This is an interesting old hotel that has been kept in good but not pristine shape. The staff are accommodating but often do not understand English well enough. Most disappointing is absence of good food options. The room service breakfast and any other meal service (only room service offered)(other dining is formal for large groups) is of poor quality and served in ways that differ from meal to meal...no salt and pepper, one order when two are asked for, no napkins, no pick-up. Location is out of way if you are looking for easy access to tourist spots...hard to get taxi from hotel.
Traveller from USA
The complex in which Le Sun Chine is located has long been recognized by the Shanghai Municipal Government as a model …More
We chose the Rayfont on price, in spite of a number of derogatory reviews.
The hotel is a large, multi-storey complex which, I imagine, was built in the 1980s, and has had little if any refurbishment since then. So, in places, it appears tired and delapidated. But our room was large and comfortable, with a separate kitchen, and was satisfactorily serviced each day. The hotel is handy to the Metro.
Our only gripe would be with Hotel Reception which is extremely busy, and grossly understaffed, making checking in and out a potentially lengthy and fraught operation. Having said that, we arrived at 8.30am, having made no arrangement for an early check-in, and reception staff were able to arrange for us to have our room by 10.45am.
I have been to the tourist areas of Shanghai several times, so for me, it was not neccessary to be in the heart of the tourist district. What is remarkable about Skylight Gardents is its immediate proximity to the Shanghai Botanical Gardens. As a hotel guest, you have free admission, and a private gate that enters into an expansive oasis. If you are in trepidation of air pollution and the hustle and bustle of Shanghai, I would recommend this hotel. The downside is that it is not close to major attractions. So, if you are looking for a very pleasant place to de-compress, before moving to another area of China, and have no need to do tourism 101, then I would recommend this four-star accomodation.
I had a great experience here. The hotel staff are friendly, the environment is pristine. The restaurant isn't the best I've ever had but its adequate. The biggest concern isn't the hotel itself but the location. Anything you will save in booking costs will immediately be lost to taxi fares. Not a bad spot if the weather is nice and you can walk to the Metro. Great hotel not so great location.
Traveller from Birmingham, AL
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Xuhui is about history, culture, and style. With the lowest population density of downtown and the highest concentration of cultural and scientific institutions, Xuhui’s real estate is for the well-heeled. Discover many charming historic Colonial villas, the popular bars and cafés of the French Concession district, Xiang Yang craft and gift market, and the massive Xujiahui shopping complex.