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“Good value except the breakfast” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai

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Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai
Ranked #360 of 4,969 Hotels in Shanghai
Gothenburg, Sweden
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good value except the breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

I have little to comment on for my stay at Holiday Inn Express Putuo, it's very similar to other hotels of the same brand in mainland China. Room were exactly the same as the one in Chengdu I tried a couple of weeks ago only older, and deliver good value for the money spent. Wireless internet was not available although I managed to connect the first and last of the 4 nights I spent there. Restaurant was promoted as open in the evening on the web page but was not.

The biggest disappointment and difference to the other Holiday Inn Express I stayed in was the breakfast. It was much less to choose from and lacked even the bread and butter. :-( I only had breakfast one day though, Costa Coffee was conveniently located nearby.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank David A
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

I have been staying at this hotel for the past 2 times, usually a 12 day stay each time, within a month and overall the experience had been good. The reason for me staying at this hotel apart from the other Holiday Inn Express was the quiet surrounding and also the close proximity to the metro (a good 5 minutes walk) and also the mall (10 minutes walk) and Carrefour.

Service has been above average and the breakfast selections could be improved a lot more. If you are staying there as long as I have, you'll want a better selection as the days goes by. Getting a taxi is a pain as because of the location of the hotel, therefore, not many taxes pass by. You'll need to either inform the front desk at least one day prior, especially if you are going to the airport and wish to make your flight on time, or at least a few hours before heading out. It is even more difficult during the weekday, so plan well.

Overall, I have found this to be a slightly better hotel as compared to my previous Holiday Inn Express stay in Shanghai.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sean C
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Colombo
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317 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed 2 nights as part of a group tour. The bed, coverlet and pillows were heavenly. Since the weather was cool the rooms were cool enough at night during spring. Clean room and toilet. Towel had holes in it! The breakfast was not up to the standard for a western palate. A 5min walk down the road towards the highway, under the bridge and over the stairs will take you to a large mall/ supermarket - Carrefour (http://www.carrefour.com.cn/shop/ShopListEng.aspx).

Watch out wile walking on the pavement, you may step on dog poop!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dallas, Texas USA
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126 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

There are obviously much higher quality properties and more convenient locations in Shanghai, but for the price ($30-40USD/night), this hotel is adequate.

We had miserable experiences trying to find a cab in the area, but most of the time you can find one waiting at the front door.

The service is clearly the biggest negative. The property employs mostly younger desk attendants who are constantly texting while guests are waiting to be served. We experienced several instances of the employees switching their attention between guests in mid-interaction instead of finishing one job before moving on to the next. There are very simple customer service issues that could be addressed.

FYI, there is no fitness center or pool. The restaurant exists solely to serve breakfast in the morning. The food quality was on the low end of what I have been served at mainland hotels.

We could not get wifi to work in the room but used it in the breakfast area with good success.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tdsbu
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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93 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Stayed in almost 2 weeks in this hotel. For such international hotel chain in Shanghai, Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Putupo offers a great value of money, the amount we pay with the facility we get. Certainly do not expect a five star services!
All the basic facility is provided well, a clean room, comfortable bed, clean bathroom and its basic amenities, common breakfast (well, the breakfast menu is not great, but it's ok for a quick bite, standard chinese food such as noodle, rice, congee, salad,toast, egg and sausages). Complimentary internet and TV with english programs such as CNN, BBC, HBO, Discovery Channel. Apparently, good enough!

Location is not in the center of the city, however it is not that remote. Facing the Suzhou Creek, it offers a serene and quiet environment, the view to the river in the night time is very beautiful. Subway is 10 minutes walking, also a medium-size shopping mall within 10 minutes walking distance, it has some eateries and fashion stores suzh as Zara, Bershka, Pull n Bear, etc.

Staff does not speak English very well, although they tried to help.
Overall, nice stay, value for money, standard facility.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Daisy W
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai

Property: Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai
Address: No.843 Guangfu West Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200063, China
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Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Changshou Road
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#254 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,468 - ₹ 5,619
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. Strategically located on Guang Fu Xi Road, cross Wu Ning Road, intersection of Pu Tuo, Jin An and Chang Ning districts, the hotel is only 10 minutes drive distance from City Center. Just 20 minutes drive from the Hong Qiao Airport, 55 minutes from the Pudong International Airport and 10 minutes from the Shanghai Railway station, the hotel is perfectly situated for business, sightseeing and shopping. Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai is situated in the central part of downtown Puxi shanghai, it is only 20 minutes drive distance from Shanghai Exhibition Center and Shanghai Mart, close to Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple and Zhong Shan Park, on the bank of Su Zhou River enjoying its scenic riverside and Garden view, with easy access to Shanghai's shopping center and tourist attractions. Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai, has 237 contemporarily designed guestrooms, Great Room can hold 118 guests for dinning, fully equipment meeting room. You'll enjoy a comfortable, convenient and peaceful stay, plus attentively selected services, complimentary breakfast and an impressive offering of business facilities and free High Speed Internet broadband access. The Smart Simplicity concept makes the Holiday Inn Express a smart choice for the visitor to bustling Shanghai. ... more   less 
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