Liked everything about this hotel except the way the TV is tied together with some sort of wireless computer console. Made the whole system very hard to use. My set up was buggy and I kept getting error messages telling me to go into CMOS and make changes, then reboot. The maids were as perplexed and mystified as I was. Not a big deal of course.
I had a junior suite. Very posh and quiet. They asked me at check in whether I preferred a room with a view or a quiet room in back with no view. I chose the latter. I was also on a non-smoking floor, which was nice.
Convenient location. One day I went to the Shanghai Museum which was about ten minutes walk away. Plenty of small convenience stores, bakeries and coffee shops nearby. A slightly longer walk will get you to a good selection of other restaurants.
One evening I walked to a lively neighborhood "crawfish street" where boiled crawfish were for sale by the kilo just like you might find in Louisiana or Houston. Probably twenty or so small eateries, all in one block, and all of them featuring boiled crawfish plus an assortment of shellfish, such as scallops, clams and oysters roasted over charcoal. They had vegetables on skewers.
Ask at the hotel desk for directions. I forgot the name of the street or I would post it here. Sorry. Tell them you are looking for Long Xia 龙虾。In other parts of China, that's the name for lobster; but here it seems to mean crawfish.
Breakfast was quite satisfactory. Check in and check out were smooth. The lobby is on the second floor. The front desk staff spoke good English.
Be sure to have the name and address written out in Chinese, since taxi drivers don't know this hotel by its current name.
I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Super Great location in the historic 1931 YMCA building for transport, shopping, entertainment, bars and cafes! Historic entrance then walk or take the lift to 2F to reception. This hotel joined the new mid scale Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel chain as a "Classiq". Try out the new extra large rooms recently renovated and well worth a little extra to overlook the park.Good local cuisine featured in the 3 meal a day leased out cafe on 2F. Along with the brand standard east-meets-west-breakfast-buffet. Please check out the MetroPolo brand website or Booking for a total of 10 hotels in Shanghai open in 2016 and 30+ in other cities. Attentive service; distinctive decor; delight your senses; inspire your imagination. Unique urban style lodging. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ymca Hotel