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“Lovely hotel could do with more English” 4 of 5 stars
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Liston Hotel
No.610 Lane 900, North Sanxin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China   |  
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Ranked #146 of 3,926 Hotels in Shanghai
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“Lovely hotel could do with more English”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

This hotel is located in "Thames Town", a subdivision of Songjiang, itself a suburb of Shanghai. We were there for a wedding so it was an obliged choice.

The hotel is not handy for visiting Shanghai, as it's not even near a metro station and taxis need to be called to go just about anywhere.

Both the hotel and Thames Town are built in mock-British style. To a Western European this is a rather amusing experience - there is a statue of Harry Potter, an artificial island called Skye, and a canal called "River Thames". In the hotel, conference rooms are called with names like "Nottingham Hall".

The target clientele is clearly only Chinese and the staff speak very little English, some of them even having difficulty understanding basic hotel concepts such as "is there a restaurant in this hotel" (there is, and it's also quite good, but we were told there wasn't one on the first night).

Apart from this, the hotel is very comfortable, with bright and spacious clean rooms, good linen and free if erratic wireless internet. Beds are very hard - again Chinese-style. The standard of cleanliness is not as high in the common areas, unfortunately.

We paid RMB500 per room per night, although that might have been a package price for the wedding, but at that price it was very good value.

If you are English it is a fascinating cultural experience to see your country through the lens of a Chinese resort interpretation. But in any case the area is very pleasant to stroll in, with very little traffic and lots of actual grass. The Songjiang area has many interesting sights, including a brand new and amazing botanic garden.

All in all I would recommend this hotel if you want or have to stay in Sonjiang - not as a base for visiting Shanghai due to its location.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Address: No.610 Lane 900, North Sanxin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #146 of 3,926 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 63
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