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Shanghai Hotel Reviews
Shanghai's stature as China's business capital hasn’t stopped it from catering both to business and leisure travelers, especially the handful of boutique hotels. Business hotels can be divided into two categories: modern Western-style hotels with all the latest amenities and older hotels built during the city's glory days. The latter may lack great service, modern fixtures, and convenient facilities, but they often make up for it in charm, tradition, and history.
Judging by the number of international chain hotels in Shanghai, the city has proven just how much it has opened to the outside world. Many aren't merely hotels; they're landmarks on the Shanghai skyline. Even the historic properties that make up the other half of Shanghai's hotel market feel the pressure to update their rooms and facilities.
Reservations and Rates
Increasing competition means there are bargains to be had, especially during the low season from November through March. Avoid traveling during the Golden Week (always the first week of October), when the city is packed and rooms and prices are at a premium. During Chinese New Year (mid-January to mid-February) there are excellent deals to be had and the city is astoundingly quiet; the downside is that everything is closed.
Rates are generally quoted for the room alone; breakfast, whether Continental or full, is usually extra. All hotel prices listed here are based on high-season rates.
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