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Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan
Ranked #83 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Our suite on the 18th floor of this modern hotel, was not only very plush, but had a great view overlooking the lush green gardens of Fudan University, where we went for a pleasant stroll in the evening. We even spent an evening in the nearby Wanda Plaza area, where we window shopped for a while and had a wonderful dinner at a HaidiLao restaurant before ambling back to the hotel. Cabs are easily available from the hotel and the metro station is just a short walk away.
The rooms were nice and large and smartly decorated (I wish I could have taken the cute walk-in closet home with me!). We had an extra bed put in for our son, who was travelling with us. The bathroom was very well equipped -complete with a rain shower! We partook and thoroughly enjoyed the Club Lounge facilities, snacks and delicious cocktails. The breakfast buffet was a huge spread of both Western and Chinese cuisine in the large coffee shop, managed by courteous and efficient staff. The concierge was helpful with advice about local sightseeing. The room service menu is quite good, as we noted from what turned out to be a delicious dinner late one night!
All this compensated well for its considerable distance from the other attractions of downtown Shanghai. In fact, we wish we could have stayed longer to soak in more of the hotel ambience and facilities !

Room Tip: The rooms on the 18th floor are great!!!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Dear Ketaki B,

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable and detailed feedback with us.

We are delighted to know that our location,suite,club lounge...all of these could make your visit memorable and enjoyable.Your encouraging review will help us constantly improve our quality even further as we hope to exceed over and beyond our guest expectations.Thank you!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! ^_^

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Located just across the main gates of Fudan University at Handan Road, this hotel is your best bet if you want to stay at this area. Though far from the usual tourist areas, taxis can be found everywhere and would cost about CNY 35 to Pudong or CNY 60 to Nanjing Road during the daytime and slightly more at night. The staff is great - very accommodating and helpful. The rooms are nice and spacious. The executive lounge is quiet and the food and drinks for the cocktails are good. Breakfast buffet has a great selection and most taste good. Service in the restaurants are also great. The only thing that disappointed me is the spa. I had a foot massage with complimentary back massage but I didn't find the service good. I didn't enjoy the massage. The attendant looked disinterested in what she is doing. I enjoyed the spa of Ramada Wujiaochang, also near the area, a lot better.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a suite for a double the space of a regular room. Upgrade to an executive room for more...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Dear geminitraveller,

Thank you for your excellent review and for sharing your experience of your stay with us. I am delighted to know that you are satisfied with our facilities,services and environment.As for the Spa you mentioned,although it is not managed by the hotel,I will let them know your feebback and improve their quality.thanks again for your sharing.Hoped your everything are going well and looking forward to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is one of the most comfortable large hotels I've ever stayed in. It's great. My room was large and quiet. The bathroom had good fixtures (note the two shower heads) and amenities.

The room is immaculately clean--and stays that way. The housekeepers tidy up the smallest detail--hanging up my robe, straightening my towels, etc. The turn-down service puts out slippers and plumps the pillows.

And the hotel staff are friendly and attentive. I was here for several days, and they remembered my breakfast choices in the morning and my drink preferences in the evening. The bar staff even volunteered to move a very heavy table so that my friend and i could more easily enjoy our snacks while seated on a couch.

The breakfast buffet is large and varied. Some days I ate Asian, some European, and some all fruit and vegetables. It's all there. (I never ate dinner in the hotel.)

I have one comment for the hotel and one caution for future travelers. For the hotel, the taxi cards showing the Chinese address for the hotel itself is not sufficiently clear. I had two taxi drivers who couldn't read the tiny map. Fortunately, as soon as I said something, the front desk staff wrote the address and directions out for me clearly themselves (see how attentive they are?), but it would be easier for them and for guests if the printed card had bigger type and if it were clearer.

And that leads me to a caution for future travelers: This hotel is not centrally located. I was with a meeting that supplied most transit, so it didn't matter. And if you're going to something at Fudan University, it's a great location, just across the street. And if you're willing to walk a little, a very good metro line is about a ten-minute walk away. (Although beware: the metro closes early in this city.) But if you have any mobility problems or tire easily and you want to be a tourist, be prepared to take taxis. (They're not very expensive by Western standards, but traffic can be slow. Late at night, after the metro closes, return taxis can sometimes be hard to find, too, especially if you're off the beaten path.) Don't forget to take return directions in Chinese for the cab driver to get you home.

But for a business traveler or a conference-goer or a university-visitor, this is a great hotel.

Room Tip: I had the room whose number would never exist in the US--1313. It's large, king-bedded, and ver...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Fionabert,

Thanks so much for your review of your recent stay ay Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan.We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our room facilities,breakfast buffet,and our staff were able to efficiently assist you throught tour visit.We have shared your review with our team and it's really encouraging.

We will look forward to welcoming you back when your travels bext bring you to Shanghai either on business or leisure.Have a nice day! ^_^

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The University booked it for me and thus I wasn't really prepared for it. Not the best location because it would take you 20 minutes or half an hour to get to downtown by subway. If this is your first trip to Shanghai, this may not be the best choice. But if you've been to Shanghai, I do find it a reasonably good option. By 5-7 minutes' walk you can get to a Line-10 station and take the subway downtown. That also means you can take the subway from Hongqiao Airport by subway to this hotel. A bit away for the standard tourist spots but quite good for someone coming here for a second or third visit.

The hotel itself is nice: quiet and comfortable. Indoor swimming pool and reasonably good breakfast.

Yes, this is up-to-standard Crowne Plaza.

