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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

A wedding
ellefrances

On entering the hotel it was very dark due to the dark coloured wood.this we descovered is designed with the thought of those with families children. Although impressive specially as you go to the lower level. With a lovely restaurant. The bar is dark has a pool table and darts. The indoor swimming pool is big although cold and you need to wear a swimming hat. The outdoor pool is lovely as it goes the length of the hotel with a slide and a beach area. Some rooms I observed came straight out onto the pool there own private area. There is a children's play area and a few restaurants. All in all a lovely hotel for a family get away if you wish to just stay on site.

Summer gateway
Doubles_dr

We traveled from HK, chose the last night stay with Accor hotel which is near our departure airport. The hotel definitely far more beyond our expectation, we received warmest welcome by reception staffs(Sorry, I forgot the handsome gentlemen's name, ), they offered upgrade to pool view for us as this was our very 1st time stay. Overall is great, comfortable room, friendly staff, amazing pool facilities. For sure we will come back sooner!

beautiful decoration
William_ir8

I live in Sanya for 5 years and I heard there is a Small Sanya in Shanghai. So I decided to come and visit during my business travel to Shanghai. When I just entered the lobby I found there was a magnificent decoration, the French and Chinese style just perfectly blended in, especially the Deer Horn Tower in the Lobby Bar. The Staff in lobby said this means wealth and luck. My son was crazy about the outside pool and that's why the others called here Small Sanya when I saw the beach. Wonderful place for family stay !