooms are spacious and clean, with certain floors designated as non smoking. There are many local food outlets close by and the Shanghai metro is... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First of all it has a good location for sightseeing. We spent only one night there during our short stay in Shanghai. Room is clean and large but furniture and equipment is rather old. I had no problem with comunication with stuff. The breakfast was interesting :) there were more chinese food then continental. Hotel is close to the metro,... More 

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Melbourne
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The bed sheets hadn't been changed, simply remade, disgusting. The bed was like laying on a board - hardest bed i've ever laid in ever in my life. The toilet didn't work. Requested more pillows, they brought up an iron. That was funny.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Driving by I noticed the Magnificent Hotel and suggested to my fellow travellers that a hotel with a name like that certainly wouldn't be. When we did a u-turn and stopped outside, I knew we were in for an experience! As this was the last night in China, and having experienced quality accommodation it was a little disappointing. The room... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Unfortunately, not a good experience. The hotel and my room smelled absolutely awfully of old smoking and dirt. The bed was hard as a rock. The carpet was dirty. The internet did not work in the room and was close to non-working in the lobby. The staffs were rude, impolite and unprofessional, they ignore you – and it is almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Most important point: Great value for the area. Any time complaints might pop into your head, just remind yourself of the price you are paying. You could stay in a posh hotel a ten minute walk from here and spend literally seven or eight times the price. So, with the bargain pricing in mind, here are some comments... Rooms are... More 

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