We stayed at the Royal Tulip for two weeks in July while visiting a nearby production facility of my employer.
Let's start with the area: An artificial sand beach, a nice promenade and a some beach ships can be found nearby. If you like to take a walk after work, the area is perfectly suited for this purpose. Dining and shopping opportunities can be found in what I perceived as downtown Jinshan, approx. 15-20 walking distance or a short taxi ride away. The front desk is more than happy to arrange transportation for you, but remember to take a calling card with you since none of the drivers speaks English (and all of them drove like the proverbial bay or of hell).
Jinshan is located at the south border of the Shanghai city area and it takes approx. 90-120 minutes by car to People's Park, depending on traffic.
The staff was polite, helpful and determined to make your stay a pleasant one. The hotel appears to attract predominantly Chinese customers, so be patient when encountering language issues. Otherwise I could not have been happier with the hotel employees I interacted with.
The rooms were larger than usual in size and clean. There are no none-smoking rooms available (at least all four rooms I saw were smoking rooms) and due to the high percentage of smokers in the population, the lingering smell of cold cigarette smoke greets you the moment you leave the elevator. I had to wash or dry-clean everything I brought to get the smell out.
Having said that, the interior and installation in the rooms appears to be in dire need for a renovation - the furniture and carpets are beyond the state of "well worn" and I had to change my room twice one check-in day due to issues with the sanitary installation.
What else to report? The breakfast was good and plenty of choices were available. The foodwas good. The hotel restaurants were not open during our stay. We dined at several restaurants in the Jinshan area and found the food to be delicious and process to be reasonable.
All in all, the hotel is OK to stay at if you have business to attend to in the Jinshan area and dread the long commute from hotels located closer to the Shanghai city center to work.
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