Mercure Shanghai Royalton
What We Love
- A choice of three restaurants for Shanghainese, Japanese or Spanish dishes
- Live music at the lounge bar every night
- Within strolling distance of the upscale Cloud Nine shopping mall
What To Know
- The Zhongshan metro station is a five-minute walk away; from there it’s a six-minute ride to Jing’an Temple and 11 minutes to People’s Square
- There's no spa, but massages can be arranged
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Between Zhongshan Park and Tianshan Park in Shanghai’s Changning district, the Mercure Royalton is a traditionally styled purse-friendly property. Just a five-minute walk from the Zhongshan metro station, top Shanghai sights including the Jing’an Temple and People’s Square can be reached in 15 minutes, and the upscale Cloud Nine shopping mall is within strolling distance. Guestrooms feature dark wood furnishings and an authentically Chinese red and gold color scheme, and all come with soundproofing, air-conditioning and free WiFi and mineral water. Choose between Asian and international options at the breakfast buffet, where a chef is ready to prepare fresh noodle and egg dishes. For dinner, there’s traditional Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine at the R Kitchen, Spanish dishes at the cellar-style Grand Bodega or Japanese sushi at Fuji Restaurant.
In the Area
Join a morning tai chi session in the nearby Zhongshan Park or enjoy a stroll around the lake or through the rose garden. Farther afield, the 88-story Jin Mao Tower is one of the tallest in the world. Take the high-speed elevator to the observation platform for incredible Shanghai views. Stretching a mile along the west bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is justifiably one of Shanghai’s major tourist attractions. With European-influenced architecture dating back to the early 20th century, the waterfront area is a picturesque (if crowded) spot for a long stroll. Fresh from hosting World Expo 2010 Shanghai, the city has a booming art scene, and the new Red Town district is well worth a visit. See the Minsheng Art Museum, explore the sculpture park and shop in the Joyce Warehouse.
How to Get There
As a business traveler, I booked this room according to price and location convenience.
Mercure Shanghai Royalton located near Zhongshan Park station. But actually its not easy to reach even you go out from metro station. If you can find the right way in the morning....probably ok in 10min walk...If not, especially at night...can be an hour.
The room itself is spacious and modern decor for what I've paid especially in Shanghai. But as if you go into more in details, it's not perfect...
I'm a football fans especially during World Cup time, but the TV in room is below 30inches for such a big room...this is not the key...The key point is that its still using the antennae or analogue system in the generation that we are talking about the HD or 4K...It's really not acceptable.
The Breakfast is expected low level for what we've paid (around 12USD).
The gym is also small for only 2 treadmill, 1 skywalk and 1 cycling machine together with the dumbbell...that's all
I would say the only good thing is the room size and decor.
Choose a good but not expensive hotel in Shanghai is not difficult. There are lots of hotel to choose and I found the Mercure brand which is in the busy Changning district. Easy access to underground leads to Shanghai F1 circuit. I trusted Mercure as it is one of the Novotel, Sofitel group. Nice reception upon arrival, check in quick and smooth. Room are so nice as I expected. Nice floor board with usual Mercure type of deco. Excellent bathroom. Will stay there again next time.
I booked this hotel last month for China glass fair. There is INDIAN restaurant 1km from this hotel named LOTUS LAND though exhibition venue was far from herei could only find this hotel which has INDIAN restaurant closeby and very much in budget. Staff was much better and co-operative, rooms were nice and clean house keeping was done very neatly and on time. To sum up in short no complaints. They also use to call cabs if i have to go any whereand outside the hotel people stand in queue to take cab. Atmosphere around this hotel is very peaceful. The only problem with hotel is it does not keep corn flakes in breakfast as i did not want to have what was offered for breakfast i requested them to provide me corn flakes next morning they arranged it for me they must ask guest choice while check in this will make guest more comfortable. Hope Hotel considers it
The hotel is allocated at the middle of the city, next to the metro station.
The rooms size is perfect, the hotel is very clean, room facilities are more than enough, front desk very cooperative and helpful
I stayed at this hotel for a short business trip. When booking I wasn't aware that the rooms we had ordered were without a window. This would have been okay if the air condition had been working - however it was centrally controlled so the room was uncomfortably hot to sleep in.
We managed to upgrade our rooms to include a window on the second day for a small fee which is highly recommendable.
The breakfast is stated as being international, however most of it seems to be of chinese origin and the international part is a bit of white bread, a croissant and some jam.