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Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai
Ranked #164 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Extremely nice executive hotel. Located approximately 4 miles East of central Shanghai. My very large QUIET room (suite) was eloquently decorated with a view of the Huangpu River.
The suite has an executive work area (desk), large living room, large bedroom, small hallway, two bathrooms (one large and one smaller), small foyer area. All areas are well appointed.

Restaurant food is excellent with many different entrees. . Restaurant is buffet style in the morning converting to menu ordering type of restaurant in the afternoon.

Because it it located 4 miles from Central Shanghai, plan to use a taxi to downtown as the subway is about one mile from the hotel. I used the bus on several occasions. The bus can be crowded at times.

The immediate area surrounding this hotel is just.....ok.

This hotel is an executive hotel for those concentrating on work or business.

Room Tip: Top floors facing river.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Here's a tip for group tour members marooned in this elegant but depressingly out-of-the way hotel:
Take a few minutes before the bus or van leaves in the morning and see working-class Shanghai. Go out the front entrance and take three left turns. You will now be off the tourist track into a lively older neighborhood of hutong-style homes, stores and workshops. The large indoor market is the highlight. We saw no other foreigners during a recent hour-long stroll. It was a Monday. The streets were filled with shoppers ducking under the weekly wash drying above the sidewalks.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

An elegant hotel with spacious beautiful rooms. The bathroom is large; you can even watch TV while having a bath and the separate shower is spacious and works well. Room size is very spacious and the breakfast has a good variety. Location is away from downtown but when travelling in a group you don't have much free time to wander around the local area.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

First of all what next 78 is a liar. How can a one star hotel have a spa a swimming pool and a breakfast and dinner buffet? I had dinner at the buffet and really enjoyed the creamy potato soup it was awesome.

Room Tip: Choose the most expensive room with a nice view.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

the hotel is brand new. Rooms are very large with a modern bathroom. The bed is quite comfortable. The food is perfect with a very helpful staff. The location of this hotel is quite convenient when we need to stay in Pudong and don't like the huge traffic jam of most of the Shanghai area.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a river view
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've stayed at the Wyndham in November 2012 for business and enjoyed my stay. There is no hotel of this quality in Pudong that can compete for the pricing.

i found the staff very helpful and the General Manager very present and dedicated. The Chinese restaurant on the 2nd floor is absolutely delicious.

Make sure you always carry a Chinese card of the hotel on you at all time (even coming out of airport) as the taxis are not all aware of this hotel. It's not in the financial disctrict although not very far.

I would understand the complaints about the surroundings of the hotel as there is not very much to do or visit. However, taxis are so cheap and available that it's quite convenient to move around town from there.

Concierge was very good and recommended us a great restaurant on the Bund. So great, I went there twice in the same week. Taxi ride from Wyndham to the Bund will take about 30 mins with traffic and will cost around $10US.

Great location if you are in Shanghai for a tradeshow.

I'm planning to go back there in May 2013

Room Tip: You should take the executive package. It's cheap and includes breakfast in the morning, and coc...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Many will complain about its short falls or location, however for value for money in Shanghai I cannot find better, I have been In hotels 5 times the cost and they are only marginally better. And only on a service front, I could not find fault with the quality, decor, room etc. breakfast could be improved on, but the saving over other quality hotels will more than pay for meals out, taxis etc etc. Highly recommended for people who want high quality on a budget and can put up with the usual Chinese service.

Room Tip: Views aren't great anywhere in shanghai so I guess keep away from lift shafts as per usual I. Bi...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai

Address: No.2288 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200136, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jinqiao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#74 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
#96 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#109 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#144 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: $98 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 501
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plaza Royale Oriental has a fine range of elegantly furnished guest rooms, conference rooms, function rooms, western, Chinese and Japanese restaurants, bars, and an International Spa and Fitness Centre. With a high standard of superb personalized services our aim is to provide you with a “home to come home to” where we delight in delighting you. As mainland China’s first Plaza Royale brand and Howard Johnson International’s flagship hotel in the region, the 522 room luxurious 5-star Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai is located prominently on Pudong Avenue facing the Huang Pu River, a stone's throw from many CBDs and renowned landmarks. ... more   less 
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