We stayed at the motel 168 in East Jing Ling Road which is at a different location to this. I must say that in all the places I stayed this has to be the worst experience. A friend in Shanghai had booked a 5 night stay for us. During our stay we figured out that the motel offers rooms at short notice by the hour. Due to the very thin walls you can hear TV that will keep you awake all night, and mostly people having [--], which was extremely embarrasing for friends visiting. They clean the room at all hours, to accomodate people checking in and out, using the rooms for [--]. One day 3 different couples had used the room for this purpose and it meant the maid noisily cleaned the room at 12.30AM in the middle of the night to allow another couple all night and so on. The corridors are noisy with people talking loudly and going in and out all hours. All the English speaking staff don't work the night shift so it is impossible to make a complaint. They could see we were obviously angry but they just laughed at us.
However, there are some redeeming factors about this place. The location was excellent, being a 10 min walk to People's Square and a bit further to the Bund but all walkable. It was located in a fairly nice street where many musical instrument shops are and there is a good traditional restaurant and a famous noodle restaurant right opposite. We paid 248 RMB for a double room. The room itself was actually v clean, modern and nice. The shower was v good. Internet was free if you brought your own laptop. We used the one computer in the lobby so it wasn't v private. Our room didn't have much of a view being situated on the side facing another room, but you can get some that face the street. The porters are quite helpful but they won't hail you a taxi to the airport. We looked at the breakfast menu but it was a v basic buffet and not worth sampling.
In general I would absolutely NOT recommend this to families and tourists. It will ruin your stay if you want to live in a 24hour[--] shop.
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