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What We Love

  • 36,597 square feet of lagoon-style pools and two man-made beaches
  • All guestrooms have a furnished patio or balcony
  • Family-friendly: There’s a dedicated kids club, swimming pool and babysitting service
  • On-site facilities include a swim-up bar, a fitness center, two tennis courts, ping-pong and billiards tables and a spa
  • Club Rooms have access to the lounge on the fifth floor, which serves breakfast and afternoon tea and has a daily happy hour

What To Know

  • The resort is an hour from Shanghai’s business district
  • It’s a popular spot for conferences
  • Aside from Happy Valley amusement park and the Playa Maya Water Park, there are not many attractions nearby
  • Pool season generally runs from June to October
  • The resort opened in 2009

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Family-friendly resort in Shanghai’s Sheshan suburb, with two man-made beaches, five restaurants and a spa

The Look

Sporting a terra-cotta roof and a beige exterior, and surrounded by gurgling fountains and a vast free-form swimming pool, the eco-friendly Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental looks as though it’s been transported straight from the Tuscan countryside. But step inside and you’ll see how the resort seamlessly blends Western influences with conventional Asian character. From the lobby’s feng shui–influenced Link Lounge bar to the leather and marble finishes sprinkled throughout the property, this Sofitel is chock-full of carefully considered details.

Bed and Bath

The six-story resort features 368 guestrooms, each with a private furnished patio or balcony. Accommodations start at 484 square feet and are decorated in three distinct styles: Mediterranean, Southeast Asian and Chinese (the latter incorporates blue and white porcelain lamps and traditional hand-painted artworks). Some rooms have direct pool access, while others have four-poster beds with tufted headboards, spacious separate sitting areas with nail-trimmed armchairs and textured wallpaper that has a metallic shimmer. The marble bathrooms are luxuriant, with separate soaking tubs, rainfall showers, Hermès products and plush robes. At turn-down slippers are placed bedside, ready to warm your toes in the morning.

Beyond

The Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental is a destination in itself, and one of its main draws is the 36,500 square feet of lagoon-style pools, which boast two man-made beaches. Make a splash and sidle up to the swim-up bar for a few rounds before heading to dinner at one of the five on-site restaurants. Vie, the all-day dining venue, serves a hearty buffet as well as an à la carte menu, but for a taste of Japan or the Mediterranean, make reservations at Fukami and M, respectively. Those who want to stay active can hit the well-equipped fitness center (open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or the two outdoor tennis courts. There’s even beach volleyball. Elsewhere, there’s a spa, ping-pong and billiards tables and designated kids play areas both inside and outside.

In the Area

The property is about an hour outside the city’s pulsating business district, so part of the appeal is the chance to slow down a bit and regroup. You can hike Sheshan’s namesake mountain or play the links at Tianma Golf & Country Club. If you’re looking for an action-packed day of thrills, make your way to Happy Valley, about 10 minutes away — it’s the largest amusement park in the Shanghai area. And if you want a break from the resort’s pool scene, try cooling off at nearby Playa Maya Water Park.

How to Get There

Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
3388 Sichen Road
Shanghai, 201601 China

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 652 Reviews
Kid's Paradise in Summer
PennyChrisPrince

I'm back again...^o^

The resort is just out of the city and very family friendly for those with kids, it was exceptional with more than enough activities for the family.

As always, I received greeting from Elain (Guest Experience Mgr) before my visiting, she also arranged the room upgrade, what a surprise!

Check-in & check-out in club lounge was another wonderful experience, Mancy and June did offer us professional and warm service, their smiling faces opened our following impressed 48-hour...

Surrounding the hotel is pretty much little to nothing therefore I would recommend just eating in the hotel restaurants. It’s very isolated though so carry snacks, the breakfast fast buffet is great both western and local options.

Morning runs by the light house, hiking up narrow paths to the top of the small hill top, indoor/outdoor kids play area, tennis court (could be revamped) was all very accommodating for the family.

The outside pool is amazing although full of children, the indoor pool is also big for those who take swimming seriously.

Overall we had an exceptional time and we honestly enjoyed our stay there, the family will definitely be back again.

We will come back!
Robert_Sir

We spend a night in this Hotel to celebrate 20 years of marrage. The stuff immediatly took care of us. They offered us a suite and a bottle of wine along with their Special wishes to our happy day. We felt sowarmly well come - just great.
The rooms are large and quiet. Of course there is internet available at excellent speed.
The indoor Swimming pool is long I guess 30m and clean! We had a nice swim.
The outdoor Swimming aera is very big and includes a sand 'beach' this is a paradis for families and there i enough space for everybody.
Pool billard, golf indoor, carrera car race and many children Play options are available. (The only thread was tabletennis , it's outdoor).
For dinner there are 3 restaurants Chinese, Japaniese and Western, we have eaten at the Chinese restaurant a Cantonese dinner - it was very good.
The best is the breakfast, for Westerners and Chinese guest just perfect.
This Hotel takes care of the guest and we will certainly come back!

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ZJYM

the best hotel has gone,nice service,front desk Martin free upgrade the room for me,check in for me is very fask and professional ,wherever i went,the waiter smiles at me kindly,i really like it here,if have time ,i will come back