Booked this hotel on a business trip. Room size was very pleasing. The higher you get a room the better. Perfect for a short stay in town where you want to combine relaxed atmosphere and closeness to the vibrating city.
We spent our 1st 3 nights in Shanghai at a more expensive National Chain hotel not well located. It was a pleasure being in the very traditional Astor House Hotel with historic charm and large bright rooms. Unfortunately, it is state owned and operated and staff is not very Customer Service oriented. however, knowing what it is and where it is, we would return as it is a short walk to the Bund and the river side park..
I was there for 8 days. The room service was very good and the staff was always available when I asked for help or services. Due to the fact that my flight was late in the afternoon, and I was allowed to check out late for two hours without paying extra money.
Pocket Guide: Shanghai Hong Kou - The North Bund Hotels
Bordered by the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek, the residential and multi-cultural Hongkou enjoys a premier setting opposite Pudong’s striking skyscrapers. For intriguing backstreet adventures, visit Huashan Road’s former Jewish ghetto, where Victorian brownstone buildings rub shoulders with small stores. For shopping and entertainment, head for prosperous North Sichuan Road.
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