We spent 1 night here in March 2014 (We had spent 3 nights already in Shanghai in a different hotel - this was just a stopover as passing through).
The whole hotel is a wonderful historical time capsule - the lobby, corridors and rooms are awash with history and charisma. There are many historic photographs and explanations putting the hotel in it's historic context.
The room was gorgeous - really impressed with the period feel and fittings - a luxurious feel throughout. Bathroom equally impressive.
The location is pretty good too - 10 mins walk from the riverfront on the bund and views across the water to the imposing skyline - particularly impressive when lit up at night.
Downsides ? It is a bit of a trek to a Metro station (Not a great disadvantage as there are so many things within walking distance). Our biggest issue was the wifi. Its free - but there is a 16 digit unique logon - and then a system where one takes your passport number and add numbers to it as a password..... we couldn't get it to work for ages and had to go back to reception to get the info again (And wait for 20 mins behind a huge tour group). And then when you log off to go out / sleep you have to go through the whole rigmarole again to get back on. Even Mc Donalds let you have free wifi with no fuss - how can it be so difficult ?
Sounds a tad picky (ok it is) but when you are stopping over, you arrive tired and need to confirm flights online its a real faff.
Breakfast was ok - not the best but no horror stories either.
However the Hotel infrastructure and history and character certainly make this somewhere to seriously consider.
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- Also Known As:
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