I stayed at Lotel with my husband for one night en route to Hangzhou. The location is not central. However, I chose this hotel because of its proximity to Shanghai South Railway Station as trains to Hangzhou depart from here. Shanghai South Railway Station is also serviced by two metro lines so the location shouldn't be a problem for tourists. Furthermore, there is a direct bus from Pudong International Airport, ensuring easy arrival and departure.
Our room was very clean. The bathroom was easily the biggest I've ever seen in a Chinese hotel and the walk in shower was excellent. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. Bottled water was provided, which was a nice touch as tap water must be boiled before consumption in China. Internet was available in guest rooms though I did not use it.
The hotel restaurant serves a small but carefully chosen selection of Chinese and Western food. We had lunch here, and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. There are also shops nearby for basics.
There were two things I was very impressed by. Firstly, the hotel provides a free shuttle bus service to Shanghai South Railway Station. Secondly, a relative mailed train tickets for me to the hotel, which the staff handed over straight away upon arrival without any reminders.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'otel opened its doors in late 2008 as Shanghai's first totally non-smoking hotel, and one of the first to seriously pursue green living. It was the first in Shanghai to incorporate live plant walls, that not only improve air quality but are extremely easy on the eyes. It boasts a garden that is organically fertilized, MSG free food, energy saving LED light bulbs, hand ground soy-bean milk for breakfast, Simmons dual coil beds and even Tempurpedic pillows, proving you don't need to spend much or look far to find this hidden gem tucked away in the hustle and bustle of central Shanghai. Family run and owned, the pervading warmth and soulfulness brings guests a sense of community rarely found elsewhere. Come, see, and experience the L'otel for yourself. ... more less
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