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Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya | Asiatravelbug’s Lodge Overview

Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya

Our Accor Advatange Card was about to run out so I made a decision to avail our free evening certificates in Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya. I used to be tossing between Sofitel Hyland within the well-known Nanjing Street and Grand Mercure Shanghai however selected Grand Mercure in the long run on account of higher opinions in tripadvisor.  We opted to improve our room to an govt room and bought a candy deal. The improve costed us solely an extra of RMB 175 (~USD 28) per evening which I feel is effectively value it. The worth of extra perks like in-room wifi, buffet breakfast and govt lounge entry for 2 are positively past the price of the improve.

Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya Govt Lounge

Personally, I feel Grand Mercure Shanghai is bang for the buck! Throughout the time I made the reserving, the lodge is operating a 50% off on their suites which you’ll simply snag at USD 120/evening inclusive of tax. If not for the free evening I’ve from my Accor card, I might have paid for a set.

Location

Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya is situated in Zhabei district simply behind the Shanghai Railway Station. So in the event you plan to have some day journeys to Suzhou or Hangzhou, the situation of Grand Mercure Shanghai might be very handy.

Shanghai Railway Station just behind Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya
Shanghai Railway Station simply behind Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya

Regardless that there’s not a lot taking place inside the lodge’s neighborhood, going to vacationer locations is sort of simple because the Metro Station Line 1 is simply outdoors the lodge. In 3 metro stops for lower than 10 minutes, you’ll already be in Individuals’s Sq.. Though Zhabei district just isn’t touristy, there are 24-hour fastfood eating places and comfort shops close by that will help you get by.

The Room

For a 4 star lodge, the decor from the foyer to the room is fashionable and delightful. Entrance desk staffs are proficient in English. Beds are smooth and have 400 thread rely sheets. The one gripe about my keep is that we got a smaller room than what I’ve anticipated particularly that I’ve paid for a room improve. This may very well be the draw back of arriving previous 12 within the midnight when all higher rooms have been allotted for throughout day time. Our room is situated within the nook of 23rd flooring. I feel one lesson discovered right here is to request for a room which isn’t within the nook if staying on this lodge. It is usually vital to know that the air-conditioning system is centralized and the room temperature might be heat throughout an unseasonably heat winter.

Executive Room in Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya
Govt Room in Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya

There’s a working desk on one aspect.

Executive Room Table Grand Mercure Shanghai
Govt Room Desk

That is the view from our window at evening. We’re in a position to see Courtyard Marriott throughout. Zhabei appears to be a secondary enterprise district and the world is dotted with fairly numerous resorts.

Grand Mercure Shanghai View
Grand Mercure Shanghai View from the Window

The toilet is compact but very useful.

Compact Bathroom in Grand Mercure Shanghai
Compact Lavatory in Grand Mercure Shanghai

The Govt Lounge

The chief lounge in Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya is without doubt one of the most spacious lounge I’ve seen in 4 star resorts. Aside from the eating space, there are a selection of cozy nooks within the lounge the place you’ll be able to learn magazines or browse the web.

A Cozy Nook in Grand Mercure Shanghai Executive Lounge
A Cozy Nook in Grand Mercure Shanghai Govt Lounge

The chief lounge additionally provides comfortable hour from 5 to 8pm when gentle snacks and drinks are served. Too dangerous for us, we arrived from the airport too late.  We opted to take our buffet breakfast in the principle restaurant on account of larger buffet unfold. The meals high quality in the principle restaurant was good with extensive unfold of Chinese language and Western delicacies however there’s nothing actually exceptional.  For the value of this lodge, model new rooms, wonderful lounge and repair assembly expectations, I simply can’t complain.

Executive Lounge Dining Area - Grand Mercure Shanghai
Govt Lounge Eating Space

General, I price this lodge 4/5 stars. This lodge will most likely be one of many good candidates to remain in Shanghai as a handy hub for day journeys to Hangzhou and Suzhou.

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