As previous reviewers have already mentioned, location is the key plus of this hotel. It is right beside the Dashijie metro station, but in any event is within a 15 minute walk of most places in Puxi, including People's Park, the main shopping thoroughfare, Xintindai and the old town.
We were in a superior deluxe suite which was tastefully decorated and had a lot of space.
Now for the downsides.
When I enquired as to where I could purchase train tickets onwards to Beijing, I was told that I should go to the train station directly to purchase them. I had, from my pre holiday research and frm my LP guidebook understood that there are ticket offices in most cities which charge a 5rmb or so fee from which you can purchase tickets. When I specifically enquired about where these were, I was fobbed off and told that it was too far away and I best go to the train station.
Undeterred, I went online and did my own research to find that there is one 10 minutes round the corner (I think on Fuzhou road?) off to the right if you are walking towards people's square. I went and got my tickets there.
This was extremely disappointing from a service point of view which in my opinion, brings the score down. The other issue was that the air conditioning was not very effective and in the end, we tried to sleep with our window open (but it was very noisy outside as it is a big carriageway).
Overall, it would be a good hotel for travellers who are already familiar with Shanghai and/or do not intend on enquiring at the hotel for any assistance.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ymca Hotel