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Magnificent International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #2,391 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Worst Hotel Ever...”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

You couldn't pay me to stay at this hotel ever again. We checked out the next morning. I was there with a group of friends and we had 5 rooms. Room interiors were old and stained. I didn't want to touch anything. The carpet was disgusting. The ceiling had a leak and there was mold on and around the air vents. The air conditioning didn't work well and the elevator was slow. We even changed one room for a small improvement. The bed and pillows were hard as rocks like sleeping on a floor. The hall carpet smelled and reminded us of scary movie. The breakfast was awful. and the staff was unfriendly. We couldn't wait to leave. Staying at this hotel any longer would have ruined our trip.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We found this hotel was excellent.
It was so central to everything and only 5 mins away from the MTR station. There was a room with internet facilities which was great as we couldn't find any other places for net.
The bad bits: The beds are ROCK solid! And the breakfast is TERRIBLE! We only ate the toast, because the rest was just horrible.

You get fantastic views though! And the rooms are spacious and clean!
A good hotel, we had a lot of fun here!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

Pros: 1. Its relatively cheap, but you get what you pay for. 2. Its 5 minute walk from Laoximen metro station which we used heavily for travelling as the metro station is good. Butif your planning to be around the Nanjing Lu area, its quite far. even from the people's park. a good 20 minutes brisk walking.

Cons: 1. Beds were the hardest ive tried (no joking) it was like plywood. 2. Toilet had poor plumbing. On our last day, (unfortunately we stayed for 4 nights) the toilet wouldnt flush anymore. 3. The carpet was stained. We tried to change rooms but it was the same. 4. The breakfast (which was included) is HORRIBLE! They served the same thing EVERYDAY! God knows if it was just reheated. We had to buy our bread and own eggs and boil it in the kettle to eat in the morning. 4. There's free internet but you have to go to the internet room which only has 4 computers. The room was cold too and not so pleasant to hang out in. 5. GYM - what gym!? there was no equipment useful whatsoever.

Shanghai is wonderful but our hotel was terrible.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Zhanjiang, China
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

Our trip was all about 2010 Shanghai Expo. This hotel's location is quite good, near to the Expo, shopping area (Huaihai Road), and sight seeing area. And it is only 25 mins from the airport. Thus it is very convenient.

Another good side is the breakfast. Though the food is not super tasty, it offers western and eastern foods for choices.

The room is very spacial.

Well, regarding the bad sides, I think the staff, especially those at the front counter, are not helpful and nice at all. There was no one answering the phone most of the time. They are not familiar with their service and surrounding area. For example, before I flied to Shanghai, I called the front desk to confirm the time taken from airport to the hotel. Their answer was,"40 mins - 1 hour by taxi." However, actually it takes only 25-30 mins. This is a big difference.

The door and wall are no good for sound blocking either. You can easily hear the sound of cars in the street downstairs and people talking next door.

The water for bath in bathroom is not focused, so most of the time you will feel cold when you have a shower. And the hair dryer is not working.

In sum, the biggest advantage of this hotel is its location.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Magnificent International Plaza Hotel
Address: No.381 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Xintiandi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#338 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnificent International Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 185
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