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
I was only there for two nights, but I really liked my experience. Rooms are large and very comfortable, and the service at the concierge, reception and lobby bar is exceptional. Seth and the team treated me really well. Definitely recommended.
Order a glass of "Pina Colada" before heading to airport, this cocktail tastes well, the bartender is very nice. Good service. Next time I will come here again for sure if I have chance to come to Nanjing.
Closing the end of my China trip in Yizhen, before departing from Nanjing international airport, a brief weekend at the Shangri-la was perfect.
Greeted at the reception (during Golden Week), by a young American lady ... we chatted and she gave me a few good tips to visit/shop in Nanjing. The waiting time at the reception went by very quickly.
The city was amazing. All the shopping requirements from home were fulfilled at the Temple area. With Golden Week, everything was specially lit up and there were thousands at the temple, which made it also very interesting.
Back at the hotel, treated like a VIP, everything was top. Absolutely no reason to leave anything negative here.
The hotel organized transport to the airport on Sunday morning was a VIP van with a qualified and experienced driver.