this place is a famous landmark in Shanghai, with its unique curving building and blue outline that can be seen from a fair distance at night. The Renaissance name, is well respected in the hotel franchise however I found that my stay here did not match up to expectations.
First of all, as mentioned by previous reviewers, the reception staff ARE rude! I was perplexed to find that they consider the lowest price on the tariff (1150 RMB per night) to be a 'standard' room. That kind of language is usually reserved for a 2 or 3 star and not what you expect to be hearing in a place of this quality.
Next thing i found was that the swimming pool is closed for renovation! No mention of that on the official website!
In my opinion, If you are paying out of your own pocket for a decent hotel, 1150 RMB per night should get you a fairly decent and well sized one. However the 'deluxe room' as it is called for that price was far from deluxe. Very small, room, cramped, not fit for 2 people staying for more than one or two days.
I imagine that if you are willing to pay the 2000 RMB plus prices that are quoted for rooms higher up the tariff then you may get something closer to what you actually expected. My recommendation is to try either the Pentahotel or New World which is only about 150m up the same road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The tallest Renaissance hotel in the world, a striking 60 storey building with a spectacular Sky Lobby on the 25th floor, 672 guest rooms offering panoramic views, innovatiive restaurants and over 1,800 square meters of meeting space including a 1,250 square meters ballroom - one of the larsgest unobstructed ballrooms in Puxi. Located directly above Zhongshan Park Metro station and only 18 minutes from Hongqiao Airport, this landmark hotel is visible from virtually every part of the city. Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel is an iconic new destination. ... more less
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