Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo – Shanghai, China

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.

 

 

Surrounding

 

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.

 

 

Lobby

 

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. 

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Lobby

 

 

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.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Check-in and out counter

 

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.

 

 

Room

 

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.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - From the entrance

 

Modern design with cosy vibes was the sense. 

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Room View

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Another View of Room

 

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.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - View of Room

 

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.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Plugs

 

Total of 5 multi-electric plug and 1 China specific. Though Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square offer 1 USB plug, it was faulty.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Mini-Bar Snacks

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Mini-Bar

 

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. 

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Wardrobe

 

Wardrobe space was available with bathroom, slippers, iron and ironing board. Sufficient hangers were provided.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Safe

 

Safe was placed beside next to the wardrobe and in a drawer under the safe was some brush for the leather shoes.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Shoe Brush

 

View from the room was the main road.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Room View

 

Bathroom

Separate shower area and bathtub. This is one of the rare hotel which one could enjoy the sound from the TV in the bathroom. 

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Bathroom overview

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Another view

 

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.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Shower area    Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Bathtub area 

 

2 sets of Bath and hand towels were available.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Soap

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Shower Gel and Shampoo

 

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.

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - More Complimentary amenities

 

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square In Putuo - Complimentary amenities

 

Housekeeping

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.

 

 

Facilities

 

Gym, indoor swimming pool, parking are all available at the hotel.

 

 

Restaurants

 

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.

 

 

Services

 

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.

 

 

Price

 

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.

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

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
中国上海普陀区金沙江路1699号
Tel: +86 21 2213 8888

Websitehttps://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shgns/hoteldetail

 

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