We only had one night at the Waldorf Shanghai and so wished we had many more--this is simply a beautiful and elegant hotel from start to finish, with the old and new blending seamlessly together.
Having come from just around the corner at Les Suites Oriente we walked to the hotel and as we approached the door staff immediately took our bags and asked for our name so they could let check in know. We were then escorted through the hotel (we had entered from the Bund side and check-in is right at the other end of the hotel) and by the time we got to check-in, after being wowwed by the building, they had our paperwork to sign all ready and waiting, whilst our luggage was taken away to be delivered to us.
We were given an upgrade to a river view room and how amazing it was. We walked in and it was if luxury was being thrown at you from every corner. The rooms really are kept immaculate and every attention to detail has been thought of. The bed was huge with enveloping pillows and duvet, the desk and loungey area was so comfortable, and the bathroom--well, was oozing very high quality marble.
We could simply go on about this hotel for a long time as it really is stunning and can't recommend it highly enough. Both my partner and I discussed how it just felt like home and the panelling on the wall by the desk felt like it could have a doorway in it and just flow into the rest of a home! We have been very inspired for our interior decoration and we are only in our late 20's-early 30's. It combines traditional and contemporary in a very classic and clever way.
The location of the hotel is second to none, being right on the Bund as is hinted at on the address!
As it was our last night in Shanghai, we decided to eat in the main restaurant and had some amazing food at what we believed was a really resonable price for a 5 star hotel. We had three courses and beer and it came to the equiv of £70.
If you get the chance, please stay here, you will not regret it. This is our benchmark hotel for the world now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining the history and culture of the celebrated Shanghai Bund with a taste for 21st century sophistication, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund offers a heritage ambiance, legendary service and timeless amenities to make your stay truly memorable and distinct. Housed within the two-building complex in phases are 260 well-appointed rooms and suites, stylish environments for dining and lounging, extensive banquet facilities with stunning views, luxury spa, fully-fitted gym ,free WiFi and more, all crafted onto a picture perfect setting that speaks volume of the grandeur and finesse that is uniquely ours. ... more less
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