Stayed here for 2 nights, hotel was booked by travel agent as part of our cruise package.
After staying in a few Holiday Inns in different countries, I think they have let the side down here.
The staff were efficient, the language barrier wasn't too bad, if one of the desk staff could not communicate they would defer to someone who could.
The lobby was presentable, the lifts slow, the room and corridor carpet old and worn with the smell of cigarette smoke clinging throughout. I'm a smoker but don't like to smoke indoors and the smell of smoke permeated through our floor.
Breakfast was good, staff making sure our coffee was replenished. The assortment for breakfast was good, ranging from cereals, bacon, eggs to Asian fare. Not too crowded and a good way to start the day.
The bathroom was well stocked as is always the case with the Holiday Inn chain, our room cleaned daily.
Overall, just okay for a 2 night stay as we only slept in the rooms and were off sightseeing most of the time. Location was good, close to public transport and within walking distance to eateries and shops.
We would definitely try another hotel if staying longer in Shanghai.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel is located in the commercial centre of Shanghai Jing’an District, only 5 minutes walking distance to Shanghai Railway Station, subway entrance of line 1/ 3/ 4 and airport line 5. Pudong International Airport is 45 minutes by car and a speedy 20 minutes to Hongqiao International Airport/ National Center for Exhibition & Convention. Ease access to some famous attractions such as Tianzifang, Xintiandi, The Bund, People’s Square, the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden…around 20 minutes. Our hotel provides you an ideal location for shopping, dining, sightseeing, entertainment. The hotel has a total of 282 modern and comfortable rooms including 14 suites. Guests can also utilize your very own in-room desk and free high-speed Wi-Fi and Wired Internet Access, so you can keep on top of work and the latest news. The Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown is the ideal choice for conventions and meetings, with its versatile and stylish function rooms; we can accommodate all types of meetings, training seminars, weddings and a wide range social function. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, the Lobby Lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy special drinks. Enjoy Western and Asian cuisine at Angel’s Cafe and experience authentic Chinese local dishes at Yue Garden Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
- Holiday Inn Shanghai
- Shanghai Holiday Inn