Hotel Yun's Paradise4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I wish TripAdvisor allowed me to award this hellhole zero stars. Filthy, smelly, smoke filled, gross hotel. Carpets are filthy, torn wallpaper in room, mold in the bathroom, corridors are a filthy mess, smoke fills the halls and our non smoking rooms smells as if someone just finished smoking inside. To top it all off there is a distinct urine smell in the far corner of the room. Hospitality standards differ by country but a clean room should be the minimum expectation world wide. There just is no excuse for the condition of this hotel. The only positive of this hotel is that the internet, at 15Mb down and 17Mb up, is blazing fast by China standards. We stayed here as part of a National Graphic/GAdventures tour group. Any tour group who books in this place is not doing their homework.
Supposedly 4 star boutique hotel. Outside and reception area looks decent. Room was rundown with wallpaper peeling and stray hairs on the bedsheets. Bad mould and mildew in bathroom, on ceiling, around sink, around shower. Toxic smell in room and looked like there had been a flood on the 6th floor. Wifi didn't work in reception or room for me and several others in our group. Breakfast was the worst from 5 hotels I stayed in during trip. Staff were unhelpful and did not speak much English at all when I asked for help with wifi and to open the safe which was locked when I arrived in room.
Rooms where terrible, specially the bathrooms where you would find mold and mildew on the ceiling and walls. Staff really not helpful or nice. Will not go out of their way to help you out. Only good thing about this hotel is that it is walking distance to the street markets etc. Wifi worked best in the lobby and was never able to get it to work in my room.
Pro: Cheap, free wifi Con: 1) Awkward entrance so taxi can't lead you into the hotel 2) Two staffs did not speak any English and also little rude 3) Spermed up blanket for you to sleep on (This was the biggest turnoff) 4) Wallpaper and places breaking down (desk cabinet broken, our window broken so surrounding noise and cold air was just rushing through the room in 2 degrees celcius weather, wall paper peeling) 5) Not very clean- visible smudges on the carpet, dirty tub. One of the worst hotel experiences I've had. Never would I be recommending this place to a human being. The management simply does not give any Fs.
If you are a finicky person, aspects of this hotel will bother you. There are spots where the wallpaper is peeling and minor damage in places, etc. If you are not a persistent nitpicker, then this hotel will be perfectly fine. Conveniently located about a ten minute walk from the metro and fifteen minutes from the shopping district in old town and the gardens. Hotel has almost a Las Vegas feel to it, with the faux Roman fountain out front and flashy fights at night. Front desk staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. Rooms were comfortable and well stocked. Cleaning service was prompt and thorough. The wifi could be spotty at times, but I was able to FaceTime with my family back home. The breakfast buffet was quite extensive and varied. People who may want "Western" cuisine might be lacking for choice (look, this is China; enjoy the fantastic local options!). A good choice for a hotel, with some decorative rough edges.
Staff don't speak English well..hard to communicate and ask simple things. The hotel itself was really good. Room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet had many options including a continental breakfast.
Simply said, the experience was really bad. Initially the pictures promised fairly nice rooms etc. but the reality was something completely different. After check-in we arrived our room and then the reality hit us. Well, to be honest, as soon as we got out of the elevator, we were able to smell the worn out carpet that was most likely never washed. Nevertheless, once we got into our room the only word we got out of our mouths was "filthy". Room was dirty all over, carpet had so big stains on it that it looked like someone died on it. Mold in the bathroom, mold on "minibar" price list, broken lamp covers, a lot of someone's hair on the floor... So it truly gave a new definition for paradise. We asked the front desk to clean our room or take care of it otherwise, but once we came back from dinner, nothing was done. So we were forced to change a hotel late in the evening because our room was simply disgusting. I'd highly suggest to look for another hotel.
It is well located specially close to yun garden market which is so beautiful at night, and the yun garden subway. Not far from downtown, use bus 66, you will get the gorgeous downtown shanghai, where you find most brands, people dancing and singing...The rooms are good and the personal are nice ... There banks nearby just outside the hotel where you can exchange money
First impressions are great as the exterior is imposing. The rooms our group stayed in were in need of redecoration: peeling wall paper, cracked tiling and mysterious fungi growing in the bathrooms. Breakfast was very uninspiring for western tastes. When we tried to order form the bar in the evening there was very limited stock, high prices and very poor service.
I booked this hotel in advance because it was suggested by G adventures. Unfortunately both of the rooms that I had were awful. I prepaid for a couple of nights on my own with a very rundown room but didn't complain too much. This hotel was not cheap. Then I was put into my room that was pre-paid by G adventures National geographic tour and it was equally disgusting. I complained to them as well, and hopefully they will not subject their guests to the same treatment. Definitely a health hazard. I would imagine if the owner of this hotel were to see these pictures he would be equally disgusted and embarrassed. I explained to the person at the front desk but they didn't seem to care at all. I have many more photos and then I have shown but The ones that I shared should be enough to tell you. Feel free to look at the photos. There was Black mold on the ceiling's in the bathrooms of both of the rooms I got, And more than just a little. Mold under and around the sink. Some in the entry hall of the room as you could see in the photos as well And the wallpaper on most of the walls have rips tears and scratches as well as the baseboards were rotted away in several areas. They didn't seem to care when I told them the problems in both rooms. No discount, no comp, in fact I didn't even get breakfast included on my last booking even though I paid full price. The doorman were excellent, very helpful and informative. The people at the hotel were also friendly. The restaurant that's attached seems to have an unbelievable seafood selection. Once this hotel is remodeled, It will probably be worth the money that they get but until then, I highly recommend booking another hotel. I normally do not put a poor rating and less it's very bad but in this case it was.
- Walking distance to Yu Yuan Garden and Old Chinese City
- Free in-room wired Internet
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
Hotel Yun's Paradise places you in Downtown Shanghai, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Yu Yuan Garden and Old Chinese City. This 210-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with a fitness center. It's in central Shanghai and also close to The Bund and Jing An Temple.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All of Hotel Yun's Paradise's 210 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Free newspapers, safes, and phones are also standard.
At Hotel Yun's Paradise, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is CNY 30.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle for CNY 450 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 319 reviews