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“Great location, average hotel”

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Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Ranked #41 of 5,206 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2009

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

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights, initial room was somewhat small and had tired furniture with a shower over the bath. To the credit of the staff when we asked could we have another more modern room with a seperate shower they obliged with no problem, just goes to show what happens if you ask nicely. Location is execellent, buffet breakfast in the restraunt is good with plenty of variety.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Brisbane96
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Reviewed 24 May 2009

The title says it all. The hotel is steps away from the Nanjing Road pedestrian mall, across the street from People's Square park (and several museums), attached to the New World Emporium shopping mall, and a block away from the subway.

Service was great from the minute we walked in the door. We had booked our stay using Radisson reward points, but still got an upgrade to a very nice suite. Our room faced People's Square and the view from our room was gorgeous, especially at night.

We had a large sitting area with half bath, and very large bedroom, plus full bath with separate tub and shower. We also received welcome flowers and fruit. Everything was beyond our expectation.

Every employee we met bent over backward to respond to our needs, even the gift shop staff. ( FYI - their gift shop staff will barter - no need to pay what the price tag says!) We received the randomly generated Radisson survey when we got home and after returning it, received a thank-you email response from the hotel GM.

As with most hotels, the restaurants are expensive. We did spring for a western breakfast (one of the the things our son misses the most...) and it was okay but very pricey. Also, remember this is China, so don't expect a good cup of coffee. There is a Breadtalk (which is a bakery chain with stores located throughout Asia) just a block or 2 away on the pedestrian mall, so we recommend that for really good pastries and great coffee. Delicious! Breakfast for 2 at a Breadtalk cost less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. The Skydome bar is rather dated in decor, but the view is spectacular.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fiftyplus3
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

This place has all I demmand to a Hotel: friendly staff, very clean and lominous rooms, and a modern forniture. Location is very good, right ahead the 'golden mile' Nanjing Road. This good location becomes a problem sometimes: some guys fill ioffer you 'lady massage'. everyitme you enteri or leave the lobby .

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank XXavi
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

We had a MICE trip of 4 days & stayed at Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World from 4th to 8th April, 2009. We were a group of 11 persons. We were offered a non alcoholic welcome drink on arrival with hot & cold options. Checkin was quick. The best part was that 5 rooms were upgraded including mine. The rooms are spacious with a complete sete set of bathroom toiletaries. Nanjing street for shopping & the subway station, peoples square are a stones throw away. This saves you a lot of time & cost towards travel.
The staff was very helpful & fantastic housekeeping. The fresh milk in sufficient quantity was changed everyday. It was great watching HBO on the 32" plasma TV. The hot water jacuzzi is really worth a try. The view from my room no. 3608 on the 36th floor was impressive. Lastly the Filipino band playing right till midnight at the revolving pub on the 45th floor was impressive.
However this hotel is a bit expensive but worth the money.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank AshishTela
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Reviewed 28 April 2009

Perfect location with excellent deluxe rooms and good services both for sports, relaxation and food.
during the last year breakfast has improved tremendously and the lunch and dinner buffes are excellent, the sea-food extravaganza is worth every penny and more.
Staff takes care, also in extraordinary situations like we encountered during our last stay
you will enjoy your stay at the Radisson New World!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank jftraveller9
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

Loved the Hotel, staff and location.

A 4 day stay that was over far too soon.

I would not stay anywhere else in Shanghai now.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World

Address: No.88 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
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Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#17 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#30 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
#40 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#41 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#100 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: £89 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World 5*
Number of rooms: 520
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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