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"Amazing place and service!"
This hotel was made for us! We stayed at this luxurious hotel last month. Rooms were outstanding with Art Deco and history seeping into every aspect of the hotel. The staff are amazing! Harrison, the duty manager, was very helpful guiding us through the hustle and bustle of shanghai. He helped us arrange restaurants, day trips and night shows. Thank you to him for showing us the true meaning of hospitality!
This was the best hotel we stayed in on our recent tour in China. The hotel was beautifully restored about ten years ago and has retained and enhanced the original Art Deco features the rooms are very spacious with a generous sitting area, separate dressing room and very spacious bathroom. Tea and espresso coffee machine were available in room. The hotel is very well located on the Bund and on the corner of Namjing Rd.
"Another wonderful stay at the Peace Hotel"
Can't wait to return. Felt like home. Construction outside the hotel made leaving and returning to the hotel a bit difficult, but other than that, we had a fantastic stay, ...mostly because of the staff. Joyce made us feel so welcomed, and together with Lily Jie at the concierge desk made our trip so much easier with everything from ordering flowers to organizing our dinner for 30. Shout outs to Diane and Stephanie from the Fairmont Gold lounge. Can't wait to see you all again next year.
"A hint of days gone by - quite lovely"
Wow! This hotel on entry gives an amazing perspective of the golden age of Shanghai. It's architecture is quite special and majestic. Just walk around and see the entrance, the lifts, the bar area and restaurants. Close your eyes and go back in time. If that's not enough the jazz band are amazing in the evening. This is not a hotel it's an experience.
"Relive the opulent Old Shanghai"
I have been to Peace Hotel before Fairmont took over the running of the hotel, and what a world of difference it makes. The hotel has been brought back to its hay days of the 1920s. The details that went into the effort is stunning. The staff introduced that the lifts are in their original size and the inner decor kept as close as possible to the original. The brass-like lift doors were specifically sourced to reflect the artistry of that time. From the jade-green tiles at the lift lobbies to the arm chairs and decor, every effort was made to reflect the Euro-oriental opulence of that time. This effort continues to the rooms. At first glance, only the coffee machine betrays modernity. The panel TV is hidden in an elaborate wooden cabinet. Even the air-con vents are painted and hidden in dark wooden colours. The heavily marbled bathroom and a majestic free standing bath tub was restraint by subtle use of French pastel colours. The room is divided into a front consisting of the bathroom, walk-in closet and pantry on wooden plank floors. The resting area is heavily carpeted with a high bed, elegant sofa and working desk. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. I booked a Gold floor room, which is a club / executive room, which has its own concierge on the highest 9th floor. The club itself is large and the decor basking in deep Victorian style. Effort went into the ornaments and books to reflect the style and richness of a top hotel in Old Shanghai. Service was top-notch. My bags were taken at the door step and I was accompanied to the lounge for check in, and later accompanied to my room where a tray of chilled lychees were waiting for me. I was served a delicate tea in the afternoon. Happy hour spread is standard affair but made up by a chef to cook a dish of the day. The Gold Floor had helped me reserve a place at the Old Jazz Bar, and I was whisked in without needing to wait and onto a bar seat steps from the band. It was very thrilling! The old jazz bar was one of the high lights of staying there and I will review it separately. The songs, live band and the atmosphere brought time back to Old Shanghai. I enjoyed myself tremendously. In the morning breakfast awaits at the lounge. Again, the spread was standard, but a chef is there again to cook a list of items. Service in general is prompt, sincere and personalised on the Gold floor. A true 5 star hotel indeed. I have a very personal take on the hotel though, which does not affect my evaluation of the hotel one bit. Stepping into the hotel is a like stepping back in time, and the building itself is about a century old. Fairmont has done such a fantastic job that the feel is so real that it can be a little eerie at times, such as coming back to the room floor at night and walking pass the empty antique looking armchairs by the lift lobby. Heavy curtains are used which also accentuate the trapped feeling of a time warp. A humble suggestion is to place some electronic display like LCD panels at certain areas to help lighten things up a little. Come to the Peace Hotel to relive the opulent days of Old Shanghai. I'm sure it would be exciting and memorable as it has for me.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:30 AM
According to the latest related regulations of Shanghai Government, please be advised that all smoking-room type will no longer exist from 1 March 2017.