What We Love
- Daily Chinese or Western breakfast is included in the rate
- Century Park views, with glimpses of Shanghai’s glittering financial district in the distance
- Some rooms have private balconies
- Asian design mixed with bold colors and furnishings
- The nearest subway stop (Century Park) is directly below the hotel — you’ll be at the Bund in 20 minutes
What To Know
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Guests must sign a liability waiver to have the private balcony unlocked (and there's no patio furniture)
- City-view rooms overlook residential streets of apartment buildings
- Expect to see business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
In a city with a skyline as dense as Shanghai’s Pudong and Puxi peaks, greenspace is not really a buzzword. So it’s a novel treat to pull back the curtains at the Dorsett Shanghai and look out onto nothing but the tall evergreens and zigzagging walkways in Century Park — Shanghai’s answer to New York’s Central Park and this hotel’s neighbor. Opened in 2010, the Dorsett is a stylish and affordable alternative to the big brand names in downtown Shanghai. Although it typically hosts international business travelers (a point of pride is being just a 30-minute drive from the airport), it feels and looks as dapper as a boutique hotel. The lobby lounge is dressed with a white chandelier, velvet-upholstered chairs and a baby grand piano spotted with whimsical red flowers.
Bed and Bath
The 264 guestrooms have a contemporary feel. Soft beds have mirrored headboards with floral decals, walls are adorned in vintage damask wallpaper, and sitting areas have Victorian and Deco-style chairs. A traversing lattice pattern adds to the traditional Chinese look; bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and deluxe bath products. The hotel caters to its foreign guests by providing CNN, the Financial Times in the restaurant and a copy of Time Out Shanghai in the rooms — a big plus for any hotel in China.
Elsewhere, the Breeze bar is a quaint alfresco spot for drinks and small bites. The two restaurants satisfy intercontinental palates, covering everything from traditional Southeast Asian delicacies at the second-floor Gusto on the Green to traditional hairy crab at the Xin Guang Chinese restaurant. Before imbibing cocktails at the illuminating Feng Shui bar, take a stroll through Pudong’s back yard, Century Park. It makes for an ideal digestif, and if you listen closely you may just hear a rare sound in Shanghai: chirping birds.
In the Area
The 346-acre Century Park is Shanghai’s largest, and it’s conveniently located just across the street from the Dorsett. Take a stroll (or a nap) on one of the many grassy fields or find a pickup soccer game on a sunny day. Take in the view from Shanghai’s tallest building, the World Financial Center in Pudong. The glass-floored Sky Walk on the 100th floor — the world’s highest observation deck — is not for the faint of heart. One benefit of staying in Pudong is proximity to the airport. Convert a 30-minute drive to a 10-minute ride (with a transfer) aboard the world’s fastest train: the Maglev, which reaches a top speed of nearly 270 mph.
How to Get There
This hotel is in an excellent location for the main exhibition Centre in Pudong it is approx 40 minutes to the Pudong International Airport and has a number of good well priced local restaurants it is also close to the best Markets in Shanghai at the museum of technology (one stop by train )
train station is under the Hotel (Century Park)
pricing is on par with other hotels of this class
Stayed for 1 overnight, surprising to be upgraded to the Grand Executive Suite on the top floor, as the rooms are all overbooked and maybe I'm just in for 1 night. Nice and thanks.
The room has a small sink and dining table with 4 chairs. Complete with a 4 seater sofa which is quite comfortable.
The bed room has a separate makeup table and bathroom is huge as expected.
Bed is nice and comfy so that’s most important for me.
The morning view of the Century park is very nice and not an everyday sight to see greenery in Shanghai.
I was not sure if the executive floor do have separate breakfast, so I went down to the main lobby. Breakfast is normal and not outstanding at all frankly. The coffee machine were situated far in another room and simply don't make sense why it is not next to the bread table or fruit juice counter. There are 2 machine and one of them was not working....Long queue. That’s 1 star off!
Calling a cab can be tricky as the route to come into the hotel is from behind and it is best that you asked the concierge for help.
Overall it is convenient location to the expo and subway. Avg hotel hospitality so don’t expect much.
I was positively surprised. The only negative thing I have to say is that the rooms (or at least the one I had) are slightly worn, but cleaning was exceptional and the view over Century Park from the 19th floor was spectacular.
I declined the offer to pay for an upgrade, but they upgraded me for free anyway.
Breakfast was very good and the hotel location could not be better. It sits right across the road from Century Park and exit 4 from the metro station is literally no more than five steps from the hotel entrance - and under a roof. Line 2 is one of the main lines of the shanghai metro and will get you to and from some of the most important stations (like Pudong Airport, Nanjing Road, the Bund, Shanghai Tower etc.) with no need to change trains.
The New Exhibition Centre is roughly 20 min walking distance or two stops (including a change) on the metro.
Housekeeping put several bottles of water in the room every day and you can pick up more for free.
I did not try any of the restaurants or bars.
I will definitely go back on my next trip to Shanghai.