Nonetheless, it was still relatively close to the airport compared to the other hotels which were located near the the city (quite a distance away). My taxi hit 130-140km/h on some very slippery and winding freeways so I was quite glad to finally arrive and settle into my room. As I checked in, I didn't know what to do. It was a bit awkward but in the end I let of a little cough which quickly woke up the attendant. This I realised was quite common in China - that hotel staff and even security guards are all fast asleep. I don't blame them! It's 4 am, and you're bound to drift off sooner or later.
Having no mandarin, we somehow both understood my room requests and instructions (higher level, non-smoking etc...). This lady was very friendly as was another lady that helped me check out from this hotel to Shanghai city. At no point was I nervous about travelling around China as what I found was that If you're patient, kind and willing to gesture then you can get around the world quite well! Never stress, remain chilled and it will all work out!
Here are some photos from my stay:
Service - 4
Breakfast - 3.5
Location (accessibility) - 4
Location (ambiance) - 3.5
Amenities - 6
Technology - TV, Internet connectivity, radios - 7.5
Overall Impression - 6.5
How likely I will be revisiting: - Maybe