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
- Handicap Accessible
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
There are many places to walk around and do sightseeing (historical buildings from the time of Japanese occupation) as well as shop and eat. The staff at the hotel were courteous and helpful. The room was spacious, but felt a bit old. But in general, it's very good for the price if you compare it with simiiar hotels in major cities in US and England, etc.
The duck in this restaurant is amazing be warned it’s expensive so don’t expect a cheap night but the food is great and traditional Chinese cuisine.
Staff very good but you would expect that at the price.
Stayed here for 6 nights during my business trip in Dalian late July. Everything is excellent, from check in to room comfortability to breakfast. Concierge is very helpful and efficiently to help to get taxi. This beats a lot of luxury hotels in China.