What is a hotel for? In a place like Shanghai, it's for sleeping in, and this hotel was brilliant for that. I really liked the room, which was spacious and light and had a good airconditioning system. The bath was, as another reviewer called it, weird, but it didn't bother me. My wife would have been happy had there been a bathtub, but there was not. The double glazing kept almost all the noise out which was important as there are numerous construction sites right next to the hotel. The breakfast was a bit ho-hum and the service... well, they were trying, but it wasn't all that great. The level of English was pretty low. Some of my group had to wait 5 hours for their rooms, which I thought was shocking, considering the fact that the hotel had had a month to ruminate on our reservation. Like many Chinese hotels, they charge an arm and a leg for internet usage, which I consider to be cheeky and profitiering, in a country where every second cafe has free wi-fi and if you do go to an internet cafe where you have to pay it costs about two cents a year, or at least that's what it feels like. Some of our group never got charged for their internet usage, so you might be lucky. Officially it cost 100 yuan a day. I was there for 10 days and the much reported lack of English TV became really annoying. I was told that this will soon be rectified, but if you like your TV and if that makes a difference to you it might be worth asking beforehand. One curiosity was the pool - nice, but if you want to use it, take a bathing cap or they might not let you. Why? Who knows. That's what China is like. The location is in itself is nothing special but that is actually irrelevant, because there is a subway station about three minutes' walk away, the train station a little more than that, and even People's Square is only about half an hour's walk. The keycard system in the lift was a bit confusing and I spent a good proportion of my lift-time giving short tutorials to confused newbies. In and out and THEN push the button for the floor, for the record. I can't comment on value for money as someone else was footing my bill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the commercial centre of Shanghai Jingan District, the Jingan District is an ideal destination for business and leisure. The Metro line 1, 3, 4, 12, 13 just 200 meter from hotel, take you to the Shanghai Railway Station, Yu Garden, Tian Zi Fang, Shanghai Museum of Natural History, Nanjing Road West, Jing An Temple, and People's Square. In addition, hotel is just 30 minutes from Hongqiao International Airport and 50 minutes from Pudong International Airport. Guests will enjoy spacious accommodations featuring well-lit desks, high-speed Internet, in-room safes and mini-bars, as well as a 30th-floor Executive Lounge with panoramic skyline views. To satisfy your craving, our MoMo cafe, MoMo 2 Go and lounges offer coffee, cocktails and casual dining throughout the day. Jump-start your day in our 24-hour fitness center, unwind in our indoor heated pool. To meet with clients in our state-of-the-art event facilities will lead you to focus on a successful session. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Puxi Marriott Hotel Shanghai