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“Pretty Good, Certainly a Good Value”

Yitel,Shanghai Jingan Temple
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Yitel,Shanghai Jingan Temple
Ranked #1,154 of 5,222 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed 10 July 2017

OK let's get the story straight here on this property.

I'm rating the property 4 stars - but it's not a 4-star hotel, it's just a good little 3-star hotel and the fourth star is meant to say that in its class/category as a low-cost hotel, it's fairly decent and overall a good value. It's very functional, if you are a bit durable. It's not for the Shangri-La crowd, not a chance. But it's not a dump, either, it's respectable.

The negatives are as follows; Not a lot of English is spoken at the counter, though they do try their best. And, some of the rooms are smoky, noting that a lot of the visitors, the majority of which are Chinese, smoke. My room, #5022, had the faint smell of cigarette smoke, and I changed to this room after being in #5026, which had a stronger smoke smell. Having said all of this, the truth is that it wasn't so bad and I got used to it, and stayed almost 20 days.

The hotel is a 20 minute walk from the Jing'an metro station. Take a cab from the metro to the hotel your first time, or anytime when it's hot. Tip: Catch a cab from Jing'an park side of Nanjing West Road. The cabdriver might complain a bit, in that he'll have to turn the cab around to get to the destination, but at least you'll reliably be able to hail a cab and get on your way. Take exit #5 by the little Starbucks, then walk up the outside steps to the street, and there's a place where taxis stop and pick up passengers. If you're hungry, walk into Jing'an Park, just a few hundred feet to Thai Gallery restaurant tucked away in the trees.

The room was compact but really quite nice. Everything modern. The bed was very, very comfortable and with the air conditioning on all night (in June) I slept quite well. The staff in the lobby is constantly bogged down in telephone calls and relentless picky requests by the guests, but if you're a bit patient, they'll take care of you.

There's an ATM right next door (one that works with my Wells Fargo ATM Card) and a Family Mart convenience store right across the street. Being a bit away from the heart of the Jing'An district, you'll find the hotel located in a more homey, less commercial area. If you walk West on Wuding road, you'll find a few food places and other stores. But if you walk East on Wuding (you have to immediately cross Wuning, a big street), after a couple of blocks you['ll reach a T intersection. You can go right or left to a variety of shops and restaurants, but I would recommend at first going right (South) and you will encounter many nice restaurants and shops as you wander toward Jing'an Temple. This is a nice area and you'll find a lot of expatriates having things to eat. You may also find Ola cafe, an expatriate oasis with, of all things, a laundramat.

You might want to bring some earplugs. There's some construction underway near the hotel (starts early) as of this writing.

Overall, a good place and a good value.

Room Tip: I was in #5022 and it was just fine
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Not the closest one nearby Jing An Shi but still okay by considering the price and the size of room. The first night I had been there, my room was upgraded to the highest priced one, which has a mezzanine floor the king size bed located.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

The hotel room I booked is pretty far behind. So decided to upgrade it and got the king bed size room.
Room is pretty clean. Bed was pretty hard. Bathroom is clean (big plus point) and hot water available 24 hours.
Complimentary small bottled water.

Location isn't great, but okay, about 10-15 minutes to the nearest MTR station (Jing'An Temple).

Not bad for the price (close to RMB 300 per night)

Room Tip: Find the one nearer to the lift if not it's like FAR behind. Take higher level (stayed in the 8t...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

The hotel room needs repair, the mattress is thin and hard. OK for one night. Free internet. Complimentary simple breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 August 2017
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Room Tip: 推薦商務房型,在高層噪音不會太大,電梯也是很方便的。
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Yitel,Shanghai Jingan Temple

Address: No.1185 Wuding West Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200042, China (Formerly Motel 168 Shanghai Jing'ansi)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1,154 of 5,222 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range: S$61 - S$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Yitel,Shanghai Jingan Temple 4*
Number of rooms: 216
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