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 meter 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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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 center and 25 meter swimming pool provides an oasis in the heart of the city.
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 center with state of the art machines and yoga classes, 25 meter swimming pool and vitality pool.
The lap pool, gym and leisure center 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 center 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 flavors 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.
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 neighborhoods. 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 center, 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.