This is my third time at Parkyard. I'm not going to repeat all the things I've said in my two previous reviews of the hotel - most of the positives about this place remain the same.
The staff are the hotel's main attribute - nothing is ever a problem, always pleasant, unobtrusiveness and always available when you need them.
This time, because the place was full due to a conference, I stayed in a normal room as opposed to a suite as I had had on the two previous occasions. I have to say that a standard room is perfectly adequate. The room has plenty of space and the bathroom is perfectly fine - shower only, whereas the suite has a separate bath.
The breakfasts are still good - plenty of choice, much of which changes daily.
One addition since the last time I was here - each room now has an HTC pad for internet connectivity if you don't have a laptop with you. It's excellent for email checking and web browsing on the, still free, wifi throughout the hotel.
Again, my only previous criticism of this hotel is the lack of English language TV channels - of the 45 channels, only CNN, two movie channels and one sports channel are in English. Also, with the prevalence of digital TV technology, the hotel's TV distribution system is still very much analogue and the video quality is therefore not as good as it could be.
I'll still give it a 5 rating - it's a value for money hotel, especially for the business traveller. But, Parkyard, be warned, if the TV system is not improved, next time I'm here you'll drop to a 4 rating.
- 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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