Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
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After another terse discussion with our guide yesterday afternoon we were on our own again today and decided to check out what is called the French Concession with a stop along the way at a Taoist Baiyun Temple and the remains, the last 50m, of the city walls. The temple had some interesting statues but probably the most entertaining thing was a …
Today's attractions were Shanghai's TV tower and a trip out of the city to the nearby canal town of Zhujiajiao. Our Lonely Planet book describes the place as a charming tableau of Ming- and Quing- dynasty alleys, bridges and old town architecture. Yes the place is very photogenic but it is also busy with tourists even though we are here mid week. …
It's moving day today so nothing exciting to tell you about so I thought you might appreciate some of the Ching-lish we have seen. 'Do not caper', we think this means do not run or climb . 'Step ladder', this was the sign for the stairs at the hotel, well that's what I think it was but it may have been an actual step ladder. 'Experimental …
Okay back by popular demand (Rebecca) an update to my food blog. Being a top notch hotel the breakfast range is pretty comprehensive but sadly no pancake lady. As well as some cereal, fruit, eggs, bacon and hash browns, I also added a couple of toasted bagels. Deb of cause went for the more ethnic option of noddles and dumplings but we both passed …
Gosh how Mel is talking to me after the sleeper train to Shanghai is beyond me. It was however a very entertaining evening and one that I entirely blame on Tony & Jos as they had just travelled from Russia, complete with 2 litres of Vodka! The sleeper train passed in a blur, squishing 8 people into our cabin and drinking until the small hours of the morning, despite Mel's warnings that she was going to kill us all! (Mel – I was on antibiotics at the time ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.