The location of the hotel was a slight problem - it is in Pudong but in a residential area, and isn't anywhere near an underground station, so to get around it is almost a must to get a taxi. Nonetheless it is near the Pudong Shanghai Expo, so not bad at all.
The rooms were slightly dated. The room I got was clean and tidy, but the A/C was stuck on high heat and no matter how I tried to change the settings the room was still boiling. The windows wouldn't open, either, and the technician who came to help couldn't do much about it, either. Whilst it was claimed that it take ages for the room temperature to drop, I suspected that the A/C was malfunctioning and wouldn't change at all.
I was almost giving up when the very helpful Guest Service Officer Ms. Lin came along and offered two alternative rooms for me to choose from. The other rooms were way better (with properly functioning A/C) and I'm a happy customer.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Shanghai
- Shanghai Renaissance