This is a slightly idiosyncratic hotel, like so many boutique hotels these days. It has a range of room sizes and types, best of course are facing the Bund and the river, but small suites seem to be mainly at the rear. Slightly idiosyncratic room design, as the baths and bathrooms in the rooms we saw are situated at the front of the rooms where the best views are to be had!
Breakfasts are very good, served in a range of interconnected dining rooms on first floor. Many artifacts are on display, including ceramics, old radios, etc. Free coffee, tea and snacks are provided throughout the day in the lounge area just off the reception. The hotel staff are very good, pleasant, and helpful.
The chief feature of this hotel is its splendid location on the Bund, in close proximity to many shops and attractions, and restaurants such as M on the Bund (about 5 minutes' walk north). It's difficult to say if this is the "best" hotel in Shanghai, as it does not have some of the more "standard" features you'd get in the 5-star chain hotels that abound in the city. For example, the TV channels have a distinctly local feel, with relatively few international channels. There is a fitness room but, due to design/age of the building, there's no swimming pool. Room service is OK but not a very extensive menu, again due to relatively small size of hotel. But there is free wi-fi of reasonable speed throughout the hotel (each floor has its own access code). Very good coffee-making facilities (by an expresso machine) in each room. This hotel is certainly an interesting, fun experience for a few days and a very good hotel overall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a truly lifestyle hotel, Les Suites Orient is situated on the historic Bund with breathtaking views of the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline. It is also conveniently located near the famous Yu Gardens, the tunnel connecting to the Pudong financial district, and the Pudong ferry terminal. Les Suites Orient offers 168 exquisite guest rooms, including 43 suites. Rooms are decorated in a clean and elegant tone with reduced forms and warm colors, creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with a range of the latest technological features including wireless internet and high-speed wifi access, in-room bluetooth and DVD. Other facilities include Cafe Donxi, gym, le Lounge, cigar bar and multi-functional meeting room. The Hotel also provides smartlife WiFi router to meet the requests from in-house guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les Suites Orient Hotel Shanghai