Stayed here for 4 nights for the end of our Chinese holiday and have to say for the money glad we picked this hotel.
Excellent location for the Yuyuan Gardens, Nanjing Lu and about a 15 minute walk to the Bund. Metro line is right outside but be careful it closes at 7p.m. for some reason so if you are setting your plans around it make sure you double check (we went by Metro all the way back to PVG airport but literally managed the last train before it shut).
Very impressive lobby and lovely spacious, clean bedrooms. Breakfast was very nice tho with great variety on Western & Chinese foods, all be it a tad crowded. Rooftop pool/jacuzzi was a lovely place to unwind at the end of the night, and being open til 11 was ideal for us after another hard days walking!
If I had any negatives it would be the side street to the hotel. Unlike the rest of our travels in China, everything in this street closed at 9p.m and it was quiet eery walking back to the hotel at night (1st time in China we felt vulnerable). Every other night we stuck to the main road, and so not a problem, just felt "different" to the rest of our experiences in China - prob just cos its so Westernised!
Shanghai was a great expereince though (although not quite as special as Beijing for me). We went up Pearl Radio Tower & Jinmao Tower (had a wonderful evening in the bar, great memories), Shanghai Zoo - highly recommended, and all the other sights in Shanghai.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located downtown near the famous Yu Garden and Old Town, the new Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel is just minutes away from the Bund, Xintiandi and other tourist attractions. Whether staying for business or leisure, you'll be right at home at the Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel. Our accommodations feature contemporary guest rooms and suites with luxurious bedding, high-speed Internet, safe, mini-bar and refrigerator. Top-notch facilities include a business centre, four event rooms and banquet halls, and a 17th-floor Club Lounge with expansive views of the city skyline. ... more less
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