I stayed for 3 nights in January 2013. My room on the executive level was nice, clean and comfortable. The lounge was fine for breakfast but the 2nd floor buffet was extraordinary for breakfast. They had choices for the palate of travellers from practically anywhere in the world.
Overall, the staff was very nice, helpful and friendly.
The only complaint I had was the room safe was too small for a regular size laptop (13"?), a first for me in my travels in China. Instead of carrying the laptop to the front desk to be locked up I simply hid it in my room while I was not there.
As for the area, it is not the hustling-bustling Puxi area across the river so the activities at night are limited. Thumb Plaza is nearby, so are a few restaurants both in the hotel and nearby. Additionally the metro is not far away for a hop over to Puxi. This hotel is definitely recommended if your business is on the Pudong side of Shanghai.
- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Shanghai
- Shanghai Renaissance
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned on the fringe of the dynamic new business district of Pudong, the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel is the ideal locale for business or pleasure. Located near Pudong’s Century Park, just five minutes from the Shanghai New International Expo Center, and a 15-minute walk from the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum (and Metro station, Line 2), 15 minutes walk to the Laya Plaza and Thumb Plaza, a collection lifestyle for leisure and entertainment. The hotel maintains a time-honored tradition in warm hospitality and is equipped for handling small to large scale events and banquets. Combined with the very latest in guest comforts, the hotel boasts a thoughtful blend of traditional Chinese decor and contemporary Western ambiance; it’s a truly modern hotel with a distinct flavor of old Shanghai: where East meets West and where tradition meets innovation in perfect harmony. ... more less
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