This is a very good hotel in Shanghai if you do not mind to be far away from Downtown. We stayed there as a base to visit an Exhibition at the Expo site, since it will take you 11 subway stations (in the same line 7) from the Hotel to the closest subway station near Expo, but you will still take between 40 to 50 minutes to get there, although at a cost of 4 RMB only. In the morning we use a taxi to get to the Expo and it took us the same time (40 to 50 minutes), but 80 RMB.
The rooms aver very well designed and comfortable with a good desk area, good bathroom and comfortable bed. Internet speed that we got complimentary being a Marriot Rewards member was fast enough.
Breakfast was good, but a bit crowded since this hotel accommodate a lot of tour groups. Dinner buffet was just fine, but the best deal (at least during our stay) was the all you can eat dinner buffet at their Japanese restaurant with a very good selection of food and drinks for just 248 RMB.
There is a mall next to the Hotel, but nothing special in it, except you want to have a Pizza (Pizza Hut is there). They supposed to have a supermarket (Lotus) but it was not open yet.
Opposite the Hotel and near the subway entrance (number 3) you have a convenience store (Family Mart).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel, a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, you'll find a place where simple delights become memorable moments. The hotel is ideally located on the Tongchuan Road, directly connected to Metro Line 7 Langao Road Station which can directly access to the Jing’an Temple, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai New International Expo Center, etc. It takes 10 minutes from the hotel to Shanghai Railway Station, 15 minutes to Shanghai International Sourcing Promotion Center, 25 minutes to Hongqiao International airport, 45 minutes to Pudong International Airport. The hotel has 330 guest rooms, have contemporary furnishings and bold decor. The rooms offer an iPod docking station, plush mattresses, fluffy pillows, a minibar and ironing facilities, LCD TV and ample workspace. The modern and private bathrooms have bath and shower facilities. Guests can take a dip in the on-site indoor swimming pool, work out at the fitness centre or indulge in the spa centre where different treatments, body scrubs and massages are provided. Indulge in inspired cuisine at one of four delectable restaurants, Cafe BLD serves buffet-style international cuisine with an open kitchen all day. For more Asian flavours, YUZU Japanese Grill serves offering unique temaki, sushi and an array of freshly grilled seafood. While New Dynasty serves Cantonese, Shanghainese dishes for both lunch and dinner. Coffee, tea and cocktails are served at The Lounge. With 1266 sq.m. of creative space for your meeting and a team of dedicated professionals behind you every step of the way, your event promises to be both memorable and inspiring. With all these accommodations, Renaissance Putuo Hotel is without a doubt the best place to stay when visiting Shanghai. ... more less
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