Shanghai Grand Trustel Purple Mountain Hotel

  • Room Type : Deluxe Room
  • Stay Nights : 1 night
  • Stay Num : 1 person

I chose "Shanghai Grand Trustel Purple Mountain Hotel" because it was close to the airport and nearest station, and reasonable. I was looking for a hotel which is close to Pudong International Airport because it was my last stay in Shanghai, and I had to go to the airport from the hotel. You can get to the airport by subway line 2, and it is also close to the station (it’s about a 5-minute walk to Century Avenue Station Exit 11). I also liked the hotel is in the centre of Shanghai. It was nice to be able to book a luxury hotel less than US$200.

What does the hotel look like? Check out the entrance and the reception!

The hotel is a very high building, so you can see it as soon as you exit gate 11 of Century Avenue Station. You can see the hotel name on the building, so you won’t get lost.

A hotel name above the entrance

The entrance is very big. There is a large revolving door there.

Monument in the lobby

The check-in procedure was easy. I just showed my passport and paid a deposit by credit card.

A lot of flowers were displayed next to the reception. There seems to be flower service.

Elevator

Inside the elevator

What is the Deluxe Room like?

The entrance door

There was a key card socket and a bathroom on the right, and a closet on the left when I stepped into the room.

The room was clean and tidy. It was definitely a first-class hotel. There are lots of switches in the room, so it was a little bit difficult to find a correct one. That's was the only trouble I had in the room.

The room seen from the window

The bed was king size and there was enough space to spread arms. The duvet was a little bit thin, but I didn’t have a problem.

A painting above the bed

There was a luggage rack, a TV, a desk and a chair on the opposite side of the bed.

A TV

A desk and a chair. There was a paper which was written the name who is in charge of the guest room on the desk.

A chair and a table by the window

There was a big window in the guest room.

It was really nice view because my room was on the 36th floor.

I was able to see the Shanghai World Financial Centre, too.

Bathroom

There was a bathtub in the bathroom.

The shower head was removable and height adjustable, so it was easy to use. The water pressure was nice, too. Shampoo and conditioner were prepared by the shower.

You can switch from the shower nozzle to the faucet by pulling the handle.

The toilet water pressure is a little bit weak. It might be blocked if you use lots of paper.

There is a very large mirror above the sink.

Amenities were prepared by the sink. There was a comb, a shower cap, toothbrush sets and a shaving kit. There were 2 bath towels, 2 face towels, 2 hand towels, a foot mat and a scale, too.

A bottle of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion are prepared, too.

A hair dryer

Closet and Safety Box

The closet was on the left of the room entrance door. The door of the closet is a mirror.

There is an iron, an ironing board, slippers,a bathrobe, a yukata robe, a safety box, some hangers and a laundry order sheet in the closet.

The Safety box is a common type that sets the PIN.

Inside the safety box

Minibar & Coffee station

There was a coffee station on the desk. There was an electric kettle, an ice bucket there. I was able to get 2 bottles of free water, too.

There were glasses, cups, tea and coffee making facilities in the shelf under the desk. A bottle of wine, spirits and snacks were prepared, too, They are not complementary.

A bottle of wine, spirits and snacks

Glasses, cups and tea and coffee making facilities

There was a fridge under the TV.

There were some drinks like juice and beer, and chocolate in the fridge. They are not complementary.

Restaurants in the hotel

I went to "The Collection". There were few people and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Dinner was a la carte only, so I ordered extra large size rice, sour soup, Chinese tea and dessert. The price is not cheap, but each dish was delicious.

You can enjoy Beijing duck at the "QUAN JUDE Restaurant".There are a Wagyu restaurant and an Italian restaurant, too.

Facilities in the hotel

There is a fitness centre. There were lots of colourful equipment there.

There are lots of training machines, large rubber balls and skipping ropes.  There seems to be a yoga area.

There was an outdoor pool though I didn't use it. No one is there when I saw in the morning.

There seems to be a spa facility.

Area around the hotel

There is a convenience store behind the hotel. It has pretty much anything you need. There were lots of good bargains to be found. You can get souvenirs, too. It might be difficult to order at some local shops if you can’t speak Chinese, but you don’t need to worry about it at convenient stores. You had better take a bag when you go shopping because you can’t get a plastic bag. I couldn’t find a rubbish bin, either. There were lots of cars on the street.

A convenience store behind the hotel

Staff & Guests

A security guard was a little bit straight-laced person, but most staff members were friendly. I went to the restaurant at a quiet time, and the staff members response was a little subdued. You won’t have any trouble if you know the basic check-in procedure – show your passport, pay deposit by a credit card and get them back.

There were lots of guests on business trip, tourists and families. It is a luxury hotel, and the guests were of similar stature.

Access

You can get to the hotel by subway from Pudong International Airport, but you need to change subway on the way to the nearest station, Century Avenue Station. When you get to Century Avenue Station, you get out of the station from exit 11, go through the food court and there is an escalator to exit to the ground level. You can see the zebra crossing when you get to the ground level, so cross it and walk through the shopping mall called 96 square, then you can get to the hotel. It will take less than 10 minutes from the station. There are many security guards and police officers in China, so it’s safe.

Food court to exit to the  ground level

Summary

It was nice there are lots of friendly staff members in the hotel. I think choosing this hotel was right because it was close to the airport and the nearest station. The staff members at the restaurant were a little bit unfriendly, but I’m very satisfied with my stay other than that. Moreover, I felt secure there was a convenient store behind the hotel. You will be able to enjoy your trip to China with your passport, yuans, a credit card, map app, sim card, a mask and clothes.

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