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“Excellent Location”
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Charms Hotel
Ranked #515 of 5,035 Hotels in Shanghai
New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
Reviewed May 20, 2011

The hotel is located very suitably in Shanghai. the staff is very efficient and well dressed.
The food was a problem for us as Indian food was not available.
We were very near to the Shanghai River cruise. One thing good is that you can get a taxi just outside the hotel.
Overall a good experience

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Amoudara, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2011

The hotel is in the center of everything. It’s one block behind the main street and that affects the price you pay (it was much cheaper than most of the central hotels we considered). It takes only two minutes walk to be where the action is. However, it looks like it needs a refurbishment in certain areas. Expect nothing special about the view.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2011

Came here for a weekend in between a travel-volunteer experience in Xian, It is a great location in that it's near the Bund, the discount and high end shopping plazas.

Hyper, expernsive. In Xian, a beer is about 25 cents - here it is about 8 dollars. But perhaps that's Shanghai rather than the hotel......

I had a soul-destroying view. Opened the curtains and was faced with 3 solid walls of high rise rooms from the same hotel. A package of postcards was about 12 Canadian dollars. I felt ripped off at every turn. The restaurant had a great buffet though - Western and Eastern for breakfast so lots of variety. Many varied menus with photos - good for Westerners.

One steps outside of this Soviet-style hotel and finds interesting shopping contradictions: discount meets high end designer. As a Canadian, I was fascinated by Chinese obsession with Pizza Hut and the long line to get in!!!! It was about 40 degrees in Shanghai last summer.

One really needs a tour guide familiar with this place.

As a low maintenance traveller, Shanghai disappointed with its catering to designer fashion and Japanese tastes. It is not China - it is the MARKETPLACE OF CHINA. The architecture is breathtaking . If you grew up on fiction about the Jeiwish, French, English Concessions, you could be disappointed in this place. A few buildings, but it is all about spending money.

PS - why do Piloits in china ride INTO SCARY STORM CLOUDS and not veer away?

What a wonderful, upside-down place, this China!

Room service was a joke for the Anglophile - english does not exist in this place!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

Again, group check in was lengthy. Was given a room with NO view (basically, an atrium in a high-rise, claustrophobic). The room was smallish and appeared well appointed, but the bed was again rock hard, most channels were in Chinese, free internet (OK, a plus) and food quite decent. No gyms. Close to the Nanjing Rd pedestrian mall. But the worse was this odour of rotten eggs coming from the plumbing....horrid! Would not want to go there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2011

You get what you pay for but at circa £50 per night it is great value for this location. rooms are adequate with free internet, & free breakfast included. comments to say dated are fair, but if on a budget and want a proper hotel, or if just wanting a bed for the night it should be considered..
Taxi from Pudong circa 160 RMB £16. stayed before and in some plusher hotels nearby at 3x + cost but back again,

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2010

I was a bit scared to be in Shanghai and not be in one of the big chains. however once i got to my room, my fears were laid to rest. The location is awesome, close to the Nanjing shopping street and the Pudong island. The rooms are extremely comfortable and the best part is the cozy bed. It is a good bet for anyone who loves a nice deal and a good location.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2010

the hotel room ir around the smoking smell even the hotel described not smoking hotel.
the room cleanning lady use bathroom towels to mop the bathroom and the walking area.
the hotel is very expensive and the room quality is cheap. It is very noisy. The front desk femal representatives are not friendly and not willing to help.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Charms Hotel

Property: Charms Hotel
Address: No.619 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 20001, China
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
Hotel Style:
#340 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Charms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 337
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