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Motel 168 Shanghai Jingling Road
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Motel 168 Shanghai Jingling Road
Ranked #1,496 of 5,146 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice budget hotel where I had stayed 28 days in total in my life so far. What I like about this hotel is its location - walking distance to Huaihai Road, Cheng Wang Temple, Nanjing Road, People's Square and the Bund. While walking to these attractions would take 15 minutes each, as the hotel is located at an old district, walking around is an excellent experience.

There are lots of restaurants and convenient stores nearby, therefore you will never be short of food. Laundry shops available nearby so you could avoid the more expensive hotel laundry.

If you are into playing guitars just like me, you would find numbers of musical instrument shop around.

The biggest concern is the thin wall and door, making the room not that sound-proof from the outside.

While the room is not one of the cleanest I ever seen, the staff is nice and helpful. A plumber was sent immediately after I reporting a malfunctioning washlet. A friend of mine also got a new room after complaining about the cigarette smell.

If you are traveling on budget and is not easily awaken by outside noises, this hotel is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in September and found the location excellent (about 5 mins walk from Dashijie Metro station) In common with most Chinese hotels in this price range, the decor needs updating but most importantly, the rooms are clean and the bathroom was really good. The bed was comfortable and the room was insulated from outside noise maybe because it was on an inner courtyard.
Limited English spoken by staff but did not have any problems checking in/out and storing my bags.
All in all, for the price and location, you can't beat it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This hotel is very well situated close too Peoples Square in the center of town. The airport bus stops close by and the Line 2 subway to the airport is across the road. My room was quite large and had toilet, shower and TV. The air conditioning was central so you can't control it and it was a little warm for me.
The hotel is clean and secure and they serve a buffet breakfast for about £1.50 that is good.
My room was on the first floor at the front of the hotel so there was noise from the busy road outside.
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for an upper floor or towards the rear of the hotel if the noise from the road will bother...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

This hotel is in an excellent position in Shanghai and is well run and organised. The hotel is clean and is very good value for money. We were able to walk to the Bund and to other places in Shanghai from the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Although our very limited Chinese caused some delays at check-in and check-out, all-in-all the process went smoother than I had imagined. Staff were friendly.

Our room was simple, clean, and small -- just enough room for a desk, the bed and a side table and not much else. The bathroom was also a tight space, but clean and stocked with toothbrushes and more.

There was some construction that seemed to be coming from the floor above us, but they always started after we had woken up (after 9 a.m. or so) and stopped before we came back later in the day.

Location-wise, it's near a subway station, close to some inexpensive restaurants and cafes. It is about a 15-minute walk away from the Bund area. For its location and for the price, this hotel was great.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

Great value for money for the location (less than 3 minutes walk from the DaShiJie metro station on Line 8 and walk-able distance to People’s Square on Line 2). Room and bathroom is clean; and internet access is available in the hotel lobby. Restaurants and convenient stores are just a stone throw away.

The only thing, if to find fault with, is that the walls are quite thin… (a nightmare when there are noisy neighbors).

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 23, 2010

I stayed here during the expo in October, primarily choosing it for the location and cost. We had three rooms.

I was unlucky to have a 2nd floor room facing the street which was VERY noisy -- cars, buses, taxi drivers yelling and the drum store next door all made sleeping a little more difficult then normal. The other two rooms were on the inside, and apparently were much more quiet. Don't expect much from the rooms, an do consider the price. They were clean enough, no bugs and the shower worked.

The hotel location, walking distance to People's Square, The Bund, Nanjing Lu and easy public transportation was a highlight for us. We ate a Western breakfast (with free wifi) everyday at Element Fresh (located 5 blocks away). I've stayed in better and newer Motel 168s before, however I would return to this one for the location if necessary, but I would hesitate to recommend to a friend unless they knew what they were getting into.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel 168 Shanghai Jingling Road

Address: No.531 Jingling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa
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#126 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motel 168 Shanghai Jingling Road 2.5*
Number of rooms: 239
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