It is hard to find how best to book a room at this hotel. I used Otel.com booking system and paid the same as trhe rack rate shown in the lobby. The entrance to the hotel is via a lift shaft that literally straddles the Maglev/Airport entrance. Its 10 min walk from T1 along the walkways.
There are two sides to the hotel best summarised as Economy (North) and "Luxury" (South) . I chose the latter. However on getting to my turn at reception (a very slow process) it was like starting again i.e. what sort of room do you want? Smoking or not? Then passed over the person who handles payment. Asked for an additional 200RMB deposit as security. I paid.
Charm was not one of the strong points of the staff. Its an example of what happens when a government authority tries to run a hotel.
Had a room at end of corridor with nice view over airport. Room was ok, a little ragged, worn and basic but could have been much worse. Large shower and ability to work at small desk with internet.Working air conditioning.
I put my head down for a few hours and then checked out, reclaiming, I hope, my 200RMB from the uncheery reception desk.
I would stay again for a brief stop by if transit was the only option.
- Also Known As:
- Motel Yiju (Shanghai Pudong Airport) Hotel
- Motel Yiju (Shanghai Pudong Airport) Hotel Shanghai
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