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Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai
Ranked #1,122 of 5,147 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed September 6, 2009

For US $120 more or less for 3 nights stay, its value indeed!

Be ready to deal with the staff, some do not speak english...prepare to talk chingrish and communicate like talking to a baby. That we dont mind, its one of the adventures you go through when you're in mainland China. Things turned out well though. Left our luggage with them when we travelled to Hangzhou. There is also a free internet in the lobby.

Nonetheless, the Holiday Inn Express has all what you ask for from the hotel, sans the excess (pool, ref, mini bar , room service et al) Breakfast was fine - it came with set meals, basic eggs, hard boiled eggs in hot tea, sausages & bacon, congee, simple veggies and breads. Also comes with coffeee, teas, juice.

Rooms are small but clean. Bed and sheets are great too. Hotel also has free laundromat.

The hood's safe even at night. Its situated in front of the creek and the location is not commuter friendly. Some Shanghai cabbies do not know where it is. It is also near Carrefour. It is suggested that you ask the front desk . It is also around 10 to 15 mins walk to the nearest train station. Cabs in Shanghai are also cheap. If you get hungry in the middle of the night, there aint many joints open nearby. Front desk offered a McDonalds delivery but we declined. We're in Shanghai and we'll eat McDo? :(

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 25, 2009

Nice Hotel at an affordable rate in Shanghai. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is basic. The rooms were noisy from all the new construction especially early in morning. Short walking distance to many restaurants and Carrefour. The only drawback is access to taxis, this is my second time in 2 years staying at this hotel and many taxis do not know where it is located. As well taxis do not hang around this hotel, so tell the hotel if you need a taxi in advance.

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  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2009

a memorable stay in shanghai, the cleanness of the lobby and room is the most satisfied.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled solo
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Thank tenderman
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Reviewed February 28, 2009

Hotel is 8kms from central area and taxi drivers find it diificult to locate.Failed to call a taxi to the hotel but managed with difficulty to return.Taxis are very cheap however.
Construction work taking place on both sides of hotel.Access to main road is rough and takes 10 mins.
Rooms are spacious,double bed clean and very comfortable.Electricity can go off from time to time.
Some western style food available in cafeteria.Difficult to find restaurants within walking distance although there was a good one at the China Greeen hotel [about 20mins] also Starbucks in the same vicinity.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan-Ash
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Reviewed September 29, 2008

Construction Site! Do not stay here, huge diggers operating throughout the early hours! plus this hotel is Miles away from Shanghai City, Taxi drivers have a job finding it. I'm moving out today after 2 terrible nights pre-booked 380rmb not worthy!

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed April 14, 2008

i have stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, i should say that the hotel looks quite new specially the interior of building is quite in a new shape.

the rooms are in a good size all having a writing desk and a small sofa. you receive comlimentary tea and coffee plus two bottles of water every day. also the bathroom is in a good state.

talking about the breakfast, we had this included in the room rate but i should say it wasn't the best breakfast, you had less choice but both chinese and western.

just like most of the hotels in china the staff had a real language difficulty.

the main down-point on this hotel is the location, eventhough it's quite close to the metro on line 3 (5 minutes walk) but you have to go through a poor area and maybe for a tourist it doesn't look great. also the hotel is located at the end of a narrow road which most of the taxis think it's dead end.

all in all i liked this hotel. specially the price was right for the quality.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2008

This property is not located in Shanghai city. It is a 25 minute car ride from the city during non-peak hours (11pm). During peak hours, expect a longer drive.

If you are a tourist to Shanghai, I do not suggest you stay here as the distance is unbearable. Hotels in Shanghai city are not as expensive as HKG, so i suggest you give this hotel a miss. You will not regret it as the distance can be rather daunting. Traveling after a long flight, you do not want to go through bad traffic throughout your stay.

Breakfast is very miserable. Rooms are clean, but very tiny.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai

Address: No.843 Guangfu West Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200063, China
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Changshou Road
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1,122 of 5,147 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range: $56 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. Strategically located on Guang Fu Xi Road, cross Wu Ning Road, intersection of Pu Tuo, Jin An and Chang Ning districts, the hotel is only 10 minutes drive distance from City Center. Just 20 minutes drive from the Hong Qiao Airport, 55 minutes from the Pudong International Airport and 10 minutes from the Shanghai Railway station, the hotel is perfectly situated for business, sightseeing and shopping. Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai is situated in the central part of downtown Puxi shanghai, it is only 20 minutes drive distance from Shanghai Exhibition Center and Shanghai Mart, close to Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple and Zhong Shan Park, on the bank of Su Zhou River enjoying its scenic riverside and Garden view, with easy access to Shanghai's shopping center and tourist attractions. Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai, has 237 contemporarily designed guestrooms, Great Room can hold 118 guests for dinning, fully equipment meeting room. You'll enjoy a comfortable, convenient and peaceful stay, plus attentively selected services, complimentary breakfast and an impressive offering of business facilities and free High Speed Internet broadband access. The Smart Simplicity concept makes the Holiday Inn Express a smart choice for the visitor to bustling Shanghai. ... more   less 
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