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“Great place to stay in Shanghai for business or pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of San Want Hotel

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San Want Hotel
Ranked #181 of 4,997 Hotels in Shanghai
York, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Shanghai for business or pleasure”
Reviewed May 1, 2011

I have stayed at the San Want Hotel on business trips to Shanghai on numerous occasions over the past 2 years. Most of those stays have been for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 3 1/2 weeks. The rooms are large, the beds are very comfortable, the staff is very helpful, and the hotel is very well maintained. The restaurant offers an extensive hot buffet breakfast (Western and Asian selections), which is included in the price of the room, as well as buffet lunch and dinner (not included in the room price, but very reasonable in cost). The hotel location is very convenient to taxis, subway, and bus lines. All of this comes at a price that is significantly lower than the typical American hotel chains. I would highly recommend this hotel for either business or pleasure.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Jundiai
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97 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2010

This is a very nice hotel. You have a very good western breakfast and local breakfast. But mainly guests are oriental people and the staff try to be lovely by the way they dont speak english, what sometimes can difficult the comunication. The location is far from the tourist Shanghai (pay attention about because Shanghai has a terrible trafic jam) but as it has a good rate and is very confortable, I prefer stay there.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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114 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2010

If your primary interest is seeing the sights of Shaghai, this probably isn't the hotel for you. It's far from the sights and not on the subway lines. However, if you want a very nice, comfortable, and clean hotel in a very busy city, San Want is fine. The hotel is in a residential area and is by far the largest building in the area. You can see this imposing structure from far away. The lobby is beautiful, and the rooms are large enough, attractive, and comfortable, The bed was firm and reasonably comfortable.

This is the first hotel room I've seen that has a sunken bath. You step down two steps to enter the tub and you are below the floor of the bathroom. It gives a funny perspective when you are standing in the shower, but it's fine. The toilet has some kind of device attached to the seat with lots of buttons. When I sat down, I noticed that the seat was pretty warm (like heated seats in some cars). I wasn't comfortable pushing any of the buttons, so I'm not sure what thrills await those who are more daring!

The hotel offered complimentary drinks and snacks in the minibar. I didn't recognize any of them and didn't try them. There is a business center on the first floor but they charge to use their computers for internet. WiFi is available for free in the lobby.

Having been to Shanghai several times, I was looking for a comfortable hotel at a reasonable price. With San Want, that's what I got.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 27, 2010

Stayed in Deluxe Suite. Rooms are nice with very comfy bed, complimentary snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and broadband. No shops around the hotel but it is just under a minute walk from metro station but as metro closes rather early, a taxi will be required after a night out. Service from staff is OK with a lack of friendliness. The hotel provides two restaurants and 24-hour room service. The Chinese restaurant is nice and worth a try. An extensive buffet breakfast is provided at the western cafe/restaurant. In the evening, however, only a limited a-la-carte menu is available and is nearly identical to the room service menu. Food is also mediocre.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Brazil
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2010

Nice hotel, clean very well located, bellongs to a Taiwanese chain of candy factory ( this is the reason of the cartoon of a boy everywhere). Best breakfast, great room.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Brabant
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

At only 468 RMB this is a super hotel with big, clean rooms and great service.

The breakfast and dinner choice is huge and quality can't be better.

A metro station close by makes up for the somewhat out of centre position.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

Two nights here at the end of a marathon business trip to Hong Kong and China. First timer to Shanghai as well. This hotel is about one year old, and owned by the Want Want snack company- their logo of a funny looking kid is all over everything. All of the drinks and snacks in the room are their product and therefore free. Room was huge- American King bed, desk and chair, sofa and coffeetable, large wardrobe, bath slippers and robes, sunken garden tub, fridge, free broadband (wired). Had room service one night, cheap and quick! Desk staff were excellent and I was overall very, very impressed by the hotel. Note that it it primarily used by business travellers and it is an inexpensive, but lengthy, taxi ride into the proper city centre. Public transport links I understand are excellent but I did not get a chance to use them. There is a 24 hour tiny grocer, alldays, just around the corner, but did not seem to be too much else as far as dining and shopping nearby. But again dining in the hotel was cheap and delicious. Breakfast buffet was very large and international, and included in the room rate. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Property: San Want Hotel
Address: No.650 Yishan Road, Xuhui District,, Shanghai 201103, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang , Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #181 of 4,997 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — San Want Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 383
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is the only business hotel with a panoramic view of the open garden area within the Xujiahui commercial center area. Located adjacent to subway, brings you easy access and convenience to both business and tourist sites in Shanghai. Attentive personal services and comfortable accommodations, San Want Shanghai is an absolute sanctuary for business and leisure travelers, providing a tranquil retreat from the bustling city of Shanghai. Chao Pin Ji: features authentic Chao-Zhou cuisine using the finest ingredients from various regions; private rooms available. Babylon Dining: enjoy our Asian Creative specialties and international seafood buffet throughout the day, which you can take world-wide tasty food with full of sunlight and coffee fragrance. Lobby Lounge: perfect place for business or casual occasion, features coffee, wine and tea drinks throughout the day. Banquet Hall: equipped with professional audio-video system, the ballroom features both Chinese and Western banquets and all type of functions which can accommodate up to 600 people. ... more   less 
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