Usually we stay in the hotel next door if we visit Shanghai, but this time we would like to give Penta a try.
The location of the hotel is great which lies on the subway line to both airports and high speed railway - pretty convenient. The design of the room is bright and modern. The open wardrobe is a practical solution for traveler and I love this idea. We’ve booked the Penta plus room and the room is comfortable with all the necessity provided, except the bathroom is rather congested.
The only remark I would like to make is about the smell of the property. My nose is quite sensitive/ allergy to smell and there was a very strong plastic smell when I passed by the corridor and got into the room on 4/F. We asked the reception if we could change to other room to get rid of the smell. Unfortunately there was no room available on other floors that night. The reception offered to get the maintenance team to have a check to the ventilation, but there is nothing the maintenance team could do about except to open the window to let some fresh air in to dilute the smell. I could not sleep well on the first night with that plastic smell, albeit the window was opened.
The next morning I spoke to the reception about the situation and the reception offered me another room on 12/F which was just checked out. We were given the room after room service done. There was the same plastic smell along the corridor on 12/F but the smell in the room was less strong and it’s diluted further with the window opened. I finally found out that the smell was from the carpet.
Feel hesitate to book this hotel again because of that plastic smell. However, if you don’t have any problem with your nose, Penta is a good choice.
- 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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