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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

My husband and I booked the ironically named "Purple Palace" as a nice weekend get-a-way from Shanghai. In reality, this place is a MUSTY, unkept and outright dirty place with heavy energy (i.e. spots on the sheets, moldy carpet, cigarette burns in the furniture, TERRIBLE smell, old furniture...). When we complained about the state of the room, we were moved... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I loved staying at the Purple Palace. The room was very nice, and had a great view. The downside is that it's not very close to the downtown area, but it's surrounded by beautiful scenery, with a lake and lots of greenery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

At arrival around noon, our rooms weren't ready for check-in. After a long haul flight from Europe and an upcoming meeting, we needed to change and shower. The hotel staff didn't put an effort into finding a solution for us. After intervention of our local chinese business partners and about 40 minutes, we did receive room upgrades and could check... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's hard for me to rank this hotel as it was my first visit to China so I am not sure of the standard for this area or for their star ratings. However, as other reviewers noted, the room was dated (80s style) and quite rough around the edges. The room was quite dirty - very stained carpet with hairs... More 

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hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I stayed here for two nights as part of a meeting with staff from the Nanjing mayor's office. I found the hotel staff friendly, efficient and helpful. Checking in was quick and painless. The food in the restaurant was good and plentiful. I had a room that directly overlooked the lake, which made for a peaceful setting. I only wish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

While this property is dubbed as luxury it most certainly isn't. My room had a moldy shower mat, carpet with dust and hair along the perimeter (never been edged or thoroughly vacuumed) and the walls of the bathroom weren't cleaned (I'll spare you the gory details). No safe or wifi in the rooms. The front desk staff seemed flustered and... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

A true dinosaur from an earlier decade in China with poorly maintained 3/4 star hardware and design (by international standards) matched with no star service at 5 star prices (for a second tier city in China) make for one of my worst stays in a hotel in China (or anywhere in the world actually). When I checked in a 4... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Decent sized and reasonably well appointed rooms (filthy carpet but lovely views of reservoir). Buffet is sadly lacking in both Asian and Western food types. During off-peak hours don't bother trying to get table service at the restaurant - it just takes too long and too much effort. BEWARE of the foot massage prices/offerings = expensive and kind of sleazy.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We came for the October holidays and stayed for 3 nights. In the course of the time were were there we saw 2 weddings a day happen on the grounds. I recognize that this hotel is set up for local guests as opposed to foreign guests, but we found that the breakfast buffet was seriously lacking in foods geared up... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Purple Palace Nanjing

Address: NO. 18 Huanling Road, Nanjing 210042, China
Location: China > Jiangsu > Nanjing > Zhongshanling Resort , Xuanwu District
Price Range: $89 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Purple Palace Nanjing 4*
Number of rooms: 255
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Hotel Style:
#47 Luxury Hotel in Nanjing
#67 Best Value Hotel in Nanjing
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