Shangri La Hotel Dalian
What We Love
- Lavish lobby bar with live jazz every evening
- The Shang Palace restaurant serves more than 30 dim sum dishes prepared by Cantonese chefs
- Secluded garden with an impressive water feature dotted with stepping stones
- Horizon Club rooms include access to the lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and a free minibar
What To Know
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Rush hour can easily turn the main access road into a huge traffic jam
- Within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants, but far from beaches, parks and tourist sights
- The classic decor borders on the conservative
- Free WiFi
Occupying a skyscraper on Dalian’s 100-year-old former Moscow Road, this five-star Shangri-La hotel is comfortingly luxurious. Marble, hardwood furniture, mother-of-pearl wall panels and unobtrusive artwork decorate the public spaces, and the two-story lobby lounge is suitably lavish. Floor-to-ceiling windows along the northwestern façade overlook lush gardens and an impressive water feature dotted with stepping stones.
Bed and Bath
The classic styling in the 563 guestrooms borders on the conservative: magnolia-patterned wallpaper, upholstered bedside panels, hardwood furnishings. The carpet is so soft you’ll want to sleep on it, and the beds are even softer. Elegant marble bathrooms have enclosed showers, low-level bathtubs and well-lit vanities. Rooms are kept cool with effective (and super-quiet) AC. Horizon Club rooms include access to the lounge for breakfast, all-day coffee, afternoon tea and free cocktails.
For an authentic Chinese experience, head to Shang Palace and work your way through a menu of more than 30 dim sum dishes, prepared by a Cantonese chef. Heaving breakfast and dinner buffets are offered at the i Café, where you can tuck into such local specialities as menzi: potato starch jelly served with copious amounts of sesame sauce and garlic. Japanese cuisine is served teppanyaki-style at Nishimura. Practice your serve on the fourth-floor tennis court, which overlooks Dalian harbor, or move to the indoor court when the weather gets wild. The on-site health club offers several classes, from tai chi and yoga to Zumba. Cool off in the indoor swimming pool, which is lined with deck chairs and covered by a glass roof.
In the Area
Times Square, the city’s foremost luxury mall, is a short stroll from the hotel for high-end shopping. A slightly longer walk in the opposite direction takes you to the East Harbor, the passenger ferry terminal, for ships to local islands, the neighboring province, Shandong, and Korea. Here, Warehouse No. 15 is home to a number of chic restaurants, bars, cafés and creative businesses. There are several nightclubs within easy reach, including Alice Club, Soho Bar and JD Club. Beaches can be reached by car.
How to Get There
This is my first time to Dalian Shangri-La, I would like to share the Shangri-La horizon lounge club, the lounge service is very good, the Rucy and Ruby provide very good service and remember all what I need everyday, they always have nice smile on face, it let felt like family in here
I’ve waited for almost a year to write this review. The Dalian property is an embarrassment to the Shangri-La brand. Never would I ever stay at this hotel again. After spending many, many nights I can say the management is pitiful. I’ve had many interactions with them. I asked the corporate office to look into questionable things. Hopefully they did. The lobby is beautiful and staff is a little above average. The problem is that management never changes or takes action on issues. If they do it takes forever. Food is not good in any hotel restaurant. Rooms need upgrading. Smelly and outdated. I do not recommend this hotel- never, ever! The company arranged for me to stay at Shangri-La Dalian; otherwise I never would.
Great hotel in a very centralize location in the heart of Dalian city. Great spread of international breakfast selections. Very friendly staffs and cosy environment. Always feel very welcome here. Special thanks to Kate, Ruby and Cherry.
I travel to Dalian every 3 months for work and we always stay at the Shangri-La on the Horizon Club level. The service is excellent. The separate check in/out is a great perk. And all the staff is so kind and welcoming, they remember me & my coworkers and are just the best!
Stayed in a Horizon room for a business trip. Shangri-La is always excellent service but I found that Kiki, Cherry and Anne went above and beyond and spent a great deal of time helping me top up my Chinese SIM card and planning my taxi itineraries for the following day.
Conveniently located, a convenience (Lawson) store on the corner, excellent food in the lounge and a relaxing atmosphere. I’ll use this hotel for my next trip.