A choice of three restaurants for Shanghainese, Japanese or Spanish dishes
Live music at the lounge bar every night
Within strolling distance of the upscale Cloud Nine shopping mall
What To Know
The Zhongshan metro station is a five-minute walk away; from there it’s a six-minute ride to Jing’an Temple and 11 minutes to People’s Square
There's no spa, but massages can be arranged
Parking on site
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Purse-friendly traditional property in a quiet spot between two parks in Shanghai’s Changning district
Between Zhongshan Park and Tianshan Park in Shanghai’s Changning district, the Mercure Royalton is a traditionally styled purse-friendly property. Just a five-minute walk from the Zhongshan metro station, top Shanghai sights including the Jing’an Temple and People’s Square can be reached in 15 minutes, and the upscale Cloud Nine shopping mall is within strolling distance. Guestrooms feature dark wood furnishings and an authentically Chinese red and gold color scheme, and all come with soundproofing, air-conditioning and free WiFi and mineral water. Choose between Asian and international options at the breakfast buffet, where a chef is ready to prepare fresh noodle and egg dishes. For dinner, there's traditional Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine at the R Kitchen, Spanish dishes at the cellar-style Grand Bodega or Japanese sushi at Fuji Restaurant.
In the Area
Join a morning tai chi session in the nearby Zhongshan Park or enjoy a stroll around the lake or through the rose garden. Farther afield, the 88-story Jin Mao Tower is one of the tallest in the world. Take the high-speed elevator to the observation platform for incredible Shanghai views. Stretching a mile along the west bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is justifiably one of Shanghai’s major tourist attractions. With European-influenced architecture dating back to the early 20th century, the waterfront area is a picturesque (if crowded) spot for a long stroll. Fresh from hosting World Expo 2010 Shanghai, the city has a booming art scene, and the new Red Town district is well worth a visit. See the Minsheng Art Museum, explore the sculpture park and shop in the Joyce Warehouse.