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What We Love

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Xuanwu Lake and the Purple Mountain
  • Central location close to Nanjing’s premier shopping and dining destinations
  • Traditional Chinese massage treatments at CHI, the SPA

What To Know

  • Guestrooms start at a spacious 484 square feet
  • Free WiFi
  • Nanjing is not as cosmopolitan as Shanghai or Beijing but has much to offer in the way of historical sights


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Serene high-rise in historic Nanjing with a sublime spa and panoramic lake and mountain views

The Lowdown

Towering above tranquil Xuanwu Lake, the Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing peers down onto the paddleboat-strewn waters and lake gardens lined with temples and teahouses. The interiors channel the local scenery with a calming, Zen-like decor that features a muted violet palette and plum blossom motifs. In the guestrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows look out at the smoky Purple Mountain in the distance. Head to Jiangnan Wok to sample chef Hou’s authentic Huaiyang creations, or see culinary professionals work their magic at Café Xuan’s live cooking stations. Relax with a dip in the indoor pool or splurge on a traditional Chinese massage at CHI, the SPA.

In the Area

Having twice served as China’s capital city, Nanjing has more to offer than being a mere layover point between Shanghai and Beijing. Make the trek up the daunting 392 steps to visit the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of the Republic of China. Be sure to visit the memorial in the morning to avoid the afternoon tourist rush; the lush scenery is worth the early morning wake-up call. Reward yourself later by chowing down on juicy burgers and shoestring fries at cult burger joint Motu. For some retail therapy, Aqua City is Nanjing’s newest mall, and Librairie Avant-Garde is a huge indie bookstore located in an underground garage.

How to Get There

Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing
329 Zhongyang Road
Nanjing, 210037 China


4.5 Very Good 548 Reviews
Shangri La Hotel Nanjing
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stay 2 nights at Shangri La Nanjing. Thanks Sophia and Raymond of front desk manager welcome us personally and giving an upgraded and nice lake view room. Also Simona and Audrey at EL always giving smiling face and helping hand
Definately recommended for future stay and will come back again

Friendly and well appointed.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant stay with genuine care from the staff. English was a bit of a challenge at times but it didn't matter given the high level of attention from every member of the Shangri La team. A Manager who was present on check in was also to be found at breakfast and by the elevators checking on the quality of your stay and problem solving. The rooms are good and spacious, my view wasn't wonderful but as the weather during the stay was very smoggy I didn't miss much. The Jiangnan Wok in a private dining room was amazingly good. Breakfast in the cafe was plentiful however communication there was a bit challenging but is a minor issue given the smiles and helpfulness of the staff. The neighbourhood is interesting, handy to the wall and the lake. The cost of a room was very good value compared to other hotels of this calibre in China.

The air conditioning just didnt work
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepped into a warm and stuffy room after checking in. After 15mins, it still was not cooled even though the temperature setting was at 18c. After returning at night, the air con will still not fixed. Tom, the front desk manager changed us to another room and gave us a free upgrade. Unfortunately the room was still warm and i kept waking up. Have left word with room service to look into. Hopefully it will be fixed or i will have another restless night. Didappointed and grumpy.

A real treat!
Reviewed 1 month ago

I visited Nanjing three times in the last twelve months and each time I stayed in this top hotel. The staff were super helpful and the location was ideal, overlooking the stunning Xuanwu Lake.

Nanjing is one of my favourite cities in China, and Shangri La hotel in Nanjing is simply the best, for comfort, for food, both leisure and business.

They gave me a free upgrade during my most recent visit two weeks ago and I had a massively spacious family room all to myself. I loved staying there and will definitely stay there again when I visit again next Spring.

Highly recommend it to anyone visiting Nanjing.

Excellent stay in Nanjing Shangri-La
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is an excellent stay in Nanjing Shangri-La. There was a full-of-joy BBQ activity on a Happy-Friday night. This is a great honor to know many new guys in this hotel, including the GM Miss. Melinde Lim. Shangri-La forever!~ Also, the staff Allen and Audrey Chen are very supportive during my stay.

Allen did an excellent management on my incoming mails and deliverable effectively and efficiently. He show his professionalism on his duties. He is a very friendly guy and provided me many recommendations on the local leisure activities.

Audrey Chen did demonstrated her passion on her job. She not only helped to identify the problems of my living room; but also arranged another room for me sharply and effectively. I would like to express my great appreciation on her contribution and professionalism. Besides, she always came to introduce me the place to visit and sightseeing in Nanjing proactively. Many thanks for her take-caring during the 10-night stay in this place. Full of hospitality!~

Overall, this is an incredible stay in Nanjing Shangri-La. Thank you forever.