I have now being staying at the Nanjing for three nights and cannot comprehend some of the negative reviews about this hotel. Here are my comments:
1. What do you all expect for 300 RMB? If you want Western comforts and high quality service then pay 1000 RMB. This is a Chinese hotel for the Chinese.A kettle is provided but only with Chinese tea sachets. So if you are a budget traveller and stay here then do the following:
1. Buy a pot of coffee and then you can wake up to coffee every morning.
2. If you can bring a small lap;top/notebook there is internet on an Ethernet cable. If you have an iPad go down to landing on 3rd or 4th floor where you should access WiFi.
If this fails go to Second floor of Henderson Shopping Mall on Nanjing Road. (Just 400m away) Username Metropolitan. Without needing to buy a coffee you can get free Wifi. Landing page in Chinese but tick box at bottom and press button and hey presto.. free internet.
3. You are provided with free shampoo and shower gel. How many British and American hotels for equivalent of 300 RMB would do this? Answer: None
4. Location is brilliant. Bund, and Yiyuan Garden and Temple all within walking distance and you can shop to heart's content on Nanjing Road.
5. Standard of cleanliness actually not bad. Everything just a bit old and worn but how can you expect them to refurbish on 300 RMB a pop from each guest.
6. Rooms smell of smoke because this is primarily a hotel for the Chinese and many Chinese smoke heavily. You get used to it and if you don't like it, check out and go elsewhere.
7. Staff are not particularly unfriendly, they just don't speak much English because the hotel is geared for Chinese tourists. In the top hotels the staff are trained in how to deal with Western guests. The Chinese language is very direct and doesn't contain the polite niceties of English.
So "would you mind awfully stepping aside as you are blocking my way"? becomes "Go please!" in Chinese English.So it's nothing to do with rudeness. I can't speak about Americans, whom I generally find to be very polite, but a lot of young British people could learn a lot about the helpfulness of most Chinese people.(being British I am entitled to make these comments)
If you want to be pampered by fawning hotel staff then again, check out and go elsewhere.
I have slept as well in this bed as anywhere else and it is actually pretty quiet.
So great value for money and for 300 RMB I thoroughly recommend it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nanjing Hotel Shanghai Jin Jiang is located at Huangpu District, Shanghai, China. Some of the famous trourist spots that you can visit while staying here are The Bund, People's Square, and The Shanghai Museum. It offers 165 air-conditioned guestrooms, all of which have mini-bar, cable TV, and room safe. It is a must-try to dine in at their restaurant called Shanghai Town that serves Beijing and Shanghai cuisines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nanjing Hotel Shanghai