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Pentahotel Shanghai
Ranked #62 of 5,111 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2010

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.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2010

Great location, within walking distance from the ChungSan Park/Mall & Renaissance hotel. Very comfortable beds. Most hotels in the price range have very hard beds, but Penta's were reasonably soft. Rooms have modern styling, but the bathroom was very cramped. I wanted the top floor, to avoid all the street level noise, but the roof have some machinery that kicks in every 15-30 minutes, so I moved to a another room on the other side of the building. Overall, a great value.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

This is the hotel with the brightest rooms that I've ever stayed at. Rooms are of average size but well equipped with all the necessities. Location is out of the town and a trip to The Bund by taxi cost approximately RMB25 - RMB30. Taxi drivers may not know the hotel. It is easier if you mention the adjoinig Mayfair Hotel (Ba Li Chun Tien Da Jiu Dian in Chinese). The breakfast is good. If breakfast is not included in your package, there is a 24hrs bakery next door and a Mc Donald's is also within walking distance.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

It's really a good value for an 4* hotel, all the staff are really friendly and helpful, they all can speak english very well too, the breakfast its delicious but you got to come there quick unless it's a long que. Very clean hotel and its really great experience, I would stay in penta hotel again for my next visit to shanghai and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

A little out from the main 'downtown' area of Shanghai, but subway entrance nearby so no problem. Also a park close by, and good shopping centre not too far away. Room was fine, although noticed quite a pungent smell in the room and the lobby which I think was related to the works going on. Buffet breakfast was good. Lobby area (in the Mayfair Hotel) was well maintained and the staff efficient. Good value hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 22, 2010

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Reviewed January 14, 2010

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Additional Information about 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 #62 of 5,111 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range: $59 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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