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Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #244 of 5,160 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Great hotel for business travelers who want to stay in the French Concession. It's a clean and modern hotel with a great gym. And it is a great value at less than 1,000 RMB a night. After staying in several different hotels in SH this will be my first choice going forward.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Huaihai, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2011

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Huhai Hotel Shanghai for your recent stay. Our hotel is conveniently located in downtown Puxi, in the former French Concession, at the junction of Huaihai Road and Fenyang Road, close to the main shopping and entertainment districts. At the same time, our hotel is an efficient and well-designed base for your business trip to China's financial center. We were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 22 October 2011

This is my second review of the Hojo Hua Hai Rd, and my thoughts have not changed, this is easily my favorite hotel in Asia. The hotel is top quality with professional staff, stylish lobby, they sit you down when you check in. Even the bellboys are polite and speak English.
The rooms are well maintained and retain a new feeling about them.
Even the standard room has dual shower and bath, free wifi and LAN in the room, with English channels on the TV, in fact the default channel was BBC world, a rarity in China where it's normally located on channels 55+.
The location is perfect, seconds to Hua Hai Rd, and south Shaanxi MRT station is less than 5 minutes walk. Hua Hai Rd is in the heart of the French Concession and very upmarket, do take time to wander through the backstreets for a more local feel.
The hotel also books train tickets for a small fee, and they deliver them to your room. Much easier than doing battle with the Chinese speaking staff at the station.
Highly recommended by me, this is my first choice and well worth the money.
Do avoid the locals on Hua Hai Rd offering you overpriced 'Hermes' wallets and bags, they wait on mass for the tourists to come past.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are nicer, but not a huge difference between them and the standard ones
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Huaihai, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2011

Dear guest, thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Huhai Hotel again for your recent stay in Shanghai ! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our immaculate rooms, and excellent services in our hotel. We appreciate the high grades you gave our hotel on location, cleanliness, sleep quality and service. We hope that you will stay with us again in the near future!
With best regards!

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Reviewed 30 September 2011

Stayed here a while back but thouroughly impressed with this one. For a weekday I paid about 850 RMB which got me a great king sized room that looked out over the French Concession area of Shanghai. As I was only here the one night I did not experience most of what the hotel has to offer, however the room was of a high quality with a great wallmounted LCD TV that double serves as a PC monitor for your internet connection!

If you are looking for a but of luxury without going over the top this hotel is well worth the money. It is about 10 minutes walk from the nearest Metro Station: South Shaanxi Road and in a great little part of town with lots nice things to do there.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Huaihai, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2011

Thank you very much for taking your value time to submit this comment. We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience in our hotel! Our hotel is located beside the commercial street with various stores, restaurants around and a great view of French style as well. Hope we will meet again on your next coming to Shanghai!

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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Ok, typical ignorant Brit abroad time. Stupidly it wasn't until I was in Shanghai that it dawned on me that why on earth would all of these millions of Chinese people read, speak & understand English?

After arriving at the hotel (decent area in Shanghai, just on the cusp of the French concession area - beautiful tree lined streets, not what I expected at all of China) I struggled to communicate with the reception staff which I thought odd for a big hotel chain such as HJ. But that's my problem and not the fault of the hotel.

Everything about the hotel; the lobby, the rooms, the service, the restaurant is what you'd expect from any other HJ hotel - very good quality comparable with a Sheraton or Marriott.

The restaurant (once we'd established I wanted a table) had a great selection of food available and good service

Room was very big and well equipped.

If you're in the neighbourhood try and find the Velvet lounge bar - great fun

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Huaihai, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2011

Thank you very much for your comment and it encourages us to do our best and improve our service. We expect for your next staying in our hotel!

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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Stayed here recently on business. Check in fine and straightforward. Rooms spacious. I had a corner suite. Nice To have the wardrobe tucked away in the corner room. Wifi worked ok. Good sized bathroom and bed. However walls were too thin. I could hear the occupants next door including when they had a bath etc. Not ideal!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Huaihai, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2011

Thank you very much for taking your value time to submitting your comments. I am so glad to hear that you are satisfied with our hotel generally and the problem of the wall will be on the list of hotel's next renovation.

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai

Address: No.1 Fenyang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China (Formerly Cyts Eastern Huaihai Hotel)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Huaihai Road
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#200 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#239 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: €85 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Downtown Puxi. Just a few minutes walk to several key areas of the city. Shopping and dining is conveniently situated around the area. Free Broadband and wireless in all rooms. Rain forest shower cubical and bathtub in all rooms. ... more   less 
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