There are many reviews here talking up the buffet breakfast. True that there is great variety but it seems that they are unaware of one of the most important things for a hot buffet, heat!
All of the hot food was either stone cold or just luke warm except for the omelette bar where they cook the eggs fresh to order. Even if you wait until they put out fresh lots of food, it's already cold when they bring it out. After spending the first day feeling queasy after breakfast and being unable to eat anything else for the rest of the day, I was cautious for the rest of my stay and just ate freshly cooked eggs and toast and pastries. The room itself was quite good and I enjoyed the very firm mattress. Unfortunately the windows were grubby but thats probably due to how fast the pollution dirties them up after a clean. I stayed 5 days all up and would stay there again.
One thing to beware of is the ATM on the ground floor. When you make a transaction it gives you your card back after you have your cash and receipt. Because i'm used to getting the card back before the money, i forgot to remove the card and of course it did not get handed in and i had to cancel my credit card. Luckily i had enough cash to fix up the hotel extras and get to the airport as it was my last day there when i realised the card was gone.
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- Also Known As:
- Purple Mountain Shanghai
- Hotel Purple Mountain