This hotel does not look like a Holiday Express at first, almost like Holiday Inn (original). So I'd say it exceeded my expectation coz I was expecting the Express standard.
Everything was great
from the moment I walked into the hotel, the front desk, lighting everything. Room is great too. I did not ask for a smoking room at first and they changed it for me quickly.
The only drawback was the food. But I knew it was Express level and not the normal Holiday Inn so I'd say they have passed that standard but I wish they could provide us with more choices.
They even have bicycles for rent. It's also 10 mins from the nearest Tubes/Underground/Metro station, so I can get to Puxi in no time. [Less]