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Pentahotel Shanghai
Ranked #63 of 5,032 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“‘Great Location, Good Value’”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My first time in this hotel, stayed in the standard room for two nights. Although rooms are relatively small, still okay for a few nights stay in the comfortable bed and cozy design. Buffet breakfast is good with acceptable varieties. The free wifi provides convenience. The bar is nice with a pool table at the center. Beers are all buy 1 get 1 free during happy hour, definitely can’t miss it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about pentahotel Shanghai! The team and I are very encouraged about your positive feedback and look forward to welcome you back to Shanghai. We appreciate your observation about our convenient location, fun design and pentalounge concept. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Braunschweig, Germany
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Modern hotel, centrally located, close to the metro. The rooms are not large but functional with a comfortable bed. The bathroom is small but ok for one person.
Good breakfast and overall an excellent value for the money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. We receive lots of positve feedback about our location - right next door to 3 major subway lines and in between both of Shanghai's airports - and value for money concept. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have stay in this hotel for couple of times, the room is quite nice and the staff is really helpful especially the staff in front desk called Mindy, she provide me a quick check-in and giving me a warm greeting and welcome, she is really helpful in other word.

The room is not too big but it is totally fine for me as there is still a desk for me to work and a comfortable bed for resting.

The hotel is easy to find as it located right beside of the MTR station. It is the centre of shanghai, for me it is a very good location, either for work or for anywhere else.

The cafe is nice, I love the happy hour. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank SBhui
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. The team and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. As you know we receive lots of positve feedback about our convenient location and are glad to read you enjoyed our pentalounge. At the same time I will pass on your encouraging words to Mindy, I am sure she will be very pleased to hear you mentioned her name. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

For the price (520 RMB per night) it is a bargain for a fine hotel in the city center, adjacent to Zhongshan Park and close to the Metro station. The room rate includes free internet and a decent breakfast buffet, not the extravagant spreads that you'll find in 5-star properties but fine nonetheless, with good quality of freshly prepared food.

The room is small like most reviews have mentioned, about the size of what you'd find on a cruise ship. But it works with a clean and comfortable bed. The decor is European-inspired, clean and minimalist. The only thing truly missing from the room is an iron for your travel-worn clothes.

Another amenity you won't find in this hotel is a fitness center or pool. Again, this is a 3-star no-frills hotel, but a nice touch is that they offer free bike rental to hotel guests so you can get out and explore the surroundings on two wheels (battling crowds and traffic of course). The lobby bar is a popular and inviting gathering place day and night, and judging by the clientele, the Penta is very popular with European businessmen and tourists. The beer is cheap and mixed in with fun music and laughter makes it a lively neighborhood gathering spot.

The Penta is great budget hotel at less than a third of the price of a 5-star. You won't find perks like a business center and the staff won't fawn over you like the fancy places (i.e., you have to wrestle your own luggage up the 5 steps from the street and into your room by yourself), but if you're looking for a good place to sleep while exploring Shanghai you can't go wrong with the Penta.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for your comments about pentahotel Shanghai. The team and I are very encouraged about your positive feedback and look forward to welcome you back to Shanghai. At the same time I am happy to let you know that the hotel is in the process of creating a small gym room for our guests and hope to have this ready by the first quarter of next year. I also thank you for your suggestion for an iron and ironing board which again, we hope to implement next year. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The hotel is unexpectedly great and I will definitely stay here again next time I come to Shanghai.

The reception area and the bar and cafe behind it are bright, modern, stylish but warm. The room is bright and spotlessly clean. You won't call it spacious but definitely it is not small, well enough for two people. Well, you can say that it does not go well with the style of the open area but we feel very comfortable in it. The only fault is the air con is not strong enough in the hot summer.

Breakfast is pretty good, with sufficient varieties and great taste.

Location is excellent. It is just 3-minute walking distance from exit no. 5 of Zhongshan Park metro station, a junction of 3 metro lines. So it is really very convenient to go anywhere in metro. But be prepared you need to walk for 5 minutes underground, which is common in many metro stations. Moreover, it is just a few metro stops from Hongqiao Airport.

Most of all, the staff are efficient and attentive, which is so rare in China!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Marcel v, General Manager at Pentahotel Shanghai, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about pentahotel Shanghai! The team and I are very encouraged about your positive feedback about our associates and look forward to welcome you back to Shanghai. We appreciate your observation about our convenient location for metro and airport, fun design and pentalounge concept. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I would recommend this hotel to most people if they are looking for a no thrills hotel in the city center. The rooms are very small but well appointed. Modern, clean and efficient. Dont bother watching TV if you speak english as all the channels are chinese. The bar downstair is great if not a little pricey. Go to the park next door at night and you will see all the older chinese people street dancing. It si quite a novelty. Breakfast was average to good. If you dont want to spend a lot and are not interested in a great room, this is a great place to stay.

Room Tip: Get one facing the main road as it adds a little more interest to the view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Breakfast was good without being spectacular The staff were good the room was good but the bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen in my life. A little way from the town centre but the train system is absolutely amazing

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be the same. Other than the bathroom it's an ok hotel I would stay there again...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Pentahotel Shanghai
Address: No.1525 Dingxi Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200050, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Zhongshan Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #63 of 5,032 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pentahotel Shanghai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the city’s commercial hub of Changning District, the hotel is directly opposite to Zhongshan Park with direct access to both the metro and light rail stations; which means getting around the town is quick, easy and hassle-free. Conveniently close to bustling Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road and the up-market business and entertainment area of Xintiandi, pentahotel Shanghai is also near to Jing'an Temple, the Jade Buddha Temple and ancient Yuyuan Garden. ... more   less 
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