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Amazing Hotel in shanghai. Very clean and modern, but a classic design in a facility steeped in history. Beautiful grounds in the middle of a busy city. I was very impressed. Western friendly and right downtown. This is a low rise campus, not a tall modern building.
"An oasis of calm in Shanghai"
The hotel sits at the heart of a tree-circled compound; it has a European urban feel in the heart of Shanghai. It's very grand - from the magnificent lobby to the large spacious rooms. It's clean and comfortable with great customer service. Looking more closely, beneath the surface - less convincing. I spotted bare wires, with leached excrescences emerging from a wall.
"You cannot beat the location. A quiet oasis in the busiest part of town."
I wasn't sure what to expect at the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin, but the good reviews were enough to book this place for a business trip. The location is right next to the famous Sun-Moon-Light area as well as TianZiFang...and of course it was near where I attended meetings because I did come for business. It's hard to explain what this location is like except that it's what appears to have originally been an area earmarked as a park or a very large estate that is now turned into a hotel. The main building is quite tall and on the north side of the property. This is also where breakfast is located. I apparently got upgraded to a better room which was in a secondary building on the lot. The only downside to this was that I was here right during when a Typhoon was passing over with heavy rains. It was slightly inconvenient to trek over from my building to the main building because of the weather although they do offer golf-cart like transportation services whenever needed. No points against them on this. What can be seen as a pro and a con is that this location is also very close on the north side to the metro lines 1, 10, and 12 at the Shaanxi South Road station, line 13 Huaihai Zhong Lu as well as line 9 Dapu Qiao on the south side. However, it is at least a 10-15 minute walk to the stations because it's not right next to any of them, but kind of close to all of them. My recommendation is that if you are staying in this part of town and need to go to other parts of Shanghai, please try the metro lines. Getting a taxi during rush hour just means you'll be wasting time in traffic. My only regret is that I did not try out the pool or gym as my schedule was tight, but I did go jogging around the grounds in the early mornings which was nice.
"Large green grounds in the middle of the city with an excellent club"
The hotel is located in a popular area of town, close to the French Concession, yet the hotel doesn’t feel crowded due to the large grass fields and extensive property the hotel occupies. It feels like a county club. The suite we got was very comfortable and quite large. The service was generally good - some of the staff were great and friendly (Mark, the duty manager, was excellent!), while others were colder or more difficult to communicate with in English. The club lounge was one of the best I've ever seen, and the food was excellent, including a full seafood spread in the evening. The club mansion of the hotel is nicer than the rest of the hotel and could be it's own separate five star hotel.
"Very nice hotel, great location"
We come to Shanghai a lot but first time staying here. My wife and I loved the hotel, very nice lobby and bar. The room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. It's an easy walk to many bars and restaurants. The subway line 1, 10, 12 are close by - get off at South Shaanxi Road. Checkin was fast and easy-same with checkout which is not always the case in China. The staff all spoke English and were friendly and helpful. We'll definitely stay here again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM