If you are looking for a budget place to sleep during your short stay (1-3 nights) – I highly recommend this hotel. Aside from a fantastic location it is very near to almost every tourist attractions (the Bund-50meters literally just around the corner you will see the bund. Yuyuan Garden – 30-minute walk (but would suggest to take the taxi. Will cost you around 20yuan fairly not bad at all. Nanjing East road is just 150meters away from the hotel. The very famous Peace hotel is just at the back of the hotel , the Bund sightseeing tunnel is less than 200meters walking distance and from this tunnel (would cost you 55yuan roundtrip ride) you can cross Huangpu River and go visit Shanghai’s landmark – the Orient Pearl Tower. I would suggest that you do this during the night as you will get to appreciate the beauty of the city at night when all the old buildings are beautifully lit and would look like gems in the horizon.)
The hotel itself is an old one but fairly kept clean and was managed to be a nice place to stay. I can never complain much for the price I paid. Rather, Iam just happy that this hotel serves the purpose of my stay – to sleep for a night – to have a bath and keep myself safe while in shanghai – and the bonus part are its location and the subway being just 3-blocks away from the hotel making my travel around Shanghai a breeze.
Moreso, the subway (line 2) has a direct line going to Pudong International Airport and vice-versa ---so it was the cheapest way to go to the airport (I paid only 7yuan from Nanjing Rd-East station but have to transfer train on Guanglan Rd. Station – no worries as you simply have to transfer train on the opposite track)
For travelers arriving Shanghai past 11:00pm – you have to take the night bus from the airport. Check Main stops and other details at: www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shanghai/transportation/pudong-airport-bus.htm
Also you can find the Hotel’s name and address in Chinese characters at:
This is a very important piece of information to take with you in case no one can help you translate in Chinese. More often than not – Very few speak good English.
And as for my room – I stayed at room 8315 (that’s on the 3rd floor – all rooms are with prefix “8”) and this room is relatively a nice room with windows!! I had a queen sized bed and it’s a good and comfortable bed, 4-soft and cuddly pillows + a nice comforter. The bathroom is nice and well cleaned but there is a strange smell coming out of the drain and you wouldn’t like it – its rather like a sewage smell coming out and I think its quite tolerable and would at any rate confined inside the bathroom only. Apart from this problem the rest is simply nice.
I had daily breakfast at the hotel’s Bund 81 restaurant – a food that was relatively the same everyday but cant complain much as this is a great way to start my day. Fill up my groaning tummy and off I go to a day’s tour of the city. Breakfast buffet would consist of:
Different cereals, breads, butter, jam, seasoned fruits, mini sandwiches, coffee, tea, milk, kiwi juice, orange juice, 2-kinds of congee, 2-kinds of sausages , bacon (my favorite), scrambled eggs, chinese fried rice, 2-kinds of vegetables and steamed dumpling. Not bad huh?? And if breakfast is not included in your hotel’s price – it will cost you around 40yuan.
So basically, I recommend this hotel to just anybody who intend to visit Shanghai for business or vacation.
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