I write this as one who had never been to China before, I didn't know what to expect. I stayed as I arrived at the airport Ramada. A US Ramada is basically a motel; the Pudong Ramada is far nicer, more like a good Marriott. Nice bar and a great restaurant, a really first rate breakfast.
On the way home I stayed a night at the Qube, which is nicer still, what I'd rate as a high-end 4-star in the US, like one of the better Hyatts. But when I come again and wanted to spend a night at an airport hotel I'd probably choose this Ramada over the Qube, even though the Qube is (even) nicer. The reason: the Ramada has a booth in the terminal and a scheduled shuttle. The Qube needs a cab ride, unless you've scheduled a shuttle long in advance.
I'm a little surprised at the reviews I've seen for this hotel, which are "hard bed", "thin walls", "cheap and basic". I thought this was a gorgeous hotel ... it would be nice in the US, and it's better than anything in Europe.
Some advice: I was worried about three things coming to China, the money, the airports and the water. As regards the former, I changed money at JFK, and that turned out to be enough. But my Chinese friends have told me that Chinese ATMs are temperamental about which US ATM cards they work with ... investigate this on the web before you come. As regards the airport, the two Chinese airports I've seen (Pudong and Xianyang) are probably better than ours in the US, at least that's my impression: very efficient, clean and kind of nice. As regards the water: not even the Chinese drink their water. All hotels seem to give you two bottles per day, and buying more is easy.
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Dear value guest, thank you for your choosing Ramada Pudong Airport Hotel and share your experience with other clients on tripadvisor. Our hotel is four star hotel is located only a 5-minute drive away from the airport terminals 1 & 2 (new terminal) and the Maglev Train Station and Metro Line 2. Instant flight information is available in all hotel guestrooms and main outlets. Our free Hotel Shuttle Bus T1 departs at the opposite of gate No.9 and T2 departs at gate No.27. The Maglev Train brings you to the downtown CBD area within 8 minutes.
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