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Rainbow Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #139 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
Stavanger
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel, not the best location”
Reviewed 16 March 2011

A remarkably good hotel with a very high service standard.
Rooms are very spacey, and in tip top condition. Good bed, good selection of television channels, extremely good service, very good inhouse restaurants.
For executive visitors the 29th floor features a decent complementary "happy hour" between 5PM and 7PM. Selection in the bar is limited but good enough.
The location is the one downside of this hotel.
Subway is not within walking distance, to be honest I didn't even find it, and the selection of places for shopping is limited around the hotel.
One good thing is the Bank of China which is located just around the corner from the hotel. The ATM's here feature english speaking instructions and the staff are usually very helpful. However, the ATM is known to run out of cash in the middle of the night. Alternatively there is another ATM at Galaxy hotel which is just around the corner from the bank...

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

I stayed at the Rainbow Hotel (also called Hong Qiao Hotel) in Shanghai. The rooms are very nice and the service excellent. The best part is the room rates - at 600 RMBs, this was definitely value for money. As an extra measure, they threw in the breakfast as well. This hotel is right in the middle of the city and fairly close to the domestic Hong Qiao airport and station (which are next to each other). As we were travelling frequently out of Shanghai for day trips, this proved very convenient. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

Rooms are very clean and service is very good. This kind of hotel & service . Very Cheap( 600 yuan).It is very difficult to get this kind of hotel at this price in India.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 January 2010

I stayed at the Rainbow Hotel ( Hong Qiao Bin Guan ) for 10 days in a standard room on the 9th Floor during January 2010. My travel experience to Shanghai goes back to 1994 and I have completed at least 40 trips to Shanghai. I found the room to be in its original decor from the late 80's early 90's. The carpet was dirty and stained, the toilet bowl leaked when in use and wall tiles cracked in the bathroom. TV reception was poor in most channels. Airconditioning was noisy and not warm enough on the coldest night.
During my stay, the Hotel was being renovated on the outside with jack hammering works on the outer walls that made any stay in your room during daylight hours impossible due to the noise and vibration.
Service was good when called upon, but it was poor in terms of free water not available all days during my stay, hotel staff barged into the room immedately after ringing the doorbell without waiting for me to get to the door. They caught me out naked twice !
the food and "entertainment" was woeful at the garden restaurant on the ground floor.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Rainbow Hotel Shanghai

Property: Rainbow Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.2000 Yan'an West Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200051, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#192 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price range (per night): RM480 - RM1,106
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainbow Hotel Shanghai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 640
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