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“Not good for non-chinese speaking customers.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Riverside Hotel Shanghai (Qing Shui Wan)

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Riverside Hotel Shanghai (Qing Shui Wan)
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.1305 Kaixuan North Road, Shanghai 200063, China (Zhongshan Park)   |  
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Ranked #1,140 of 3,933 Hotels in Shanghai
Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Not good for non-chinese speaking customers.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Stayed here because it was close to a conference in local university.

My poor rating is based on the following.

Poor english spoken by all staff.

Dirty carpet in room.

Dirty bath in room.

Expensive food and coffee in bar.

A great deal of noise from nearby road junction and train line.

Rude reception staff.

The good points????

It was clean overall

Room size reasonable

Cheap chinese restaurants nearby.

As for local eateries? There a few across the road and we tried three of them. Compared to England they are very cheap. But the menus are very chinese i.e. food not to western palette. The one we do recommend is the one with the word 'summer' on the sign. The proprietor was very helpful and friendly. he spoke no english but did have good sign language skills. You cook your own food at the table in a big steam pot. a bit like a fondue.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This hotel offered me a great price, a great location (very close to Metro), free internet, obliging staff, a full size room, and zero real problems. I will definitely stay there again if their rate remains so competetive.
The in-room safe was too small for my laptop. There's not much in the immediate neighbourhood, although the canals are interesting and one Metro station away is a giant shopping mall. Also, there is a huge development under construction next to the Metro.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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india
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

The location of the hotel is on a crowded street with much noise and the near by area is not so clean but however once insde the hotel it is quite clean and comfortable.The service was decent with reasonable good staff. The rooms were small with good hygiene. The rooms had the basic amenities with fairly good room service. The food was good but the space was less as it was very crowded in the breakfast area which was jusy situated next to the lobby which made it very noisy.

  • Stayed November 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

It was terribel- from the food to the bed to the service! Front desk didn't speak any English and were very rude at best for the 110 of us! Terrible location in a dumpy area of city, shops were far away, rooms run down and dirty including the bed, carpets even worse! There are much more well known Hotels to chose from, would never stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

Service was good. Room good, but carpet was dirty and shabby. Location is good for Hangqiao airport, but a little far from downtown, but the subway is just 1/2 block from hotel. TV channels were just in Chinese. Breakfast had a good variety of foods. Bed was the standard Chinese hard variety. But the price is right.

  • Stayed July 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

Usually travel agent will book a hotel located in the outskirts but my agent arranged for this hotel which is considered in the city centre. However, there is nothing to see outside the hotel except a 24 hour mart. The hotel looks very presentable outside, The hotel room is very spacious, it is clean, toilet is clean, 2 extra pillows are available in the wardrobe, bedroom slippers available, hair dryer is avaible etc. I have no complaints for the breakfast. They serve sushi for breakfast as well and I reckon that is mainly due to many Japanese tourist staying here. The price should be reasonable, otherwise my travel agent would not have contracted this hotel in our private group tour for a 10 pax. To get to Pudong area where all the shopping are, the ride will take about 30 minutes or more, depending on the traffic condition. Traffic in Shanghai is horrendous during weekdays, peak period.

I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to stay in a more comfortable environment without splashing so much money for it.

  • Stayed December 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Riverside Hotel Shanghai (Qing Shui Wan)

Address: No.1305 Kaixuan North Road, Shanghai 200063, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Zhongshan Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,140 of 3,933 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Hotel Shanghai (Qing Shui Wan) 3.5*
Number of rooms: 157
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