The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
What We Love
- Art Deco aesthetic
- Suites with living and dining rooms
- Tiny Juliet balconies in black wrought iron overlook the streets of Shanghai
- Cantonese fare at T’ang Court restaurant
- Herbal steam rooms at the hotel’s Chuan Spa
- Traditional tea is served from 2 to 6 p.m. each day in the lobby
What To Know
- A 15 percent hotel service charge will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- Located in Shanghai’s central business district
- Walking distance from Nanjing Road (the busiest and noisiest street in the city), People’s Square and the Bund
- WiFi costs approximately $19 per day
- Rooms and suites are not handicap-accessible
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
With a stay at The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, you’ll be centrally located in Shanghai, steps from Brilliance Shimao International Plaza and minutes from Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. This 5-star hotel is close to The Bund and Jing An Temple.
Make yourself at home in one of the 96 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a health club or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out.
How to Get There
Good location, close to subway. Walking distance to a lot a food options and the peoples square, nanjing walking street, Service was ok, nothing special for a boutique hotel. Upgraded on arrival to a better room or so they said, however I would have rather have stuck to the room I had booked as that had a balcony, and the upgraded room view was a brick wall !! The rooms were nice, but the a/c was very weak, no where near enough draw space for your clothes etc, the bathroom was bigger than the bedroom.
Breakfast was just the average for westerners, much more choice for the Chinese clientele. Overall it was average all round.
Probably this hotel is better for couples and not for families.
Arrived in the middle of the night about 2 am to find out that we were located in a twin room with 2 single beds per family with 2 children.
The manager was ready only to provide us with an extra bed claiming the hotel was full (also I could see the got rooms for the same night on Agoda).
We were too tired to argue considering the long day we had...not a good start.
The next morning they gave us the originally booked twin room which was great (could be better to have it in a first place).
Other than that it is boutique hotel, clean nicely decorated rooms, excellent location next to people square station and walking distance to the Bond and Nanjing street.
No swimming pool which is a minus for family.
Shanghai was the last stop of our China tour and as I'm an art déco lover I had rejected the Bund hotels suggested by our travel agency and had picked and booked the Yangtze Hotel myself. I expected to find a hotel with a bit of the atmosphere of Shanghai in the 30ies, and to a great extent this is what we got...
I loved the lobby with the impressive flight of stairs leading up to the bar and I loved our spacious room(s) and bathroom and the classic furniture style. I loved the showcases in the hotel corridors which contained typical objects of the 30ies such as sequin purses and black boas. And I was delighted with the 30ies references in our room (in addition to the room decor) such as the book describing the hotel history and the trailer that popped up on TV whenever we entered the room showing photos of Shanghai in the olden days accompanied with matching music ("Rose, Rose, I love you" and Doris Day's Shanghai song). I still find myself humming the melodies two months after our return to Germany...
Having added breakfast to our Grand Room booking on arrival we were offered an upgrade to a Junior Suite at minor cost. While the Grand Room and its bathroom would have been sufficiently spacious the Junior Suite offered an additional living room and a huge roof terrace. What a pity that we did not really have the time to make use of the terrace and all the gadgets in the suite. "Nice to have but never used" my husband called it...
Breakfast was alright with freshly prepared dishes and a focus on Chinese flavours. One evening we had dinner in the Japanese ground floor restaurant with an authentic feeling due to quite a number of non-patron Japanese guests. With one exception (an uppish lady in the Ciao breakfast section) the staff was nice and attentive.
The location is ideal for walks to shopping malls and sights and close to all kinds of restaurants. A metro station is only a few steps away. We sure enjoyed our last stay in China.