Room Tip: My room is facing the main road but it's quiet.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Dear Bally1966,Thanks for taking the time to share your recent stay in Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan.We are delighted to read that you enjoy our facilities and environment. About the transportation,as you mentioned,it takes 5-7 minutes to Metro Line 10 from the hotel;Furthermore,we still have other transportion options.Our concirerge team will be gald to assit guest to get taxis or limo rental service.Looking forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan experience again and again.^_^

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, May 15 and 16,travelling with China Best Tours who arranged the bookings.There was a group of 40 of us, all on Scoopon deals from Australia. CBT chose the Hotels well. Room we had (523) was large by any standard, king bed comfortable, and was well equiped. Bathroom had choice of shower heads. Breakfast buffet had a good selection of Asian foods. This Hotel was listed as 5 star and seems to warrant that status. They even loan umbrellas!. Really great place to stay, taxi fare to central said to be only 10 yuan, not verified.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Dear cervelogoldcoast,Thanks so much for sharing your experince in Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan,and I also like the nice pictures you uploaded,by the way.I am glad to learn that you are satisfied with the room,restaurant,and guest service.We have shared your feedback with the team and look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan again and again.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I consider several factors in choosing a hotel, then rating it afterwards. I also try and get hotels that have character or a feel for where we are, or the type of trip I am on. In other words, when in Prague, I don't want the Hilton. 

Reviews by others are very important, and we do our homework. Also considered are location, price, breakfast, communication.

Comfort, lighting, bathroom space, water pressure...all things that make a stay or can ruin it.

In this case, we were with our first ever Tour group, so had no choice of hotel, I am writing from that angle. I did read up as much as I could about the trip hotel before leaving home.

This hotel had rave reviews so I had no concerns before travel. Location is just across from the University, which was great for going to the university, or that area. For us, I think it was a major waist of time to stay here unless it had a significant savings. Our group spent way too much time covering the same roads on the bus, going back and forth ( I was tracking with a gps) to various activities in the city, leaving us no free time for exploring on our own. We tried, but it was just too late and dark when dinner was over. That is not the hotel's fault, just a comment we will make to the tour company. I do not know what the price was. Maybe it was the best option.

Breakfast was VERY good with a great mix. I typically avoided the american breakfast and opted for the new adventure foods. The staff well informed. This was one of the very few hotels that actually had free wifi that worked, although they all said they had it, or computers.
The room was beautiful, the only king or even single for 2 people bed of the trip. It was harder than we like and are used to in our later years, but was like all the other beds during the trip and we slept just fine. I loved the silk comforter which we also had on every other bed of the trip, and of course bought one. We had a view at a distant sports field where young people were practicing flag routines and nothing too nice.
The bathroom is beautiful and I took photos for my idea book for my own redo at home. Plenty of hot water and pressure. I do usually wish for more lighting in the bathrooms and this was no exception. For those of us who can't see without glasses, makeup application can be a bit off. Nice extras. We used the coffee pot to boil water for brushing teeth rather than wasting the bottled. Counter space was tight.
A note about the pool. I looked for it and eventually found a room to poke my head in. I kept my food in the door as nobody was around and didn't want it to lock on me, although there was no sign. My brother in law later went to swim and discovered swiming caps are required. He then got locked IN the pool area, not having a special key to get out. Kind of funny, but how would we know?

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank bjsr
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Dear bjsr,Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your comments and review of your recent stay at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, I have shared your valuable comment with our management team. We apologize that we have not met your expectations in our service delivery on swimming pool.In order for us to improve,Could you assist us to find out more details by contacting at reservations@crowneplazafudan.com ,like telling us the check-in date and the date you went to swimming pool. Looking forward to welcoming you back again to enjoying a real flawless stay. ^_^

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Booked by University, I was offered an upgrade to a suite. Spacious bedroom with king size bed, many perfect pillows, many efficient lights. The bathroom has a large separate shower ; big, heavy and soft towels. Nothing missing. The suite room is comfortable with good furniture and good sized desk. Good minibar and ice box restocked in the evening.
Efficient and discreet house keeping. I could not find anything wrong with this suite.
The very reasonable price includes breakfast. It is of excellent quality and offers a very large selection of asian and american dishes which are constantly refreshed. At the busy peak hour, find a very quite room facing a garden at the left end of the food counters. Service is friendly and efficient.
The hotel offers all facilities of true five stars hotels with good restaurants, bars, spa, swimming pool, etc...
True, it is not centrally located , but then, that depends on whether you are in Shanghai for tourism or business.
Seven days in this hotel and nothing that went wrong. A very pleasant and efficient experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Christophe Jean... L, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Thank you for an excellent review and for sharing your experience of your stay with us.We have shared your feedback with the team and look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan experience again and again

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Address: No.199 Handan Road, Shanghai, China, Shanghai 200433, China
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jiangwan / Wujiaochang
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#49 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#65 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#67 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#80 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: $82 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan 4.5*
Number of rooms: 309
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai officially opened on the 12th June 2006Crowne Plaza Fudan is situated in the Yangpu district, opposite the prestigious Fudan University on Handan Road, the new opened Wanda commercial centre with Shopping Mall and Wal-Mart; easy access to Shanghai's CBD district, the Bund, Pudong and tourist attractions.At the Crowne Plaza Fudan, you'll enjoy a comfortable stay with attentive, courteous service and an impressive offering of business facilities and leisure venues. Crowne Plaza Fudan offers 309 elegantly appointed guest rooms with 34 suites each designed in a contemporary style. From our Standard, Premier and Crowne Plaza Club rooms to our spacious suites, each selection is sure to meet your needs.Committed to meeting the needs of the business traveler, Crowne Plaza Fudan offers an extended range of business services. From meeting venues featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual and communications systems to our Meeting Success program, we've got all your needs covered. What's more, we offer a host of leisure venues and concierge-arranged tours, adding additional enjoyment to your stay In bustling Shanghai, you'll agree The Place to Meet is Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai ... more   less 
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