Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
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We are just so very, very sad, hard to imagine the world without Kevin in it,we were actually at the Confucius's Temple when I happened to show our guide my pic of Clyde and received Cetrece's message.. Thankfully a lovely memory of a happy time spent on our last visit to Kev, with you Carol, when we said he would live to 100!.Never be any one like …
Well I'm in the hotel lobby right now waiting for our driver back to the airport and Christine is doing some last minute shopping. Shanghai was a quick stop-over but we made the best of it by being out walking by 6:30 this morning. We were both awake and we knew that we only had until 2:30 pm before our driver would arrive so off we went nice and …
As i was saying... it is our first night in Shanghai. We took the Maglev then transferred to the Metro Line 2 which took us to several stops. WE stopped at the West Nanjing road, only to discover that we should have exited at the People's Square stop which is just infront of Radisson Hotel ! We were greeted by rainy weather in the late afternoon. …
OUR FIRST corporate visit! As me and Jane woke up and didn't really know what to expect, I was hmm ... skeptical (as always);) It turned out that - at least in my opinion the first (T) visit was one of the most successful ones - definitely one of the least "fake" ones :) As we drove to their office the bus needed to take a detour (how typical) …
Back to Asia :) with a group of Bondies :) let's see what happens I'm backtracking now :) Went to China on a Study Tour with 20 other students ... and I must say that now, that I think back - was probably one of the best things I have ever done :) Well ... It all started on a 20th of april when we gathered next to a bus stop @ Bond. Justin, our …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.