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Howard Johnson Plaza Waigaoqiao Shanghai

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Booked Suite. Place seems quiet, in the middle of nowhere really. Suites are spacious and quite cheap too. Rooms are modern, clean and equipped with all what you need if you have couple of days to waste. It is difficult for me to appraise Chinese food - I have no point of reference you see. Western grub is luckily also... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. It's about 15 minutes from the metro which is an easy walk. The location of the hotel is fine and the area seems safe but there is a security guard at the door of the hotel 24/7 anyway. Room is great though the higher floors have a much better view (the hotel has 23 floors).... More 

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The interior of this hotel is great. The rooms are very clean and quiet. The breakfast buffet is very nice, very eclectic. The issue, as others have stated before, is the location. Taxiing into the city will run you over $30 USD one way, and taking the subway is maybe 60 minutes+ to the city centre (including walking time to... More 

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2 Thank CanadianTravelFriend
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This hotel was well appointed but relatively far from downtown. The room was very comfortable and very clean. At $60 + tax a night (booked on Agoda) it was good value for money. Breakfast was good but the coffee shop nothing special.

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Thank Trevor S
Canada
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609 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is a well used hotel, because lots of tour groups use this hotel. That does not mean the front desk service was good. But I do appreciate the lady that cleaned our room walked an extra mile to help me fix my shoe, and didn’t look for any tips. Location of the hotel is in a residential area. It... More 

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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel, kind staff. Breakfast could be much better. Really far away from downtown Shanghai, there was a mistake with the reservation and my company booked this hotel instead than the howard johnson in downtown shanghai. You need at least one hour by metro to reach the financial district, and you need a taxi to reach the closest metro station.... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Our group stayed at this hotel for two nights as part of a 7 days China tour. Non of the air conditioners in our rooms were working. The temperature inside the rooms were 27 to 29'C, very uncomfortable. Request to non smoking room and deodorizing the smoking odor were not honored. The bed sheets have holes on it. There was... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

Room #2109: The bathroom has opaque glass for one wall that turns clear when electricity is on, but it didn't work. Anyone using the bathroom can be seen by others in the bedroom. Contacted the front desk and showed the problem to a housekeeper, still took 2 hours before we got another room. Avoid it. Room #2108: My father got... More 

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Thank Charles_Xavier
Frankfurt
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70 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

it is actually a nice hotel with comfortable rooms. Breakfast is nice standard Chinese breakfast and a few western pastries. The room has no wifi. Connectivity is via Ethernet cable. Somewhat quaint. Wifi only available in the lobby and Is not always working. Location is a bit far. It is near the end terminal of a subway line if u... More 

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Thank Oxon93
Wollongong
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in early December 2014. The room was overheated. It got up to 29 degrees C. We could not sleep and it was very uncomfortable. We asked the staff to lower the temperature three time, their solution was to tell us to open the window. In Shanghai that means letting all the toxic... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Plaza Waigaoqiao Shanghai

Address: NO. 5658 Zhangyang North Rd, Shanghai 200137, China (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Waigaoqiao Shanghai)
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Waigaoqiao
Price Range: $103 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Waigaoqiao Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 301
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“Non-smoking floors still sadly smell like smoke”
 of 5 bubbles CanadianTravelFriend, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles chinatourist2015, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“Make sure the room is not too hot. Wi Fi is only available in the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles Holiday88Wollongong, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“I stayed on the 22nd floor and loved it. Great view of Shanghai.”
 of 5 bubbles weekendshopper15, 25 Nov 2014 | Read review
“As it is in a quiet area any room would be OK”
 of 5 bubbles Pechfoodlover, 30 Apr 2014 | Read review
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