Rhea Boutique Hotel Railway Station is situated in Zhabei district, just 10 minutes' walk from Shanghai Railway Station. Jade Buddha
Rhea Boutique Hotel Railway Station is situated in Zhabei district, just 10 minutes' walk from Shanghai Railway Station. Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Shanghai, is barely a 10-minute drive from the property. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is accessible in about 30 minutes' drive from here.
Featuring modern decor and furnishings, all rooms of the hotel are lavishly appointed and aesthetically designed. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with LCD television, IDD telephone, desk, safe, tea and coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Facility of car rental can be availed from front desk for exploring Shanghai's famous attractions. After a hectic day of sightseeing, unwind with a therapeutic massage. The hotel's modern function rooms are suitable for hosting a large-scale business gathering or private event. In addition, laundry, luggage storage facility, concierge service and free Wi-Fi access ensure a hassle-free stay of guests.
American-style breakfast and local delicacies are served at the in-house restaurant. Listen to soothing music while enjoying a drink at the bar on site. Gorge upon a lavish Indian spread at Tandoor Restaurant, about a 15-minute drive from here.
Jin Mao Tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Shanghai, is just 15 minutes' drive away.
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Rhea Boutique Hotel Railway Station Hotel policies
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 18 reviews
VERY GOOD 44 reviews
AVERAGE 26 reviews
POOR 11 reviews
TERRIBLE 4 reviews
03 Mar 2017
Amazing location opposite Metr....
Upon stepping out of the Metro station, we were astounded as my partner and I saw our hotel directly opposite. We entered the reception and although we were greeted with suspicion by the reception staff who overly scrutinised our 'well in date' passports with resident's permits, we were still pleasantly surprised.
It was obvious that the hotel was being renovated and refurbished, as one of the two lifts was out of use, meaning that we had to squash into one with workmen and ladders! We entered our room which was spacious, had a bath which was highly unusual in just a four star for such a cheap price of 29 quid. Our free time was interrupted by the phone constantly ringing in our room at most inconvenient times, but our sleep was pleasant although there were workmen also outside the hotel across the road, we heard nothing and sleep peacefully.
Although the decor leaves a little to be desired, as the wallpaper is peeling in parts and there is the undeniable dark stain on the floors of the bathroom and bed room areas, the furnishing was nice. The hotel even tried to win guests onside, as it offered an array of biscuits,cards, condoms and other treats which obviously must be paid for, but were a nice gesture. There was also a safe in the cupboard, upmarket organic olive shower gel, shampoo, delicious smelling hand wash and other free gifts (which you could take home) and 2 night gowns which we were grateful for.
In the morning we explored the area and were constantly surprised at how quiet it was almost like a ghost town but we were in the middle of central Shanghai downtown area! This was very odd but extremely delightful, as there were hardly any people around this seemingly residential area for a few days.
This is now our favourite hotel for downtown and we would stay here again.
18 Oct 2016
Excellent Location, clean room....
Also know an 'Shanghai New Century Manju Hotel Railway Station Meiyuan', this hotel is very conveniently located right opposite the Hanzhong Road (Line 1) of Shanghai Metro, barely 50 meters from the Exit 2. That was the main reason for me to choose this hotel. This means you can conveniently reach any part of the city by hopping on to the Shanghai Metro.
All the lousy reviews I have read about the place seemed to describe some totally different hotel or perhaps a very different experience. My check-in at the reception was smooth (sufficient English spoken by the 2 staff, no hassles at all). The room - on the 4th floor - was spotlessly clean and surprisingly large, although the view was nothing much (just a residential area on the backside), the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom and toilet area very spacious - well served with really good Hot Water and Liquid Soap and Shampoo, with the regular supply of other things (tooth-brush, comb etc.) - though there was some odd smell near the toilet seat (though the area was clean - perhaps it was coming from the drainage system - but it was not a bother as there was no smell in the room - not even smoking smell!
