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The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai

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In the center of Shanghai with endless flow of people, there is a place that could take you back to the 1930s to appreciate the golden age of Shanghai. That is The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai.The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, an Art Deco masterpiece infused with gold age of Shanghai, owns the superior geographical position. Located in the People's Square, centre of Shanghai, the hotel enjoys convenient access to all parts of the city with the Shanghai Metro Lines 1/2/8 less than 30 meters from the hotel. Moreover, the hotel is bordered by major cultural and entertainment highlights within walking distance, such as Nanjing Pedestrian Road, People's Park, the Raffles City, the Shanghai Museum, and the Shanghai Grand Theatre.This hotel attracts guests with its private and graceful environment instead of the splendid and magnificent impression. The stained glass dome looks so gorgeous with carved staircase winding up. The candlelit crystal lighting collocates with palatial valance creating the elegant and sumptuous atmosphere. The unique collections displayed on the wall of guest room floor corridors, such as jewelry boxes, manual-shaving-hair tools, ancient door latch, traditional pipes, ladies' hand bags, Hawksbill needles, cookie boxes, etc, all tell guests the history of Shanghai. Entering each room, the song " Rose, Rose, I love you" reminds each guest of the prosperity of the old Shanghai with its sweet voice and nostalgia melody. Standing on the guest room private balcony, you could feel the quick pace of the modern city while retrospect the past good times at the same time.Yangtze Hotel, the predecessor of The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, opened in 1934, owns 80 years of history. Decorated with lavish art deco style, this hotel was touted as "The Third Largest Hotel in the Far East" by the renowned architect, Li Pan. This hotel used to be a popular social resort gathered many celebrities and movie stars, and it was exactly the birthplace of the most classic and well-known song "Rose, Rose, I love you". In order to inherit this cultural heritage, Yangtze Boutique reserves this song as the background music in the room, and names one suit of room as "Rose Suite" to be one of the signature of the hotel, which becomes the favorites of many guests. Over the past 80 years, the Yangtze Hotel witnessed the ups and downs of Shanghai. In 2009, the Yangtze Hotel was renovated gorgeously and re-emerged in a great sumptuous way, reserving the classic Art Deco design style while mixing the 1930s old Shanghai style together. Just like the time flying back, The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai guides guests back to the glamorous and extravagant life in old Shanghai with great charm and elegant demeanor.
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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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Stayed for 5 nights as part of a conference group. Very convenient for People’s Square and there is access to the metro literally 2-3 minute walk away. Lovely big room with seating area and a desk. Bed was super comfy. Housekeeping were efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful. Drank in the 1st floor bar a few times. Pleasant but no natural light and not much atmosphere. The hotel suffers from a lack of natural light overall. Not much they can do of course but worth noting as there wasn’t an outside lounge or bar to enjoy. If they could add one on the top floor or something it could really change the place as there is little competition in the immediate vicinity. Had breakfast there each morning which was ok. The egg bar was quite good but I found the continental options a bit bland. I have certainly had better at international chain and boutique hotels alike. Price is reasonable for central location and quality of the room etc.
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Response from Management-Yangtze, Manager at The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear berrybaby78, We thank you so much for this warm feedback about The Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy your stay here. We truly look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Very nice historic hotel in the center of Shanghai very close to People's Square and Nanjing Road. Nicely decorated, spacious and elegant rooms, and great service from all the staff. Very good breakfast. My only complaint would be about the hot water in the bathroom which seemed not to be working and was lukewarm at best. But all in all still a great experience and I fully recommend this hotel.
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Response from Management-Yangtze, Manager at The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Silvano1971, We thank you so much for this amazing review about The Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy your stay here. We truly look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Traveling solo, my three night stay began with a late evening arrival. While checking in I asked if my room had a balcony, and on the spot, was upgraded to one! I did find this especially handy as the room was warm, and the programmed thermostat didn’t seem to accept a lowering of the temperature, so I was able to crack open the balcony door ... perfect solution! (The next day an engineer checked the thermostat, and the best resolution was to provide me with a rather large room fan which worked fine for my stay.) The room was good size, had a very comfortable king size bed, and was beautifully furnished. Also, the bathroom was quite large with a separate shower and bathtub off to one side and WC on other side of the black marble countertop double sink. Very nice! As I arrived late in the evening after a day of flights, I ordered a meal from room service. It arrived timely and was tasty. The buffet breakfast was included in my room rate, and it was extensive. I did have dinner one night in the same room as breakfast, the Ciao Restaurant. Probably should have tried the other restaurant on site, Tang; it appeared to have more ambiance. The one (and only) server’s English was very limited and he could not understand a question asked, but eventually someone else could be found who could describe a pasta dish and it was delicious! The location of the hotel is terrific, close to the People’s Park & Square, across the street from a shopping mall (Raffles City), and a short walk to East Nanjing Rd ... the pedestrian street that also has an electric trolley that takes you to within a block of the Bund! For my first visit to Shanghai I exhausted myself seeing as much as I could, so it was very nice to return at the end of the day to the Yangtze Boutique Shanghai!
