This fairly new IBIS in Shanghai is difficult to find as it's set on a pedestrian/cycle only street and Taxis have no idea where it is. It's about 100m from the Jinshajiang MRT staion, and about 200m from the Caoyang MRT station, and sits just next to the MRT track between the two stations. It's worth locating because it's a short walk to Jinshajiang station, and then connects by line 4, then 2 to People's Squre, mid Shanghai.
Line 2, comes in from Pudong airport to Zhongsan then line 4 to Jinshajiang (1hr 10min ride) and the same line comes in from Hongqiao Airport and train station. Very convenient.
If you're lost, ask the taxi to drop you at Jinshajiang staion, and walk the 100m plus to the hotel.
Hotel is a 5 storey building with good clean creams (IBIS standard), typical IBIS lobby, with small cafe. A Karaoke lounge is by the side of the hotel with poor singing, so do remember to ask for a room at the back, facing a housing complex. The front rooms also face the MRT track and you can hear the rumble of the train in the background.
Rooms are small, two bed rooms larger than the one bed room, small table, one chair, open closet. I always like the IBIS shower booth as it is usually in white, clean, glass shower enclosure and no musty smell from the drainage system. Small shower gives you just enough room to shower and dry yourself without extravagance. IBIS beds in China are very comfortable, for non China people. They are soft and firm, whereas hotels like 168, 268, Home Inn only have one standard for beds - extra hard.
A reviewer remarked about the wifi. There is free wifi in the lobby for all to use but the internet connection in the room is by wire (they provide the wire). We carry a small netbook, hook it up to the wired LAN, and then use a hotspot software to broadcast wifi within our room. Broadband has a good speed.
We did not try the food at the hotel but their breakfast is 20Yuan, China style, as we prefer eating out and it's a short 30m walk to the right of the hotel where there are street hawkers, a fruit stall, and a restaurant that serves very good rice porridge, noodles and the Shanghai specialty - steamed soup dumplings. Try them for a very low price. The street hawkers sell crepe with egg, charcoal cooked bread (sweet and saltish) and a wheat pancake with chives. All are delicious.
Prices are also low.... I suspect because the place is so difficult to find !! Ha ha.
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