One odd bit was that there was a Price List which list the cost of each item in the room (very reasonable prices between 3 - 5 - 10-12 RMB for various items) - but it was not clear if the items supplied were complimentary or these were costs for any replacements needed (so I didn't use any - not that I needed to). This should be clearly clarified, so it a potential area for disagreements and unpleasant surprises later. Also for the same the reason I didn't use the cotton slippers that were nicely wrapped - I just used the rubber slippers provided for the bathroom. This speaks of the shortsightedness of the hotel management - by not clearly stating facts they are making the guests skip using what is complimentary and thus having a poor experience.
They could also do well do have a Safety Deposit Box, the absence of which was a bit disconcerting - but not a problem since I was there was just one night.
There is also a provisional store at the ground floor - right next to the entrance so it is very convenient if you need to pick up tit-bits or anything else, including drinks, something to eat, etc. Although there doesn't seem to be any other restaurants close-by - I could be wrong, as I didn't venture out nearby. I just hopped into the Metro to go 3 stations away to a restaurant I know.
The Free inclusive breakfast (which I had with my deal from Agoda) was not bad - enough options for a Vegetarian - both Western and Chinese - and juices, yogurt, warm diluted milk, and fruits - both fresh and canned - besides large variety of Chinese vegetables / non-vegetarian items, including eggs. One odd bit was - the reception was perhaps not aware that mine was an inclusive deal, so I had to tell them it was indeed Free and included in my deal - they are expected to know better, and should have known.
The Internet was Free and pretty good speed - no complaints. Took a while to figure out how to link up, though. The TV was all Chinese channels and useless for me ( didn't need it though).
Didn't use the Tea/Coffee Kettle or eatables, although they were there (as I wasn't clear if they'd charge me the 2 or 3 RMB for the coffee / tea, listed on that price list).
Also, I heard a very faint humming of an underground train in the morning (only because other reviewers made it sound like an Aircraft landing in the room, so I remembered about it and noticed it). Come On People - I think even a refrigerator or an exhaust fan makes more noise than that! People with such incredibly light sleep should never really travel. Mind you this was on the 4th floor (may be it is slightly more on the lower floors - but couldn't so too much).
There was a notice about 'massage' being available in some place close-by - but I think all such facilities - particularly in Shanghai (the scam capital of China) are just a 'scam' to rob gullible people - so I never try such 'services'.
Overall, excellent Value for Money! I will return for the very reasons stated above!
05 May 2016
This hotel staff are so terrible that their manners is one of the worst I ever faced across...
The a/c also didnot work and the stay of 3 days we couldnot use the a/c.
Breakfast is stale and same every day...
31 Mar 2017
Tolerable hotel - Good Value f....
I have stayed in the hotel many weekends that happened to need accommodation in Shanghai. Here i just mentioned the latest. But usually the times i booked it, it was pick time and I could not find availability at a reasonable price in better hotels.
Of course it has the disadvantages of an old hotel, with poor service and amenities, not nice decorated, all rooms smell cigarette no matter if you ask for a non-smoking, , with poor Chinese breakfast. The last time i stayed my husband found a cockroach and we promised not to come back again.
But coming to the advantages, the value for money is good since the price is low, and the location is good and convenient (near the railway station, just outside metro station). It has a mini market inside for some basic things. It is now under renovation.
And of course very near now at a 5 minutes or less walking distance, it was recently constructed a mall with Carrefour Easy Market, Starbucks, and other options.Generally speaking, the cleanliness is average. I only go when i need to spend the least money or when no other option is available. And now that i have a baby, I am sorry to say, I will not select it again unless i see a good renovation result.
03 Apr 2016
Booked on Agoda, where, for some reason it's called "New Century Manju". Old owner's name? In general, a decent hotel in need of a little TLC. 10min. walking distance from the Shanghai Railway station, in front of a metro exit, close to a nearby canal with a pleasant walking/running path, close by to banks, where you can change money, quiet, comfortable and clean, except for the carpets, which are rarely clean in any hotel in China, anyway. Bathroom all marble but one corner of the ceiling covered with mold. Decent (Chinese) breakfast, good Chinglish-speaking staff. Boutique hotel it is not, except if "boutique" means "well priced".
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