On May 24 we hosted our first ...
Amazing value for the money. I booked the rooms using agoda and got everything I asked for. It's about 10 minutes to get to the closest metro station, walking slowly, leisure pace (line 1, south china railway station stop). This hotel is a hidden gem!Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. This is by far the cleanest hotel I've stayed at in mainland china. Stay here!!
This hotel was the best find yet in Shanghai! Check in was smooth and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were unbelievably clean! Modern appointments, clean, uncluttered.Towels were very high quality. It is the first time I signed on for a non-smoking room in CHina and actually felt the "non-smoking" part was up tpo par. The entire hotel is non-smoking, so you may want to bear that in mind, if you are a smoker. The surcharge for smoking in the room is very hefty, almost doubling the price. I had a loft room and my colleague had a standard room. Both came with "King" size beds, but they were actually "Queen" size bed by North American standards. No matter - plenty of room for one person.I liked the privacy of the bedroom area in the loft. It left the downstairs office/living area free for working and 'living' in.The hotel is located just a few minutes' walk from the subway station. Down the street and around the corner is Meilong Rd, where we found great shopping at affordable prices and some lovely restaurants. I could have stayed in this area for a few days and been quite happy. It was a very pretty and restful area of Shanghai, near the University of Science & Technology.It is a bit distant from Pudong airport, but great if you need to be in PuXi or have to connect to a train or flight from Hongqiao Airport, as I often do. I think the value of the hotel is worht the extra taxi fare to get there from Pudong, personally.I will defintiely be back.
This was an unexpected pleasure. It is a little off the beaten track but well worth the stay. Use the money you save at this hotel for taxis. My room was the smallest which was quite small. I recommend a larger room. Everything was top quality- soap, Linens, breakfast. I only ate in the restaurant one time besides breakfast and that was a disappointment. I did not eat again in the restaurant except for breakfast which was delicious.Everything at breakfast was exceptionally fresh and a great variety was offered both Chinese and Western. They cook omletes to your order. They make their own soy milk. They offered fresh vegetables every day. Many of the staff speak English and if the person on duty does not the they find someone who does. I even had to send an urgent business paper to the USA and they took care of it efficiently and at a reasonable cost. The internet in the lobby hall worked well and was always available.They really believe in the Green philosophy and everything reflects it. The interior walss were often banks of living plants which was very refreshing. I found the whole atmosphere to be peaceful, restful and invigorating. I wasn't even aware of the Shanghai smog.