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.
- 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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