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Rainbow Hotel Shanghai

No.2000 Yan'an West Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200051, China
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I was a bit worried when I first heard of the hotel name in Chinese. It sounded old and cheap. However, it's better than what I expected -- though it's an old hotel, it's well maintained I'd have to say. Spacious room and good view. However, there was some bad odor from the toilet pipe which annoyed me for the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I stayed at the Rainbow Hotel for 21 days during a business trip to Shanghai. The room overall was nice, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was of a decent size. Housekeeping did a good job with the room although you will not find anyone speaking English except at the front desk. Room service, while not cheap, brought food... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

stayed here for two nights for business. For the price it is what you get. While the lobby is big there seems to be many people who were not guests that were coming in and it was quite hectic. the rooms were spacious. nothing clean or special. just typical chinese hotel. you get what you have paid for

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

First of all, I had a cheap deal on this hotel, so for the price I got, I'm very happy with the room. The room was a bit old, but it was quite big and very clean, standard complimentary tea and coffee, safe, fridge and mini bar. They even had an electronic toilet, which was cool. Great view out of... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stayed her for the weekend for business. based on reviews i requested non smoking, was advised there was non available, then they said they had one but alas it stunk of smoke, moved again to different 'Nonsmoking' room, again still smelt of smoke but i stayed given it was now the early hours of the morning and i had a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You need to manage your expectations because it's not like the website portrays it to be. Rooms: Described as 'newly renovated' yet are in desperate need of another renovation. Good beds and clean. Smoking: If you are not a smoker, definitely ask for the non-smoking 'floor', not just a non-smoking 'room'. And then IF you are lucky, you will avoid... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I got to stay for 4 days at the hotel recently. Very neat and well maintained ambience ,Courteous staff, prompt service all seemed exceptional. At restaurant in the first floor the hospitality extended by each of the staff had been exceptional. Anything that I asked for was served with a smile on face. Location of the hotel is quite good... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was scheduled to be in Shanghai for 5 weeks for a work orientation program and booked this hotel, since it was the closest hotel to the office that was also within the "modest" budget I was given. I however had to throw in the towel after a week, for the following reasons. The room was dark and depressing, furnishings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I visited in July 2012 on a large group tour. This was our first location to stay while we were in China. It turned out to be one of my favourites. The restaurant was great, the staff were friendly and the room quality was very nice!

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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Room was fine, reasonable breakfast. We were booked in as part of a tour we were on. It was a little way out of city centre, but fortunately the underground train was close by and easy to use. Amenities at hotel were ok, staff were nice. Lots of tours tend to use the hotel, certainly used for business men/women. No... More 

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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