This is the fifth time I've stayed here, and not much has changed - for better and (mostly) worse.
First of all, the positives: the Radisson is in an unbeatable location, right just across from People's Square (and the subway station) on Nanjing Road and a few blocks away from from the touristy pedestrian street (for those that are into that kind of thing.) It's convenient enough that a taxi or train to the Pudong (new) side of the city is a stone's throw away, while being close to many of the nightlife and cultural hot spots on the old (Puxi) side. The Radisson is also a tremendous value. For the price, it's hard to beat.
Unfortunately, all of my past gripes have still not been addressed. Internet speeds are agonizingly slow.... anyone looking to Skype or VPN should stay elsewhere. Room service is surprisingly bad given how nice the cafe is (breakfast is particularly nice.) And, most of all, while the building is a historic one and has a lot of character, the rooms are very dated, cheaply built and worn. The carpets badly need to be replaced, as do much of the room furniture (not to mention them being very flimsy.)
I continue to stay here for the location and price. Unfortunately, the Radisson Shanghai is a place I book out of necessity and it's not exactly a place I relish staying each time I visit Shanghai for work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience stylish accommodation in the heart of China's largest city at the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World. Visit this centrally located hotel for excellent shopping at the world-famous Nanjing Road mall and immerse yourself in Chinese culture at People's Park. Unwind in the hotel's Vita Spa, one of the finest spa's in Shanghai, indulge in a wide range of delicacies at one of the five food and beverage outlets and host professional events in the 953-square-meter meeting space. With its unique 208-meter tower that features a revolving restaurant and sky bar, Radisson Blu is an icon in the city's skyline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Shanghai
- Shanghai Radisson