Located in the northern district of Hongkou, Bothland Hotel Shanghai is reachable in a drive of 15 minutes from Shanghai Railway
Located in the northern district of Hongkou, Bothland Hotel Shanghai is reachable in a drive of 15 minutes from Shanghai Railway Station and around 40 minutes' drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Guests can visit the noted Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, nearly 15 minutes' drive away.
The 320 soberly decorated rooms of the hotel are appointed with common amenities like air conditioning, LCD TV, telephone and personal safe. Shower or bathtub, and requisite toiletries are featured in private bathrooms.
Guests can simply relax at the well-maintained sauna or may avail a wide range of rejuvenating massages offered upon request. The 24-hour front desk takes care of every single need of guests. Additional services include meeting facilities, parking, dry cleaning and laundry and Wi-Fi access.
The in-house restaurant is a perfect venue to relish a wide selection of Chinese specialities. Toast a glass of fine wine with friends or colleagues at the hotel's trendy bar. Enjoy tantalising Indian dishes at Masala Art Indian Restaurant, accessible in 15 minutes' drive from here.
One of the most-visited attractions of the city, the beautiful Yu Garden is reachable in around 20 minutes' drive from the property.
I have never put a review on Trip Advisor but felt it so important to following my stay at Bothland Hotel in Shanghai. I want to save anyone else from making a huge mistake.
I have just returned from an amazing time in China. My first week was spent in Beijing at the luxurious China World Hotel which was 5* plus and each star so very well deserved.
I was informed that for my second week in China the Bothland Hotel in Shanghai was a 3* but having just spent a week there I can absolutely guarantee you that this is not the case. The only plus I could give is for location as it's quite close to an underground station.
We drove into the main entrance and saw the large chandelier hanging in the foyer which looked very nice from the outside...but then we entered the building. The staff were completely unhelpful on the front desk on arrival. We went up to our room to discover - an awful smell, mould surrounding the bath, a broken fridge, broken electrical sockets, a broken TV, a filthy carpet..should I go on? We went straight back to reception who only paid any attention once they fully understood that we weren't happy with the room and weren't prepared to stay in it. We were given a new room which didn't smell as bad, didn't have as much mould around the bath, had a fridge that worked and a TV which worked. However, please don't get too excited - the room was still dirty as you can see from the photographs I have attached.
I have stayed in all types of hotels, from B&Bs in Brighton to 5* hotels in New York. I don't mind how basic a hotel room is as long as it's clean and the word 'clean' doesn't seem to exist at Bothlands.
As for dining, we were booked for breakfast each morning. After our first visit to the dining room (which turns into a pop-up bar in the evening by the way) we never went back! A plate heaped with fried eggs that had been there for Lord knows how long as well as sliced meat and other cold fare, orange squash instead of juice, a two-slice toaster for all guests to queue in front of... dire! As for the pop-up bar, you are better off going to the local supermarket and buying your own refreshments as it's far cheaper. Plus this then leaves the bar staff more to eat and drink themselves in front of you which, believe me, they enjoyed!
Shanghai is a fantastic city and I have every intention of returning, however I would NEVER stay at this excuse for a hotel again. On various websites it stated that this hotel had been recently refurbished - utter rubbish! Someone else had written in a review that they should knock it down and start again, I couldn't agree more.
Expect to read more reviews like mine on Trip Advisor as many of us stayed here in Sept. My friend and I got lucky with our second room as it was a palace in comparison to some of the others. Many of them had fridges which didn't work and they were told that 'none of the fridges in the hotel work' - they knew this was rubbish as ours did actually work. Another friend had the plumbers come to her room three times in five days as the toilet kept overflowing. Please don't listen to your friends who say 'you can't believe everything you read with hotel reviews' because, in this case, I know you will be writing exactly the same review as mine if you decide to ignore my review and book a room at Bothland.
Oh and for non smokers: you can smoke anywhere in this hotel so be prepared for smelly rooms, smelly hallways, smelly lifts...
11 Dec 2015
Stayed Bothland dec. 1999
On a short visit to Shaghai, stayed only two nights. Situated in a busy location, very crowded mostly Chinese guests. Too packed and busy. No shopping or other activities accessible by walk. There was no breakfast.
I have no idea where to start. Basically the hotel is horrible. They have no idea how to run a basic clean hotel. My hotel room was smelling of damp. The bathroom mould everywhere was actually scared to shower or even move the shower curtain in case cockroaches jumped onto me.
Every time I steeped out of the lift the stench smell was disgusting.
The hotel needs to be demolished and start from the beginning. If they need any help in redesigning and perhaps actually employe people to actually do there job. What an embarrassment it must be for the people to turn up to work.
It's a real shame to shanghai as I found the shanghai an amazing place to visit.