Located right between terminal 1 & 2 around 5-10minute walk from arrival/check-in of either. The maglev and metro entrance is right by the hotel entrance. There is also a food hallway with mainly fast food Chinese options but also KFC and a convenient store. It is the perfect location to be close to the airport for early flights.
Room is very simple - stayed in North building formerly Motel 168 and so is the cheap motel side. There was a double bed - very firm & not that comfortable under my preference, a small chair with stains. A glass table with kettle on it and some plugs and another chair. Two bottles of water are provided. Plugs in general offer all international options and include 3-4. There was a flat screen TV- basic clarity that includes all Chinese options other than BBC news and CNN. Lighting is ok with some reading light above bed & good natural light with large windows showing view of airport. There is no storage facilities- only coat hangers on clothes hooks. Certainly no fridge or safe. The bathroom was quite small and consisted of a shower in cubicle that worked ok, a large toilet and sink with large mirror- some amenities (such as toothbrush, comb, mini shampoo and shower gel) existed but don't look very appetising to use(bright pink neon coloured unbranded shower gel)- hair dryer does exist. The bathroom is quite dirty and well used with stains and scrapes on walls from age. Decor is kind of strange "modern meets tacky" simple design in which is trying to be an ibis but is far from it. There is A/C which can be manually changed and the window can be slightly but hardly opened - as others have mentioned it is fairly hot room. Also walls are thin so unfortunately you get to hear noise from 'couples' in other rooms.
The room offers a LAN cable but no WIFI, internet is quite slow and LAN cable does not clip in properly so one can loose connection quite easily. The only place for WIFI is in reception area.
There is also a bar on 8th floor between the two hotels but did not use. By reception there is also a convenient store that sells tacky souvenirs, drinks and pot noodles. Opposite this is a massage place but thought it is a little pricey for China with standard massage almost 400 Rmb.
The hotel area's is very grubby, when walking to room the carpet is absolutely filthy (looks like they simply don't hoover or clean it). The room is better but still even at reception the counters are cracked and hotel is in desperate need of an update.
Staff are difficult to communicate with, they speak a basic level of English in which is surprising considering it is the airport hotel of the most international Chinese city, found better level of communication in city hotels like Hangzhou or Xian. Check-in and check-out is quite confusing as the process is from one counter to the other from check-in details to place a deposit and receive room key. When asked about late check-in of 30 minutes - told only 20 minutes otherwise you will be charged. There is no customer service at this hotel, which for the high price (55GBP) should be offered. Even when arriving in the room the toilet roll was half full & stayed 2 nights, it took a lot of effort and phone calls to get another roll- as they just simply can't understand English well.
Overall this is great if you are staying here for the least amount of time, i.e arriving late and leaving early as it is most convenient to PVG, also the location offers some food outlets and maglev and metro are with a few minutes walk. However the hotel is over priced, no WIFI, staff are just not customer service orientated and the hotel is filthy and old. The cube hotel down the road is a much better option around the same price. I would to hope to never stay her again unless I have a very early AM connecting flight.
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- Also Known As:
- Motel Yiju (Shanghai Pudong Airport) Hotel Shanghai