New and good hotel, great breakfast for Chinese.
The hotel is located far from city centre, and subway stations. But it's a good location to stay if you would either stay overnight from PVG or visit Shanghai GM or other closed corporations. There
is no convenient stores or decent restaurants within walking distance. There is a snack/beverage vending machine in the lobby and the hotel restaurant offers set menu for lunch and dinner (Chinese style).
I've seen many reviews complained about the breakfast, both from westerners and Chinese people. Although the breakfast is not friendly for western people, I was actually shocked by the choices offered. They are definitely many more than other budget Chinese hotels, and most US HIX hotels. There are a few types of breads, salads, fruits, sausages, fried eggs, as well as coffee and yogurt. And there are more Chinese foods to appeal local customers. E.g. Noodles, hot milk, fried vegetable, Shanghai wonton.
The front desk staff were friendly but inexperienced. The check-in process was not very smooth and it went a couple of rounds to confirm my room types. The waiter from the restaurant didn't know how to bill to my room and I had to pay directly. The room, and amenities is better than average HIX hotels. The air-conditioning is modern and with low noise and I got a nice sleep quality. [Less]