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InterContinental Shanghai Expo
Ranked #30 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
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34 reviews
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“Great for Expo”
Reviewed 16 September 2010

The hotel is newly built for expo, has large rooms and really impressive amenities. The city centre is about 30mins away but taxi is cheap, granted you call to get one 15mins prior. But you would really be staying here for Expo.

The hotel is the closest you can get to Expo, there is a bus stop right outside the hotel for a 3min ride into gate 4 where the Japan Pavilion is, else you could take a taxi to the other gates. Really worth it to have a hotel close to Expo as by the end of the day you are so exhausted you just want to take a shower and sleep.

The swimming pool and gym were really nice. The spa had nice big treatment rooms and treatments were fairly priced. It wasn't my best spa experience but after a long day at Expo the massages really do the trick.

Breakfast was just ok but the Italian restaurant was quite good and we really enjoyed the bar/lounge that was converted from the living quarters of an old liquor factory. The staff weren't the friendlist but they were quite efficient in solving problems.

All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel for Expo goers, and although very very crowded I had a lot of fun at Expo.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Achterveld, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

This is a brand new hotel, beautiful lobby, spacious rooms and excellent service. I stayed at the 25th floor and had a beautiful view of the Shanghai skyline. Excellent breakfast in the club room with somewhat slow service. Discovered I had a small hole in my suit and it was promptly repaired through the concierge. Hotel is great if you visit the expo (although still 10 minutes by car), not so good for downtown Shanghai.
Great gym!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Singapore
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

After staying for 5 nights at the Park Hyatt and a short trip to Beijing, I booked the Intercon so that I could spend one day at the EXPO. It was the best decision ever: (1) great hotel with very good service, (2) nicely appointed rooms, (3) great facilities at the Club Intercon on level 26 and (4) close to all surroundings as you can catch the shuttle to go around Pudong/Puxi.

I had booked a Club Room - and I got upgraded to a suite - VERY NICE! it was a very nice room...!!!

The only 'area for improvement' might be room service - as I ordered a burger (very nice) and a caesar salad (came with no dressing).. :(

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Montreal
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

Ideal location if you're attending the expo but a little far from the bund although worth the extra time and money in a taxi given the quality of the hotel. The large lobby area is the first thing that strikes you, but the rest of the hotel is equally impressive. Don't miss the spa.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Quebec
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

This hotel is beyond a doubt the new standard in luxury and excellence in hospitality. Every coorner of the facility is spotless and the staff has been in training well before the hotel opened. 2 restaurants, outdoor garden and pub, nightclub on site. Bravo!

ps - Well it might not be in Puxi or the French Concession hte hotel is rightt across the bridge and a short cab ride from the Expo site. We had no problem getting to all the hot spots for awesome Shanghai nights.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

My stay at the Intercontinental Expo for business was excellent. The service was outstanding. Staff was everywhere anticipating the needs of their guests. Even the general manager of the hotel was greeting guests in the lobby. I had some coats delivered to the hotel and the staff was more than helpful in translating for me with drivers and tailors. Breakfast buffet was the largest I have ever seen and even the two level executive lounge had a buffet with a great selection and chef at the ready. Italian ad Chinese restaurants were good . Airport like security at entrance. Room was typical Intercontinental high standard with separate shower and bathtub. The Executive Floor has beautiful river views and snacks and happy hour. Worth it! Ok the negative---the only thing it is near is the Expo and you walk a block to the expo bus which takes you in a back gate(4) which is less crowded. With three to six hour waits to get into most country pavilions I was done after seeing the fantastic architecture of the pavilions from the outside. This is not the hotel for you if you want to walk to other major attractions. It is all a cab or subway ride. I hate to say that because this is a great new hotel. One staff person genuinely told me that "service was his passion." Sheila B.,NYC

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

My stay in this new "five star" hotel can be described in one word, a disaster!

The hotel is brand new and so seemed the management! I would have expected from a renowned chain with loads of experience like IC is to manage this hotel with acceptable level of standards. It appears that the big boss at this hotel is taking it too easy. Let me elaborate on the disappointment felt during my weekend stay at this hotel with Expo visit as the main purpose of travel. I got a club room at the 26th floor.

1) The AC was not working and I was up at 5AM as room turned warm. I reported the problem on my way for breakfast and was told upon my return to room late afternoon that problem was sorted out. I had to suffer another night with no AC!! There were plenty of rooms to move me to but no one bothered to check if problem was resolved! All what I wanted in this physically intensive trip to the expo is a peaceful sleep. Sadly this was too much to ask in a new 5star hotel managed by IC.

2) The afternoon tea advertised benefit of the club floor served between 14:30-17:00 turned out to be a cup of coffee/tea with nuts/biscuits! I call this a false advertisement coupled with a lack of taste.

3) The spa design is one of the best I have seen in recent years in city hotels, but again the management can spoil it. The spa staff seem to lack training. I had a 1 1/2 treatment session in a fancy place and was not even served something to drink! The quality of treatment was 4/10 coming at inflated price.

4) The hotel is fairly new and 9/20 taxis in Shanghai do know where its located and how to reach it. In contrast, the hotel management/staff behavior seen as if this is a city landmark! I called the concierge asking him to talk to a couple of drivers to give directions and drivers barely made it to hotel. The address card (which include a map) the concierge pass to guess is useless. I had to ask a staff member to elaborate on the location on a piece of paper and it turned out to be an assay!

5) Location is not ideal (this is the only remark that I can not attribute to management!) and it's far from everything you want to see with the exception of the expo. This place would turn dead after the expo is over. Even the night club seemed deserted and dead on the weekend. I wonder who will find this location a plus?!


This describes the poor experience at this hotel. Things I liked, the newish feel of the hotel, design, swimming pool, and view from the club lounge. Room size is average. Internet wifi/pc station access is complementary at the lobby level (why not offer the same in club lounge??!).

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Property: InterContinental Shanghai Expo
Address: 1188 Xueye Road (Xueye Lu), Shanghai 200125, China
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Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > World Expo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
#24 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#29 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#30 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#129 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — InterContinental Shanghai Expo 4.5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new InterContinental Shanghai Expo hotel is the only international luxury hotel in Shanghai located adjacent to the 2010 World Expo site with impressive views of the Expo site, Huangpu River and city skyline. We offer personalized efficient Chinese service. “Better City Better Life” Expo theme is reflected in this lifestyle hotel through, the gardens, health club, historical villas and food & beverage concepts. The hotel is conveniently located to leisure and business areas with easy underground and bridge access around Shanghai. ... more   less 
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