The maintenance budget of the hotel could need an increase. The flooring in the room was in a poor shape and the walls could need another layer of paint. However the bed was surprising comfortable, albeit a bit hard, and I slept very well. The shower is one of the annoying ones that have been designed for people of medium height only, so standing at my full length the head and shoulders were still dry. Why do they make the shower hose short? It can't possible cost much to get it 20 cm longer - not the first time this happens to me (and I consider my 186 cm as average) across the world.
There is wifi in the lobby (free) and supposedly a wired internet connection in the room although I never managed to get it to work. A word of warning - DO NOT USE THE RUNNING MACHINE/TREADMILL - it is lethal as the carpet is not adhering properly to the actual belt so unless you grab hold of the machine itself you'll fall off or break your foot.
The staff is friendly but speaks no English. The breakfast buffet is very chinese but there is a Starbucks only 5 min. away by foot.
The location of the hotel is 15 min by taxi from Nanjing Road or 20-30 min by metro. Not close, nor is the surrounding neighborhood very interesting.
It goes without saying the price of the room is quite reasonable for what you get. If you are on a shoe-string budget (I paid €30/night) this is a quiet and safe place.
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