Holiday Inn Vista Shanghai4.0 out of 5.0
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This Holiday Inn is getting a bit aged, but I still found the rooms clean and the service good. It's not in downtown Shanghai, but if you don't mind the 10~15 minute walk, you get a quite central hotel within walking distance to good nightlife and restaurants.
My company use this hotel as corp one as close to office, years ago we stayed there many many nights and after years i come back recently. Feel like home and although not much surprise i got what i want here. Worse is like i cannot find good stuff to eat nearby or i do not know well the place. Will stay here again and explore, will swim this time as well.
This is a standard 3 star level hotel. It's clean and functional, and that's it. It's convenient location to the Metro is great. Breakfast, like everything else, is so so. Reception is so so as well. No emotions. Not unhappy to help, but not happy to help as well. Maybe they are robots? Rooms are so so. Bathrooms... So so. Nothing terribly wrong, but really nothing great.
As the previous reviewer has mentioned, the room was way too hot. Did not even bother to complain as we checked in late and we were leaving the next day in the morning. Had to open and close the windows to control the temperature throughout the night. Things got worse from that point. Noticed stagnant water in the drain hole but decided to ignore it and have a shower. Midway the bathtub filled up to my knee as the water was not draining. Had to call for help. The only saving grace was the breakfast, which was acceptable.
Having stayed at this hotel many times, I recognize the need for opening windows. It is often hot before the A/C has been turned on in about June. They will tell you that the A/C is working, even when it is not even switched on. This stay the Chinese management of the hotel is becoming more apparent. I would not be surprised to see the Holiday Inn name disappear as so often happens in China with franchises. It is marginally Holiday Inn standard.
After staying in hundreds of hotels in 40+ years of business travel, I am extremely picky. I am pleased to report that I had an excellent stay at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista last year. The room was spacious and well appointed. It appeared to have been renovated recently. The WiFi, which can be a problem in hotels in Asia, was perfect stay. Everyone on the staff was very attentive. They seemed genuinely interested in making sure I had a great experience at their hotel. As an IHG Spire Elite member, I was upgraded to an executive level and granted access to the concierge lounge. It was large and well appointed with a diverse menu. I took the super fast Maglev train from the airport. The hotel is walking distance from the subway in a great area of town. It was easy to get around Shanghai from this location. The fitness center had a good selection of machines and was open long hours. I'm going back to Shanghai soon and didn't think twice about booking this hotel again.
The hotel is not in the best location as it suggests it's not really in the centre and nothing is within walking distance but to be far it's not a great problem I found that the rooms were excellent being a spire elite member I was upgraded immediately on arrival to a suite The staff were very helpful and polite in particularly the concierge who was excellent I would recommend the hotel but be aware it is some distance from the airport and business area
Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista is my only choice for business trip in Shanghai. Even though there are new faces, but hotel staffs are always as friendly as friends! The room and bed are as confomable, and its esential for biz trips! Also some new restaurants and convenient shops are opened just next to the hotel, and operates until late in the night.
I selected this hotel for its central location and proximity to business districts. However to my disgust, upon returning to the hotel room on the second day of my stay I found my luggage tampered and my official laptop missing. The laptop had been removed after opening the locks on both my bags! The hotel staff was most uncooperative and wouldn't show me the CCTV footage without police complaint. All this happened at 1A.M in the night. Helpless as I was, I had to checkout early next morning to take a flight out of Shanghai Pudong. Looks like the entire staff is in cahoots to pull off such miseries on hapless travelers. Would you like to entangle yourself with the police in a foreign land one day before departure or would you just quietly absorb the loss and move. Bad hotel. Not recommended.
This was my third time staying in the hotel. What keeps bringing me back is it's convenient location. Just outside the city centre without city centre prices. The staff are very friendly and courteous as well. I'd definitely recommend it to business and leisure travellers alike.
Located in Putuo within 2 miles (3 km) of Jade Buddha Temple, Holiday Inn Vista Shanghai is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Jing An Temple. This 290-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Located centrally in Shanghai, it's also close to French Concession and People's Square.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Wen Xuan Chinese Restaura, which specializes in Chinese cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All of Holiday Inn Vista Shanghai's 290 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, safes, and phones.
At Holiday Inn Vista Shanghai, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is CNY 20 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 533 reviews