We stayed here for 6 nights. Great hotel, fabulous location for shopping and eating. Food is cheap and of an excellent standard. You can safely eat at restaurants outside the hotel. Hotel food was good too---but nothing fantastic. I would rather eat the real chinese food outside. The rooms are comfortable and we were on a high floor so the views were sensational. The huge plasma was just great for the kids. We went by taxi everywhere and it was not expensive at all. Go to Old Town and eat in the famous restaurant upstairs where they serve the best dumplings in town. They also sell these beautiful dumplings on the ground floor through a little window (It's not the teahouse on the lake). This is shanghai's most famous dumpling restaurant and should not be missed. We enjoyed our stay in Shanghai and at this hotel. However, I think the staff lack experience for a 5 star hotel and you do need to spell everything out for them. Do not expect that they can meet unexpected needs quickly---eg., sheets for the sofabed for our kids--should have been there already. Extra towels for the kids everyday. Asking for directions anywhere is a bit irritating. Just be patient and don't be surprised how much time you have to wait for your questions to be answered--noone thinks independently in this hotel. They do speak english--the concierge Jimmy was excellent but not everyone can speak or understand english well. Overall, an excellent hotel that is beautifully appointed with a fantastic pool, spa and fitness centre. Rooms are very comfortable and quiet. I would stay here again but I would not expect the typical 5 star service. They try hard but they don't have the experience to make their service top notch. It's almost there but not quite.
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- Stylish and sophisticated with an ultra-modern design, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai is one of Shanghai's tallest landmarks, and its location at the centre of Shanghai on the historic Nanjing Road East, opposite the People's Square and overlooking the Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Grand Theater, puts guests at the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Royal Meridien Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
- Meridien Shanghai