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The Ruijin is very different to other IC's we've visited and certainly a unique offering in Shanghai. The property is more like a campus with rooms and amenities spread around the hotel grounds in a mix of historic buildings and newer construction. The location can't be beat, if you are looking to stay in the french concession, with dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops within a short walk. Breakfast was as good as most five-star options and the restaurant itself is well done. The pool is ace, deep with art deco features. The service was attentive and comparable to other five-star hotels in Shanghai in which we've stayed. If you are looking for an French Concession oasis, this is the place.
"Fantastic oasis of peace and history in the heart of Shanghai!"
First of all, a disclaimer: I have been living in Shanghai for about 10 years. So I'm not a "frequent traveler to the city", i'm not a "tourist", I'm what I would call a "resident" by now. So what that means is that I generally end up giving recommendations to guests coming to town, rather than staying in the hotels myself. But the IC Shanghai Ruijin is different. It has a long history, and an amazing background: it is built from the former Morris Family Garden, who founded the first english newspaper in England in 1917. It was then a state hotel where are the heads of state used to stay from the 70's to the 90's. So you can tell it's special. Not only that, but it boasts one of the largest gardens in the center of the city, where real estate is prime. And it was used countless times as a filming set for movies set in "1930's Shanghai", more or less. It even has an area of the Club building dedicated to showing those movies. In other words, lots of history. But regardless of that, right now, it's also one of the nicest, most comfortable hotels in Shanghai. Rooms are spacious, well-equipped (our Club room had a fantastic bathroom with separate bath, work desk, and incredibly comfortable furniture and lighting). Everything outside and inside evokes the "heydays of Shanghai", with a very classical style, but done very tastefully. No over-use of "bling" here, just enough to reflect the period and style. More importantly, everything worked perfectly, everything in the room felt in the right place. As Shanghai residents, we sometimes like to get away from the bustle now, and just staying at the Ruijin actually makes us feel like we're in a resort of it's own! The perfect place for a "staycation". I'd also stay it's the perfect place for weddings or honeymoons. The place is just so charming and peaceful. And if you're here on business; worry not, the pretty central location and good transportation options have got you covered. This is truly a unique Intercontinental property, and highly, highly recommended!
"Interesting and nice place to stay"
This is one of the more interesting Intercon properties. On a historic properties where the rooms are spread across a few buildings. Amazing grounds and a nice quiet location. Definitely a place to stay if you can get a good deal.
"good experience in IC Ruijin"
I have stayed at IC Ruijin for two nights in Sep this year with my friends. My major is Hospitality, so I took some careful look throughout the facilities and service. Actually the hotel itself was very beautiful with lots of green. It’s very different from the others in such a busy city. As for the service, we have got the excellent room upgrade upon check-in, the room condition was also good with kind of classical decoration. But to be honest, the service level was not same, have a big room to do some improvements. Anyway, my friends like it so much! And we hope to come back.
"Everything now put right plus more"
On the reassurance given by the MD of the Intercontinental Ruijin after my last stay that they would take steps to rectify the imperfections I had observed on a previous stay, I decided to return to the Hotel for a 5-night stay during the National Day holiday to visit friends etc. and had again booked a suite as is my usual custom. I had the loveliest suite ever, with great views across a large expanse of greenery in total tranquility. Truly an oasis in the midst of bustling Shanghai. Details aside, the fact that I had enjoyed my stay so much that I decided half way through to stay for an extra 2 nights, but that was not without some juggling around on the part of the Hotel to accommodate my request because of the high occupancy during the holiday period. The Assistant FO Manager took the trouble to make it happen for which I offer my highest appreciation! Well done to everyone I'd come across this last visit. I will be back again and again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM