This Holiday Inn is perfect if you need to be near the massive chaotic railway station. I arrived by train after a 20 hour overnight journey from Hong Kong and it was a huge relief to just exit the station and look up and see the hotel sign directly in front of you.
True it's a little out of the centre but there is a main subway stop at the station along with a number of fast food restaurants and supermarkets.
My room in the Great Wall wing was a good size with a very comfortable king sized bed. It had a kettle with tea/coffee, safe for valuables, bath tub, minibar, dressing gowns, aircon, internet access, large tv with some English channels etc - pretty much everything you need for a relaxing stay.
The spacious foyer bar is a pleasant place to sit, there is also a coffee bar and basement sports bar. The reception staff are a little frosty, but this tends to be common throughout China. The chambermaid staff are a little more friendly.
All in all it may not be the smartest area in town, but I would recommend staying here. It would be cheaper than staying on the Bund and you have good transport connections.
- 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