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“Hardware is good, software not so much” 3 of 5 stars
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Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.2288 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200136, China (Jinqiao)   |  
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Ranked #147 of 4,318 Hotels in Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hardware is good, software not so much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hardware of the hotel is pretty good. Great rooms with TV in the bathroom as well as a window which can be adjusted from see through to dark. Beds are very comfortable but unfortunately no VOD system.

The elevators are also quite impressive and the smell inside the building is very pleasant. The lobby is huge but looks a bit like a funeral hall, have hardly seen any people there ever. Nicest feature is a bread shop with several European bread options!

Breakfast was ok. The chairs are comfortable and have a nice design. And I have had the best omelet there ever!

The service however is not very stable. We met 1-2 very nice staff members but overall it's pretty unfriendly. Hardly any greeting, smile... During check out, I mentioned that the room service I ordered the previous night arrived cold - the receptionist just said a quick "sorry" and that was it. I am not a person looking for free bees but at least a small compensation would have been adequate.
We also had a problem with the AC in our room, it couldn't be turned cooler. When we reported the problem we were informed just to switch it off... We didn't sleep very well as it was too hot.

Not sure if I'd come back but if you pay attention to good service - rather not...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

THIS HOTEL IS AWESOME! i LIKE THE BATHROOM! it's very AWESOME. but, the breakfast isn't good enough, i stay 2 days and i bored with the breakfast. and the service not quite hospitality. but the ROOM is AWESOME! i like the ROOM. this Hotel Near to Mini Mart.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

usually stay at eton hotel which is better value for money but came here for biz trip to northern shanghai. clean, sizable rooms with friendly staff. but if tourist in shanghai, too far from shanghai city.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was my business trip to Shanghai for one week in August '13. The first thing you notice as you enter the hotel is its entrance lobby, it is is really grand. The chandelier and the paintings adds to the grandeur. And the rooms are very spacious and the view from top floor is excellent. I specifically asked for higher floor room with view. They have all the usual amenities like swimming pool, gymnasium and free wi-fi in guest rooms. The hotel is just a taxi ride away from the major city attractions like pearl TV tower. Its about 7 kilometers and hotel staff is courteous to get a taxi for you. They can also help you to locate the point of your interest and suggest the best way to reach. I almost forgot, the hotel also runs a one way complimentary bus shuttle for guests, to the city center.

From airport the regular taxi would charge about 200 RMB. Beware if any one approches you and introduces himself as taxi driver and takes you to taxi parking. More often than not they are not valid taxi drivers and they will charge lump sum amount. Such cars do not have meters. The taxi stand is just outside the airport, so I suggest that you wait for taxi and ask the driver to charge you by meter. If you do not know chinese then you must carry a map print of hotel location and the address of hotel in chinese script. My observation is that the taxi drivers are quite honest in Shanghai.

This is second time that I opted for this hotel, this itself says that I am more than impressed with this hotel. I would recommend this hotel for business travellers as well as for the families.

Room Tip: Try to get higher floor room overlooking the river. Go for valid taxis and not for the so-called li...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank vke_11
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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I have nothing but praise for this hotel. Unless you're traveling China the backpack/hostel way, a 5 star hotel is a pretty wonderful way to go. The beds and linens were from Heaven!!
For a nominal extra charge, you can upgrade to the Executive floor when you get there. Inquire when you check in if they don't offer it right away. It's worth it for the great 2 hour Happy hour; all drinks included, and a good Happy hour food selection. Breakfast included is perfect.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank MyOyster50
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Folsom, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Glenn C
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Property: 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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#96 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#131 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#154 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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