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
Charming, First Class hotel with all amenities you would expect from a Peninsula Hotel. It is a step back in time with white gloved staff and excellence throughout. The dining is delightful and topped off with a nightly live, 5 peace jazz band and singer in a breathtaking venue. Treat yourself, it's worth it.
This hotel consists of the best in everything. Best location : opposite the Bund, near Nanjing Road #1shopping street, nice restaurants. Best in service : staff is well trained and professioanally friendly. Room is spacious and comfort. The afternoon tea and the quartet band at the lobby is superb. This hotel will make your vacation perfect.
I love this hotel.
The staff are always genuine and friendly, the rooms are well appointed and spacious and the rooftop bar offers stunning views of the Bund.
Who could ask for more?!!
It’s perfect and simply the best!
Stayed for 6 nights in January as part of a Family Holiday. Paid extra on arrival for upgrade to Bund View room which was worth it.
The hotel is immaculately presented and rooms are extremely spacious with large walk in robes.
Breakfast is perfect with wide choice of pre-made & made to order options
Service is first class and nothing is to much trouble for staff.
Location is perfect on the Bund close to shopping & tourist attractions
In room dinning is good. Bar Menu food at Sir Ellys Bar however was disappointing
Definitely one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in & would highly recommend.
We were fortunate to stay at the Peninsula Shanghai in October, 2018. The hotel exceeds all expectations. Best location in Shanghai. The view from our 12th floor room overlooking the Bund was outstanding. You can sit on your balcony and watch the river traffic morning and night. The Shanghai skyline across the river is spectacular. The amenities are over the top. There is a walk-in closet the size of a small bedroom with room for your suitcases and clothes which also includes a large dressing table with lighted mirror and every amenity (such as a wipe for your computer screen) you can imagine. The bathroom has fabulous shower, tub, two sinks and separate loo (all requirements for an upscale hotel). Free shoe shine, of course. The concierge gave us excellent advice on where to walk and what to see before our tour started. Food excellent though pricey, but you pay for the ambiance. Go for it if your budget allows.