Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRadisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Fabulous Hotel, with a large comfortable bed in a big room..Most importantly air conditioning. In a great location with lovely restaurant and bar.
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great hotel only downside is that it was too far away from central Shanghai
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Superb .. in every respect!
I agree with other posters, just stay at this hotel! We booked three rooms on their web site only 3 days before we arrived and paid Rmb 1050 plus 13% taxes (about £80 or $150) room only. When we arrived we all got upgrades without even asking, to deluxe rooms with separate working area off the main bedroom. The rooms were excellent, very spacious, clean, newly decorated and with every amenity you could require. The bathroom was great with a hugh shower and separate semi circular shaped bath. Loads of good quality toiletries also. My room over looked Peoples Park and the others had views down Nanjing Road. We didn't have breakfast basically because it would be hard to do justice to the buffet and we didn't feel like forking out over $20 per person. We went to Starbucks twice and then just had croissants and danish pastries and coffe once in the cafe on the 1st floor. We did have lunch twice hovere in the cafe on the 1st (Windows on the World I think it is called). The do a flexible buffet where you can get an appetizer (all you can eat) fresh salad, cold meats, cheeses and (good) seafood for Rmb 58 (that's just £4 or $7.25!). Have an appetiser and desert or main course and desert and it;s around Rmb 98 or all three courses (if you dare) for Rmb 128. The quality was excellent and we enjoyed a nice South African Sauvignon Blanc (about Rmb400) with our lunch.
The concirege was superb. Nothing too much trouble. They will write down where you want to go in Chinese and get the taxi despatcher at the front door to make sure the taxi driver knows where to take you. He recommended a great restaurant The Foo Young Elite in the diplomatic area, which you have to see for the decor and architecture of a bygone era.
Pool and sauna/steam areas were welcome also. The gyme looked good but we didn't try it.
The hotel has a revolving restaurant on the 45th floor. The menu looked good and there was a good wine list but we didn't eat there.
We usually ended up in the Dome Bar on the 47th for a night cap with a great view of Shanghai. There is nightly (I think) entertainment which is good enough, but not great. Easy listening.
All in all a really great hotel. Not at all busy that we could see, which probably accounts for the good price and the upgrades we got. The number of good reviews however may put a stop to that however, so my advice is book it now!
I loved the Radisson
The Radisson New World is located across from People's Square, very close to the main museums and the Shanghai Theatre. From the hotel, one can easily walk up and down Nanjing Road, one of the main streets in the city for shopping, dining, and people watching. Location is unbeatable. Staff was great and very helpful. The concierge would write in Chinese characters the name of any place I needed to go so the cab drivers could take me there. The room was spacious and spotless. It had all the perks and amenities one would expect from the Radisson. A definite plus was having two complimentary bottles of water every day as the tap water is not drinkable there. The turn-down service was also very nice. The hotel is quiet even if located on a busy area. Although the food at the restaurant was not the best, the option of eating at 2 am (it's open 24 hours) was much appreciated. All in all, a great hotel I would recommend to anyone, business or pleasure.
Stay at this hotel!
As a television documentary producer, I am responsible for finding accomodations for the crew around the world. I did a ton of research before we went to Shanghai to make sure we would be in a good location and a comfortable western-style hotel. I chose the Radisson New World for our six night stay because it sounded good after checking numerous websites and maps of the city. It turned out to be the perfect choice. I would have been so disappointed had I chosen a hotel in Pudong. Some hotels like the Shangri-La and the Hyatt had alot of hype on the web but were across the river in Pudong and much more expensive than the Radisson.
The Radisson New World is located on a very busy shopping and dining street, East Nanjing Road, but is completely quiet inside. It's new so the rooms and bathrooms are clean, modern and well-decorated. We had business class rooms which had great, separate work areas with desks and flat screen TVs and nice bedrooms with glass walls into spacious bathrooms. Request a view of Nanjing Road and a high floor.
