Stayed 7 nights at resort. The staff were helpful and obliging but the language barrier was a challenge (we had lots of laughs). They were always friendly and pleasant, which is a credit to management.
Location was good away from the hussel and hectic pace of the city, having just been in Beijing and Xian. However, there is little to no activities at the resort during the week as the resort mainly caters for week end golfers or short term stays of a day or two.
The only option for dinner is the Chinese Resturant if you wanted to eat after 7 pm, which after a day sightseeing was when we wanted to eat. The menu was typically Chinese with no western options. We did not eat the turtle, bull frog or pidgeon and stayed with the beef, duck and pork and rice. I will say what we had was very nice. Additionally, you also had to be finished by 9pm.
Getting a cocktail was a challenge. The bar was either closed, or they did not know how to make what was on the drinks menu.
My husband and I found the beds hard (the concrete floor was softer), my sister and husband found them bearable. I know the harder beds are the norm in Asia, but I thought consideration would have been given for western preference.
Last comment, the location and staff were great. The resort atmosphere was relaxing and it was very clean. The young caddy master was very helpful and patient with the boys when they played golf and they appreciated his advise. The golf course is magnificent and a credit to the management. The spa and massage facility was very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sun Island Resorts, Shanghai is a leisure and wellness resort destination, located just outside of Shanghai city, surrounded by lush greenery and the Mao River, upstream of Huangpu River. The resort is a perfect escape from the busy streets of Shanghai with just 50-minute drive from Shanghai city or Pudong International Airport.With two 18-hole international golf courses, a man-made beach with wave pool and wide range of activities such as horse riding, handicraft workshop, yacht cruise and go-kart, the resort is an ideal getaway for the holidaymakers. The Wellness Research Centre on the island integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into spa treatments coupled with nutrition and wellness programme such as yoga and meditation to further enhance your wellbeing, is a sanctuary for guests to rejuvenate. With its iconic Mao Pagoda overlooking the island, one of the five ancient lighthouses left in China, ancient food streets and plenty of space, Sun Island Resorts, Shanghai offers a unique venue for teambuilding, incentive parties with an Oriental theme and for events and exhibitions. The Sunshine conference center in the resort offers state-of-the-art conference facilities for up to 500 people with ample meeting rooms for break out sessions or intimate high-powered meetings. Sun Island Resorts, Shanghai is an ideal getaway destination for guests looking to rejuvenate from the pressures of the big city and for corporate meetings and retreats to recharge the team for future challenges. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Island Hotel Shanghai