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"A BEAUTIFUL COSMOPOLITAN CITY IN CHINA"
Beautiful classic hotel in Shanghai, great view, trendy bar in the roof top, nice shops, very near everuwhere, if you walk at the bond you will be astonish with the view. If you can afford it...go...!
"Luxury stay "
The hotel is a luxurious hotel with great location, around 5 min walk to Nanjing road and shopping area. The room is really modern, luxurious, clean and comfortable. A big dressing area and amazing bathroom with shower and spa bath. The staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast is good but the service is little bed slow.
We have been to Shanghai many times. We have stayed at many nice 5 stars hotels and I like here the best. It's on the Bund. The Peninsula Hotel is a luxury 5 stars hotel. I like it the moment I stepped into the hotel. The ambience is good & decorated with lovely flowers. We had a small cake and a bouquet of flowers in the room as they knew that it's one of their guest's birthday. The room is spacious and we slept well.
"Over the Top Luxury, GORGEOUS"
Lap of luxury in Shanghai. Gorgeous expansive room /dressing room and didn't want to leave the view from the bed (after raising the automatic curtains). Expansive lobby with jazz/chamber music. Michelin star restaurants -- truly superb -- fleet of BMW's (and yes, get the white glove service to the airport). Perfect location overlooking Bund with garden on one side. Most elegant/ beautiful and enormous hotel pool on upper floor with outdoor terrace. Disappointed that famous roof bar was closed for renovations.
"Great Hotel - Great Location"
This is an interesting hotel. We also stayed at the Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai, during this trip and it is very different from that hotel in some aspects. From our previous experience from arriving at the airport, my wife actually told the Peninsula in advance to pick us up at and help haul our luggage from the airport. There were 5 of us and we would not fit in a single taxi/small van. The last experience also, I think scared my wife a little when the taxi cab driver started to curse out the policeman and the guy who directed the taxi stand while we were left standing there. Of course, there is a fee for this service. As we arrived, two young gentleman in suits greeted us at the arrivals area and helped us with our baggage to a waiting large Mercedes van. We got in, the driver, who was also in a suit, started the trip. The van has a hotspot for wifi. That was interesting. I don't think it was fast enough for streaming videos but good enough to keep my kids occupied. We pulled up into the entry and were a little sad when we saw the large Rolls Royce, which I assume was one of the hotel's cars, parked in front of the hotel. It would have been quite the experience riding in that, I imagine. Oh well, one can only dream, right' So, this is when the Peninsula started to distinguished itself as sort of an anachronistic establishment. One of the first people we saw at the entry was a small petite person dressed in an all-white old-fashioned bellhop uniform. We then realized it was a young woman in the uniform. She opened the door for us, and we weren't sure what her function was (was she supposed to help with our luggage') and one of the hotel staff met us. He directly guided us to our rooms and checked us in our rooms instead of the desk. That was a great touch. Our luggage arrived but it was not the bellhop-attired young lady, it was more of a strapping young gentleman who had all of our overstuffed luggage in a standard luggage cart. The rooms were well-appointed with all sorts video equipment, i.e. players, etc at one wall. There was a well-furnished desk with nice stationary and supplies and of course sockets for your electrical needs. The bathrooms were nicely appointed. There was a large walk-in closet opposite the bathroom. It had a little counter/desk, a larger than standard-sized safe and what looked like a dumbwaiter. We never tried this. One thing I thought super-thoughtful was a little kit that was labelled, "For Your Further Travels" which included some luggage tags and ziploc bags. I thought was a great touch, especially for travelers like us. We had a great view of the Hangpu river and the Pudong skyline. And we were on the Bund but we never heard *any* street noise. It was pretty amazing. The curtain/blind that rolled down blocked out all the outside light. We were joking that if you had that blind down and ordered room service, you could probably stay weeks and not know what time of day it was outside your room and the hotel. For one dinner we ate at the Michelin-starred Yi Long Court. The food was excellent and the service was tremendous. My wife somehow pulled out a dress and heels that she packed somewhere. Meanwhile, I was in a pair of those ubiquitous traveler's pants and a travel shirt I bought at REI and running shoes. My children were in t-shirts and jeans. The rest of the customers were obviously business people in suits or customers that were really dressed up. But the staff made us feel very welcomed and never like we didn't belong there. Maybe all Michelin-starred places should be like this. The food was excellent. The biggest hit' With my kids it was probably the fried rice with king crab. My only quibble about the stay at the Peninsula was the breakfast. Unlike places like the Mandarin Oriental, you only had a limited amount of food to choose from. You had some things like pastries and some cold cuts and fruit and cereal. But the Peninsula would have you order the rest of the food. I ate the congee all the time and things like the xiaolongbao was so amazingly good. My wife said that the xiaolongbao was the best she's ever had. Overall it was really high quality delicious food but it just took time to get to the table. I guess if you're going to emulate sort of a1930's art-deco-ish leisurely atmosphere and lifestyle, this was one way to do it. It is a pretty minor quibble. Overall we had a great stay and would come back here again if we were to visit Shanghai.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 1:00 AM , Check-out: 12:00 PM