The hotel is situated near The Bund area and Huangpu River. It is a few minute walk from the metro train line 2 located at Nanjing Road. Taxi is also very convenient. The staff are friendly and courteous although aside from the reception staff who speak acceptable English, the rest of the hotel personnel are unable to communicate in English.
As per room service, we had to go down the hotel restaurant to literally point out from the menu list the food we'd like to order. We took the hotel's buffet breakfast on our first morning in Shanghai but opted to have breakfast elsewhere for our next three days as there's nothing really special with their entrees.
The room was spacious, clean and comfortable, however, got disappointed that housekeeping to this hotel seems like just taking out the garbage, providing new set of towels and toiletries then fixing your room curtain for a superficial, tidy look. In the five days of stay, it felt like the linens were not changed and the floor were left uncleaned. Also, to our disappointment, my daughter's personal comfort pillow was missing after the second day of room cleaning. All our other valuables were intact but funny that that red, cuddly pillow was never found.
TV has no cable channel, only one English channel that replays in the morning what was shown night before. No wifi but has data cable for Internet.
When dining, Shanghainese foods are very oily, try to opt for something steamed or fresh. Also try to buy water/soda from convenience store, this is cheaper and may come in handy when only tea is served.
Must see places are the Bund and Huang Pu River (in day time and in night time), Nanjing S
The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel is a short yet quite expensive trip to cross the other side of the Huang Pu river. The lights and sounds show while inside the tunnel is not worth your money.
The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum displays exceptional modern architecture. However, it should have been more interesting and educational if only all of the interactive machines/games are functional as many of them were either under maintainance or out order. Nevertheless, nearby A and P Plaza offers good bargains of phone and computer gadgets, Chinese clothing, bags, shoes and souvenirs.
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