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Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I recently stayed here and highly recommend the hotel. The concierge is really good and very helpful in booking the can etc . It is around 40km from Pudong and around 25km from Shanghai airport . Breakfast is good with a large spread. It is a bit far from Bund so will not use it for family as sight seeing places are far hit great from business point. Bathrooms are large. Stay on a high floor.

Great staff, great view, great service. I received the Corner Suite in the 10th floor and was really impressed, clean, enough space and very comfortable. The young staff at the front desk and the concierge helped to make this stay unforgettable!

Exceptional friendly and professional service, meticulously clean rooms, very good food choices, convenient location, couldn't ask for more! I wish other 5* hotels would learn from them! Been here for the past 8 years, at least 4 times a year for few days each trip.

Back again for 1 niht and as usual this is a great hotel, room was not quite as good as normal and TV remote was broken. Shuttle to airport is definitely worth booking as only 80RMB Only down side was the ground floor restaurant was fully booked so had to use room service Also your wifi gets cut off as soon as you check out so don't check out then expect to carry on browsing! (they could at least wait an hour after)

The hotel was good and room comfortable . I had requested for a single bed but due to non availability got twin beds . The beds were comfortable and room was spacious . The dining options were very limited , though the hotel had a cheese restaurant in its premises , which did not offer a great service

First things first; This is a perfectly good, international chain hotel. Everything you'd expect is there and it's fine, never exceptional but never less than fine. So any gripes and complaints are very firmly in the 'first world problems' category. The problem is that Shanghai has so many other, better options that you're going to need a really good reason to pick this place. Overall it's looking pretty tired & dated both public areas and rooms. Not helped by the newer-looking Renaissance just next door. The third and fourth floors are given over to independent restaurants & a bar, but they're empty, or closed and smell weird. The outside terrace on the ground floor is all but abandoned, the ground floor bar is overlit and again a bit tired. On the 6th floor there's what could be (and probably once was) a nice open air terrace next to the (indoor) pool with views over the city. Now it's a forgotten smoking area, most of the seating has been removed, there are lights but they don't work, there's no bar, ... My room was, again, fine bed comfortable and clean, bathroom clean etc. But the decor is showing it's age, the furniture is chipped the wallpaper's starting to peel, small stains on carpet & curtains. Certainly never close to bad enough to complain, but equally never close to feeling great about the place either. It's reasonably handy for the Metro (Shanghai Technology Museum, Line 2 - 10 minute walk), but quiet. In fact the area is weirdly quiet given how central it is, I wouldn't go so far as to call it 'tranquil' but quieter than your average Pudong streets. So there you have it, a perfectly OK hotel ... in a city with so many better options. I made a poor choice, and though it almost feels mean spirited to say it, I won't be back.

Stayed here many times for business during a project from Feb to May 2017. Generally speaking, this is a very decent hotel offering solid quality. Positives: - Although this hotel is obviously a bit old, all rooms I've stayed in were well-maintained and clean. - Most staff very friendly and helpful. Particularly outstanding were the lobby restaurant hostesses and the concierge staff. 1 exception is highlighted below in the "Negatives". - Most of my special requests (e.g. asking for more bottled water, requesting the in-house tailor to sew my pants that had a small cut, asking for a clothes hanger to take with me after check-out) have been addressed satisfactorily. - When I reported internet issues, they were very fast in sending someone to thoroughly check the connection and, upon concluding it couldn't be fixed quickly, offer a room change. Negatives: - Many of the male staff on duty at the wonton/noodle station during breakfast in the lobby restaurant often have a demeanour that seems to imply a guest requesting them to prepare a wonton soup or a noodle soup is an annoyance. There is only one middle-aged female staff at the wonton/noodle station who does not put on an annoyed facial expression when accepting my requests. - One front desk staff called Ada Liu left a remarkably bad impression on me. Twice she refused to simply accept my rejecting dynamic currency conversion at check-out; in both instances I had to persuade her to enter in her (payment terminal) machine that I wanted to be charged in CNY, not in foreign currency converted from CNY at a usurious rate. My advice: Don't rely on staff's verbal statements that if you tick CNY, they will charge your credit card in CNY. Most of the time they will do DCC against your wish, and then you need to call and seek rectification or even dispute the charge. In another instance, when I asked for a scissor, she said scissors were not provided in the type of room I was staying in. I said then please get me a scissor. She then said someone would bring a scissor to my room and wait, while I had to use and then return it immediately to the staff. The gentleman who brought the scissor very kindly allowed me to keep the scissor until check-out. Totally unprofessional behaviour by the same front desk staff, and unworthy of a 5* Crowne Plaza. - Internet signal varies considerably between different areas on each floor. The signal is by far the strongest in the corner where the rooms with numbers ending on -07, -08, -09 are located. - At check-in of my first stay, a foreign IHG Platinum member had been given a welcome drink voucher but I haven't been given one. I did not want to make a fuss, but this act of discrimination didn't go unnoticed by me. All these small negatives combined prompt me deduct 1 rating point, hence 4 out of 5. Nonetheless, I like this hotel as this is the best among our corporate hotels. My overall experience was positive but nonetheless I point out what needs to improve to deserve 5 out of 5.

The hotel is old, needs renovation. the plus is its location which is close to century park and 12 min walking distance from Metro Line 2 (Science & technology Museum). It also happens to be close to AP Plaza(most popular fake market of Shanghai)

The Crowne Plaza is a safe bet for anybody visiting Shanghai on business, but it does come at a price. Standard of facilities is high and, as others have mentioned, the personal attention and service is also very good - perhaps just a little over the top at times.

After a year and a half I returned to this property and was happy to find the same level of service they always offered. This is my favourite Shanghai hotel as it offers a solid balance between price and location while always delivering a great service. You can easily get to the most attractions by taxi or from one of the two subway stations really close. It's also very convenient if you want to go to the airport by Maglev, which you connect from line 2 The station , Museum of Science and Technology , where AP Plaza ( fake market ) is located, is maybe 10 minutes walk from hotel , then 3 stations until you change to Maglev. That being said with the new highway opened , the transit time to the airport dropped and is around 25 - 30 minutes or about 160 RMB. One area for hotel to improve, is the level of English language of many of their staff. In my previous visits many of the staff were actually speaking reasonably good English. During this visit it was pretty bad , across the board. The lounge , the restaurant downstairs and some of the staff around the concierge were really struggling to communicate . If there is something important they would ask one of their colleagues that speaks English to help. But for some simple tasks, like clearing something or when asked to provide directions they could barely speak. Overall a great property and I will likely return

1433 Minsheng Road Shanghai Shanghai

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Pudong within a short walk of Oriental Art Center, Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai is within a mile (2 km) of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. This 4.5-star hotel has 319 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Also near this Shanghai hotel are Jin Mao Tower and Century Park.


Dining

Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai's 319 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Video-game consoles, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.

Room options

Club Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Suite

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Club Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 540 reviews