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
I have stayed in this hotel many times for business during the last 4 years. This is one of the earliest hotels in Dalian dated back to more than 15-20 years ago. Shangrila has an extensive hotel network in China since the 80’s. Although they are all considered to be 5 stars, the difference is huge. This one in Dalian belongs to the old generation. Room decors are no where near impressive at all. You may feel even disappointed with the bathroom layout where the tight space has limited the shower cubicle and counter to be quite small. Service are ok but not to that same hospitality level you would expect from Shangrila in prominent cities. Food quality is generally ok. I have tried the Chinese restaurant, Japanese restaurant and the coffee shop. Nothing wrong with the food quality but not impressive as well. One common problem for all these F&B outlets is under staffing. Service quality drops instantly once they have more guests. There are newer 5 star hotels in Dalian with better hardware but service quality can be much worse. Shangrila is always steady in performance that could be a safe choice.
Great service, nice lounge and great value for just $130/night taxes and all. They have a nice little bedside charger with every connection. Turbo charging on my Moto while also charging my Kindle and ear buds. Plop down in bed, plug everything in a call it a night. Nice bar/restaurant on the lower level open until midnight Don't have a single complaint or even suggestion and will definitely stay on my next trip to Dalian.
Location is great, rooms are dated , room service has been reduced to just a few items , service within the hotel is fine , but add ons like car service from the airport are forgotten.
A few years ago this was a great hotel, but sadly now it has become dated and with many new choices available i will in the future be looking elsewhere.
One highlight was the Japanese restaurant , although expensive the quality of the food was perfect.
The downstairs bar does not seem to know what it is, they have golf machine (first time i have seen in a bar, pole dancer (first time i have seen in a 5 star hotel) and a couple of singers , its such a shame if they modelled into a hotel bar with decent food i am sure they would attract more customers.
What can I say about my family at the Shangri-La hotel in Dalian. You travel to places far away from home and when you arrive at the Dalian Shangri-La the welcome and departure from this hotel just speaks volumes of this hotel. The housekeeping staff to the business class lounge staff to the checkin and checkout Staff I am really lost for words. The impression that this fantastic leaves you is just a hotel of remarkable standards and expectations. You gauge a hotel by many factors and the service of staff this hotel is of a very high standard. The management of this hotel must pass on to all staff from the management team to the day to day staff. One word sums it up OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
We decided to come to Shangri-La for a Valentines Day treat and ended up on the Horizon Club floor. How nice that was to come to the Horizon Club Happy Hour and eat hearty appetizers and drink from a fine assortment of wines, beers,and spirits. The attendants were super attentive and the atmosphere excellent. Now if I could only drag my satiated body to the swimming pool, I’ll be all set.