The hotel is very conveniently located, both in terms of access to subway and shopping. The room was very nice and quite spacious. The lobby was nice too, but had a bit of an outdated feel to it. But nice and clean none the less. The staff was able to speak some English which is helpful and rare in china. I found the growing sex trade annoying though, literally outside the hotel doors people were offering a range of sexual services which I had no interest in. On the streets of shanghai, every 10 metre or so, you will be approached by someone trying to sell fake watches, bags or "sexy massage". This is out of the control of the hotel, obviously, but when this occurs on the hotel grounds,is not very pleasant and hence my review is only 4 instead of 5 stars. When I mentioned it to the hotel, no one could apparently speak English, a card they seem to play when a sensitive question/ complaint is raised (e.g. Is Facebook working?).
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