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Metropole Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.180 Jiangxi Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China (The Bund)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Although it is easy to be seduced by the attractive foyer, a trip to you room will reveal how this once attrctive hotel has been allowed to decline through lack of maintenance and greed. It is the only hotel (of seven this trip) that did not offer drinking water inclusive of the room rate but sold it as an extra,... More

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348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Background: Opened in 1930, the historic Metropole Hotel was a hotel owned by the famous Sir Ellice Victor Sassoon, a British baron, businessman and hotelier from the Sassoon banking family. He lived in Shanghai as a wealthy bon vivant who worked tirelessly to protect Western interests in the Orient. Founding the Sassoon House (now Peace Hotel), Sassoon was taking Shanghai... More

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Woodend, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Let's start with the good. This hotel is in a beautiful Art Deco building and is in an excellent central location. However I knew things weren't off to a good start when before I even got in the front door the local pimp was offering me good prices on a "sexy massage" with a beautiful Chinese lady. Then there was... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The hotel has a good location. It is very close to the bund and a metro station was also right around the corner. The room was large but very old. Some furnitures were broken, no safe and in addition the power plug in the bathroom wasn't working. Overall an average experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I arrived at the hotel and was struggling to get my bags up the front stairs and a woman working at the hotel just stood there talking on her cell phone and did not even acknowledge me. Then I went to check in and the man at the front desk did not understand when I said check in. It took... More

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Volgograd, Russia
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35 hotel reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We chose the J.J. Metropole Hotel mostly because of its location and stayed there for 8 nights (check-in: July, 6 2013). This historic hotel (1930s architecture) is located at the junction of Fuzhou and Jiangxi Roads and is a 5-minute walk from The Bund and the shopping belt of Nanjing Road. People's Square is a 20-minute walk away, East Nanjing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hotel/hostel was clean and had a frig in the room the bathroom was neat and clean I think they provided toothbrushes and paste for us there was also coffee and tea in the room. Breakfast was available down stairs in the lobby for fee we did not like it. It had eggs,bacon, toast,breads,few other items. We found this hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

After having a few problems with our hotel in Beijing we had very sceptic thoughts about cheap Chinese hotels. But we found this hotel to be very good standard for the price we have paid. Good size room with fantastic air-con and a fridge. Smooth and efficient check in and check out. Staff at the reception responded promptly to all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

What can I say about the Metropole. Well it's a very expensive bog standard 3 star hotel for which they charge £68.00 (roughly) per night in a standard room. Rooms are clean enough and hallways etc are well kept, however, definitely not worth the amount charged on the door. The service isn't brilliant and there aren't too many staff that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The location close to the Bund is the biggest plus. The superior twin room was spacious but a bit dated. Despite of the central location there was no problem with noise. Check-in and check-out were quick but not really friendly. I can recommend the hotel and would also stay there again.

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Address: No.180 Jiangxi Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The Bund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropole Hotel 3*
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This beautiful art deco hotel opened in 1934 and we apologize to you since we closed her in 2014. The hotel will be totally renovated on the inside and in 2016 rise again as the flag ship of the new Jinjiang MetroPolo mid-scale Hotel brand. In the meantime may we recommend you to the new boutique MetroPolo Classiq Hotel Off Bund, 98 East Nanjing Road; make your reservation from July 1st 2014.Please come by and see us. We will let you know when this glorious hotel can reopen. ... more   less 
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