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
Stayed for 5 nights as part of a conference group. Very convenient for People’s Square and there is access to the metro literally 2-3 minute walk away.
Lovely big room with seating area and a desk. Bed was super comfy. Housekeeping were efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Drank in the 1st floor bar a few times. Pleasant but no natural light and not much atmosphere. The hotel suffers from a lack of natural light overall. Not much they can do of course but worth noting as there wasn’t an outside lounge or bar to enjoy. If they could add one on the top floor or something it could really change the place as there is little competition in the immediate vicinity.
Had breakfast there each morning which was ok. The egg bar was quite good but I found the continental options a bit bland. I have certainly had better at international chain and boutique hotels alike.
Price is reasonable for central location and quality of the room etc.
Very nice historic hotel in the center of Shanghai very close to People's Square and Nanjing Road. Nicely decorated, spacious and elegant rooms, and great service from all the staff. Very good breakfast.
My only complaint would be about the hot water in the bathroom which seemed not to be working and was lukewarm at best.
But all in all still a great experience and I fully recommend this hotel.
Traveling solo, my three night stay began with a late evening arrival. While checking in I asked if my room had a balcony, and on the spot, was upgraded to one! I did find this especially handy as the room was warm, and the programmed thermostat didn’t seem to accept a lowering of the temperature, so I was able to crack open the balcony door ... perfect solution! (The next day an engineer checked the thermostat, and the best resolution was to provide me with a rather large room fan which worked fine for my stay.) The room was good size, had a very comfortable king size bed, and was beautifully furnished. Also, the bathroom was quite large with a separate shower and bathtub off to one side and WC on other side of the black marble countertop double sink. Very nice!
As I arrived late in the evening after a day of flights, I ordered a meal from room service. It arrived timely and was tasty. The buffet breakfast was included in my room rate, and it was extensive. I did have dinner one night in the same room as breakfast, the Ciao Restaurant. Probably should have tried the other restaurant on site, Tang; it appeared to have more ambiance. The one (and only) server’s English was very limited and he could not understand a question asked, but eventually someone else could be found who could describe a pasta dish and it was delicious!
The location of the hotel is terrific, close to the People’s Park & Square, across the street from a shopping mall (Raffles City), and a short walk to East Nanjing Rd ... the pedestrian street that also has an electric trolley that takes you to within a block of the Bund! For my first visit to Shanghai I exhausted myself seeing as much as I could, so it was very nice to return at the end of the day to the Yangtze Boutique Shanghai!
We stayed here for three nights. The reason why we chose this hotel is the superb location being next to the major landmarks such as People’s Square, Nanjing Road, Shopping Malls, Food Streets, the Metro and many more.
The décor is boutique-style according to the glorious 30s in China- personally not quite my taste but I can see the glamour behind it and understand why so many famous and not so famous people come here.
The room was also very big, bathroom enormous not only for hotel standards but in general.
So far so good. What completely spoiled our stay however was the attitude of the staff and the manager. When we checked in (and we booked well in advance) we were quite clearly a party of two adults and two children age 8 and 10. Why on earth the clerk did not ask or show any concern as to where the kids will sleep is beyond me. So, unknowingly we got up to the room and -again the room was super big, could easily fit 4 single or two king beds- we were very surprised to find just one king bed. My husband immediately asked for the kids’ bed and with a quick “coming” the clerk vanished.
It was about lunch time and due to the time difference, we tried to stay awake and hence went out to simply keep awake. We got home at about 8pm and went up to the room, beyond tired. And NO BED. So, we went downstairs and then it began: we asked for the bed for the kids and the clerk Edith showed absolutely no understanding whatsoever but kept on saying they will put in a bed but at extra charge. At that point we were under the impression that the extra bed was included- we found out later that this was ill advice from the booking platform AGODA, but this is beside the point.
Anyway, she made us discuss 45 minutes (!) after having travelled for over 20 hours and artificially staying awake and having two tired kids about if or if not, the bed is included. We repeatedly said that we do not really care if the bed is included but simply asked to put the bed in and we will sort it out the next day with the manager. Due to having booked a tour the next day, we informed her that we will speak to the manager in the evening only or the day following. BIG MISTAKE. No, she even less wanted to give us a bed. The manager apparently only works from 10 am to 5 pm- a time when we were out exploring the sights of the city as tourists do. She phoned -or so it seemed- the manager every 5 minutes to ask him something again; what she asked I do not know because we just wanted a bed and that’s it…
To cut a long story short, we got the bed, had to pay RMB 345 per night for it; the second bed for our younger son was plain refused, so he had to sleep on the sofa. The kids’ bed and sofa were never made, we always had to prepare the bed.
When we checked out, we asked again for the manager because meanwhile we found out that Agoda advised us incorrectly, however, they blamed the hotel because the hotel clearly says on the website that kids below 12 stay for free as long as they are in the same room- I think it is natural to assume that this includes a bed. We therefore conceded and simply put it as a misunderstanding and asked to meet halfway (e.g. one night free, two nights covered by us etc.). The clerk at the reception/check out also called his manager (the same one I presume?) again and he said we are to be charged.
So, summary: do not travel to this hotel when you have kids. We spoke to other families and they had the very same experience (even without the misunderstanding about the bed being included in the price or not). Do not expect any customer orientation beyond saying good afternoon and good evening.
We are truly disappointed by this experience and since we travel frequently to Shanghai, although on business, we will make sure to never stay in this hotel again.
The hotel is located right next to the subway exit. Right opposite the hotel, there was a huge shopping mall with a great selection of brands. The famous shopping street (I think it's called Nanjing Xi Road) is just 10 minute away from the hotel.
The rooms in the hotel are very spacious. We were really impressed with the bathroom, where there are a separately toilet, shower and bath tub. The bedroom is very spacious with nice decor. Our room came with two balconies. Although there wasn't much view from the room, the balconies were definitely a nice additional to our room.