And the staff is just great. We needed to have a bellman bring our equipment down in the morning and back up each evening so we really got to know the bell staff. They were great. They spoke English, had a great sense of humor and seemed to enjoy their jobs. We really enjoyed the staff. The Concierge was friendly and efficient. He helped us choose a nearby restaurant on a few occasions when we were too tired to get into a cab and go farther than a block or two away. For instance, we had a great dinner at Kathleen 5 on top of the Shanghai Art Museum, very close to the hotel. The night we went to Xintiandi, the cool area not far from the hotel, he sent us to a great restaurant as well. Just professional service with no attitude and very nice. Same with the front desk.
The restaurant on the top of the hotel is expensive and rotates around. We walked up there one night and decided to go back to street level but it looked impressive. We had breakfast in the cafe a couple of times and it was fine. Each room has tea and coffee making plus there's a Starbuck's a block away. I can't say enough about this hotel. Our experience was very positive and I would love to stay there again next time we're in Shanghai. Stay here. It's great and much more reasonable than most of the recommended five star hotels in the city
Exceptional Services, Ideal Loaction for the frist time visitors.
The hotel loaction is ideal for first time visitors who enjoy being a part of the action. It is like staying at Marriott Time square on the 42nd in the New York City. Shoppings, Shanghai Meseum and the Grand Theatre and the Subway station are just outside the hotel. There are no grand entrances as the front of the building was squeezed between a shopping mall and another building, but if you are looking for good accomodation and plenty of actions, this is it. English was spoken through out the hotel.
We were booked into a deluxe suite with room for a rollaway and a second bathroom and a plasma TV. it came in handy with an extra person. Marketing of this hotel was agreessive and you may get a better deal on differnt websites.
We did not ask for a city view room , so we ended up facing an all night constrcution site and a high school sport field, although noise was never an issue. We did enjoywatching high school students doing their morning roll call and execise in the morning, but would apprecaite it more if we can look at the People Sqaure instead.
If you have the City view, you can also look at the building used for the Mi3 set.
Front desk, concierge and bell services were exceptional. Revolving resturant at the top of the building was disappointing with unbearable cigar smoke, limited menu selections and expensive prices, but great view. We ended up leaving the restaurant without ordering and ate at a local hang-out. Morning breakfast buffet at the hotel was very pricy, one may consider the breakfast package.
Very pleased with our stay at the Radisson. Staff are professional, friendly and obliging. The Concierges have been very helpful. Our room has a seperate area that can be used as an office/seating area. Broadband with a slow connection is free of charge. The hotel is well located for sightseeing,shopping, taxis and Metro. An easy transfer from the Airport by Maglev, then line 2, leaving at Peoples Park exit 8.
Top Hotel in a Great Location
For months I had my heart set on staying at the Westin during my visit to Shanghai, based on Trip Advisor reviews and it's location to the Bund area. However it's cost was always a question. Then I read the positive reviews on the Radisson New World and the seasonal deal they offered was too much to resist and I was not disappointed. As well as being brand new it is in a great location right at the top of the Nanjing Road Shopping Mall where all the action is.
If you arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport I suggest you take the Maglev train just for the experience of going 431kph, then take the subway to Peoples Square and the Radisson is either directly across the road or next door depending which exit you take, very easy.
I was provided with a corner room which had a seperate office work area with a flat screen TV and free internet connection which was appreciated. The bedroom had another TV, great bed and fantastic bathroom. The only negative point was the dirty windows, blame the smog. Over the five days I tried most of the hotel restraurants and was impressed with the quality of food in all of them, however service level needs a bit of polish. If you wish to eat outside there are plenty of eating areas close by down Nanjing Road or Cate Lae Fallow St which is about 100m away with plenty of acceptable restaurants to cater for the adventurous and not so adventurous.
The Bund area is an easy walk of about 20min down Nanjing Road which is alive at all times of the day and night with most shops open until 10pm. In front of the shopping centre next the hotel, a small band plays most nights with locals dancing in the footpath which adds a nice touch.
To see what I was missed out on, I walked down to the Westin one night to check it out. It certainly is a flash hotel, but it is in a dead area with no action or life, so I was not disappointed.
I would recommend the Radisson New World to anyone that is looking for a very comfortable hotel in a great location at a reasonable cost.
