Reviewed January 13, 2016
Stayed December 2015
Traveled with family
First of all is its location. A walk distance to every attraction on this side of the Huangpu River. Oriental Pearl Tower is only 10-minute walk, the riverside is only 3-minute walk, the 'tunnel of attractions' (shops, submarine adventure, multimedia tunnel) is just cross the street of hotel lobby's door, the Super Brand mall only 5-minute walk, and the Disney's store is also 5-minute walk.
The garden in front of the hotel is the one which make this hotel look outstanding from high above from glass floor of Oriental Pearl Tower. And taking pictures on this garden with the tower behind it, always gives the good shot.
Not that many hotel in China had their staffs could speak excellent English, but I spoke to one of guest relation manager Mr. Luca (from Italy) and gave him some of my input for this hotel. If you happened to stay here and looking for someone who can speak good English, I suggest you find him.
One input I addressed to Mr. Luca was that this hotel doesn't have the bath gel or shower gel to be used in the bath tub to produce bubble foam. My children love to take the warm bath in the bath tub while bubble foam around them, and they missed this opportunity in this hotel. Oh… the bath room has a see through glass from the bathroom to the room, so it's good for the couples and family, especially for honeymoon couple.
I stayed in this hotel on the new year's eve, but since Shanghai did not celebrate the solar new year's eve this year, I also missed the opportunity to watch the fireworks in the clear winter sky by the Huangpu river. The sky however, was very clear to the point that I can see from my room many stars and zoomed in to the surface of the moon using my handy cam and snap shot it :)
Room Tip: River view but choose the highest floor available for the good view.