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“Averagely delightful” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai

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Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #2,367 of 4,566 Hotels in Shanghai
Auckland
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Averagely delightful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

So..I arrive at hotel 7am expecting immediate access to room after paying for it for the night before, advising them of my arrival time and getting confirmation from them. Yeap...room not ready. After 10 minute argument with the Manager got upgraded for another 15US bucks. The room was outstandingly cheap for what it was. Separate bedroom, lounge and full on kitchen.

If u want a western style breakfast give this one a miss. It is disgusting. However, the new Pullman hotel a 5 min walk away has a great breakfast on the 40th floor for US30 or Mcdonalds 2 mins away for US2 !

The Concierge spoke little English but seemed to achieve any request that I had.

The hotel coffee shop makes the best coffee in Shanghai and a pleasant place to sit.the coffee is advertised as "Scottash highland coffee" so go figure that one out !

The position is excellent . The very efficient metro is very close by. The Bund is a US$2 5min taxi ride away. The shops etc around the hotel are pleasant and there are many Good Massage places close at hand to soothe every aching muscle !

So...because of the fantastic price and position of this hotel one can forgive the bad points.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

It's almost impossible find a 4 star hotel in Shanghai with this rate and this position. The quality is guarantee by the management of The Longemont Group and for sure all the staff can speak English.
Room in building number 1 are spacious and almost new, in building number 2 are smaller and older, but for sure also more and more cheap.
The hotel is quite near to many attraction in Shanghai and opposite there is a huge shopping mall and a a supermarket for any need.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

I stayed here on my short visit to Shanghai. From outside it looks more like an apartment building, rather than a hotel.... Well nothing great at this place. Rooms are really tiny & service just okay. Location is not bad, though it might take you a while to reach Pudong area due to long queues in tunnel......... Mine was a short stay. Would look for something better on my next trip to Shanghai.....

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank AshishPuri11
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

This hotel is situated at Xuhui town center and quite near to few shopping malls. However, at night, most shops were closed early.
The hotel itself was OK, maybe above average, 4 stars perhaps. Breakfast was good. Room was average size, beds were soft. The shower control was not ideal; the hot and warm water mix was absence and all it has was a knob that turns for different temperature and also the amount of water. The water pressure was really strong.
Air condition was OK. Room came with balcony with decent view.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kt_malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

Don't get fooled by the cheap prize and the relatively good location. It doesn't break the deal.

The rooms had the same temperature as outside which was 10 degrees C. I said to them that it is so cold in the room and they answered that I should put something more on me (I was already dressed, they expected that I should wear my jacket in the room). And when I asked why the aircondition is not working they said that "this is our boss job, not yours".

I mean what the hell? They charge 500 RMB for a room and this is what I get? Not to mention how slow they are at the reception, that they provide almost no help for foreigners and that the corridors stink.

Anyway, if you want to test your nerves go there. It is a good example of the bad Chinese experience.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vomacn
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Additional Information about Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai

Property: Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.7 Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200032, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Dapuqiao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,367 of 4,566 Hotels in Shanghai
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,739 - ₹ 7,524
Hotel Class:4 star — Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 1330
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