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Green Court Serviced Apartment
Ranked #72 of 5,035 Hotels in Shanghai
Mannheim, Germany
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“Perfect location, rundown rooms, Chinese breakfest”
Reviewed 26 April 2011

I selected this Citadines serviced appartment by two reasons:

1) The first was my good experience with other Ascott hotels such as Somerset. Just one word: This hotel does not meet the Ascott standards. So, this was quite disapointing.

2) I planned some trips to nearby cities and a quick access to Hongqiao and Shanghai station was imortant. For this the location was absolutely awesome: 5 minutes walk to Peoples Place. From there, you have nonstop access to both train stations, to the maglec station and to Hongqiao Airport.

But let's get into some details:
The rooms are very old, and inside you can smell the fragrance of some mold fungus. The furniture and the carpets are also very old and not very comfortable. The bed is quite hard, but that's common in China. The bathroom is also old and not very clean. The room cleaning service was bad, either. No wiping in the edges of the bathroom (no, it's not fussy from me, I just don't like foreign hairs and accumulations of dust). No Wiwi, but a cable was provided. Anyway, the room was quite enough (for China).

The breakfast: The only reason to book a western hotel in China is to get a western breakfast. Alas! The breakfast was Chinese. So, if you like Mantou, Zhou and all the dinner-style stuff for breakfast. This is the place to stay. But if you looking for western stuff you just have some Chinese cornflakes, and some Kellog's smacks like cereals. The bread stuff was just toast, butter and jam.

The prices for the laundry service is crazy! 23 RMB for a single shirt, in China! Fortunatly, I speak some Chinese and used the laundry service in the same house, which is 60 RMB for one bag.

The price: I booked a one-bed appartment via ctrip for 560 RMB + 50 RMB charge for a second breakfest. This was the cheapest available for this city location. The official price available at their website was about 800 RMB, which is by far to much for this hotel.

Summing up, if you are strongly in need to be close to people's place and do not want spent to much money, this place is okay. Otherwise: Look for a different place. Even a Jinjiang inn or an Ibis is by far better. And cheaper!

Room Tip: Select 1-bed appartments. Avoid single rooms!
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2011

great aparthotel spoilt by the buidling work taking place at the marriot at the rear..which seems to finish at 11pm and start again at 5am each day...very noisy. shame because the citadines seems ideal..great location, very clean, good service, free (lan)based internet, good choice of tv channels..I would estimate that the marrioy work will be complete by July/August 2011..but suggest you ask before booking

Room Tip: rear of hotel..will eventually be the quietest
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

I've stayed at Citadines Tokyo before and that is why we chose Citadines Jinqiao. Getting there is easy. We took the maglev train from pudong airport to longyang. Since we carry big luggage, we took a taxi from longyang station to the hotel which cost between cny50 - 70. Do Remember to printout the address in chinese as most cab drivers does not speak or read English.

We stay in a 1br apartment at 18th floor for 5 nights. Clean Room with kitchenette. Free wired internet access is a plus!! There's a sofa bed in the living room which bring a total of 4 pax for 1br apartment. Please remember to put 'Do not disturb' tag outside your door to enjoy your long sleep, if not the housekeeping will knock on your door at 9am. Security wise is good because to access the lift to your level, you need to swipe your hotel card.

Location wise is good since it's a walking distance to people's park station and Nanjing Lu. After a while, you wish the hotel is nearer. There's a convenience store and Starbucks nearby the area if you need to grab a bite.

Room Tip: Get higher level room for good view.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

Finding accomodation for a family of four during World Expo was difficult. Hotels would not/could not confirm interconnecting rooms and with two children under 10 we couldn't take the risk of being in two seperate rooms! We chose the Citadines apartotel which suited our situation and saved us $700!. 1 bedroom aprartment with pull out sofa in living room. Small kitchenette and bathroom. We didn't use the kitchen due to the vast quantity of restaurants around the area. 1 block down was a street of restaurants although be warned if you don't speak or read chinese then its all a bit daunting. Location was close to Nanjing Street - but this is geared to tourists. Also walking distance to fashion markets where you can negotiate to your hearts delight over 7 floors of fakes!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

I usually make good choices, and based on the hotel pics and glowing reviews, I thought I had found a good deal in Shanghai. Wow--was I wrong! This "motel" looks nothing like the hotel photos. It is dingy, depressing, utilitarian and loud. The place also has a cafe that has the charm of a hospital waiting room. And while you could argue, the rooms are a good size (and they are) you can also argue the windows are dirty, teenagers scream in the halls and the rooms look like college form rooms--NOT A 4 STAR HOTEL. There is no savings of money at this property, just a misrepresentation on their part.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Green Court Serviced Apartment

Property: Green Court Serviced Apartment
Address: No.55 Beijing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China (Formerly Citadines Jinqiao Shanghai)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#64 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#70 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,554 - ₹ 13,565
Hotel Class:4 star — Green Court Serviced Apartment 4*
Number of rooms: 260
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Citadines Jinqiao Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
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