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Riverview Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.76 Zhongshan South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China (Yu Garden)   |  
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Ranked #212 of 3,734 hotels in Shanghai
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good hotel for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This hotel really depends on the position of your room (floor and room number), in fact on some side of the hotel the riverview is covered by another big building, so what you see is just a lillt epart of the river. the rooms in general are big and the bed are good quality. the position also is not bad as with 15 min walk you are in the the center of the bund, we didn't try the breakfast and dinner as it was not in our fare and we decided to take it outside as shanghai offers a lot of possibilities.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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13 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We paid a little extra for a room with a view since we'd only be there for one night and I would say I was worth it, though there was a building blocking the best of it, it was still a great view especially given the price. Otherwise, the room was large and clean and the hotel was well located. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We booked a room for 2 people 2 nights with both names in the record as we were coming in on separate flights and might be arriving at different times. On Ctrip, we got a rate that was much lower than surrounding hotels. When we arrived and tried to check in, they insisted we had booked a room for one person, and that the rate would therefore be double. They insisted the room only had a single bed, which was untrue. Only after a long fight in Chinese, which my wife speaks, did they relent. Avoid this hotel. Reservations, even prepaid ones, mean nothing and they will hit you up for more money knowing that once you have arrived at the hotel in Shanghai, you have no choice other than to pay them.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This hotel offers really good value for money at present. The riverview name is a bit of a misnomer but location is good. Easy walking distance to the Bund.
It is surrounded by construction at the moment (hence the cheap price) but if you are away during the day this won't affect you.
This is very much a chinese hotel in terms of style and decoration and most of the staff don't speak english but if you can handle that then you will find the facilities very good. Reasonable gym, chinese style spa (I did not use) great full size snooker table. Reasonable breakfast.
The room was fine, clean etc. Free internet which is always good. Bed pretty hard though.
"Tom" the portor was excellent. Good english and very helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The Riverview hotel is located 10min walk from the touristy spot of the Bund. The room was nice and clean, and honestly a bargain for the price paid. Note that there is a construction site in front of the hotel, so noise starts around 7am.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Despite the name river view, you can barely see the river. Further to the south and away from metro lines. The rooms were clean and newly furbished, bathroom newly renovated and beautiful. A LOT of construction noise, in north and south rooms. Jack-hammers playing from 8 to 22. But therefore affordable and good value. Staff was helpful and speaking English.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tangerang
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

First time i came there i checked in with the girl, i didnt realize who is she untill she scold me and treating me very badly. i spoke to her in english that i have 2 reservation, she couldnt find my reservation and i looked at her monitor and i can see directly that our name was there, and it took very long time, i showed her my reservation from agoda from my ipad and she looked, she scold me and said how can you 4 people stay in 1 room, i said i have 2 reservation, i couldnt show you both my reservation in 1 screen on my ipad. and she trying and trying and finally she find my reservation. and she filled up the form, she asked her staff how to write family name and sure name. SHE CANT WRITE FAMILY NAME AND SURE NAME. and i must begging her to get me room side by side because my mom just had surgery. she is totally horrible manager ( MANEGER????). i found out her staff is very nice and friendly also much much smarter than her, all of them can seak english fluently and also very helpful. THE MANAGEMENT JUST MAKE A BIG MISTAKE BECAUSE SUNNY IS UNEDUCATED, HORRIBLE AND RUDE MANAGER.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riverview Hotel

Address: No.76 Zhongshan South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Location: China > Shanghai > Yu Garden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #212 of 3,734 hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverview Hotel 4*
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