Very nice stay
We stayed in new Radisson for 5 nights and that was a very positive experience. I have stayed in different hotels in Shanghai, such as Four Seasons or Hyatt. And I should say, the new radisson was really very good, offering you a five-star standard for reasonable price. The rooms are very big, convenient and were cleaned at least 2 times a day. We tried breakfast both in Radisson Club and in normal restaurant, and it was very good. We didn't eat in hotel restaurant, because you have a plenty of excellent restaurants in Shnaghai. But we tried a lobby bar and a bar on the top, and both were OK. For me, the wine offer was really very small. But they have enough cocktails etc. The staff was very helpful, though they should get more training in english. Only some staff members could speak perfect english. The location is just perfect. You're very central for all the activities. I can really recommed to stay in the hotel.
A Serperb Hotel
This hotel opened in July 2005. After staying in an terrible hotel it was like Heavan. The rooms are very good. The beds are soft which is unusual for China. Everything about the facilities are new. I stayed in a twin share and there was cable T.V and mini bar with coffee making facilities with cow milk. The breakfast buffet is fabulous with perculated coffee, not instant. The dinner buffet is also really good. The is a wine list which is really extensive. The location of the hotel is also perfect on Nanjing Road. The highlight for me staying here is the bar at the top of the hotel with fantastic veiws of Shanghai at night. The service is great and most of the staff can speak basic english. I cant speak highly enough of this hotel. It is probably one of the best that I have stayed in.
Pleasant stay at the Radisson New World
Just returned from a stay at the brand new Radisson New World. Location was great - right on People's Square, close to good shopping, easy walk to the Bund and right across from a subway stop.
The rooms were much better than expected - I believe I had just a standard room on the 26th floor, which was basically a suite. There was a separate office/living area with a great workstation and flat panel TV. As a frequent business traveler, I can appreciate a good desk, and the Internet access was free. The bed was comfy, and the bathroom was decked out with beautiful marble (separate shower and garden tub).
I didn't eat in any of the restaurants, though I did order room service, which was okay. The service in the lobby was very good, and the concierge staff was very friendly as well.
Previous poster mentioned the smell in the lobby. I don't know what it was, but it seemed to happen more in the evenings in the lobby.
In summary, great rooms, good location.
Nice hotel in a fab location
I stayed at the Radisson with my Fiance who I was accompanying on a business trip, I was really not sure what to expect as there were no reveiws on this hotel but what a pleasant suprise we had.
Ok so this is quite a long review but stick with it,,,,,,,,
The location of this hotel could not have been better, it is right on people's square and close to all the tourist attractions
The reception desk were freindly and helpful, so were the Conceirege boys who would tell the taxi drivers in Chinese exactly where you wanted to go.
The room was lovely, a good size and a gorgeous bathroom. We had room service once and the food was really nice.
The bar on the 46th floor was great very relaxed atmosphere, with great live music, a nice relaxing way to end the day.
The only thing I would say about the hotel itself is the smell in the lobby, I think it was coming from the water fountain (which looked lovely) but obviously didn't smell that great but after a while you get used to it but dont worry the rooms did NOT smell.
I would have given this hotel a rating of five if it was not for the terrible service at the restaurants, we ate at both restaurants the revolving one on the 45th floor for dinner once only and the other restaurant there once for dinner and once for breakfast. Service with a smile I dont think so,,,,,,,,when we went to the revolving restaurant we had not booked but when we arrived I asked for a table by the window I was told with a sarcastic smile that all the seats were by the window but actually they were not and when we were not seated by the window we asked to sit at one of the many empty tables by the window but were told they were reserved but for the whole hour and a half not one person arrived to sit at these ''reserved'' tables. Ontop of that at both restaurants the food took forever to come, we had to ask them to clear the tables and all the waiters/waitresses were so miserable not at all what we experienced from the local restaurants outside of the hotel but please do not let this put you off this hotel as there are pleanty of lovely restaurants to eat outside of the hotel.
All in all we would definately stay here again but just eat else where,,,,,enjoy Shanghai its a great city.