Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
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Following the very late night flight from Guilin to Shanghai, we revised our itinerary with our guide, Mrs. Xu, to get a late 10:30am start from our hotel, the Renaissance Yu Garden. This hotel is ideally situated in Shanghai given its close proximity to many tourist sites including the Yuyuan Garden which was our first stop.
One great thing about being an Expat is the last minute traveling you do.... just because you can.
It was a well orchestrated plan to get us all there. Lanni was in Shanghai on business. Serena was there with the school playing soccer. Kelli, Annica and I caught the 9am train.
(We started the shopping early) The rest of the kids …
The Lupu Bridge is the world's longest box arch bridge, and like many recent Chinese constructions we saw, the Chinese are very proud to tell us why their bridge/ airport/ train station/ latest high rise - is bigger and better than yours. We headed there on Saturday morning as the day was fairly clear. The billboard also emphasised that the Bridge …
Touchdown! We have arrived in Shanghai! A smooth flight, breeze through customs, the fastest taxi ride on the planet - I called it the Maglev taxi - we were definitely the fastest vehicle on the road, and there were no seatbelts! Checked in to our very nice hotel (thank you IBM …
Remember that old rule about getting out everything you are going to pack and then putting half of it away? Well we didn't! So today we set about doing just that, and have posted home seven and a half kilos (you didn't really think we lost weight did you?) fronm Shanghai back to home. Very foolish. Lesson learned.
But we turned the exercise …
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
The rooms were great (assisted by an upgrade). When we arrived back from Huangshan at 7:30am we were able to check into a room and no problem getting late checkout.
Only difficulty we had was the concierge was not very helpful, and this caused a few taxi problems (despite us asking for destinations to be written down for us in Chinese, the concierge came out and told the taxi driver, but then the taxi driver asked further directions (in Chinese) once we got going which of course we could not help with. This happened more than once.
We were able to get an outstanding corporate rate which included free wefif so that really helped.
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