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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Rushed to China. Catched by the photos and the cheapest price online. Convenience for my personal errands is another reason to select this hotel. It’s named Magnolia Shanghai when I booked it. Now it’s using its Chinese literature name “JinJiang”. (The proof is that those photos and location are same) Located at a quiet residential area and a nearby university.
Over 10 stories tower looking. When entering it, one lane drive through in the front of small entrance , dim lighted and rusted lobby and several foreigners waited in line for checking in. Those stuff here don’t have competence like those in modernized hotels in China. But at least friendly and humble. I was told by friend that it’s built in higher stand at the time of early 80’s of last century. But it’s out of date now. Used to US style, I felt everything small here, small room, small bed and other small furniture like sofa, desk, lamp … etc. But it’s very clean. It’s much better, fancier and clean than those motels/low end hotels in US. It’s 5 stars in value for bargainer. I didn’t use and expect any services except free internet . Recommend this place for sleeping and shower 

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank trip2all
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We spent just over a month here as a guest. After viewing the 'normal rooms' we paid extra to upgrade to the 12th floor. Nicer rooms and non-smoking. But in China, a sign only means "no smoking" if it has your name written on the sign. Otherwise, you can smoke where you want--including the non-smoking floor of this hotel. Breakfast was so-so. Maid was helpful and nice. Tip the maid. One of the doormen is an expert on Shanghai weather and a nice guy. One of the restaurant managers is nice. Others sullen. VERY CONVENIENT. If you want a much better property and your are willing to pay more to get it, try the Day Inn Hotel or Day Hotel or whatever that is called. It is also a short walk from the university. Both properties are close to the subway station too. One problem is that there was constant construction going on next to our hotel. Expect noise. The huge building is now almost torn down (constant jack hammer noise) so I expect that to stop soon and the construction of a new building to begin. To be honest, I am glad to be out of this hotel.

Room Tip: Pay Extra for a Nicer Room. Expect Noise from Construction No Matter Where You Stay in This Hotel
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Fayaya
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We stayed in this hotel as part of a package tour. The location is slightly out of the centre of shanghai but it is close to the underground train station and on a line which has access to all tourist attractions.

The hotel staff were terrible right from the start. I had to wait for 15 minutes to check in with no acknowledgement from any of the three staff. They stared down at their screens and paper only. They were not helpful in any of our enquiries with only what I can describe as a grunt in the response even when I tried with my broken mandarin. We sat in the coffee shop in the lobby going through a map with our tour guide and was asked to move rudely even when I said I would be there for two minutes and the coffee shop was empty.

The rooms do not get any better. The safe, air con, fridge all did not work. A lady tried to fix it in the evening we arrived however after an hour she didn't fix anything and noone else came to help her. The fridge and safe was fixed the next day however the aircon remained poor for the entire stay. There is a building demolition site at the back of the hotel so every morning from 6am there was a large amount of noise. The windows are so thin that it blocked our no noise.

Overall a dissatisfied stay. I would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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1  Thank Lumlumah
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Reviewed 22 November 2007

The Magnolia Hotel is a bit on the outskirts of Shanghai, but I stayed
there as it was near my local sales rep's office. There's not too much
in the area, and as far as location goes, you'll probably only end up there if you have to.

The hotel is nice enough. Room is clean, though a bit on the small side. Staff's English was limited, but my colleague helped me check in
so this was not a problem. Breakfast was included in the room rate and
was quite plentiful, though focused on fried things.

All in all, this was a decidedly average business hotel in China. There are certainly fancier places to stay, but if the location is convenient and the price is right, there's nothing wrong with the Magnolia.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Thank brenc3
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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