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“Okay hotel, terrible staff” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jitai Hotel Shanghai Renmin Square

Jitai Hotel Shanghai Renmin Square
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Jitai Hotel Shanghai Renmin Square
Ranked #2,440 of 4,966 Hotels in Shanghai
London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Okay hotel, terrible staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed in a triple room, which was okay; beds were fine, although the covers were clean there were a few holes. Walls were pretty thin and could hear the other people. The bathroom was nice, apart from a window where the shower was which you could see straight through! Staff were unprofessional, not particularly helpful and rude. We arrived late at night and it took a long time to check us in, but the receptionist gave us no indication whether we our booking was still valid or any information. I would not stay here again or recommend others too either.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Its one of the best located hotels in the price range and hence I booked it. What came as a shock when I realised the rooms did not have any windows. The room was dank and smelly, but thankfully not as bad as some of the other hotels I have stayed in.
I think the walls were made of cardboard since I could hear everything the couple next door were upto and the group of guys in the room ahead.

Rants apart, great location. 10 minutes walk to West Nanjing Road station.
On the fringe of the French Concession
A 20 quai taxi ride away from the bund.
10 minutes from Peoples Square.

Julu Lu itself has a lot of great bars around Jitai .

I dont think I would go back, but if you just want a place to crash do take up a room here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

We chose the room without window, and I didn't imagine it would have been so awful. During the reservation I asked for two non-smoking rooms, but we discovered that in the whole hotel it's possible to smoke: the smell was terrible. The room was very dark, one light didn't even work. Wallpaper was a bit dirty. In my room there was a hole in the tube under the sink, so there was soon water all over the floor. I asked to fix it but no one did it. The mattress was hard, I could feel every single spring inside it. From the room you could hear other customers talking in the corridor so clearly it seemed they were actually inside the room, as well as staff of the hotel calling the reception with a walkie-talkie. Ok, it was cheap, and the position is good. Passing by I saw one of the rooms with window, and it seemed fine.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Ni Hao!
Positioned close enough to both Nanjing Lu/ the Bund and the French Concession, the Jitai People's Square Hotel can offer proximity for two important location needs in Shanghai. Both are walkable if you like to walk. Plus both the Hong Qiao airport and the the train/ long distance bus stations are not that far by Metro or cab.

The price tag is not the rock botttom cheapest in Shanghai, but it is reasonable for the services offered. AC works well, and I actually got a soft bed, but I am sure not all are that soft throughout the hotel.

Chinese breakfast comes with the room. Sometimes this cuisine choice really is not favored by most travelers, but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety on the buffet, lots of vegetables, and not only tea eggs and steamed buns. Delicious hot fresh soymilk!

There is cable TV, but no foreign language stations.Hot water in the showers; the room and bath are clean for the things that count. Don't expect elegance or luxury, and you will do just fine here.

Take the #2 airport bus from Pudong to the Jingan City Center bus station, then get a cab on the street right outside. $15 Yuan to the Jitai Hotel.
Zaijian!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Jitai Hotel Shanghai Renmin Square
Address: No.242 Julu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200041, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Nanjing West Road
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2,440 of 4,966 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jitai Hotel Shanghai Renmin Square 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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