Peninsula Shanghai

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

At a Glance

  • Ideal central location on the Bund

  • Beautiful indoor swimming pool

  • Six restaurants and bars including Sir Elly's with stunning city views

  • Outstanding service and attention to detail

  • Impressive rooms with Art Deco interiors and lots of gadgets

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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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Insider's View

Yi Long Court restaurant is run by China's first Michelin-starred chef Tang Chi Keung.

The 14th floor terrace at Sir Elly's is one of the best places in town for pre-dinner drinks to the backdrop of the electric views onto Pudong.

You must make time for a nightcap on Sir Elly's Terrace - one of the best rooftop bars in Shanghai with amazing views of both bends of the river.

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


Fronting Shanghai's world famous Bund and with spectacular river views, the luxurious Peninsula Shanghai blends in with the historic architecture of its landmark neighbours for a stylish fusion of Art Deco-inspired glamour.

Set in a fantastic location directly on the Bund, amidst one of the finest collections of Art-Deco architecture in the world, the Peninsula Shanghai boasts not only luxurious comfort but also some of the most technologically advanced examples of suite accommodation in the world.

Each room showcases beautiful Art-Deco inspired interiors, representing the return of classic luxury to Shanghai with everything from marble bathrooms and 46-inch plasma TVs to the city's most breathtaking Huangpu River and skyline views. Superior and Deluxe Rooms are spacious, comfortable and elegant and the vast choice of suites, many with private outdoor terraces, are among the best in the city.

Enjoy the wonderful restaurants, including the Michelin starred Yi Long Court where the freshest Cantonese cuisine is served with flair. Fine dining can be found at Sir Elly's and the cool, exotic Compass Bar and eccentric Salon de Ning are both great for cocktails. The hotel's inviting indoor swimming pool, complete with open air poolside terrace where healthy cuisine is served and the Hotel's ESPA spa are both wonderful places to spend some downtime when back from exploring the wonders of Shanghai.

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The Peninsula's 235 Guest Rooms & Suites have Art Deco elegance and breathtaking Huangpu River and skyline views plus the newest in-room technology with plasma screen TVs and Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi as standard. Superior Rooms are the hotel's most basic category but are comfortable and spacious, or choose for a Deluxe Room for great city views. Deluxe Garden, River and Terrace Rooms are bigger still with fantastic views and the Grand Deluxe River Room has the addition of a wonderful private terrace. The hotel has many types of suites to suit all tastes, size requirements and budgets culminating in the voluminous Astor, Majestic, Palace and Peninsula Suites which have living rooms, dining rooms, terraces, and are the ultimate in glamorous Shanghai accommodation with the Palace having a private lift and the Peninsula having a private gym.


Children are very welcome at The Peninsula and special bathrobes and toiletries are provided for them as well as activity kits, specialist equipment such as cots etc. and special room service menus. There are interconnecting rooms for families and babysitting can also be provided.


The Peninsula Shanghai has five restaurants and bars including Sir Ellys, well known for its unbeatable views across the Bund and its delectable modern European cuisine and Yi Long Court which serves Cantonese delights. The Compass Bar, Salon De Ning and The Lobby all serve an array of drinks including some of the city's finest cocktails. The Peninsula has a breathtaking indoor swimming pool with sliding doors onto a terrace where healthy meals and snacks are served and a fully equipped gym with the latest equipment. The ESPA spa offers guests a whole host of pampering treatments in beautiful surrounds.


Shanghai is an exciting city, packed with historic and modern architecture and a spectacular skyline. Although the hotel's spa, leisure and dining facilities have much to keep you there, exploring the shopping, restaurants, galleries, museums and attractions of Shanghai is an unforgettable experience.



Dominic Atterton (Staff)

Probably the most famous and prestigious address in the city The Peninsula is located right on the curve of The Bund. Because of its location it really does have the finest views in the city if you can bag one of its river views rooms or if not from its fantastic rooftop bar and restaurant. The hotel itself is very formal and feels incredibly luxurious from the moment you walk into its large entrance and lobby area. Breakfast and afternoon tea is served here and it feels not dissimilar to the wonderful Foyer at Claridges. The rooms are large and incredibly plush with thick carpeted floors impossibly soft upholstery and huge beds. The style is monochrome and not over the top and there is a heavy reliance on the latest technology something the hotel prides itself on. The Peninsula is a fantastic hotel and should be top of the list for anyone wanting to really experience the best that Shanghai has to offer.


Sophie Jones (Staff)

The Peninsula Shanghai was where I spent my last night on a hugely extensive trip in China and it was the perfect finale. Located right on The Bund you have amazing views over the skyscrapers of Pudong which really come alive at night with their neon lights. The Peninsula, like Shanghai, is a fantastic mix of east meets west. We had dinner in Yi Long Court which was delicious with incredible light dishes which Shanghai is known for. Our waiter guided us through the menu and made sure that we chose some really excellent dishes which were all amazing!


Victoria Hogg (Staff)

I absolutely loved the Peninsula in Shanghai. When you walk in you are immediately greeted with the familiar feel of a Peninsula, there is high tea going on in the lobby and all the staff are so welcoming and friendly. The Peninsula is located just a short walk from the Bund, so you really could not ask for a better location! The rooms are very impressive; each room has a separate dressing room which has every eventuality catered for included a nail dryer! The bathroom has the same great gadgets, a TV to watch from the bath and also a 'spa' switch on the bath which when pressed creates relaxing spa music and the lighting is switched to the 'mood' mode. The bedroom itself is perfectly planned out, wonderful king size bed, desk, sofa and beautiful furniture. Again there is the 'mood' lighting option for the bedroom - lots of gadgets to try out! Another great extra is the Nespresso machine in the bedroom. There are some great restaurants in the hotel and the swimming pool was also a highlight. There is a lovely relaxing area around the pool to chill out in after a day of sight seeing. For those feeling more active there is a fully equipped fitness centre too. All in all the Peninsula Shanghai is one of my favourite city hotels - I cannot fault it with anything and I just really loved the atmosphere and feel of the hotel.


  • Full day tour of Hangzhou

    Spend a full day uncovering the secrets of Hangzhou with your private guide, exploring the temples of Lingyin and Fei Lai Feng the Tea Museum and tranquil waters of the West Lake.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Location & directions

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

The Peninsula Shanghai is located at 32 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, adjacent to the old British Consulate building and its surrounding gardens, with direct frontage onto the famous Bund.

How to get there

11-hour international flight. The hotel offers chauffeur-driven limousines or taxis to and from Shanghai's Pudong International Airports (45-minute drive).

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

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