I booked this hotel after reading the reviews on TA, since I needed to stay in the Hongqiao area for one night. I can confirm that this place is definitely palatial in terms of the lobby and its collection of antiques. The rooms are spacious and the hallways quite grand, if you like that sort of thing. The bathroom seems inspired by the original Four Seasons Singapore ones-marble, big bath and shower, toiletries that look like L'Occitane, hair dryer in a little velvet bag, etc. Every room has its own free WiFi.
There were some negatives though. As some reviewers mentioned, there is a little console below the TV (and a remote) that supposedly control everything in the room, like curtains, temperature, lighting. It is not user friendly and certain functions don't really work, in particular the lighting. This is because the lights in the entrance hallway and bathroom are linked to motion sensors, so if you are in the shower cubicle (out of range), at some point the light in the other part of the bathroom shuts off. I experienced the light going off even while going to the bathroom so unless you dance on the toilet be prepared. I found the air con inadequate and although we were on the "non-smoking" 8th floor, there was a bit of smell. Our taxi driver don't know this hotel although it is situated at a major intersection, as the front is obscured by billboards and the car entrance is at the side, so having a map with Chinese address and the telephone # is helpful. Also, I recommend you sign breakfast to your room before checking out because they wouldn't accept cash payment at the breakfast buffet.
You can find a convenience store, KFC and some Japanese restaurants within walking distance. "Laowai Street" and restaurants like Xiao Nan Guo are a short cab ride away.
I got a reasonable deal on booking.com so felt is was good value for the room size and amenities, but there is definitely room for improvement in the "systems"!
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