No.124 Caobao Road Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200235, China
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About Yitel Shanghai -Xuhui
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Located in Xuhui district, Yitel Shanghai-Xuhui is only a 5-minute drive from Guilin Road metro station. Travellers can access the
Located in Xuhui district, Yitel Shanghai-Xuhui is only a 5-minute drive from Guilin Road metro station. Travellers can access the property in about 40 minutes' drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Noted attractions like the Guilin Park, Longhua Temple and Xujiahui Catholic Church are within 10 minutes' drive of the hotel.
High-end carpets, contemporary wall hangings, earthy shades and premium bedding define the interior of the hotel's 216 opulently designed rooms and suites. Common amenities in rooms include air conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephone, work desk, tea and coffee maker and free wired internet access. Private bathrooms are provided with telephone, shower and requisite toiletries.
Begin the day on a healthy note with a rigorous workout session at the hotel's fully equipped fitness centre. Successful conferences and seminars can be hoisted in the state-of-art meeting room. Besides, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, fax and photocopying, laundry and dry cleaning and free Wi-Fi access ensure a delightful stay.
Kick start the day with a nutritious buffet breakfast served at the hotel's dining venue. Guests can take a 3-minute walk to Guilin Garden Restaurant that offers authentic Chinese cuisine. Those missing flavoursome Indian delights can drive for 10 minutes to Delhi Darbar Indian Restaurant.
Enjoy exhilarating rides at the well-known Jinjiang Action Park, only a 7-minute drive from the hotel.
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 38 reviews
VERY GOOD 97 reviews
AVERAGE 21 reviews
POOR 3 reviews
TERRIBLE 2 reviews
13 Nov 2017
Comfortable and Convenient Loc....
The hotel is located about 12km Southwest of the core of Shanghai. The Guilin Park Metro station is immediately across the street from the hotel so, getting around is convenient. There are a number of shops around the hotel providing many services: convenience stores, fruit stands, bakeries, restaurants and a Wal-Mart.
Because the area is somewhat removed from the central core of Shanghai, most shop employees as well as the hotel desk personnel do not speak English. Bear in mind that a smile goes a long way here and if they see you are struggling, they do their best to help.
TIP: download a translator app (like Google) and the “simplified Chinese” dictionary. This can help with specific inquiries both at the hotel and at local shops.
The room was a bit stuffy. There is a thermostat in the room but, it did not work very well, only blowing warm air regardless of the thermostat setting. The city cooled in the evening and one could open the window to freshen the room. However, the air quality in Shanghai can be unhealthy so opening the window can cause other issues in the room.
The room is clean and well appointed. There is a television (look for CCTV News — an English language channel), telephone, USB jacks (2) to directly charge devices. Although China has some unique sockets for electronic appliances, most North American two-pronged electrical cords plug directly in to sockets here. If you have three-pronged plug, you will need an adaptor.
Instant coffee (2) and teabags (black & Chrysanthemum), bottled water (2-348ml bottles) are provided and replenished daily. There is also a small, empty refrigerator and a kettle. Also provided are two cups and two drinking glasses. Housekeeping will not clean the cups/glasses during your stay. As well, there was a note in the washroom concerning towel use and a concern for the environment: towels left on the floor would be laundered, anything hung up for future use would be left untouched. It didn’t seem to matter where I left my towels — if it was used, it would get laundered if I left it hanging up or otherwise.
The washroom has a rain-style showerhead as well as a hand-held nozzle. Good water-pressure. The hotel provides good quality shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There is a hair dryer along with a number of toiletries (cotton swabs, razor, comb, toothbrush/paste). There is also a spigot for “drinking water” adjacent to the bathroom sink. In the pictures I uploaded you will note there was quite a lot of mold and mildew in the shower/washroom. Such is the plight of hotels in Shanghai. The city is very hot and humid the majority of the year and I understand things can get moldy quickly. Housekeeping staff effectively clean the washroom daily, I just think it’s very hard to keep on top of all the mold. If you are concerned about the sanitary conditions in the washroom, you can do as I did and purchase a small bottle of bleach and give the shower a thorough cleaning.
There is a room safe.
Also provided: terry cloth robes (2) and slippers (two pairs) in the room.
There is a breakfast buffet included with the room. The majority of dishes are more of the traditional Chinese realm and I found I missed the comforts of a “Canadian” breakfast. Mind you, some of Chinese items were delicious. I enjoyed the vegetarian pork (… a bit of a backstory to that one), seaweed salad, congee, noodle bar, and vegetables. There is a bit of an attempt at western breakfast items: side bacon, fried potatoes (in the form of McCain-like potato smiles), fried eggs (cold, greasy), toast, butter and strawberry jam. I ventured over to the Wal-Mart for a jar of peanut butter to supplement breakfast and add familiarity. There are juices, yoghurt, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit (mostly mandarin oranges, cantaloupe, dragon fruit, longan, and watermelon).
There is a self-serve laundry machine on the second floor for guests to use on a first-come-first-served basis. Laundry supplies are also provided. This was extremely convenient for an extended stay such as mine.
Generally speaking — I highly recommend subscribing to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) before you travel to China for your laptop/tablet/phone. One is easy to download in North America and in Europe but, can be difficult to obtain while in China. Many websites are blocked in China (all social networking site, Google, and many media outlets). A VPN will allow you to remain connected to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like if that is important to you.
Rooms are well priced around 500 RMB (about 100 CDN or 75USD / night).
17 Aug 2017
Room is definitely nice, however the service could be improved. Staffs are not the friendliest and not the most helpful. The housekeeping crew are alright, however they often left out / forget things when cleaning and replacing towels and stuff in the room. Breakfast is good with quite a good variety of food to choose from. Location is convenient as it is right opposite the train station. My stay was decent, however I think you can get a better hotel with the same price.
11 Nov 2014
Good location for exhibition c....
We stayed 35 nights on the 12th floor. The Internet connection was good much of the time; the room comfortable; we could get a T.V. channel in English; the air conditioner, however, was uneven, but that might have had something to do with Chinese policies about energy use. As a vegetarian, I especially appreciated the green salad and fermented vegetable choices on the morning buffet that also included a variety of egg dishes, vegetables, rice, several meats, fruits, cereals, pastries - at least 10 main choices every day. We loved being close to two nice parks and not very far from the Metro line 1. The staff was always polite and helpful. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and recommend Yitel.
18 Apr 2014
Bad room and service
Hotel somewhat disappointing, I spent two nights. I had room 220, the wifi was working, there was a TV but no international channels, the room was dirty and Breakfast bad.
When the wind blows outside, the bedroom window opens by itself and you have to put a suitcase in front of the window to close it !
The hotel staff speaks very little English and is not very helpful.
So I do not recommend this hotel.
20 Sep 2012
Convenient Location / Bad Serv....
Wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The location is good. That is all.
Reception service is bad. Male receptionist will shout at you. Breakfast is bad in choice and taste. Air-condition will not work if the weather is deemed cool by the hotel.
Stay at your own risk!