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"Fantastic Weekend Stay"
Walked by and through this green topped Shanghai icon many many times touring the bund. Decided to take advantage of a great rate for Fairmont Gold floor. Well worth the price. The room was nicely remodeled with a comfotable bed and pillows. Checkin was at a private desk on the 9th floor next to the Executive lounge. Had breakfast one day at executive lounge which I recommend vs the ground floor. Lounge service was fantastic with the staff politely greeting us by last name. Gold level highly recommended. Ate dinner once at Dragon restaurant which had great food and impeccable service. Great view of nighttime Bund from our window table. Restaurant needs some updating in interior. Of course the Jazz bar is a must stop if only for the nostalgia of the World's Oldest Jazz Band. Its crowded out front on the weekend but thats to be expected with the location. Walkable from airport subway line 2. We'll be back.
"Excellent Stay Highly Recommended"
Can't recommend this hotel enough for its beauty, history, location and personnel who work there. The service is excellent and the Chinese restaurant was one of the best meals we have had. The rooms are new and clean. Excellent location-excellent stay.
"Probably the best hotel in Shanghai"
This hotel has everything. The location by the river on The Bund is ideal. Central to shopping district, river cruises and nightlife. The hotel is a period piece dating from the 20s and has loads of character, beautiful reception rooms and lots of marble. The rooms are extremely well presented and have very modern and luxurious facilities. The staff are all friendly and helpful. We had to travel outside the city for a few days and they stored our luggage for a few days at no charge. There is a restaurant on the 9th floor with great views of the river and very good (if not cheap) food. Breakfast is not to be missed. Mix of western and eastern cuisine buffets of very high quality and limitless choice. The only problem is when to stop eating. At the end of a busy tourism day, go to the Jazz Bar for a sundowner. Great atmosphere and a band, who's oldest saxophonist is 96 and still plays well.
"Great location and nice room"
Booked the gold level king bed room. Service was impeccable from pick up from Hongqiao to having my own dedicated check in. Room was great and I appreciated the classic design although the windows might do with some cleaning on the outside to better appreciate the view on the street. Definitely take time to visit the Old Jazz Bar, it was like taking a walk through time to an old, glamorous Shanghai, would have happily spent the whole night there if time had permitted. Didn't get the chance to use the gold level lounge much except for one breakfast, food quality was good but very limited range. Would be great to see more choices. Overall a good experience and would stay again.
"Superb metaphor of old/new China with A++++service"
We have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel extensively--we are also fortunate in that we can decide what sort of place we stay in. We have deliberately gone "off-road" in places like India and Peru, to have a connected experience to the land we are visiting. We have also opted to go upscale, when the moment seemed to warrant. The view from "old Shanghai" is not simply visual. It is a metaphor for what is happening not only in China, but also cities like Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) and Pnom Penh Cambodia. Visit Saigon today, and you will see--across the river--empty land that would probably be what "new Shanghai" was like in 1985. This is Asia in transition. And undoubtedly the best way to take in the view is the Fairmont Peace Hotel. It is a classic old structure, with lots of history, ironically now residing on the most upscale shopping avenue (probably in the world) within a communist country. New York and Chicago's Miracle Mile look old school bargain basement by comparison. If you like that chic brand stuff (which we do not). But it is something that makes you think of in these "interesting times" in the world, economically and politically. We have opted to stay in a couple of "reputational hotels" like Raffles in Singapore. Sometimes the hotel lives up; sometimes not (see other reviews if you wish). The Fairmont Peace gets top billing. It isn't simply the view (which is stunning). It isn't the architecture (classic and well maintained). It is the people who take a genuine interest in service, and engage personally. Perhaps the old saying applies, that once you can fake sincerity you have it made, but I don't care. We experienced what we felt was superb engagement: to note two...Lily the gust services manager who arranged our bullet train day-trip to Suzhou, to see the Zen Lion Garden, and appropriately named "Sunshine", in the Chinese restaurant (superb!). This is definitely not the cheapest place on the planet. But if you believe that life is all about experience, and you have a few days to try to understand how China is transitioning, then pull your wallet open a bit wider; we did, no regrets--this is THE place to stay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:30 AM