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Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square
Ranked #133 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great location
Nice staff
Nice clean room
Good price
Free WiFi

What more do you want

We booked this hotel with not very high expectations but my was I pleasantly surprised!! The staff were very good, the room was great, bed was fantastic, location amazing (close to the metro, shops etc)

IF I was to go back to Shanghai - I would stay here again!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

First, the location: 5 minutes walk from People's Square, 20 minutes walk from the Bund and the French Concession. The hotel itself is really nice, from the outside it looks like an early 20th century brick building, the inside feels really new and fresh. The rooms are spacious and comfortables. Service is good and attentive (we spotted a mosquito in the room, called housekeeping and they immediately brought a diffuser). The front desk people spoke mostly good English.

If I really had to find some negatives I would say that the (free) wifi is a bit slow, that the channel selection for the TV is limited (almost no international channels). But these are really minor issues. Overall a very good value for money at the heart of Shanghai.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Kdo83
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I was here for business when I visited Shanghai. The hotel is former YMCA accommodation. The rooms are huge and nicely designed. Hotel reception are very helpful and thankfully they speak very good english.

Breakfast selection is just nice, mostly Chinese food and few Western food.

This hotel is beside the Dashijie Metro station and there are shopping centres nearby. Huaihai Road is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. This is their premier shopping destination for branded goods (ie Clothes, bags, shoes, jewelries, etc).

Peoples Park and Nanjing road are 15 minutes walk from the hotel. This is another shopping area for the locals and tourists alike.

Before you come to Shanghai, be sure you have changed to Chinese Yuan (RMB) as the exchange rate in the local banks are very low. There are no money changers here hence the only place to change money is through banks. Banks require you to fill up a two page form and present your passport at the counter. Be ready to spend around 20 to 40 minutes (on a good day) to change your money. If you happen to be in a bank with many customers then be ready to spend at least 1 hour waiting at the queue.

Expect people to be smoking inside the hotel (restaurant, lobby, reception) as this is something normal to local people. It is a jarring experience for me to be sharing a non-smoking space like the hotel lobby with smokers who can smoke two cigarettes in one sitting.

Room Tip: They have non-smoker floors which is a real non-smokers floor (unlike Novotel Atlantis Shanghai hote...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Jay_the_traveller
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Their breakfast was fantastic. Wifi was free and easily accessed through your own device or the tv which also featured as a computer. But the privacy was terrible. The bathroom door has patches where you can see in and the whole bathroom wall facing the rest of the room is glass. There is a blind inside although closing it is a real difficulty. It was in a good location though, ten minutes walk from Nanjing road and 5 minutes from the Shanghai national museum.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I've been 4 nights for work trip,
excellent location at fair price;
The interiors have been quite recently refurbisched, clean
Considering the outstanding location, it's fantastic value for money
Check-in and out very quick

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Excellent location. Is right beside the MRT station (Line 8). Walking distance to nanjing rd where you can shop till you drop. Clean room and good quality bed. The room come with free wifi and video on demand.

Room Tip: Most room is of the same quality and view.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Recommend a quiet room facing the back. Rooms having a view of the park get noisy in the evening bec...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank ZhongguoKM
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Additional Information about Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square

Address: No.123 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China (Formerly 商悦青年会大酒店)
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#103 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: $96 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square 3*
Number of rooms: 142
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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