Although I don't rate the city of Shanghai itself highly as a tourist destination, the hotel itself was very good. Spacious rooms on high floors overlooking the city, interesting design (picture attached), 2 Metro lines around the corner and, yes, wi-fi in he rooms. People mentioned that the pool/spa in the hotel were very good, but we didn't get a chance to try it. The Japanese restaurant on the top floor offered a nice panoramic view of the modernistic skyskrapers of Pudong. A benefit of being closer to the river and away from the center of Shanghai (Old French Concession, etc) was that the air quality was a lot better near the hotel than in city center, where on one of the days it was truly awful. There is a 1930s Bauhaus slaughterhouse converted to a collection of art galleries, restaurants, etc within walking distance - but it proved to be a disappointment compared to its review in my guidebook.
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- Welcome to the Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel.Our local neighborhood has it all. Our hotel is close to the Bund, considered the city’s symbol since the 1920s, and the People’s Square. We are also near the Nanjing Road, Lujiazui, and Huaihai Zhong Road central business districts, as well as the North Sichuan Road shopping area and historic Duolun Road.Enjoy your stay in one of our 471 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, featuring river, city, and Bund skyline views. Relax completely in our famous Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, with a pillow-top mattress, cozy duvet, and goose down blanket. Our hotel’s unique outdoor garden and riverside setting make it the perfect place to get away from the fast pace of Shanghai.Complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access is now available in all of the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers alike. When you need a retreat from fast-paced city life, we have many options. Indulge yourself with a treatment at the Shine Spa. Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core® Performance features state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment, and our 30-meter swimming pool is illuminated by natural light through the ceiling.We offer a variety of event facilities that are ideal for weddings, dinners, product launches, and meetings. Our dedicated professionals are ready to assist you with any requirements or requests.Let the Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel be your home base when visiting Shanghai, one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. ... more less
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