I booked the Kerry Hotel because I was attending a conference that was partly in the hotel and partly in the convention centre which is right next door. I was in a room on the club floor so was able to check in on the club floor (3) and I had breakfast there every morning. My room was very large with a comfy kink size bed and a separate closet area. It also had a very large bathroom with tub right next to the full width window looking outside and a separate shower room. The main room also had a full window wall with a great view over the park across the road. This is a thoroughly modern 5* hotel with a good wifi connection and desk area.
I also used the huge gym and swimming pool complex, all very nice. When I read about the restaurants, I wasn't too sure. It didn't sound like they even had a chinese restaurant. Well it turned out my worries were in error...The Cook restaurant is huge and has all types of food at little stations where you order and the food is cooked (and they bring it to your table). They had Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, and a western area with pasta and such. All of the food was very good.
Also, a very nice little touch was that I was in the hotel on my birthday. I had a few drinks down in the bar listening to the (very good) band and when I got back to my room, they had delivered a little birthday cake, complete with a birthday candle and matches...made me very happy!!! The service was also top notch at this hotel - everyone was very friendly and eager to help.
As far as location, it was excellent for me. Amazingly it only took me about one hour and thirty minutes from when my plane first touched down to when I was checking into the hotel. I got though customs quickly and took the maglev train. It's station is only about a 5-10 min taxi ride from the hotel. You can also take the metro one stop which would probably be just as fast as the taxi and it only costs 4 RMB (40 pence). The taxi was 20 RMB.
The hotel is also attached to a shopping mall with lots of shopping options and a dozen or so restaurants. There is also a metro station next to the hotel and I found the metro very easy to figure out (it listed station names in English everywhere). It taks about 25 min on the metro to get into the centre of Shanghai (ie. the Bund) and the trains were all nicely air conditioned.
In summary, a highly recommended hotel - I would happily stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flowing seamlessly within the new Kerry Parkside complex, integrating the hotel with an office tower, serviced residences and lifestyle retail mall, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai is located in the heart of Pudong, opposite Century Park, the largest eco-park in Shanghai. While directly connected to the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), the hotel is easily accessible to the rest of the Shanghai metropolis via the underground metro within the complex. Pudong International Airport is 30 minutes away by car and 15 minutes away by Maglev train. The hotel's 574 rooms and suites, most with expansive Century Park views, are designed for optimum ease in work rest and leisure, with complimentary broadband and wireless internet access. For those seeking a more personalised experience, The Club offers seven floors of exclusive accommodation, access to the Club Lounge, complimentary daily breakfasts, evening cocktails, express check-in and check-out, butler and concierge service and host of other privileges. Anchoring the hotel's lifestyle experience is an innovative three-in-one integrated destination for dining, entertaining and socialising: The COOK (international ala carte with open kitchens and gourmet deli), The MEET (steakhouse and grill) and The BREW (craft brewery). Kerry Sports, spanning 6,000 square metres across three levels, comprises a 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool, a wellness spa, outdoor tennis court and basketball court, studios for yoga (including hot yoga), pilates, spinning, boxing and aerobics, and the Adventure Zone, an indoor children's playground. ... more less
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