Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Booked thru Amex FHR and was expecting this stay since it's a FHR hotel. Arrived late around 11:00 pm and got an upgrade but I found that I got upgraded to a corner room with even smaller space. The hotel was full and it is understandable but the front desk staff had no smile or service at all. One thing I found out is that some floors have l'occitane products for showering and on that day I got some " shangri-la" branded showering products. Not sure whether this is hotel policy or discrimination on OTA bookers. Wouldn't recommend to book this hotel if it is full because definitely the service is well below average when they are busy.
A nice hotel close to mall and metro station. The hotel was not busy in the morning for breakfast and there was a wide range of food on offer. Room was nice and bathroom was spacious with nice smelling toiletries.
Welcome amenities were really simple and nice such as a passion fruit cut open and a bottle of fresh juice.
Mr. Eric Liu at concierge assisted in finding a restaurant and providing information about the place. Dinner was excellent and photos plus a menu helped before going.
Check in and check out was seamless and the room had an excellent view. It is very convenient to get to even from traveling in on train then connecting to the metro.
Horizon lounge was nice and the spread was more than enough. Staff were nice and able to get anything I needed.
The bar, connected to the hot pot, was really well done. Beer selection and outdoor patio was well laid out.
What makes this Shangri-la stand out is really the friendly and helpful staffs. The concierge and even the door men are very keen to add their local knowledge to where to go about navigating the city. I really like the fact that the staffs like Mr Zhou, Xiao Zho and Allen volunteer their suggestions and insights, adding that extra personal touches for guests. By far, the best Shangri-la I stayed in the world. Keep it up guys and looking forward to coming back here again soon.
My husband and I had warm, welcoming experience staying in the hotel for 4 days. The Horizon Lounge commands spectacular view of the lake and the city. We loved the a la carte breakfast menu, with beef noodles, wanton, on top of buffet spread of Chinese and Western choices. The staff was warm and welcoming, special thanks to Laura, Hins and Echo. The food at the famous Chinese restaurant on the ground floor is delicious. We are foodies from Hong Kong. The executive chef, is renowned for Huaiyang cuisine. It’s an art, the way they cut the ingredients, the cooking, the presentation, is superb. It’s so delicious, we ended up, having four meals there. It is advisable to book beforehand. The price is reasonable. Anthony, head of the concierge was very helpful. He responded to all our enquires promptly with smiling faces. We stayed in a lake view room with lounge access, it is very spacious. The hotel, is 5 minutes’ walk to the subway station.