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
As we were checking into The Peninsula we were greeted by the director of guest relations Jacqueline Mocatta. She could not have been sweeter! She took us to our upgraded room and explained how everything worked(but because we had stayed at The Peninsula in Beijing we were already acquainted w how everything worked. We were getting really good w the tech that the Peninsula has. Anyway...she made dinner recommendations and touring recommendations and also took care of reservations for us. She was great!
The hotel sits directly on The Bund. Location could not be better. Our suite even had a telescope to look out over the Bund not to mention an exquisite view of Shanghais nightly lite show!
we did not have the pleasure of using this magnificent place as a hotel but we did manage to sample its delights and impeccable service in the bar for a few days.
it is such a pleasure to as you walk in the front door to be greeted by such splendour and architecture, everything is immaculate and just as it was. the staff are so attentive its hard to see how you could get better. the bar has an amazing range of sprits and they specialise in whiskeys which suited us perfectly. we cannot wait to come back and hopefully manage to get a deal that will allow us to stay.
View of the river, high ceilings, one of the nicest looking hotels I have even stay in. Excellent location, short walk to the waterfront. At sunset the buildings light up and the view on the top floor lounge was one of the higlights of the trip. World class service. Our room was huge. Everythng you could want.
Hotel has excellent location - on the Bund - close to all city attractions. Our room was big, quiet and very comfortable with beautiful view on the gardens. Wonderful design ( by Lalique ). Service was great - on every level. We especially appreciated service of the concierge team and lobby restaurant staff ( Mr Jose ! ).
We used RR hotel airport transfer - which was smooth and very comfortable. In my opinion The Peninsula hotel ( together with Peace Hotel ) is the best hotel in Shanghai and probably one of the best hotel in the world. We will come back with great pleasure. Highly recommended.
I recently stayed here through booking with indagare. It is a very classic, beautifully maintained property in the heart of the bund area. The service was superb, of the highest quality. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Highly recommend!