The Peninsula Shanghai
What We Love
- Up-to-the-minute technology, ranging from in-room Nespresso machines to VoIP telephones for local and international calls
- A swanky bar on the 14th floor with terrific city views
- An award-winning spa offering treatments from reflexology to bamboo massages
What To Know
- Breakfast is not included
- Pets are not allowed
- Advance reservations are required for Peninsula Academy programs
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Peninsula’s 235 guest rooms and suites are some of the city’s most spacious, with classic Art Deco furnishings and glorious marble bathrooms with big soaking tubs. They’re tricked out with the latest Peninsula technology and many have staggering views of the Bund and Huangpu River. Those views are also a draw for Sir Elly’s, which serves European cuisine created by a French-trained chef. The extensive spa offers elaborate full-day “Journeys” as well as shorter treatments, a pool, and gym, while the Peninsula Academy offers cultural experiences like a Rolls-Royce tour of historic Shanghai.
In the Area
The Peninsula is centrally located in Shanghai, right on the Bund, which is known for its top restaurants and fashion boutiques. The city’s other culinary standouts include the newly opened Da Dong Duck Restaurant, a branch of the revered Beijing roast-duck institution, where you can ignore the 150-page menu and order the signature dish. To glimpse the fashion-forward city’s history, take a stroll along Wukang Road and the surrounding area, with stops at the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, which documents China through the 20th century, and Hong Merchant, a gallery specializing in contemporary art and antique furniture from the French Concession period in the 1920s.
How to Get There
It doesn't get better than a room overlooking Pudong at the Peninsula. Very large well appointed room with big dressing area. The latest in technology with some many buttons at your fingertips. The best element: the Concierge staff especially Casval Lin and Danny. They are not only knowledgable, but consider it to be a pleasure to assist in any way possible. You can rely on them for their taste, their judgment and their thorough understanding of what it takes to make yours a comfortable stay.
From the moment you arrive, the Staff are friendly, smiling & plenty of them around you. Rooms are extremely spacious & comfortable. It’s in an excellent location, on the “bund”, and walking distance to many historical buildings & outstanding restaurants. Shopping is also convenient. And you must, absolutely must, have a drink on the rooftop bar where you’ll witness the progress, lights, and architectural beauty of this city. The hotel has two highly rated restaurants (2 & 1 Michelin) but we also ate at the “informal” lobby sit down restaurant. We’ll return here on our next visit.
Peninsula upholds a certain high level of service standard no matter which property you visit around the world.
Although I had some small hiccup with the bathtub, the hotel did all the could to make up for it and I sincerely appreciated it.
Kudos to the concierge team whom assist to purchase a outdated magazine !
The hotel is of course five star, check is fast and your escorted to your room. Room service brought the best steak I’ve had in China. The pool and hot tub were perfect. The only issue was my espresso machine was jammed but housekeeping was in the room within 2 minutes of my call. The view of the Bund can’t be beat you are literally directly across from it, the only thing I can say negative is the service and the facilities made it difficult to leave and see Shanghai. Highly recommend this hotel. Yes
The Peninsula is gorgeous, as always! Gorgeous flowers, beautifully appointed rooms. Amazing view looking right at the Bund! Spectacular! They also have a rooftop bar with an even more magical view of the Bund. Food was excellent. Staff was excellent. Great live music at night in the lobby (although a bit loud.) the only criticism I have is that I found the service in China, in general, not to be up to par with our countries. Service was a bit slow/lagging. Other than that, we loved it!