My daughter and I stayed here for four nights in June in a standard room overlooking the People's square. Although it was no single thing we encountered during our stay, both of us found this hotel to be our least favorite of the 4 hotels we stayed at in China during our trip. It was also the cheapest, so the comparison may not be fair.
The room was on the smallish side for a hotel of this rating, nothing particulary special about the contents or layout. Noted that many of the prior favorable reviews came from upgraded rooms, so you may want to consider booking a better room than standard.
The staff was ok, but not as friendly/helpful as we found at our other hotels.
We did not eat at the hotel, as there are so many wonderful restaurants in Shanghai. I would note that the restaurants aimed more at Western tastes charged Western prices, whereas the highly rated Chinese restaurants were quite reasonable, if not cheap.
The location is just as good as previous reviewers have noted, especially if you use the subway, as the People's Square directly across from the hotel has three major lines that can be accessed. The taxi's in Shanghai are not as efficient as in the other China cities we visited (dropped at wrong locations, several could not figure out where the Radisson was even when we showed them the hotel card with the address in Chinese), so I really recommend using the subway for sights near subway stops. Plus, with all the construction for the 2010 Expo, normally bad Shanghai traffic is even worse.
Four star rating is derived primarly due to location, otherwise would have just been average
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience stylish accommodation in the heart of China's largest city at the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World. Visit this centrally located hotel for excellent shopping at the world-famous Nanjing Road mall and immerse yourself in Chinese culture at People's Park. Unwind in the hotel's Vita Spa, one of the finest spa's in Shanghai, indulge in a wide range of delicacies at one of the five food and beverage outlets and host professional events in the 953-square-meter meeting space. With its unique 208-meter tower that features a revolving restaurant and sky bar, Radisson Blu is an icon in the city's skyline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Shanghai
- Shanghai Radisson