I stayed at the Peace Hotel at the beginning and end of my ten days in China: four nights when I first arrived and two before I left. Initial check-in from Pudong airport was quite professionally done; I didn’t even see the front desk but was brought directly to my room and given a brief tour of it and a description of the services and facilities available. Among these are a small museum on the history of the hotel which was quite fascinating and for this writer was worth the 7,000 mile flight from Detroit alone.
This is a new hotel and it shows: from the lobby to the rooms to the multiple restaurants. The surroundings are beautiful and I really did feel like I was encircled by old elegance. The rooms are very clean, well decorated, and quite spacious. The location (right on the Bund) is tough to beat although the nearest subway station is about a ten minute walk away.
Service was unfailingly polite, although I did run into communication difficulty with attendants from time to time (several requests for an adapter for my camera went unfulfilled). This was also a common occurrence at other hotels in the country so I was a bit used to it by the end of my trip.
Overall, I would definitely recommend a stay here. The price is decent given the city and the history of the place and this hotel has character that few others in the area (and probably the world) can match.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shanghai's legendary landmark since 1929, the Fairmont Peace Hotel, overlooking Shanghai's Huangpu River and the world famous Bund, boasts a history that overshadows that of any other hotel in the Far East. With its origins dating back more than a century, this beloved landmark served as a glamorous playground for the elite of Shanghai, where every night was an extravagant gala event and veritable Parisian fashion show. After our three year meticulous restoration, the romantic history and social significance which made the Fairmont Peace Hotel a Shanghai legend has returned with its timeless grandeur - and a new and contemporary spirit. Each guestroom and suite has been luxuriously decorated with opulent furnishings and modern amenities - providing the guest with an experience that is both indulgent and exquisite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peace Hotel Shanghai