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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I really liked the Peninsula in Shanghai. We had room opposite the bund with a breathtaking view of the Huangpu river and boats! The view at night takes your breath away. I liked everything about the beautiful city of Shanghai and about the hotel. The people, The hotel service, the staff, the concierge, everything about this place is a sans faute. Their spa is wonderful, ask Tony for a massage you won t forget.
Can’t wait to go back!
A brilliant stay at The Peninsula, Shanghai. Brilliantly located at the quieter end of The Bund, the hotel is quiet and peaceful. We stayed for a week and it was a dream. We stayed in a Deluxe River King Room overlooking the Huangpu River – luxurious, classic and spectacular at night. They have literally thought of every need. Service from every department was friendly, polite, efficient, proactive with staff members frequently anticipating our needs. We ate at Sir Elly’s, Yi Long Court, No. 1 Waitanyuan and The Lobby on a number of occasions and relished each experience. The bars are also a great place for a glamorous night time cocktail. We enjoyed the bar at Sir Elly’s, Compass Bar and the Salon de Ning. The pool and spa are spectacular! Housekeeping was superb and the concierge team probably one of the best I have ever experienced – right up there with The Peninsula Hong Kong. Our excellent experience with the concierge team commenced before we arrived and was extremely impressive. A particular thank you to Matthew, Jose, Derack and Kim for taking such very good care of us. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Shanghai. Highly recommended!
This is one lovely hotel! It is located in the fashionable Bund area, with one of the best views in the world from the 14th floor bar. The light show from the boats on the river and the architecturally stunning high rise buildings was spectacular! My suite was very comfy with a room-sized, well-appointed closet, a gorgeous fully equipped bath, and a view to die for from the 10th floor. Service all around was impeccable. Breakfast in the Lobby Restaurant was excellent, with eastern and western choices, and included in your room rate. Dinner was accompanied by some exceptional musicians. Don’t forget daily afternoon tea, and get there early—very popular! The most surprising aspect was the room rate—about half or less of what I would expect in the states. I don’t know how they do that but I highly recommend this hotel as the best—or among the best—in Shanghai.