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Response from Management-Yangtze, Manager at The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Responded May 4, 2019
Dear ready2travel06, We thank you so much for this amazing feedback about The Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy your stay here. We truly look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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We stayed here for three nights. The reason why we chose this hotel is the superb location being next to the major landmarks such as People’s Square, Nanjing Road, Shopping Malls, Food Streets, the Metro and many more. The décor is boutique-style according to the glorious 30s in China- personally not quite my taste but I can see the glamour behind it and understand why so many famous and not so famous people come here. The room was also very big, bathroom enormous not only for hotel standards but in general. So far so good. What completely spoiled our stay however was the attitude of the staff and the manager. When we checked in (and we booked well in advance) we were quite clearly a party of two adults and two children age 8 and 10. Why on earth the clerk did not ask or show any concern as to where the kids will sleep is beyond me. So, unknowingly we got up to the room and -again the room was super big, could easily fit 4 single or two king beds- we were very surprised to find just one king bed. My husband immediately asked for the kids’ bed and with a quick “coming” the clerk vanished. It was about lunch time and due to the time difference, we tried to stay awake and hence went out to simply keep awake. We got home at about 8pm and went up to the room, beyond tired. And NO BED. So, we went downstairs and then it began: we asked for the bed for the kids and the clerk Edith showed absolutely no understanding whatsoever but kept on saying they will put in a bed but at extra charge. At that point we were under the impression that the extra bed was included- we found out later that this was ill advice from the booking platform AGODA, but this is beside the point. Anyway, she made us discuss 45 minutes (!) after having travelled for over 20 hours and artificially staying awake and having two tired kids about if or if not, the bed is included. We repeatedly said that we do not really care if the bed is included but simply asked to put the bed in and we will sort it out the next day with the manager. Due to having booked a tour the next day, we informed her that we will speak to the manager in the evening only or the day following. BIG MISTAKE. No, she even less wanted to give us a bed. The manager apparently only works from 10 am to 5 pm- a time when we were out exploring the sights of the city as tourists do. She phoned -or so it seemed- the manager every 5 minutes to ask him something again; what she asked I do not know because we just wanted a bed and that’s it… To cut a long story short, we got the bed, had to pay RMB 345 per night for it; the second bed for our younger son was plain refused, so he had to sleep on the sofa. The kids’ bed and sofa were never made, we always had to prepare the bed. When we checked out, we asked again for the manager because meanwhile we found out that Agoda advised us incorrectly, however, they blamed the hotel because the hotel clearly says on the website that kids below 12 stay for free as long as they are in the same room- I think it is natural to assume that this includes a bed. We therefore conceded and simply put it as a misunderstanding and asked to meet halfway (e.g. one night free, two nights covered by us etc.). The clerk at the reception/check out also called his manager (the same one I presume?) again and he said we are to be charged. So, summary: do not travel to this hotel when you have kids. We spoke to other families and they had the very same experience (even without the misunderstanding about the bed being included in the price or not). Do not expect any customer orientation beyond saying good afternoon and good evening. We are truly disappointed by this experience and since we travel frequently to Shanghai, although on business, we will make sure to never stay in this hotel again.
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Response from Management-Yangtze, Manager at The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Responded May 9, 2019
Dear natalieb382, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear about any uneasiness we may have caused you during your stay here. We have reviewed your observations with our team as a source of opportunity and improvement. Please kindly be noticed that the hotel policy for max guests per room is 2 adults with 2 children(0-12ys), which stands for children(0-12ys) stay for free if using existing bedding, which you could check upon the reservation page. Please accept our sincere apologies for the misunderstanding it caused during our service, and kindly rest assured those items will be reviewed and appropriate actions taken to ensure similar situations do not occur again.
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The hotel is located right next to the subway exit. Right opposite the hotel, there was a huge shopping mall with a great selection of brands. The famous shopping street (I think it's called Nanjing Xi Road) is just 10 minute away from the hotel. The rooms in the hotel are very spacious. We were really impressed with the bathroom, where there are a separately toilet, shower and bath tub. The bedroom is very spacious with nice decor. Our room came with two balconies. Although there wasn't much view from the room, the balconies were definitely a nice additional to our room.
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Response from Management-Yangtze, Manager at The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Responded Apr 26, 2019
Dear vivienycc, We thank you so much for this amazing feedback about The Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy your stay here. We truly look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
$128 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
朗廷扬子the langham yangtze boutique hotel shanghailangham yangtze boutique shanghailangham yangtze boutique hotel shanghai
LOCATION
ChinaShanghai RegionShanghaiFuzhou Lu (Fuzhou Road)HuangpuPuxi (Downtown Shanghai)People’s Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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