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Seventh Heaven Hotel
Ranked #151 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Sydney, Australia
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“Located literally in the middle of things”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Seventh Heaven is located at the west end of the pedestrianized portion of Nanjing Road, Shanghai's shopping show street. The hotel lobby is on the seventh floor of a building that has a department store on the ground level. It is literally as much in the middle of things as it is possible to get. It's easy walking distance to the Bund or the museums at People's Square, and one of the main metro lines runs right under Nanjing Road.

The hotel itself is standard cramped center-city fare. As might be expected for the location and the price, the rooms are very small. My "average" rating could have been "very good," however, had the rooms been cleaner. The rooms aren't dirty -- they're clearly cleaned every day -- but a degree of city filth is deeply embedded in them. On top of that the hotel allows smoking, so the rooms are a bit stale from that as well. Worst, there were small areas of mold in the shower stall.

With a little bleach and freshening up this could be a really great hotel, but as it stands it's not worth more than its budget price. That said, the price IS very good for what they offer in the location they offer it. I would stay there again. It's not terrible by any means. But it will disappoint people who are sensitive about scents or mold.

The desk staff do speak English.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

I stayed here 13th through 16th April 2012 on the 10th Floor overlooking the East Nanjing St. . We had 2 bedrooms plus one living room plus one full bathroom at a very reasonable cost. We were 2 parents and one adult child and found the space very adequate and comfortable. The provided toothbrushes and toothpaste were very welcome. Even the combs came in handy. In the living room there was a hot water heater for making tea/coffee. A new bottle of water of about 3 liters was provided every day. The street below was almost as lively as Times Square p, NYC but we didn't hear a thing during the night. The hotel has a restaurant if you want breakfast there but the street is full of coffee shops or restaurants so you can go out or bring something in every day.
If I ever get the chance to see Shanghai again I will go back to the Seventh Heaven.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Texas
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Cannot get a better location in a reasonably clean, inexpensive hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Location is at Nanjing Road.
5 minutes from subway station. Easy to get taxi.
The room is really clean.
The only problem that I had was, mattress was so hard, but they gave you 2 pillows.

Room Tip: Get the first room from the floor, ex 10th floor 1001 or 14th floor 1401. You will get view of Nanj...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I will definitely stay with them again. The location is superb. Right on Nanjing East Rd , famous street and shopping. Foods and stores all around. You can just take a taxi to Shanghai Stadium to catch a bus to Zhouzhuang or Tong Li or Suzhou area. Food there are nice to me and price isnt bad at all. 15minutes walk to Shanghai Bund for beautiful night river view. Across the river , you can visit the Shanghai Tower. The price for this hotel is worth for what we've paid for. Hotel is a bit old and quite spacious for us ( couple ).

Room Tip: Higher floors to avoid the musical restaurant at the Lobby and noise. Non smoking room will be bette...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

The location is great, as already stated, but that's about it... The staff barely speak any English (it's not about the knowledge itself rather than the attitude towards it...). The rooms are small, the furniture is stained/damaged everything is crammed. The carpets are dirty indeed, but the toilet was even more so (urine drops on the toilet seat)... However, nothing came close to the single-glazed window which left the room cold despite the fully-blasting AC (do not go to China during the cold season!) and its guests with the feeling of being haunted - the movement of its double curtain was distressing.

Room Tip: The lower levels/floors seemed better maintained than the upper levels/floors.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Room (suite) was shabby with grimy carpet and tired furniture. Kind of depressing. Also the suite had a very strange, disjointed configuration.

Staff were OK.

Wouldn't recommend unless being in the middle-of-it is everything. Super cheap though.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Seventh Heaven Hotel
Address: No.627 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200001, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Seventh Heaven Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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