I stayed here during a long term assignment in Shanghai at the end of November and early December and i have also posted details in the forum under the topic of long term stays.
As the name suggests the price here is from 168 yuan which includes a good Chinese style buffet breakfast, for which you get a voucher for every morning from reception. The room i was in , double bed, was comfortable enough and functional. Everything was clean (cleaner than i expected) and the bathroom was fine (with a shower better than mine back at home!). The rooms are quite small though and if you sit on the bed to watch TV you are pretty much on the TV! Bed maybe a little hard for some. Free internet access is a bonus, especially as some hotels will charge 50 rmb per day for the priveledge. A lead is provided but take your own just in case (nothing more annoying than a broken connector!). Being a cheap hotel, it does also make business by selling rooms by the hour,(the thin walls provided this information!) but this doesn't mean it is sleazy and from what I heard from colleagues in Shanghai it is common practice in all cheaper lower star hotels to get phone calls from 'ladies' asking if you want a 'massage'. Just unplug the phone as soon as you get in and you won't get disturbed. I felt safe at all times, incidently. Also, my room was by the lift (elevator)and seeing as the corridor floors are uncarpeted then sometimes I was woken up by people coming and going at all hours. So take ear plugs if you want a good night's sleep. Lastly about the room, in November, early December the rooms can get a little cold, but the aircon unit (no central heating in Shanghai) provided good enough heat. The location of the hotel is about 20 minutes ( non rush hour) by taxi (25 rmb) to People Square or walking just over an hour. (Honqiao airport to hotel 45 minutes by taxi and 60 rmb).If you want to get in to 'town' for early morning , be prepared for the rush hour traffic which will be front to back on the other side of the road from 7.30am to 9am, leaving around 7.15 will get you in in 30 mins later and you are looking at much longer. Be ready for some taxis, especially the long haired guy outside the Motel, to refuse to take you in to town during rush hour! And don't exect the door man or porter to flag down a taxi for you!!! Other clientele included small Malaysian and Singaporean groups, Chinese businessmen and a couple of 'foreigners' (me :) ). I know Motel 168 has other locations around the city and you should also check them out for location (their website- though English site is poor- but i booked on Ctrip-). I reckon standard and service-wise they will all be the same.
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