A luxury-type hotel, stunning decorations in the lobby, large rooms, well equipped, walk-in shower, hi-tech toilet seat (!), good lighting for reading in bed; Nespresso machine, tea kettle, etc. etc. Good wifi and also an ethernet cable (much appreciated); a huge breakfast buffet with an incredible choice of all types of food and drink; very friendly staff; only the minibar is a bit poorly stocked: just beer, wine and fruit juices or soda; no hard liquor; but a decent and relatively quiet bar is on the ground floor. Really all you expect of a good hotel for business travel.
"Excellent rooms and service "
The hotel's rooms are excellent. Big and comfortable. Breakfast is outstanding. Location is also nice, since it is very close to the central station. The only bad thing is that the buffet dinner I finished at 9, what is very early from my point of view. And A la carte Menu is not very large.
"One of the best hidden gem of Shanghai!"
This hotel is perfectly located near the Shanghai railway station and near 4 subway lines and is very accessible. The area is not very touristy but there is a shopping center nearby and some restaurant. It has one of the most luxurious lobby I have ever seen. Huge hall with a crystal dragon running along it. In the middle a pond with fishes in it, and furthermore is the all day restaurant and buffet. The hotel as a whole is new and so are the rooms which are huge and very well equipped with a huge TV surround sound etc... separate room with a tub and a shower with rain forest shower included and a room for shaving and stuff. The toilet merit a special mention as it is a Japanese style toilet which has sprays and heated motorized seat and so many buttons it's seem i'm more piloting a fighter jet than taking a dump. The service is impeccable from the guest relation manager to the housekeeping. All are very friendly, proactive and fulfilled all of our wishes always with a smile. Our stay included breakfast which was huge, varied and tasty, we also ate the Sichuan restaurant which was also excellent. Overall This hotel is one of the best I have been to and would definitely stay there if and when I return to Shanghai.
"excellent property, if not a bit out of the centre"
It is located near the old Shanghai train station which is a bit out of the main hub. You need a taxi to go to the French Concession or to the Bund, a good 20 minutes or so, but taxis are not expensive. Everything else is. Don't think that you will find cheaper things in China, the exchange rate at 8.5 or so to the pound is ridiculous, it should be 10 or more. Things are expensive, I cannot see how the locals could survive at these prices. The hotel is amazing. The reception is beautiful, the rooms are very comfortable. The Steam room/swimming pool are great, they do demand that you wear a cap for the hair, which I personally find a bit silly since I have not seen this as a mandatory requirement anywhere else in the world. In summary, the hotel is very recommended, if you are ok with taking taxis wherever you go (I did not try the metro). I paid with points so I am not sure how competitive the rates are.
"Really nice and modern rooms, very enjoyable"
Hotel location is convenient from the train station (5 min walk), although the actual intersection it is fairly gross (smells like piss all the time, garbage, etc) The staff are efficient and always willing to help, but I would not call them "friendly". Seemed to be very disconnected. The hotel lobby is stunning. Worth a stay to get a good look at it. The rooms are just perfect, they have a stereo system you can plug into, great shower, and all very very modern. I could have stayed in the room forever.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM