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Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
Ranked #112 of 4,998 Hotels in Shanghai
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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“Good location & excellent rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Good value for money, its an express hotel, so services are limited. The rooms are excellent, bathrooms basic, but ok. WIFI not yet on all floors. LAN connection is free and working well. Reception staff and inhouse manager are helpfull with problems. This hotels caters mainly for Chinese travelers, but foreigners are more than welcome. Breakfast is simple, mostly for Chinese taste.
They should improve and offer more Western choises for the buffet-breakfast.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed for two nights and bed was comfortable and everything very clean. Good location only 200 meters to Shanghai Station and Metro. Front desk manager Clarke was very helpful and spoke good English. Helped with tickets on bullet train by writing out our requirements in Chinese, to show at the railway station. Only negative was the breakfast was fairly ordinary and most items where cold.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

rooms were clean and tidy, beds comfortable but the floor smelled like smoke. good to have free wifi in room. biggest disappointments were the breakfast (coffee was not nice and not many food choices at all) , and the air con in the rooms just wouldn't go down. Location seemed quite far from town but we were bused everywhere so not a major.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Aurangabad, India
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

we stayed there for 2 nights. got this property for USD40 per night. the location was good. but not a market place nearby. its bit a residencial kind of area. but the quality of hotel is good. the staff speaks enough english. ( but the chinese people's english skill is horrible.) over all not a bad hotel.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel was decent for holiday express inn. The hotel is located at residential area, not too far from downtown. The staff was quite nice but do not really know much of the city. I asked a couple of questions but they either did not know the answers or gave me wrong questions. I like that there is a currency exchange machine, offering reasonable exchange rate without any fee. The wired internet did not work in my room and the signal of wireless internet was very weak. The wireless internet in the lobby was fine.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

What can HIE management be thinking? Or, are they thinking at all?

In USA, we love the HI Express and count on it to be crisp and clean. We rarely find a need to complain about anything. The rooms are attractive and well-maintained; the breakfast is adequate if less than inspired; and the facility is predictably pleasant.

In China, the opposite appears to be true. Chinese building and business owners are, as a rule, notorious (from a Western point of view) for constructing nice facilities and then doing absolutely the bare minimum to maintain them. This property is a perect example of the rule.

The exterior is fairly attractive, although the pavement at the entry way is old and uneven. The lobby is simple and bright, as per the HIE standard, but couches are stained and grimy.

The room we had--a junior suite--was serviceable but sterile. The carpets were clean, there was a safe, but no iron, no English TV, no refrigerator.

The bathroom offered soap and shampoo--no lotion, towels well past their replacement date (holes, worn spots). A colleague in an adjacent room had towels with someone else's hairs on them!

Breakfast was mostly Chinese food. Potatoes were very cold. Wheat toast and coffee were good.

Short story: excellent prices for a less than decent place to sleep, but you certainly won't feel at home. If you are a tourist or in town for a fwe days of business, this alternative may work for you.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Bacolod, Philippines
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141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed here with a group of 40 before embarking on a cruise. Considering the size of our delegation, check-in was a relative breeze, taking about 10 minutes in all. What struck me immediately was the certificate of excellence for 2012 given by tripadvisor proudly displayed in the front desk. Being a priority rewards member, I expected as much. So was I disappointed? You be the judge. Upon entering the room, you at once notice a pungent order (stink may be more appropriate). The interiors are SOOOO dated, with the paint in the walls either scratched or scraped, the table cover torn, the carpet with at least a dozen stains, the sofa worn out (the left arm rest broken beyond repair), the bathroom crammed with no amenities except toothbrush and comb. The airconditioning wasn't cool enough. Pillows were designated as "soft" or "firm" but you wouldn't really know the difference. Was it only by chance? Asking the other members of the group and hearing the same gripes made me believe it was not only me. Time for MAJOR renovation. And an award for consistently rating 4 from tripadvisor? Sorry, but not this time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
Address: No.1738 Zhongxing Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200070, China
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Shanghai Railway Station
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#121 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 472
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose the good-value Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei for a convenient location and transport links, 15 minutes by taxi from Nanjing Road.The staff at the high-rise Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei hotel offer a warm welcome on your arrival, 30 minutes by taxi from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Only a 5-minute walk from Shanghai railway station and subway station, this modern hotel is in the downtown Puxi area of Shanghai. You can surf the web with complimentary high-speed Internet in the comfort of your spacious, air-conditioned Guest room.Hit the glitzy malls and quirky shops of Shanghai's famous Nanjing Road for elegant Chinese tea sets and new Asian fashions. Dinner and drinks await at the bars and restaurants in entertainment hotspot Xintiandi, 20 minutes' drive from Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei.Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei has 2 meeting rooms with great views that you can use to host events for up to 60 people. Drop by the 24-hour Business Centre to print your documents and prepare for meetings. The Shanghai New International Expo Centre is a short subway ride away.Refuel with a hearty Chinese spread including congee, noodles and fresh fruit at our complimentary breakfast buffet, prepared daily in the stylish Great Room. For tips on where to find the tastiest dumplings in Shanghai, just ask our friendly Front Desk staff.Enjoy value for money at Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei. All of our comfortable Guest rooms are at least 32-sq-metres in size and have complimentary high-speed Internet. Our breakfast buffet is also complimentary and lets you kick start your day with a generous meal. ... more   less 
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