- Reviews: 1280
Etour mingtown hostel: Very chilled
We stayed at the Etour Mingtown hostel for 2 nights.
It's a decent place located down a nice oldy feeling side street but in the centre close to Peoples square and about 25min walk to the Bund.
First impression on staff wasn't good and the cafe looks incredibly expensive (15Y for a can of coke when I walked to the shop next door and bought for 3Y!).
It's got a lovely outdoor/indoor chill out area with terrace and a small pond. And a great upstairs area to chill. The place has a real relaxed vibe.
A double room was 180Y a night with shared bathroom.
The room was great. Small but fine with TV and kettle. Bathroom shared with just one other double.
A really great hostel with an oldy feel in a modern city.
Just wish the front desk guy would cheer up.
- Reviews: 44
donghu hotel - annex apartments: great value great location
ok. now I have stayed in both the main hotel and the annex rooms across the road. I booked the 2nd most expensive room (approx. $90usd a night) and it was EXCELLENT value for the dollar! we had quite a large room that over looked donghu lu/rd (RM6416). it has a nice view and the double glazed windows really kept traffic noise out! [I do suspect though that the cheaper rooms are much smaller and around the back of the building with a view of another building.]
like with my review for the main hotel - don't worry about paying extra for breakfast...there is a French themed café that's joined to the hotel lobby - you'll get nice coffee and food for a little cheaper than the breakfast buffet. reception staff are great and there was always someone who spoke good English behind the counter. bang for your buck - this is a 5/5 rating from my girlfriend and I. the location couldn't get much better either!
book with confidence :-)
the size of the room for what we paid was great...with a little enclosed balcony/annex.
there is a gym and pool
- Reviews: 4
Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai: 2013 one of the Best Buffets in Shanghai
I have been here for buffet and brunch,
Better than lots of other five-star hotel in shanghai, especially the buffet, more cost-effective than others such as westin and four seasons.
- Reviews: 44
donghu hotel: old shanghai charm
this hotel is very well priced in a great part of the city - close to the main shopping strip and surrounded by many small restaurants and boutique shops!
the hotel has a lot of charm! the staff at the front desk speak good english and are very helpful and friendly :-)
minor complaints - small stains or markings on the carpet. otherwise this hotel is very clean and fresh, mixing past and present!
BREAKFAST - now i was going to have breakfast in the hotel which costs 88rmb per guest. on my first morning i did go down and have a look and the breakfast was fine but i wanted a good coffee so i went up the street a little and there is a french cafe that sells wonderful coffee and does a great breakfast for half the cost of the hotel. in fact there are many cafe/restaurants doing breakfast with-in a 60 second walk of the hotel. IF you are in the hotel on business and you need early starts etc then the hotel breakfast is a good choice! but if you're in a more relaxed mode and not having early starts to the day i suggest going to a cafe.
my room was 1417. it was generally quiet with little noise from the street late at night.
i will stay at this hotel again and i recommend this hotel to anyone. excellent value for your money!
it's a beautiful old hotel and you feel good everytime you walk through the gates and into the foyer.
price wise....i think it's great value. it is approx $100aud/usd a night but it's worth every cent.
i have stayed in 5 star hotels that are more expensive and just don't have the charm or character.
warning about booking.
there are also service apartments across the street.
this review is for the hotel itself - 70 dong hu rd.
- Reviews: 706
Equatorial Hotel: Good location
The four-star Equatorial Hotel has stylish furnishings and a very comfortable bed. The room was spacious and clean, and it had some nice “extras” (robe, slippers, umbrella, flashlight.)
There is a convenience store just around the corner, and a nice park diagonally across the street (accessed by an overhead walkway across the busy streets.) There is a lot to see around the park, and at the lovely temple nearby.
It does have a pool, although I didn’t use it—too busy sightseeing.
