We stayed for three nights prior to our business trip for some R&R. Can't really say much more about this hotel that hasn't been said in most of the positive reviews. We had a very good experience - of course, the location is hard to beat and we love the fact that the hotel has such an interesting history. It really is an original piece of old colonial Shanghai. Take the hour long hotel tour - it was sold as a package with High Tea, but we found anyone staying at the hotel can book the hotel tour (which itself is free without the necessity of High Tea) - they don't clarify this. Also, the lady who took us around the hotel didn't have a very good grasp of English, which must have been as difficult for her as it was for us. Recommend doing it if you have time.
We loved the room decor and the bathroom. The only negative, for us, would be the standard of cleanliness of said bathroom. When we arrived there was a big hair one sink (eeeww), a plastic lid in the corner of the floor (which I left to see how long it would take to be removed - two days!), and you could clearly see where the place was 'wiped and not wiped'. But I find this is just something the Chinese find very hard to get a grip on, (although things have improved greatly over the years).
We got a great deal - three nights for the price of two - which seemed to make our stay almost good value, considering its prime location. We ate several meals (including breakfast) in Victor's cafe. Simple, but for no other reason than we just enjoyed it here - the ambiance or just watching the gazzillions of people passing by - and nice food - and the staff could not have been more helpful or friendly.
We would definitely recommend treating yourself to staying at the Peace Hotel. We hope to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shanghai's legendary landmark since 1929, the Fairmont Peace Hotel, overlooking Shanghai's Huangpu River and the world famous Bund, boasts a history that overshadows that of any other hotel in the Far East. With its origins dating back more than a century, this beloved landmark served as a glamorous playground for the elite of Shanghai, where every night was an extravagant gala event and veritable Parisian fashion show. After our three year meticulous restoration, the romantic history and social significance which made the Fairmont Peace Hotel a Shanghai legend has returned with its timeless grandeur - and a new and contemporary spirit. Each guestroom and suite has been luxuriously decorated with opulent furnishings and modern amenities - providing the guest with an experience that is both indulgent and exquisite. ... more less
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