This hotel is not one you would choose to visit Shanghai Central, it is more use if you need to be in the Songjian Area, then it will be good for you. A taxi into Central Shanghai will cost RMB100, whilst a taxi to the Metro Subway will cost RMB14 and a day card on the metro about RMB18, it will take you about an hour and the Metro can get very busy and extremely busy at peak times.
If you want to take a taxi the concierge will tell the taxi driver for you where you want to go.
There are restaurants in the hotel including a Japanese restaurant.
Breakfast is a buffet breakfast with a large choice of dishes that will appeal to most tastes.
The hotel also has table tennis (Ping Pong), a snooker table, chess room, spa, massage and an indoor swimming pool.
The rooms are comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar, a desk area and a single chair bed if required.
The bathroom is big, with a bath and a separate good shower, two dressing gowns and hotel slippers.
All the usual room services are available, so you can eat in the room, have your laundry and dry cleaning done and even get your shoes shined.
The hotel is actually linked to the local shopping centre from the 3rd floor so you don't have to go outside to enter. There are all the typical shops and restaurants you would expect as well as a Tesco supermarket.
Not far from the hotel is a large themed park area Thames Town, where the buildings are of a British type design and the street names are British names.
There are lots of shops nearby and any type of personal services you might like to try. Most shops and services have someone who can speak a bit of English but most taxi drivers don't, so make sure you always have a card on you with the hotel name and address in Chinese!
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