Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square is located in the Putuo district of Shanghai, on west of the river. A 4-star hotel with Hongqiao Airport 8km away.
It is pretty far from the city centre, about an hour drive away. It is a 20-minute drive from Hongqiao Airport. Other destination nearby the hotel are Linkong Economic Zone, Caohejing Hi-Tech Park and Shanghai International Procurement Exhibition Center.
Close by is a subway station, Zhenbei station (line 13), surrounded by several malls with the nearest being 118 Mall. The hotel has an elevator that lead to the basement of this shopping centre.
High ceiling lobby with marble-finishes. Even though it may not be as impressive as some other hotel, certainly a sense of luxurious ambience is present.
Check-in And Check-Out
2 island of counter sporadically at the side with maximum number of front desk staff stationed. Even though it is an international brand, staff spoke minimal English. Both checking in and out were swift and no process deviated from other international chain.
Check-in time is 2pm while check-out time is 12pm. This is yet another hotel that didn’t allow me to check in as early as 9am. I was only allowed to check-in at 12pm.
Allocated a 38m² room on the fifth floor. Though not as huge as The Westin Mumbai Garden City, there was sufficient space for comfortable and ease of maneuvering of luggage and movement.
Modern design with cosy vibes was the sense.
Besides the King size bed, an arm chair and a working desk were in the room. In addition, a flat screen TV was facing the bed, configuration was similar to all hotel’s room. The bed was firm though pillow was too soft for me.
Total of 48 channels offering mainly Mandarin programs with an exception of 1 Japanese, 1 Spanish, 2 Russian and 3 English (CNN, HBO, and RT) channels.
Total of 5 multi-electric plug and 1 China specific. Though Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square offer 1 USB plug, it was faulty.
Minibar with China Beer (TsingTao) and Heineken cum some soft drinks and water (both still and sparkling) cum a selection of liquer and snacks. Complimentary coffee and tea were offered too.
Wardrobe space was available with bathroom, slippers, iron and ironing board. Sufficient hangers were provided.
Safe was placed beside next to the wardrobe and in a drawer under the safe was some brush for the leather shoes.
View from the room was the main road.
Separate shower area and bathtub. This is one of the rare hotel which one could enjoy the sound from the TV in the bathroom.
In the shower area, there are both the hand shower and rain shower options. A laundry line is offered to guest too. The height of the shower and temperature of the water were easy to adjust as well.
2 sets of Bath and hand towels were available.
Standard range of complimentary toiletries were provided for the convenience of guest such as Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Soap, Toothbrush, Comb, Body Lotion, Vanity Pack, Sewing Kit, Shaving Kit.
Housekeeping at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square did a very good job for my room. Even my colleague reflected the same. All complimentary items (except soap) were replenished. Each inch of the room was tidied, including the bed and bathroom. I was glad that I noticed no leftover hair anywhere in the room.
Gym, indoor swimming pool, parking are all available at the hotel.
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square offers 2 dinning option; Noah Cook for international cuisines and Lobby Lounge for a drink. The former was where breakfast is served. At the breakfast, a wide range of selection was available.
Luggage storage facilities, parking, laundry are available. I am impressed with their laundry service, as my zip was slightly detached, the helped me to mend it. This same playsuit with the same issue was washed in various 5-star hotels, none provided this service.
I booked using corporate rate at 800 CNY per night for the 3 nights, checked in on 10 September 2018 and checked out on 13 September 2018.
I would recommend Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square anytime, if you are in Pudong.
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square
1699 Jinshajiang Road, Putuo, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 21 2213 8888