Perhaps a nice place to stay back in 1988? Dirty carpets with human hair all over the place, I was given a smoking room as all the non-smoking rooms had been used apparently and even the restaurant had a cigarette odour. Never again.
We spent 3 nights in the hotel. The first night we were given a terrible room in the 2nd floor. Dirty (human hair on the floor) smelly (cigarettes) and noisy (from the main street). The next day after complaining we got new rooms in the ground floor and this time the rooms were perfect – clean, quiet and not smelling. Breakfast was poor – limited variety of food and drinks. The customer orientation of the hotel staff is disappointing – never smiling and always grumpy. The best thing about the hotel is the location – although it’s located a bit far from the town center , the fact that there is a metro station very close by helps a lot. Few stations , few minutes and you are in the city center. The hotel price is very reasonable so if I combine everything I mentioned – I would stay here again but will make sure at check in that I’m getting a reasonable room.
I stayed one night at the Shanghai Olympic hotel. I booked the business room. I made the mistake of not specifying queen bed so I was given a twin room. I was in a hurry to check in so did not change it. First impressions of the room were OK. It was only when I returned to the room in the evening that I noticed the musty smell in the room and the odor of stale cigarette smoke. I opened the windows (risking the mosquitoes as there are no nets on the windows) This helped a little but the smell never went away. I would stay here again but only in a no smoking room. The hotel is very convenient for the subway and is only a short taxi ride from the French Concession area
Due to a flight change we had an extra night in Shanghai, so we booked this hotel at the last minute before we arrived. Upon arrival the hotel looks perfectly normal and the reception area is spacious and has a clean feel to it. But whilst checking in the lingering smell of smoke begins to reach you and whilst you are in this hotel, you can not escape this smell. The room we were given was quite a large room and again at first glance the room seemed fine and we were almost happy with it. But then you begin to realise the room is quite dirty, we had leftover ash on the bedside table, there was some stale food that someone had dropped in the corner of the room and the room had not been hoovered in a while. The bathroom was very dark and dingy. More importantly the room absolutely stank of smoke, this wasn't helped by the sitting area down the hall where people are able to smoke just a stones throw from the rooms. In this hotel it is almost impossible to avoid the smoke. Wifi was intermittent.
If you are willing to pay the price for this hotel then you can get something far better with your money than the Shanghai Olympic Hotel. A lot of little details are overlooked and all these add up and can make your stay uncomfortable. Main issues with this hotel was the smoke and the lack of thorough cleanliness.
I booked this hotel for two days stay in shanghai, on expedia, I especially noted I need a Nonsmoking room, but when I checked in, the front desk told me there is NO nonsmoking room for me at the price I paid. I need to pay extra for an nonsmoking room.
The room is reasonably clean, but it's just filled with cigarettes all the time. I open the window, but it didn't help to remove the smell, and the worse is Mosquitos flies inside through windows with no screen.
The facility is sort of old style, button for lights didn't work well, the wireless connection constantly disrupted. The front desk ladies were not helpful, they didn't event try to.
I won't recommended it .