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Pentahotel Shanghai
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.1525 Dingxi Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China (Zhongshan Park)   |  
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Ranked #76 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
Wuxi, China
2 reviews
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“Great lobby bar deals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Location is great- min walk to metro, starbucks and shopping malls. The staff is friendly and a good variety of food for breakfast. Good deals at the lobby bar and sunday branchs.

I only wish their bathrooms were larger.

Room Tip: . Rooms facing New world hotel are quieter . floors 5,9 and 14 have vending machines.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. We receive lots of positve feedback about our location - right next door to 3 major subway lines and in between both of Shanghai's airports - and for all the shopping options nearby. I am glad you enjoyed our Sunday brunch and we hope to see you back very soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Petal hotel is the best choice what I recommend when you visit SH. Not only its location close to subway to let you have a convenient move to anywhere in SH, but also their professinal service and hospitality. Its room rate is also reasonable. Must try when you visit SH next time.

Room Tip: every floor is excellent
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. As you know, we receive lots of positve feedback about our location with 3 major subway lines on our doorstep and in between both of Shanghai's airports. Thanks also for your observation about our value for money concept and we hope to see you back very soon!
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very excelent Hotel. Service, restaurant, rooms, all perfect. Very good position next subway. Restaurant delicious, italian cook too. Preis very good. For business or holiday. Thanks Anna for your service an support

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. The team and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time I will pass on your encouraging words to Anna, I am sure she will be very pleased to hear you mentioned her name. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My first time in this hotel, stayed in the standard room for two nights. Although rooms are relatively small, still okay for a few nights stay in the comfortable bed and cozy design. Buffet breakfast is good with acceptable varieties. The free wifi provides convenience. The bar is nice with a pool table at the center. Beers are all buy 1 get 1 free during happy hour, definitely can’t miss it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about pentahotel Shanghai! The team and I are very encouraged about your positive feedback and look forward to welcome you back to Shanghai. We appreciate your observation about our convenient location, fun design and pentalounge concept. We hope to see you back very soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Modern hotel, centrally located, close to the metro. The rooms are not large but functional with a comfortable bed. The bathroom is small but ok for one person.
Good breakfast and overall an excellent value for the money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. We receive lots of positve feedback about our location - right next door to 3 major subway lines and in between both of Shanghai's airports - and value for money concept. We hope to see you back very soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

I have stay in this hotel for couple of times, the room is quite nice and the staff is really helpful especially the staff in front desk called Mindy, she provide me a quick check-in and giving me a warm greeting and welcome, she is really helpful in other word.

The room is not too big but it is totally fine for me as there is still a desk for me to work and a comfortable bed for resting.

The hotel is easy to find as it located right beside of the MTR station. It is the centre of shanghai, for me it is a very good location, either for work or for anywhere else.

The cafe is nice, I love the happy hour. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. The team and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. As you know we receive lots of positve feedback about our convenient location and are glad to read you enjoyed our pentalounge. At the same time I will pass on your encouraging words to Mindy, I am sure she will be very pleased to hear you mentioned her name. We hope to see you back very soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

For the price (520 RMB per night) it is a bargain for a fine hotel in the city center, adjacent to Zhongshan Park and close to the Metro station. The room rate includes free internet and a decent breakfast buffet, not the extravagant spreads that you'll find in 5-star properties but fine nonetheless, with good quality of freshly prepared food.

The room is small like most reviews have mentioned, about the size of what you'd find on a cruise ship. But it works with a clean and comfortable bed. The decor is European-inspired, clean and minimalist. The only thing truly missing from the room is an iron for your travel-worn clothes.

Another amenity you won't find in this hotel is a fitness center or pool. Again, this is a 3-star no-frills hotel, but a nice touch is that they offer free bike rental to hotel guests so you can get out and explore the surroundings on two wheels (battling crowds and traffic of course). The lobby bar is a popular and inviting gathering place day and night, and judging by the clientele, the Penta is very popular with European businessmen and tourists. The beer is cheap and mixed in with fun music and laughter makes it a lively neighborhood gathering spot.

The Penta is great budget hotel at less than a third of the price of a 5-star. You won't find perks like a business center and the staff won't fawn over you like the fancy places (i.e., you have to wrestle your own luggage up the 5 steps from the street and into your room by yourself), but if you're looking for a good place to sleep while exploring Shanghai you can't go wrong with the Penta.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. The team and I are very encouraged about your positive feedback and look forward to welcome you back to Shanghai. At the same time I am happy to let you know that the hotel is in the process of creating a small gym room for our guests and hope to have this ready by the first quarter of next year. I also thank you for your suggestion for an iron and ironing board which again, we hope to implement next year. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Address: No.1525 Dingxi Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Zhongshan Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pentahotel Shanghai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the city’s commercial hub of Changning District, the hotel is directly opposite to Zhongshan Park with direct access to both the metro and light rail stations; which means getting around the town is quick, easy and hassle-free. Conveniently close to bustling Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road and the up-market business and entertainment area of Xintiandi, pentahotel Shanghai is also near to Jing'an Temple, the Jade Buddha Temple and ancient Yuyuan Garden. ... more   less 
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