We booked at this hotel because it was not too far from the exhibition center where we were going to attend a food fair. We arrived very late at this hotel at almost midnight after a long trip from the airport. The hotel's location is an hour away from the airport.
We were not expecting too much as the room rates were very reasonable and the front desk guy did not speak English well. All we wanted to do was get to the room and order our dinner from room service.
We were pleasantly surprised to find the room quite nice and clean with special amenities like an ironing board, hair dryer, a tub and a shower. The bed was quite comfortable to sleep in and the sheets were crisp and white.
We ordered noodle soup and fried rice from Room Service and they arrived within 30 minutes. The food was satisfying and exceeded our expectations. The breakfast buffet spread the following morning was very good and very extensive. Very good value for money indeed. The place was very nice, with floor to ceiling glass overlooking a garden.
The hotel is at a good location and if you like to walk, you will find Shanghai very nice. The area is very green and clean. Taxis are available outside the hotel and you just have to have a bellman call one for you.
The train station is a 15 minute walk away and if you like shopping, the station is housed in a shopping mall. You will find a lot of designer knock-offs, souvenirs, coats, clothes, paintings, decor and pretty much anything you want. It was quite fun to check out the wares as there was so much variety. Make sure you haggle before buying. Ask for a 50% discount to start with as there seems to be no real price. The vendors are eager for a sale and if you walk away, they will come after you and give you the merchandise at the price that you wanted.
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