We had a pleasing stay at Genting Star Shanghai. The staff at the counter is nice. We didn't encounter any check-in problems. It is our first time in Shanghai so we really appreciated the staff's more-than-willing attitude of teaching us directions. We speak mandarin so it probably contributed to our smooth conversations with the staff. Housekeeping personnel is also nice. We booked 2 rooms, one with windows and the other had none. We were surprised that the room without windows was as good as the room with windows. The air conditioning unit in one of our rooms is noisy but is tolerable. Both rooms are not spacious but are very clean. The bed is comfortable. We loved the shower for its forceful water flow. The hotel's location is OK since convenience stores, restaurants, and the subway station are of walking distance to the hotel. There is a restaurant just beside the hotel and it served tasty food at an affordable price.
G.W. from Manila, Philippines
This hotel is located in Shanghai (Hong Kou - The North Bund), close to Hongkou Football Stadium, Lu Xun Park and Memorial …More
Shower was broken but was fixed within 10 minutes of my complaint. Hotel is cheap but the location is slightly inconvenient for general tourist purposes. Breakfast was adequate but not excellent. Macao Dollar restaurant next door has excellent hot pot meals, with English menu if required. Convenience store nearby for buying water bottles and other items. Hotel bar and sauna were closed the entire time I was there.
Metro is half a mile away (Huang Xing Lu station on line 8). Write down the hotel phone number to give to your taxi driver when you first arrive since the map on the hotel website is poor. Once you check in the hotel card can be shown to taxi drivers with no problems.
This hotel is located in Shanghai (Yangpu), close to Huangxing Park, Yangpu Bridge, and Tongji University. Local attractions …More
The Xinhui hotel is an excellent Chinese style hotel. By Chinese style, I mean that you should expect as rather firm mattress, which local belief holds to be more healthy, and that the decor may not be what you expect from a more internationally styled hotel. Also, since this is not a high rise in the increasingly vertical megalopolis of Shanghai, do not expect a grand vista from your window.
But, the hotel staff is very friendly, even if your Mandarin is as bad as mine and presumably if you speak none at all. The rooms are completely clean. Everything is above board. And you can't beat the price. Plus it is in a rather interesting artsy area, not far from the excellent Shanghai Metro. It is also about a block's walk from a true local food market where I dare you to find another tourist.
Bryan from Southern California
This family-friendly hotel is located in Shanghai (Xuhui), close to Shanghai Stadium, Longhua Temple, and Metro City. Also …More
I stayed here three nights and it was a decent hotel. I was able to see good parts of the city from room on the 22nd floor. The room itself was shabby - the wallpaper was peeling, there was mashed fruit (or something) in the carpet, and the window wouldn't shut all the way. The bathroom and beds seemed clean, though. The neighborhood seemed shabby as well - many stores were closed or not built yet, and since there are not as many tourists in that area, I felt a bit more hesitant to go out at night.
Two very bright spots about this hotel - it is right across the street from a metro station on line 1, so pretty much anything is accessible from your hotel. Second, I had internet trouble, but one of the hotel employees went up to my room and fixed my computer so it would work with the system (he knew what to do, he just changed the DNS setting to Automatic for you techies out there). I was impressed that he came up all the way to my room and helped - he easily could have sent someone later, or blew me off. I was very happy, as I needed the internet that same night.
Overall, even though it was shabby and not in the greatest neighborhood, for the price I think it was a good value. I would consider staying there again.
This hotel is located in Shanghai (Zhabei), close to M50 Arts Community, Jing An Temple, and Jade Buddha Temple. Also nearby …More