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Citic Pent Ox Metropolis Business Hotel
Ranked #1,129 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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“stay away - not close to anything”
Reviewed November 11, 2008

booked 2br apartment thro sinhotel, location description by sinhotel "The hotel enjoys good transportation links and is only 3 minutes from Yan'an Road tunnel and about 20 minutes walk to the Oriental Pearl Tower". guess what ? its 15mins TAXI ride away to the tower and the nearest subway is 'brisk' 20 min walk.
it was drizzling a bit first day we arrived so getting a taxi was a nightmare, eventually got a bus to the pearl tower to get to the subway
hotel reception staff spoke little or no english, didn't have a map of the city or the subway. Breakfast(not fit for humans) included was Chinese, leftovers from the nite before and waterdown orange juice – again rest staff didn’t speak or understood any english. I asked for a ‘western’ b’fast at the reception and was directed to another building where i had to pay 40yuan and found ‘western’ is Chinese with a slice of toast, so i just walked out. Needless to say we moved to another hotel near ‘people sq.’ And on checkout the reception staff was rude & arrogant as they weren’t happy with us leaving early and practically thro the credit card in my face. I tell you i couldn’t get out of this hotel fast enough.

  • Liked — space
  • Disliked — not close to anything
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Citic Pent Ox Metropolis Business Hotel

Property: Citic Pent Ox Metropolis Business Hotel
Address: No.1081-1089 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200135, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1,129 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Citic Pent Ox Metropolis Business Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 438
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