The Eton Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
Woke up in Shanghai. Didn't know where I was. Wondering for about a minute then went to the bathroom. Slowly put it together. This was China. It was 5.30am local time. The pain of different timezones became apparent. Finally dragged ourselves downstairs for breakfast at 8ish... still too early for a civilised breakfast really, but what can you do? Pretty decent spread. Had more than what I've seen in korea hotels in the past. Also had dead fish in a tiny ...
... and rain put us off, so we returned on board for a hot meal and some entertainment.
Hopefully our next stop, Hong Kong, we will have better weather, but we have been lucky as this is the first stop where the weather spoilt the day.
Not to worry, keep smiling and hope all is well at home. Emails will, hopefully resume in Hong Kong.
All our love
Jill and Ivor
Mum and Dad
Grandma and Grandad X X X X X X ...
... I went into the yard with the whole school while they hoisted
the flag (a morning ritual for all Chinese schools, music plays while two
students hoist the flag, and the whole school salutes), after that was done, it
was time for morning exercise. On came the music and counting that I’d used to,
followed, rather amusingly by, Steps and a dance version of their 5, 6, 7, 8,
for which they had a whole routine!
A few bad point for ...
... from Pudong.
Lovers strolled hand in hand, tourists from everywhere, cameras at the ready and a very tall and lean Chinese lady began some extraordinarily flexible martial arts moves nearby until dark.
The lights on the phalanx of towers opposite came on in stages, each one showing a different display…my favourite, as the most elegant,was the ...
... and to search for a little jazz and blues bar on Fuzhou Road which was perfect to relax with a few more cocktails on a Monday night. I was surprised it was open and pleasantly surprised at how good the singer and the live music was. We did a pitstop at the Bund Brewery and enjoyed a local brew as well.
Nursing sore heads the next day we hit the dumplings hard, we tried desperately to avoid McDonalds although it was tempting. After breakfast we ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews The Eton Hotel Shanghai
I was on my way back from Xuzhou and had to spend the night in Shanghai. It was a thankyou for the missus for being my translator I picked a 5 star hotel.
I would agree with most of the positive comments that you have seen in the reviews about this hotel. It's a beautiful new building with an attentive staff that does everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. The only gripe that I have is about the hot water in the shower. Even though Shanghai is miserably hot in August, you have to wait a long time for the water to even get warm. When I set it at the maximum setting for hot, it was just temperate. I am not sure what is going to happen in winter if this was any sort of indicator.
I was in Shanghai on a business trip for 3 days. I had some reservations initially about the Eton Shanghai being locally own and run and not one of the famous hotel chains like Intercontinental or Ritz. Moreover, the room rate they offered was quite low which gave me pause due to my "cheap thing no good thing" mentality. However, my worries were quickly proven to be unfounded.
Excelente hotel. Personal muy amable, habitación acogedora, bien decorado y con todo lujo de detalles. Cercano al centro en cortos desplazamientos en taxi o metro. Muy recomendable y con un nivel de precios inferior a los de su categoría en la ciudad.
This is a great hotel, the employees are nice and helpful, leaving your car next to the back entrance to pick up your bags is no problem. And for who need there is always quickly someone available who is able to speak englisch.
this hotel is absolutely amazing. the service, the views, the decor, the amenities. and of course the price. you don't have to waste the extra money on a "brand" name hotel in order to have the amenities you expect. usually in china, "five-star" hotels are only a fiction of the management's imagination, but this place delivers. it is about a $3USD taxi ride to the Bund. i understand that it is often difficult to trust the legitmacy and independence of a reviewer, but i recommend giving this place a chance.
Stayed here with my boyfrield a couple of weeks ago. Stayed for 4 nights and just wished I could have stayed longer! Bright modern hotel with fantastic rooms with amazing views of either the river or Pudong. Stayed in an executive room on the 38th floor and the room was just perfect after a long day of haggling in Shanghai...lie back in the bath with a drink and watch a bit of TV or just pull up the blind on the glass divides between the bathroom and bedroom and watch the world go by!
Das beste Hotel, in dem ich bisher gewohnt habe! Die Zimmer sind schön und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Alle Zimmer haben einen Flachbildfernseher im Bad und einen größeren am Fußende vom Bett. Das Bad hat eine Wanne und separate Dusche. Die Betten sind bequem und recht komfortabel. Die Lichtschalter sind Hightech. Es gibt genügend Platz für das Gepäck, genügend Platz für einen Tisch und eine WLAN-Verbindung. Das Buffet ist sehr gut, die Waffeln sollten Sie mal probieren, die frischen Früchte sind aber auch sehr gut. Die Security ist ein angenehmer Zusatz und man braucht den Zimmerschlüssel, um in das Stockwerk, in dem das Zimmer liegt, zu gelangen. Man kann keine anderen Etagen betreten, es sei denn, man hat zuvor dem Concierge Bescheid gesagt. Ich werde auf jeden Fall wiederkommen und kann es allen meinen Freunden weiter empfehlen.
It's the best hotel I've ever stayed in! The rooms are nice and well equipped. The bathroom has a flat screen tv and a larger one by the bed. The bathroom has a bathtub and a shower at the same time. The beds are nice, not spring nice, but comforter nice. The light switches are very high tech. There is space for luggage, a space for tables and wi fi. the buffet is very nice, try the waffles, the fruit selection and the miso soup, you'll like it. the security is nice, you have to use your keys to go to your floor, you cant go to another person's floor not unless somebody calls the concierge or fetches you from the lobby.I will so totally stay here again and I will definitely recommend this hotel to my best friend.
I just stayed 3 nights at The Eton hotel in shanghai and it was one of the most beautifull hotels ive ever stayed at (and ive been to a few!) Shanghai is a fast paced, exciting and exhausting city, it was such a pleasure to come back to our hotel every night! The bathtub was was soooo big and comfy with an incredible veiw of the skyline (yes, from the tub!) there was TWO flat screen tvs , one in the bathroom! The shower was a seperate room and had perfect water pressure... The beds were a tad bit hard, but in China they almost all are, and it turned out to not be so bad at all. The pool is a work of art, in a huge glass room overlooking the city, with plenty of chaise lounges and palm bunches around... The business center was nice, but a bit pricey to use the internet, about 50 yuan for 15 minutes.. the breakfast buffet was the ABSOLUTE BEST we have every had... in ANY country... was beautifull... i kept wanting to take pictures... the food was yummy and the presentation was just perfect! Besides... it was nice to have western food after weeks of only chinese food:) Anyhow... I loved this hotel and would almost go back to Shanghai just to stay there ! Ps. They only take yuan at the business center, no US Dollar or charging to your room.. They exchange money at front desk in lobby if need be, just take your passport with you.