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Rayfont Celebrity Hotel & Apartment Shanghai
Ranked #2,497 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Oak Park, California
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“Dirty, Poor Maintenance”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

There are two Rayfront properties, a few blocks apart. The "Celebrity Apartments" are the lesser of the two. I stayed there for three weeks, and wish I had made other arrangements... Fixtures went un repaired after numerous requests, furniture is old, hallways and elevators are dirty. It is quite a walk to anything you want to see in the French Concession...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Paris, France
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is just ok, the rooms are small but clean enough. The location is not the best but still ok and the nearest metro station is about 10 minutes away. The only serious issue with this hotel is the staff, not friendly at all and their English is so bad.

Stayed October 2013
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México, D.F.
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I live for three months in the Rayfont Service Apartment Celebrity Hotel and I am really happy with it. In the French Concession zone, this apartments have the perfect location, even though the staff barely speaks english they help you with everything you need (they book train and airplanes tickets for you).

There is twice a week housecleaning service and if you have problems with something in the apartment (like the bathtube, washing machine, etc.) they immediately fix the problem. It is very convinient if you are planing to stay in Shanghai either for a short or a long term period; a lot of international students live here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Location
haivng lived in shanghai before, we stayed here to re-visit shanghai.
located in Lu-Wan district nearest subway is Dapuqiao with numerous restaurants and spas, and a a short walk from tourist spot Tianzifang in the very beginning/end of quaint French Concession. Very easy to get a taxi as the main road outside reaches from district xujiahui to downtown shanghai.

Rooms
Ok and simple rooms in high rise building. Nice bathroom.
Heater in our room didn't work the first night, shanghai being freezing in December, had to sleep with our down coats on since insulation is close to none.
Reception front desk speaks very limited English ,so they couldn't change our rooms late at night.

The third night, despite having booked for five nights, we must have misunderstood each other and they thought we wanted to check out one day earlier, coming back from our sightseeing late at night, the door was locked and another guest had occupied the room (!)

They apologized and we were offered a new room,and thankfully got our belongings back. What an adventure in the middle of the night….

Value
Hotels downtown shanghai are pricey, for the location I'd say good value.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

An awful experience...seedy,run-down peeling paint all over...the lobby was full of piles of junk...the cafe/bar looked like a garbage dump, with piles of broken furniture and parking for mopeds inside! the glass display included one (1) bottle of beer and no staff...the restaurant was comical...the entire feel of this place was dirty, broken and run down...I would not stay here again in a million years...not to mention the questionable guests encountered in the hotel...yuck!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Despite excellent value (£100 for a three night stay in a two room place) the service from front desk staff left a lot to be desired.
Rooms, on the whole, were clean and tidy, as was the bathroom.
Just be warned... There is NO WIFI AVAILABLE at this hotel. Makes it hard to plan a day out.
It's located a bit out from most tourist attractions, but there is an abundance of taxis located just outside which cost next to nothing (20¥ to the bund).
I'd say again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jakarta
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I got a very good deal here, less than USD 50 for 2-bedroom unit, 1 room with king and the other room with twin, and 1 bathroom. The unit is very cramped, once you walk in 2-3 steps, the rooms are there, side by side, plus 1 bathroom, and 2 cramped area to put in your bags & coats only...but not a problem.

Drug store & Family mart (mini market) are available closeby, and open 24 hrs, very useful for breakfast, we didn't book the rooms with breakfast as the price was almost doubled. Try the family mart's sushi and frozen meals, cheap & great taste.

I very recommend this hotel, and would love to stay back again, cheap, clean, modern and easy access to the metro and bus stops (there's one in front of the hotel also).

And one more, for those of you who would like to go to Qi Pu Lu, take bus # 17. Shoppers paradise ;-)

Room Tip: Higher floor to enjoy the night view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Rayfont Celebrity Hotel & Apartment Shanghai

Property: Rayfont Celebrity Hotel & Apartment Shanghai
Address: No.1077 Xietu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200032, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Dapuqiao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2,497 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rayfont Celebrity Hotel & Apartment Shanghai 3*
Number of rooms: 418
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