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Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
Ranked #114 of 5,146 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very well designed hotel with clean rooms and everything you might need. The area is apparently not the best, but most people are brought to the door by a tour so this is not a problem. If you're not on a tour, taxis in Shanghai are very good value. There is an excellent value bar in the hotel and good communal areas.
There are many many more beds in this hotel than seats at breakfast, so avoid peak times.
Staff speak enough English to help with basics.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stay for 1 night for business.

This HIE is very close to railway station with easily access to 3 metro lines. Everything is standard HIE, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, free internet, free breakfast.

I pay about 300 RMB which is very good value for Shanghai, well worth money compare with quality and location.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Located very close to the railway station, the Holiday Inn Zhabei was convenient, inexpensive and was a very high quality hotel for the money. The complimentary breakfast was nice, but usually VERY crowded. It was not truly "western" as advertised, but certainly had enough to sustain you until lunch.
The staff was VERY friendly and helpful and many spoke English.
While the closeness to the railway station/subway station was nice, it can be deceiving. Getting to certain lines on the subway required a LOT of walking, and if you came out of the wrong exit, it was easy to get disoriented. Our first night we wandered around trying to get to our hotel for 20 minutes. We could see it, but there were walls and barriers preventing us from getting to it. We finally went back down in the subway, came out a different exit and found our way.
For roughly the same price as many Chinese hotels, this was a very welcome upgrade.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The rooms were really nice, bug and comfortable beds. The location wasn't the best and was quite dirty. Food was also really bad, but if rating only on the room, it was worth the price. Expect the walk o take taxi/train if you want to get anywhere.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were booked into this hotel by someone who lives in Shanghai and thought it was a good location. Personally I believe there are much better locations then this one to spend a couple of nights in Shanghai. The area around the Shanghai Railway station is dirty to say the least. There is really nothing to do in this area and unless you are just spending the night in the hotel, there are no opportunities to walk in the neighborhood and discover new sites and sounds. The rooms have the appearance at first glance that they are up to standard, but it did not take long to discover that items that needed repair were not tended to. As others mentioned the breakfast was pretty poor. Although I never stay at a hotel for the breakfast. Carpet on the floor of the room was stained and had a dirty look to it. The price was reasonable so I suppose one should not complain, as I have stayed in worse.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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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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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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Additional Information about 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: $55 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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