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Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
Ranked #115 of 5,159 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Got a good introductory rate, so very well priced compared to other hotels around Shanghai Railway station.
We needed to be in this location for easy access to station, and this did the job.
Good sized rooms.
Breakfast included which was very popular for all guests - busy after 730am,
Staff very efficient.
Local restaurants/take-away nearby.
About 25RMB taxi to Nanjing Road etc, but just take the Metro. It is quite easy once you do it!
Rooms a bit musty but could have been fresh paint smell.
Housekeepers did a good job.
Ate in restaurant one - really just basic bar food but god after a busy day.
Good lifts

Room Tip: Facing front of hotel is away from railway lines - but did not hear any noise.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Dave C
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Holiday inn standard right by the main train and metro station. 5 mins into central on the metro.

Rooms are good and what you'd expect from the chain, quite a clean refreshing haven from the noise and crowds of the city.

Wifi didn't quite reach rooms and breakfast wasn't great. Good for its money.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Will A
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北方智選假日酒店, 經理 at Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Dear Will A,

Greeting from Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei.

Thank you for your review of your recent experience at our hotel. We strive to provide the experiences that exceed our guests’ wildest expectations.

I understand that you were disappointed in your stay, and I have shared your feedback with our management team in order to help us continue to improve our stay experience.

Our guests’ satisfaction is of paramount importance to us at Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei, and I hope you stay again so that we can change your perception.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The hotel is not within walking distance of the main attraction but is convenient to the Shanghai Metro. This was a standard good quality hotel. Everything was clean, new and easy and the staff were helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Deryn G
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

For the price we paid we were really happy with this hotel. Good location especially if you are arriving and/or departing from the railway station.

As someone else said - breakfast time does definitely resemble feeding time at a zoo (though less well mannered!). However, it's good that breakfast is included.

Slightly odd experience when we checked in as lady at reception said our room had been given to another guest so we would need to pay to upgrade to a suite room (having booked and paid in advance).

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
Thank mattjamestravel
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Had a pretty good stay at the Holiday Inn Express Zhabei. Hotel is located near the Shanghai Railway Station. Subways Line 3 and 4 is a 10 minutes walk away whilst Line 1 is around a 15-20 minutes walk away from the hotel. Hotel offers free wifi and free breakfast although the Chinese styled breakfast (with some western dishes) can either be a hit or miss depending on your taste. Hotel offers good bedding with choice of soft or firm pillows. I found the hotel's laundry room to be very convenient for last minute self-service laundry. However, cleanliness is a problem. Not all parts of the room and toilet are cleaned properly and thoroughly. Additionally, room the air conditioner seems impossible to set. The air conditioner seems fixed to 18C even when set to 25C.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Karn L
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is without any reasonable doubt the worst hotel I've ever stayed at! The reception area is small tiny and bad organized, receptionists speak a fairly poor English but this is pretty common in China. Rooms cleanliness and furnishings are terrible. No comments about breakfast, just embarassing. No pool, no gym, no sauna. Just nothing at all. You walk 500m across the bridge and find another Holiday Inn which is 1000 times better than this. Stay away from this place!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Firstmanonearth
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北方智選假日酒店, 經理 at Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Dear Firstmanonearth,

Greeting from Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei.

Thank you for your review of your recent experience at our hotel. We strive to provide the experiences that exceed our guests’ wildest expectations.

I understand that you were disappointed in your stay, and I have shared your feedback with our management team in order to help us continue to improve our stay experience.

Our guests’ satisfaction is of paramount importance to us at Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei, and I hope you stay again so that we can change your perception.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

A Good Stay & Beautiful Hotel. Breakfast was very good, it was International & very palatable as Chinese food does not agree with me. The rooms too were very good, staff very friendly, though Language is a problem! Can be recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank DilrukshiH
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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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#121 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: $54 - $73 (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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