Have stayed here on three different occasions and generally have been pleased. The rooms have all been different, some with baths overlooking Pudong and some without, but all the rooms had great views. The rooms are spacious with very firm beds and all the usual facilities. My only negative about the rooms is that they could be a little cleaner.When trying to find an electric plug socket it was very obvious that the skirtings had not been cleaned in a while and the carpets could be cleaned a little bit better. However, the bathrooms have all been very clean. Unlike other reviews, I have not had any problems with the room air conditioning or bath plugs.
The lobby is very spacious and impressive but feels cold and uninviting. The staff do their job well but are not friendly. The lobby restaurant is ok. The hotel is a long one block walk from the subway and a fifteen minute walk from the Science Museum, under which is another subway station, plenty of shops and a few cafes. There is a Lotus supermarket a block away and a few cafes, convenience stores and massage parlours across the road, but otherwise the area around the hotel is of little interest. I recommend using the subway to get to the other side of the river as the traffic can be horrendous, especially if it rains.
Definitely, the hotel's best attribute is its views, particularly from the club lounge floor. Otherwise, I was left feeling that the hotel feels cold and clinical, functional but unfriendly.
Nice bedrooms and nice views.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to Shanghai New International Exhibition Center, located in Lujiazui Business Center, the 47-story Jin Jiang Oriental Hotel (the formerly Sofitel Shanghai Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong) soars majestically over Pudong with convenient access to Shanghai CBD (central business district). The hotel features 850 tastefully designed rooms in West Wing and East Wing, 6 inspired restaurants, a health club, an in-door swimming pool, an out-door tennis court, and conference facilities for up to 600 delegates. X-Sensation, the famous revolving restaurant and bar is an ideal venue to entertain friends, family and business associates. With almost 10-year experience of professional service and kind atmosphere, this deluxe 5-star hotel offers great packages to ensure your next business trip is a fruitful one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Shanghai
- Shanghai Sofitel