In Reality Check, we strive to bring you the facts about urban legends.
A long-standing legend claims that Shanghai's five-star hotels have unrestricted access to the web. So while we were busy updating our Travel Deals
section, (lots of 20-30% discounts on rooms
over the winter in there), we asked the IT departments at several hotels if you could get onto Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Google, and other blocked sites from their properties.
Indeed the legend is partially true.