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“Truly a marvel in Shanghai!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square

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Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square
Ranked #90 of 4,573 Hotels in Shanghai
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“Truly a marvel in Shanghai!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

Stayed in the Marvel Hotel couple of nights in October 2011 during a leisure trip to China with my wife. This was the best hotel we encountered on this trip.

First, perfect location for leisure traveller, just around a corner from a subway station, nearly all major highlights of Shanghai are within walking distance!

Second, the interior of the hotel. The hotel is old YMCA building which has been beautifully renovated. The decorations in the lobby are really impressive. The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable although a bit on a small side.

Third, the price. For hotel this good, we paid less than USD 100 per night.

The reception staff could definitely speak better English, however, that applies to China in general, so this is nothing to blame this hotel for.

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

it a small hotel in good place close to subway stop area of people square very strategic place and also good value compare the fee

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

This was my first stop on my first trip to China in September 2011. The hotel was fairly well advertised as good with good value in a good neighborhood in Shanghai. My impressions were similarly positive and I found the descriptions to be apt.

The location of this hotel is, well, good. Actually it is convenient, being less than one block of a metro stop that connects (via two transfers) to the international airport (PVG). It lies along a major urban collector and sits catty corner from People's Square in the popular tourist neighborhood. On foot the hotel is about a 20 minute meander through cozy alleys and side streets to the iconic Bund area. Along the way you can find various opportunities to eat in street cafes or indoor restaurants.

My experience with hotel service was also positive and I had no issues to speak of. The front desk staff were friendly and prompt with English good enough to cover the basics of travel. Over in the restaurant, solemn attendants appeared to speak no English which helped to turn a lost coupon into a slightly awkward breakfast. The food (I only ate there two times, both breakfast) was fine while on the mostly traditional-fare side compared to other hotels I visited. Breakfast was not included for me; I believe it was about $6 extra which seemed reasonable.

My 4th floor room was small but comfortable and stylish. Everything looked and felt clean and bright. I slept well on the queen bed; noise from the street below was minimal and well insulated. The bathroom was proportionately small but just fine for me at 6'3" - the inside wall consisted of the sleek glass shower wall and a resulting feeling of openness and space. My only complaint about this stay is there was no reliable wireless connection in the room. The room TV doubled for web access, though through a clunky interface and with similarly inconsistent success.

I recommend the particular room I stayed in if you are a single traveler; for pairs you should look into a larger room. This hotel is near the Bund but does not afford dramatic views of that iconic skyline - for that you should check the myriad more expensive options that run along the river. For my business visit side-jaunt this was a very clean and modern option in a beautiful old building. I would stay there again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Marvel Hotel as the location is convenient next to the metro and walking distance to most of the tourist attraction. You can also find many eatery, convenience stores and bakeries behind and next to the hotel. The room is a bit small but very comfortable and toilet is clean and well designed.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 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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Thank B G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

I stayed with the hotel from 21-25 Oct 2011, a superior deluxe twin room.

Each morning, we wake up at 8 am to the loud hammerings and drilling of the renovation works carried out at the restaurant below. Each time, we had to call the reception/ duty manager to ask them to stop those works, as they were waking us up.

The hotel management simply took no initiative in ensuring that their hotel guests had a good experience. They think it would all be good, if you have a nice room, with tv and good internet. They forgot that as part of the whole experience, and possibly most important experience, is to let them have a good rest!

I am terribly disappointed staying at this hotel and would not recommend any of my friends who are travelling to Shanghai to stay here. And I would not advise any of you reading this to stay here too.

Today is my last day with the hotel. I had to go down to the lobby to ask the duty manager to stop the noise. He said, we should compromise, and agreed that the restaurant could continue works after 12 noon. It is 11 am now... and the drillling continued. LOL... I'm really not sure if this is the kind of hotel that you wold want to stay in.

Enjoy your Shanghai trip!

Room Tip: Get a room on the higher floor...i.e. skip the 3rd floor, cos this is where you will hear the loudes...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zappy78
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Additional Information about Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square

Property: Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square
Address: No.123 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China (Formerly 商悦青年会大酒店)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#44 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#103 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,864 - ₹ 8,357
Hotel Class:3 star — Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super Great location in the historic 1931 YMCA building for transport, shopping, entertainment, bars and cafes! Historic entrance then walk or take the lift to 2F to reception. This hotel joined the new mid scale Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel chain as a "Classiq". Try out the new extra large rooms recently renovated and well worth a little extra to overlook the park.Good local cuisine featured in the 3 meal a day leased out cafe on 2F. Along with the brand standard east-meets-west-breakfast-buffet. Please check out the MetroPolo brand website or Booking for a total of 10 hotels in Shanghai open in 2016 and 30+ in other cities. Attentive service; distinctive decor; delight your senses; inspire your imagination. Unique urban style lodging. ... more   less 
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