Mandarin Oriental Shanghai

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

At a Glance

  • Incredible location on the banks of the Huangpu River

  • Impressive and tranquil spa complete with 25 metre lap pool

  • Three fantastic restaurants providing a unique array of cuisines

  • Impeccable first class service

  • Stunning fusion of contemporary design with stylish Oriental accents

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.


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Make time for a spa treatment here. The spa is amazing and really feels like an oasis in the city.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Mandarin Oriental Shanghai or take a look at our itineraries to Shanghai and Eastern China


Set amongst the gleaming skyscrapers of Luijazui lies the Mandarin Oriental with its unique blend of style, ultra-modern design, world-class restaurants, tranquil spa and every creature comfort imaginable.

Situated in the heart of Shanghai in the Pudong’s central financial district, the Mandarin Oriental is spectacularly located on the banks of the Huangpu River. With floor to ceiling windows, the bright lights of this big city are at your fingertips before you even step out the front door. Located within easy access to all the cultural and leisure attractions in Shanghai, the Mandarin Oriental is the perfect city retreat.

The rooms and suites are all wonderfully spacious with floor to ceiling windows providing exceptional views of the city from each and every room. Richly furnished with plush fabrics and accented with sophisticated Oriental touches, the rooms have an utterly luxurious feel.

With three separate restaurants providing a range of cuisines from regional Jiang Nan, contemporary Asian and modern French and a patisserie, afternoon tea lounge and cocktail bar there is plenty on offer to satisfy every taste. For those looking for some rest and relaxation the holistic spa, fitness centre and 25 metre swimming pool provides an oasis in the heart of the city.

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All of the 362 rooms and suites are wonderfully spacious and beautifully designed with a modern finish. The large bathrooms provide the perfect complement with deep-soaking tubs, twin vanity units and walk in rainforest showers. The Deluxe and Mandarin Rooms and larger Club Rooms with access to the Club lounge, all offer sleek design and a full complement of technology services. Suites offer even more space with separate living rooms acting as the perfect Pied-à-terre.


The Mandarin Oriental Shanghai warmly welcomes its younger guests with a whole host of complimentary amenities including bath products, cribs, highchairs, strollers and plenty of games to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. Special menus are available throughout the restaurants and when ordering room service. Babysitting is available on request.


Fifty 8° Grill, headed by acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Richard Ekkebus provides an exceptional dining experience based on the traditional values of French cuisine, whilst the Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting offers a delicious array of Jiang Nan dishes using only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. The third restaurant, Zest, is open all day with Asian and international cuisine served from an impressive selection of cooking stations. On top of these there is the Rivera Lounge for afternoon tea, the Mandarin Cake Shop for sweet treats and Qi Bar, Shanghai’s best after dark hangout complete with mouth watering cocktails.

In addition there is a stunning spa, fully equipped fitness centre with state of the art machines and yoga classes, 25 metre swimming pool and vitality pool.


The lap pool, gym and leisure centre and holistic spa provide plenty of distraction and opportunity for rest and relaxation within the hotel. Based in the heart of Shanghai, guests who are looking to explore further afield are perfectly placed to take in all that the city has to offer including the Longhua Temple, the Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Museum.



Dominic Atterton (Staff)

One of the newest luxury hotels in Shanghai the Mandarin Oriental is sleek, modern and impeccably run. It is located on the quitter and more business orientated side of the River known as Pudong so Id recommend it for those who have visited the city before and do not need to be so centrally located. The rooms are very modern with fantastic views from their floor to ceiling windows and a number of the bathrooms have wonderful tubs with views out over the skyline of the city perfect for long relaxing soaks after a long day. There is a fantastic pool and huge fitness centre and the hotel is also home to one of the citys best western restaurants Fifty 8 Grill.


Sophie Jones (Staff)

The Mandarin Oriental is one of the newest 5* hotels in Shanghai and feels pristine with top class service. Everything in the hotel feels of amazing high quality and the hotel has beautiful views over the river dividing the Pudong and Puxi sides of Shanghai. Breakfast was a real treat here with everything that you could possibly want under the sun and pastries that tasted like they had come from a little boutique patisserie in France - I could have been there for hours sampling everything - it was just so good.


  • Evening Foodie Experience

    Spend an evening exploring the flavours of Shanghai in a visit to a private home, small, family-run restaurants and local shops. Wander the streets on foot, meet the local people and taste some traditional dishes to get under the skin of the city.

  • Local Family Home Cooking and Yu Garden Visit

    Offering a chance to experience authentic local culture, this tour will take you from a bustling wet market to the home of a local family where you can learn to make dumplings before exploring the streets of the old town and the peaceful Yu Garden.

  • Museums, Jade Buddha Temple and M50

    Explore the cultural riches of Shanghai, both ancient and modern, as you travel through the city, from the artefacts of the Shanghai Museum to the religious heritage of the Jade Buddha Temple and on to the contemporary art scene of M50.

  • Old Shanghai Breakfast Tour

    Walking the streets of the old city, you’ll discover a culinary hotspot as a wealth of morning delicacies are crafted in front of you, from dumplings to noodles, potstickers to pancakes. Taste ten local dishes as you get a flavour for the neighbourhood.

  • Religious Sites of Shanghai

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Tai Chi in Shanghai

    Get a glimpse into the ancient art of Tai Chi as you begin your day with a lesson from a master, and enjoy an hour of practice in one of the Shanghai’s parks, looking out over the city’s skyline.

  • Vintage Bike Tour in Shanghai

    Leave behind the towering skyscrapers of Shanghai as you cycle through its ancient lanes to discover daily life and local culture in tucked away neighbourhoods. Dive into a bustling market, sample the local street food and dine at a Buddhist canteen.

  • Visit Shanghai old town & The Yu Garden

    Head to Shanghai's old town, an architectural treasure tucked away from the high rises and bright lights that Shanghai is so famous for. This visit will take you to the traditional part of the city, and to its lilongs, steeped in history.

  • Visit The Bund & The Nanjing Road

    Take a stroll along The Bund on the Huangpu River. Once Shanghai's financial centre, it boasts impressive colonial architecture, so strikingly different in comparison to Shanghai's towering skyscrapers behind. After, head west to the popular Nanjing Road.

  • Visit The Nanjing Road and People’s Square

    Spend time exploring Shanghai's bright lights along Nanjing Road, Shanghai's most famous shopping street. After a short stroll, you will head to the Huangpu District and visit People's Square, one of the most important landmarks within this vibrant city.

  • Visit to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang

    Enjoy a visit to the traditional water villages of Shanghai. Head to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang where you will see a former trading village that rose to glory as a result of the Grand Canal system which exported China’s goods overseas.

Location & directions

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai is located on 111 Pudong Road on the banks of the Huangpu River, in the heart of Pudong’s central financial district.

How to get there

An 11-hour international flight from London. Mandarin Oriental Shanghai can arrange transfers from Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, about 45 minutes by car.

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