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“A rare jewel in Shanghai” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Parkyard Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #105 of 4,966 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit, Michigan
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270 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“A rare jewel in Shanghai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

I am currently staying here for a conference. The Parkyard is located in an industrial/commercial zone but there's a good-sized shopping mall next door with a variety of restaurants. It is a smaller hotel but well run, stylish, clean, with comfortable rooms and an excellent pool and fitness center. The hotel also provides a lot of nice thoughtful touches, such as fresh fruit in your room, a free e-book library with over 4,000,000 volumes, and a DVD player in the room.

However, the best reason to book this hotel is the free wired and wireless internet. The Parkyard's internet VPN's to a server in Taiwan, which means that it is not only blazingly fast, but also circumvents the "Great Firewall of China." You'll be able to access Facebook, Youtube, and other sites that are normally restricted in this country.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

I've been to Shanghai many times and always stayed in the central downtown Nanjing Road area. At the recommendation of a friend and after reading Tripadvisor reviews, I decided to try the Parkyard Hotel.

From the outset, let me say that this is a hotel geared to business/conference travellers, given its location in the Pudong business district. However, the subway station is only 10 minutes walk away - and 6 or so stations and about a 15 minute train ride away from the downtown/tourist area.

Also next door is a mall full of reasonably priced eating options - restaurants with all varieties of asian cuisine - and for the true gourmand, there's a KFC and a Pizza Hut! Hehehe!

The hotel itself is about two years old with a simple but warm decor - greys, browns and blacks. I had a Business Suite on the 4th Floor. The reasonable rate included breakfast and internet. The hotel is quiet. No noise from either outside or from adjoining rooms.

The suite is clean and well cared for. The sitting room is spacious, with a large screen plasma TV and a spacious desk. The TV has an internet connection and keyboard and there is also a DVD player. The sitting room also contains the standard bar fridge, room safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The bedroom contained a VERY comfortable king size bed and a smaller TV. The bathroom is spacious with a separate bath and shower (a MUST for me). Both bathtub and shower are of generous proportions. There is also plenty of cupboard and drawer space.

My only quibble with the room (and the hotel itself) was the lack of English-language TV channels (only CNN, HBO, Cinemax and ESPN) amongst the 40-channel selection menu.

The Internet at this hotel is a plus. The Wifi signal was excellent and I had no need of the wired option which was also available. The plus is that, not only was the internet free, it was brought in from satellite elsewhere and hence uncensored - all the no-no sites like Facebook and the like were freely available.

Breakfast is served in the main ground floor restaurant. I can't say that it's the best hotel breakfast I've experienced, but it was perfectly fine. Selections are good, the food is fresh and well presented and suits both the businessman needing an early breakfast before heading of, or someone who wants a late breakfast (until 10:30am) and who prefers to eat a later brunch.

Finally, the nicest thing about this hotel is the staff. Everyone was pleasant and attentive. I especially want to mention Justin (the Head Concierge) and his team for whom nothing was ever a problem. If you have any question about Shanghai, getting around, places to see and recommendations of where to eat, then Justin's your man!

Overall, if you're a business person looking for a great place in the Pudong area, this is a great hotel to stay at. If you're a tourist looking for a 5 star hotel at a 4 star price, and you don't mind hitting the subway to get around, this is also a great place.

I said this in another review that I wrote about a Shanghai hotel some time ago, but it's worth repeating here. The subway in Shanghai is perfectly safe, clean and punctual. Signs and announcements are in English also - so navigating your way around is no problem. And it's certainly worthwhile getting an accrued-value touch-and-go card. They only cost 20 Yuan and save you having to keep loose change about your person and the need to buy a ticket every time you use the subway.

Room Tip: Paying the little extra for a Business Suite - especially if you're staying for more than a few...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Aragornoz
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Holland
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

We stayed here 10 days. It is business hotel. To my opinion it is a great place to stay.

Just some items:
- They have a huge breakfast buffet with all kinds of food.
- The swimming pool is clean and perfect to swim lanes. It is less suitable for kids to play in, but then again, it is perfect for business people of couples to exercise.
- The sauna is good and has a cold and hot tub.
- Live music every evening.
- Very close to metro line 2, so within 30 minutes you are at East Nanjing Road.
- Small shopping mall nearby with restaurants and a food market outside (close to metro). Very good streetfood.
- Price is in balance with what you get. We paid around 700 rmb per night. Compared to European prices you get much more value for money.
- Clean
- Well equiped rooms.

The only thing that could be better is the ability of the staff to speak english. Some spoke bad or no english.
You also had to pay for the business center. Wifi is free, but in business center you had to pay to use the internet and to print a page. Stupid.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank rvl1111
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

The staff and managers like Tony,Justin and others have made my stay memorable. They work extra miles for me like call taxi to bring me back from zj building while it was heavy rain. The managers know me by name, even the staff like. Victor, has helped me in getting local number, where about to go in shanghai. I love the room, super clean, zen like, serene views and friendly staff.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laurenceyap
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Sf Bay Area
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252 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

I spent 2 weeks here in December 2011. My room was comfortable, quiet and well furnished. The bed was very comfortable (not rocky like many Asian hotel beds). The room had both wired & wifi internet, neither of which was encumbered by China's ridiculous firewall policies (apparently they use a Taiwanese ISP). The complimentary breakfast buffet was decent (although had very little variation from day to day).

I'm definitely planning to return the next time I'm in Shanghai on business.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank netllama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2011

Very nice hotel located in a high tech park of shanghai ..

Very good service and excellent hotel benefits ,,

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Asmyrigildo
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Switzerland
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142 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

I have stayed here several times, and find it to be both comfortable and clean. The restaurant is not great in my opinion, serving overpriced average fayre. The rooms are large and clean, and in the main the staff are very friendly and attentive.

Room Tip: Higher floors are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BaselTiger
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Additional Information about Parkyard Hotel Shanghai

Property: Parkyard Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.699 Bibo Road, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai 201203, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Zhangjiang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 4,966 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parkyard Hotel Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parkyard Hotel Shanghai is located in the central of Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park Pudong. The hotel steps away from Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park Metro station, only 5 minutes drives from Shanghai Maglev Train Station and the Shanghai New International Expo Center, 20 minutes drives from Shanghai World Expo Park and Shanghai Disney Land, 30 minutes drives away to the Pudong International Airport, and 40 minutes to Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station. It can also be easily connected with downtown and various tourist attractions by the Lujiazui and Puxi in Shanghai. The hotel has a total of 300 contemporary designed rooms and suites in elegant and modernize equipped, as well as the unique bamboo and garden view for most of rooms. Free wireless broadband internet and super VPN unlimited access are provided throughout the hotel. It is always the best choice for business people because of its convenient facilities and personalized service. The Asian fusion restaurant Woodside presents a sophisticated setting, provides a wide selection of buffet and a sumptuous a-la-cart menu prepared by hotel experienced international chef team. The hotel has well-appointed banqueting facilities and venues including a 1200 m2 pillar-less grand ballroom, two meeting rooms, one pillar-less ballroom and a chapel, along with the latest audio-visual system and technologies. Whether it is a meeting, a banquet or a product launch the professional team will make them a place to remember. The 1200m2 pillars-less grand ballroom Pavilion can accommodate up to 800 people simultaneously. The 253 m2 ballroom can be adjusted for any scale of activities which an ideal place to provide you with business meeting, conference, wedding or any events. In addition, the Fitness Center offers the superior health facilities, swimming pool, Thai Spa and VR game to be your solution to a healthy lifestyle while traveling and your best choices to relax in indulgent comfort. ... more   less 
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