- Reviews: 1293
Hanting Express (North Bund Shanghai): My First Hanting Experience
I have seen many advertisement boards of this Hotel Chain named " Hanting " with a horse on the business logo everywhere in China. So, for some reason, I booked this hotel that offered a good single bed at the North Bund of Shanghai. I am not sure about their categories of their hotels, it comes with Express, Inn, and Hotel. The Hanting that I was staying at North Bund is classified as Express.
This hotel is consider okay in term of cleanliness, but they have a busy reception counter as I was waiting for 15 minutes to check-in. It is only about 2 Km away from the Bund, but it is not walking distant to the Bund. If you are traveling with local bus like myself, I don't encourage you to book this hotel as it is difficult to get a bus back to the hotel. It is not because they don't have enough buses, but they are too many people traveling on this route in and out of the city. Buses are always crowded with passengers. Not problem if you are traveling with taxi.
It is nearby bus-stop, supermarket, and restaurants.
It is a good budget hotel for single traveler as I paid only Y145 for a single room near the City Center.
- Reviews: 7
Rayfont Shanghai Celebrity Hotel & Apartments Shan: Shanghai's best Base-Camp for tourists.
The Rayfont apartments(formerly Summit Service Apartments), are an absolutely great place to stay in Shanghai, especially for tourists who intend to explore this great city. The apartments are in great condition and centrally located on YanAn Road west in Changning,Shanghai. The location of this property has a traveler within a short hop to all the city's biggest attractions. I spent a month at the Rayfort and recommend it to everyone who plans to visit Shanghai. The centre of the city is this area. It's a short taxi to People's Square(a must see), The Shanghai Museum, Yu Gardens, Nanjing Road or Xintiandi(the French quarter).
This property was being renovated while we were there, so the roof-top lounge was closed. The best this with the Rayfort is the location, the space of an apartment, and being able to utilize a kitchen. There is a resturant attached to the complex, as well as resturants directly across the street and a block behing the Regent Hotel(which is besides the Rayfont). These are good and well priced resturants should you wish to dine-out for all meals. But being a western tourist, you'll find you will want food on your own western schedual. For these two reasons alone i'd recommend the Rayfont Apartments.
- Reviews: 132
Marvel Hotel: Great hotel with good location
This hotel is former YMCA in Shanghai. I can recommend this hotel as it was clean, safe, rooms were comfortable, even the bed. Free internet connection from TV and free connection in the lobby area.
The hotel is located by subway line 8 exit 2. Plenty of places to eat around the corner. The breakfast was 55RMB and offered mostly to Asian taste but the Western style of food was unfortunately poor and not worth the money. The coffee pot looked like it could have used a proper wash, yoghurt, cerials, cheese, toast (which always seemed to burn - an observation from the very first morning). So we decided to take a breakfast on the nice cafeteria (Pacific Coffee) accross the road or somewhere else. But my advise is, check the breakfast before paying for it!
The room was well equipped; iron, shampoos, bodywash, toothpaste, toothbrush, towels, aircon.
Loved the different eateries around the corner.
The only thing is that changing the subway line from 8 to number 2, takes around 15mins walk between the lines. Just keep this in mind when planning your day, as after walking the whole day your feet might not want to walk 15mins just to change the line...
- Reviews: 211
Meitian Hotel: Cheap and ok
this is a 2 star hotel just near the ferry boat in Pudong.It is very basic but clean and cheap.It is only 10 minutes walk from the metro station and from there you can get to People's square in around 15 minutes. The staff don't speak much English but they try to be as helpful as they can.
- Reviews: 62
Les Suites Orient: Nice Hotel On The Bund
Very new and clean, open in 2010.
Art deco style.
The room is very nice and the staff is so kind.
Facilities and amenities, very good.
The toilet has 'washlet'.
This hotel is located in the area called The Bund, so you will be able to enjoy the very popular spot for tourists to your heart's content. For example, you can take a walk along the riverbank very early in the morning enjoying the view before many tourists come here. Or you will enjoy the beautifully illuminated buildings and their architecture at night before going to bed. Of course the view from the window of you room is so beautiful. You will see the Huang Pu Jiang (the river) and Pu Dong (the other side, very modern), The Bund itself, and various kinds of vessles going up and down the river and hear their whistles.
