Bed very comfortable and hotel quiet,
check out staff too slow.
It is a great deal if booked through travel web site, direct booking will cost you lot more. Great value for budget traveler. Rooms, service, cleanliness is great. Make sure you request double bed room if travel by 2 persons. Full bath, great furnishing, WI Fi, Working table, great experience. Everything you need for business and comfort for long or short stay. You will pay lot extra at hotel for daily rates. No cancellation charge if booked through travel web site.Location far from city. I took bus plus train to go city. 1 hour from airport and city center. Careful if time is essence.
Location far from city. I took bus plus train to go city. 1 hour from airport and city center. Careful if time is essence.
The room was very clean and comfortable. The location was good, and getting a taxi was never a problem. The restaurant was good with reasonable prices. The staff was very polite and always smiling. Not very good English buy hey is China, what are you expecting? People speak Chinese. A nice quiet hotel.
When I first arrived there it seemed like our reservation was lost. We booked a two beds room but the receptionist said that there were no two beds rooms available and tried to give us a one bed room for a price higher than the one in our reservation. However, I talked to another employee later and she honored the reservation and original price. Also, we talked to the hotel to get us train tickets before our arrival. They said that they could get them for us but a day before the trip they said that train tickets have to be paid for in cash, which was impossible for us because we were not in china yet. So, they didn't get the tickets for us and by the time we got to china they were sold out. We had to buy plane tickets.
Even though it is located far from the center, the hotel lies directly on the edge of the Botanical Garden (which is access able from the hotels grounds) and 2 bus stations are almost in front of the door. The superior rooms are really spacious.
The staff is willing to be friendly but is really overwhelmed with almost everything. Their lack of English isn't helpful either. My feeling is, this hotel isn't fit for foreign guest. But even worst than the straggle to make them cancel their double charging of the deposit or to get actually the room you booked, was the smell in the whole hotel, especially in the lobby - mould fungus!! Its in the air condition system and I guess is comes from the indoor swimming pool which I wouldn't recommend to come any near it. Its disgusting - full of mould, hair, peeling paint and apparently foreigners are not often seen in there. The mould was definitely spreading through die AC as we had mould fungus on the wall opposite of it. Don't go there!!
A stay at Grand Skylight Gardens Hotel Shanghai places you in the heart of Shanghai, within a 5-minute drive of Shanghai Botanical Garden and Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.