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
If you visit Shanghai either for a short or long stay, don't have any second thoughts. The hotel is literally on top of one of most central metro stations in Shanghai (Century Park) and just one stop from Longyand Road station to Pudong airport. From this hotel you get is access to anywhere you want to go by using line 2 of the metro. It has spacious clean rooms with excellent views and breakfast that has nothing missing. And of course at very good and affordable price. Strongly recommended.
Dorsett Shanghai has a tired interior in the rooms the rooms were clean and well maintained convenient for trade show and a 20 - 30 minute walk - close to metro.
The staff were accommodating and a courtesy coach during Pro wine for guest was appreciated and well organised.
It cannot be easier to get to this hotel from the airport. Once my family and I arrived at the airport (PVG) ; We headed to buy a 24 hr metro and Maglev pass. PVG is a very big airport but very easy to walk around and signage galore. It takes less than 8 min walk to train station. #1 Buy tickets from ticket office, make sure to get 20% off if you have a same day plane ticket. # 2 take the Maglev 300km/ hr train to Longyard station, get off there, it only takes 8mins. # 3 Walk to the metro station ( just across) then get on the metro line #2 towards century Park station ( next station) Once at century park station, head to wards exit # 4 and you will be right at the hotel. No need to walk outside. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are big and comfortable. The bathrooms may need renovation soon but still work fine. The best part about staying at this hotel was the view of downtown and the park and the delicious breakfast. It was amazing. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again. Btw, Shanghai is a lovely city.
This is a very good hotel located directly at the Century Park and on the opposite side of the park in relation to the Sience and Technology Museum. I was upgraded to a nice room with a park view and balcony. Staff is very friendly and helpful. g'Good breakfast with a good range of dishes. There is a metro station with line 2 directly beside the hotel and this takes you to Pudong and Hongqiao airports as well as Hongqiao railway station
Hotel location is very convenient to travelers which is close to Metro. Staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean. The Hotel service was great. Many thanks staff is Lily (Manager with black suite) and Mr.Frank (Bar)-Thank you for a piece of cake at my birthday celebration.