Shanghai - Accommodations
Grand Hyatt is located in the prestigious Jin Mao Tower in Pudong, this hotel doesn’t start till the 53rd floor. With its outlook over the river and the Bund, these are probably the best bedroom views in the city. Service is impeccable too.
In a central location on the Puxi side of the river, 88 is chic boutique hotel with Chinese tones. There’s a pool, gym, squash court and so on, and the rooms have kitchen facilities.
Surrounded by seven hectares of gardens, colonial-style villas and a number of good bars and restaurants, you can’t beat the location. The estate was once home to the Morriss Family, who owned China’s first English-language newspaper. The rooms are huge and it’s in a good French Concession position. There are several buildings and their style differs: ask to take a look before you choose.
Taking a room in a lower-grade Chinese hotel can be a challenging experience. For those on a budget, however, the following is reliable.
Shanghai Captain Youth Hostel
It’s backpacker basic and the location is unbeatable. Most of the rooms are dorms (with an intriguing maritime theme to the bunk beds), but there are also doubles and singles. Captain Hostel is affiliated to Youth Hostels International.
Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao
Holiday Inn offers great service and a comfortable stay to a valuable price. They have a nice pool and is well recommended both for families and for business.
World Union Service Apartment
World Union Service Apartment offers well-furnished service apartments which are suitable for both leisure and business travellers. It is located in the downtown area of Shanghai and all rooms have French window with a wonderful view.
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Enjoy a luxurious stay at this elegant five-star hotel with 353 rooms with comprehensive range of luxurious amenities. The Grand Central Hotel Shanghai pampers their guests with dynamic services and offers world-class facilities like an indoor swimming pool, hair salon, sauna and a restaurant with high-class cuisine.
Donghu Guest House
This three-star guest house provides simply-furnished rooms with free WiFi and a cable TV. Donghu Guest House also features a swimming pool and a sauna where you can relax and enjoy your holiday. There is also an on-site restaurant serving Chinese and Western food.
Somerset Xu Hui Shanghai
Have a comfortable stay at Somerset which is a four-star hotel. Here you can enjoy the luxury of a spacious fully furnished apartment and use facilities like a indoor pool, fitness centre, hot tub and a sauna. The hotel is located only minutes away from the dining, shopping and entertainment district of Shanghai.
Shanghai Fish Inn Bund
Fish Inn Bund is a three-star boutique hotel and it is ideally located right in the centre of Shanghai. The rooms are decorated with different theme of Chinese culture but yet equipped with modern amenities, a good mix of tradition and modern.
Sofitel Shanghai Hyland
Sofitel is an elegant hotel with high-class luxury and situated in the heart of the city. It offers a warm ambiance and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Hotel facilities you can use at this hotel are a spa, gym, two restaurants, lounge bar and event facilities.
Hotel Ibis Shanghai Lianyang
Sleep tight in a comfortable bed at Hotel Ibis which is an international budget hotel. The three-star hotel provides 298 modern rooms with all the common comforts such as WiFi, a flat screen TV and a large queen bed.
Rock&Wood International Youth Hostel
If you are travelling with a budget then this three-star hostel might be something for you. It is conveniently situated within 5 minutes of a subway allowing you to travel around the city in an easy way. The hostel boasts modern facilities and offers free WiFi. Here you can choose to stay either in a shared room or in a private room. Both bathrooms and showers are shared.
Astor House Hotel
There is a great sense of history at Astor House Hotel, in fact the hotel was already built in 1846 by a British man. It was the first western hotel in China and had the reputation of "the finest hotel in China". Today the hotel still has a classic and Victorian architectural style but features modern facilities such as satellite TV, WiFi, and so on. The hotel also boasts a spa, business centre and a restaurant.
Novotel Atlantis Shanghai
Novotel Atlantis Shanghai offers great hotel facilities such as four restaurants, three bars, an indoor pool, a health club and spa. This four-star hotel also provides spacious modern rooms and is ideally located close to shopping, restaurants and attractions.