I extended my stay in Shanghai after an official trip and chose the Kempsinki Suites, after having stayed elsewhere. It was Autumn holiday season and mooncake festival was on. Often during my travels I change hotels, so as to get a feeling of the place by living in different areas. The Kempsinki is in a central district and I got a discounted rate.
On arrival, formalities were completed quickly and the lovely girl at reception who was from Kazakhstan, showed me to my room and the use of equipment. There were 2 TV sets in the Comfort Studio apartment, and all you expect in such a place. Internet was free and of a good speed. The architecture of the building is nice and interiors were modern and well planned.
Excellent utilisation of space. While departing, I didn't want to go too early to the airport and Kazmi at reception allowed me to extend without a second thought. I suspect he too is hotel management trained. What I missed was the use of a pool, but the fact was clearly mentioned on the website, so I'll take my swim the next time I stay there. Yes, I was very pleased with the place and politeness of the staff.
One suggestion - take the MAGLEV to and fro the airport if you don't mind speed, but use the regular taxi rank or else you may get ripped off if you're a foreigner (Heard of the term, "I was Shanghaied?")
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- Located in the Jing’an District of Shanghai, THE ONE is the perfect spot to explore the city’s cultural heritage. Just steps from a multitude of shopping outlets, restaurants and bars and only a short drive away from landmarks, its ideal location affords guests easy access to the city’s major commercial and recreational areas, allowing them to enjoy the bustling metropolis of Shanghai ... more less
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