- Reviews: 1
Holiday Inn Express Putuo: Affordable, Quality Hotel in Shanghai
The Holiday Inn Express Putuo is a no frills, Quality, Affordable Hotel in Shanghai. The rooms are standard size. With TV, Safety Deposit Box. Breakfast is complimentary to all guests. Breakfast is very simple but good.
Located in a very upscale neighborhood. Just beside the river.
- Reviews: 313
Lin Tong Hotel: Budget Hotel in Shanghai
This hotel had the cheapest rate against all other hotels in Shanghai while I checked from the internet in June, 2010. The hotel is basically clean and comfortable. It is not far from the metro line 4 stations. By taking the metro trains, you can arrive to Pudong and Nanjing Rd. (East) in 30 minutes from the hotel.
- Reviews: 243
Apartment living!: Great location!
How fantastic our stay was in this large, very pleasant apartment complex with everything you would have back home! Unfortunately i did not blend in that well, but over a little time think the locals stopped staring at the ''westener''.......lmao.!!!
The location is great, a short stroll to the Lotus Mall and you find Song Hong Road Metro Station....very convenient! Also the food court on the ground floor of the Lotus Mall has a good selection and is very, very cheap for a quick lunch or dinner on the run!
- Reviews: 107
Motel 168 Pudong International Airport: Very convenient
Last Dec my return flight from Pudong Airport was early in the morning. So a day before the flight, I stayed at Motel 168 at Pudong Airport. It was about 600 yuan. More expensive than the hostels I had been staying at but worth it. Saves you the anxiety of the rush to the airport on the morning of your flight. Motel 168 there has very nice rooms.
There are a number of food shops at the airport like KFC, Pizza Hut, Kung Fu with inexpensive food. We had dinner there. Then we explored the airport before lazing in bed, watching tv in a most relaxing manner.
The next morning, we were able to take our own sweet time, going down to have a leisurely breakfast at the airport before checking-in.
Be sure to have enough yuan to pay for your deposit when you check-into the hotel. Anyway, the money changer is just at the airport too if you should run out of yuan.
It is right in the airport. No worries about no transport to airport or being delayed for your flight.
- Reviews: 540
Jin Jiang Metropole Hotel Shanghai: Old world accommodation in the heart of Shanghai
After some problems with our initial booking at the A-Live Design Hotel, we then had to search for and choose an alternative place to rest our heads in Shanghai. After much helpful suggestions and information from fellow VTers, we decided on the Metropole. I liked its old world charm, this Hotel was built in the 1930's so I perceived it have have character. Other people did tell me that "old world charm" can often equal "problems and antiquated plumbing!"
I proceeded to do something never before attempted by yours truly ..... I searched the internet for the best price and .... I booked it on-line! Woaahhhh - a truly small step for mankind, but a HUGE step for Lindy!!! I booked it through expedia.com and the price was simply amazing - only $72AUD per room per night, equals an amazing $36 per person per night, to stay right in the heart of Shanghai.
Anyway, when our taxi pulled up outside the Metropole I was pleasantly surprised, and even more so when we entered the lobby. The lobby in this place is simply gorgeous, straight out of a 1930's movie. Staff were very friendly and spoke very good english. All good so far. Our room was on the 4th floor and our window overlooked busy Jianxi Road.
The room was a superior room, slightly larger than a standard room, with plenty of space. The bathroom was in dire need of a make-over and the plumbing ... well, it was very temperamental, seemed to have a mind of its own! Sometimes the toilet just did not want to flush and the shower seemed to alter the temperature day by day! But, overall, we were very happy with our 7 night stay at the Metropole. I would definitely stay there again, and I would highly recommend this place to future travellers.
We ate in the Restaurant "Shanghai Gardens" twice, and the food was ok, nothing fantastic but certainly edible and very well priced.
Location and Old World Charm.
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