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Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.2099 Yan'an West Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200336, China (Hongqiao)   |  
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“Excellent hotel with great facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed our stay. First impressions are very good, clearly a business orientated hotel, whch is backed up by its location. Room was very clean and tidy and the bed was great. The swimming pool, sauna and steam room was excellent and the jacuzzi was the hottest i have ever been in! Breakfast was very good with a great range available with both local and western options available. Had some drinks in the evening, have to say they were very expensive, as we were quite merry by the end of the night, ordered two glassses of champagne which were £20 each!!! Location is the business district, so taxi was needed to get everywhere, although a metro is nearby, however the directions we got from the conceirge were rubbish as we were looking for it for 1 hour!! in the end got a taxi!

Overall very good hotel, just watch out for the alcoholic drinks!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear guest,thank you for staying with us and sharing your opinions on tripadvisor. Our hotel is more or less a business oriented hotel due to the golden location with easy access to international exhibition center.However, we take leisure guests as important as business guests by offering them with wide range of dining choices, cozy guest rooms, comprehensive health center facilities.Besides, we have Metro 2,3,10 nearby, taking you to most of Shanghai's scenic spots. Live lift to discover! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have stayed here on multiple occasions, all have been enjoyable. The hotel is conveniently located near the 10 Line of the Shanghai Metro so anything in Shanghai is a short ride away. You do have to walk through the park across the street to get there, but even that is enjoyable, especially on the weekend when the recently married couples are there getting their pictures taken.
The hotel staff is always pleasant, attentive, and professional. To offer an example, I provided feedback regarding inconsistent preparation for over easy eggs. although the selection sheet listed over easy, they invariably came out over hard, the typical Chinese style (more chop stick friendly). A short note to the hotel garnered a quick response that included additional training for the staff. I'm happy to report the eggs were perfect this last stay. it may seem trivial but when you travel a lot, the little things influence your choice of hotels.
There are a number of dining choices, prices vary but a typical for a large hotel in an urban area. There are also a number of restaurants in the area that can be enjoyed.
The hotel also hosts the best Oktoberfest in Shanghai during late September. I attended this year and had a great time. Excellent food, great band and tent atmosphere, everyone in attendance while I was there seemed to be having a great time.
I highly recommend the hotel, I'll be back next month!

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear guest,thank you for your vivid comments on our hotel.As Renaissance hotels,we do recommend guest to LIVE LIFE TO DISCOVER.We are glad you discover the variaty of dining options, the shortcut to Line 10, the intriguing and indigenous wedding photo shoot in Shanghai. We highly recommend you to stay at our hotel for your easy and comfortable access to your travel needs and for your brilliant discoveries during your following trips.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel is very modern and chic. The service is great- in fact the best of our trip to china. The rooms were very modern and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. Our trip included it, but it is my understanding that there is normally an extra charge for this, so i would make sure I know about this before I sit and start eating. But it was great food, both western and chinese.

There is also free wi fi throughout.

The location was not too great. There is a metro 6-8 blocks away, the line that takes you pretty much everywhere touristy. and it's about a 20 min metro ride-- so about 40 min to get to downtown. I didn't take cabs so not sure how they would have cost.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear guest, thank you for your comments. We are proud to be the best hotel during your trip in China. Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel has a good tradition to offer superior food and service. There are bus stops nearby and the various lines could take you to most scenic spots. Though far from downtown, it is good to located in Hongqiao for guest to have easy access to the airport and railways.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were booked into this hotel as part of our group tour with "AFFORDABLE ASIA"..Found it to be a wonderful hotel..very upscale..great buffet breakfast....good location. Seems to cater more to the business client..but considering it was an included hotel with our tour package was very surprised.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear guest, thank you for staying with us. We are glad to see your comment and we are proud to satisfied you with our comprehensive facilities, delicious meals and attentive service. Hope we could be your first choice when you visit Shanghai next time, no matter business or leisure.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for a meting I had in shanghaimart building. I ordered a car to pick me up at the airport and that was good. Lobby was noisy when I checked in but it was quick and efficient. Room are small but quiet, clean and bed was comfortable. Beakfast was good the next morning - buffet is extensive. Check out was fast. They held my bag for me all day and then helped me get a cab to the airport.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear guest, thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoy easy access to shanghai mart due to our hotel's fine location. We are also proud to provide you attentive service of airport transportation and extensive buffer breakfast to make your trip in Shanghai much more comfortable and like your "home away from home". Look forward to your next stay with us soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Have stayed here many times; this time for five nights. Staff is always friendly. Food in the executive lounge better than past visits. Favorite spot is the cocktail lounge by the hotel entrance for a cigar and drink while listening to the life entertainment.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear guest, thank your for choosing our hotel for several times. We are so proud and grateful to have such a loyal customer like you. CC Bar is really a good place to have a cigar and sip a drink and enjoy live band as well. We look forward to your next trip at our hotel to discover something brilliant new in the near future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The rooms at Renaissance Yangtze hotel in Shanghai are smaller than average in the area. The bathrooms are smaller with no separate shower. All of the other hotels on my trip had spearate showers. The club lounge is better than average having extended happy hour times for appetizers and drinks compared to other hotels. Breakfasts had a nice variety of hot and cold foods. The staff is great and very responsive. I was just a little dissapointed with the rooms. Room food service was a minimum 45 minute wait. Seems excessive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceYangtze, Public Relations Manager at Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear guest, thank you for choosing our hotel though our rooms and bathroom facilities do not meet your requirements. We are a hotel with history which is also our strenth that we could combine our 22 years of experience and newly set-up facilities together to assure you a comfortable experience. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Address: No.2099 Yan'an West Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200336, China
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Location: China > Shanghai > Hongqiao
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#81 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#93 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#306 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Hongqiao, Shanghai upscale business district, Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel is your home away from home. Merely a walk away from top exhibition centers and close to major national and international corporations, it is strictly business blend with pleasure in the most convenient of ways. For meetings and conferences, the hotel offers 22 stylish function rooms, all equipped with the latest meeting solutions technology including a Grand Ballroom. Be it for business or pleasure, the hotel offers an impressive array of first-class facilities and inventive catering solutions. With 5 award-winning restaurants and 2 lounges, indulge yourself with gastronomic temptations ranging from classical Chinese cuisine to modern Western fusion. The Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel delightfully indulge every business and leisure guest in unparalleled stay experience by combining Savvy Service with a home away from home feel. ... more   less 
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