Shanghai

Travel Guide
Oriental Pearl Tower which includes a city, skyline and night scenes

Ancient Chinese pagodas and tea gardens stand shoulder to shoulder with skyscrapers of glistening glass and steel in the World’s most populous city.

Shanghai’s teeming streets are home to more than 23 million people who live, work and play in its offices, restaurants, bars and gardens. An ancient colonial powerhouse which suffered through War and Revolution, the city is now in the midst of a renaissance.This is in evidence across the city, in the redevelopment of historical quarters like Xintiandi and The Bund and the feats of engineering brilliance in its gleaming financial quarter, including the Jin Mao Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.Such a crowded Metropolis is always in need of green spaces and in Shanghai, these are plentiful. The largest by far is Century Park, where you can try out some calming Tai Chi, play a relaxing round of golf or work up a sweat with an energetic walk or jog.For a glimpse of the city’s former colonial life, stroll through the refurbished Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and explore the elite mansions and villas of the French Concession. Their European architecture and classical charm once earned Shanghai the title of ‘Paris of the Orient’.As a city of hidden streets and secret gems like the Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai is a great place to wander around and explore without too much advance planning. There is a deep spiritual undercurrent throughout the municipality, which you are welcome to embrace with a visit to Jing’An Temple or the Jade Buddha temple, home to two spectacular white jade Buddha statues.Most of the attractions in Shanghai are within half an hour’s walk of downtown, but if you are feeling a little jaded or want to stray further afield, there is an excellent public transport network. A cruise along the Huangpu River is a relaxing way to get to know the different districts, taking you past much of the historic and modern heart of the city.

Where to stay in Shanghai

Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai
Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai
5 out of 5
33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai
The price is S$220 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Dongchang Road Ferry Wharf and Oriental Pearl Tower. Yu Garden and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (524 reviews)
"The hotel location is good, easy to take metro and bus, and just nearby IFC that is good for shopping."

Reviewed on 13 Sep,2021

Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
5 out of 5
1008 West Beijing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$366 per night from 9 Oct to 9 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jing'an Temple, People's Square and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Yu Garden and Shanghai Tower ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
Manager and team are superb!
"Just a quick weekend getaway after COVID travel restrictions were lifted. Stuart-Wayne, the manager, and his team took great care of us! Professional and warm is an important combination in hospitality, and the St Regis does this very well!"

Reviewed on 23 May,2021

The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
W Shanghai - The Bund
W Shanghai - The Bund
5 out of 5
66 Lvshun Road, Shanghai
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$410 per night from 9 Oct to 9 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from People's Square, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund. IFC Mall ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (190 reviews)
Awesome stay, besides the entrance...
"It’s been the second time in this hotel. And obviously I came back because I like it. However, it’s also the second I write that the “entrance situation” is a fail if design. Two tiny elevators to the lobby. And further, now four, elevators are just slow. Always a hassle to go quickly back to the ..."

Reviewed on 11 May,2021

W Shanghai - The Bund
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
4 out of 5
No. 1, Lane 58, Tongchuan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$92 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Putuo, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Daning Lingshi Park, Jade Buddha Temple and East China Normal University. West Nanjing Road and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (820 reviews)
"A very comfortable stay. Clean, well equipped kitchen, friendly staff and close to the metro and some good restaurants and cafes. Will defInitely come again for my next staycation :)"

Reviewed on 14 Feb,2021

Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown
Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown
5 out of 5
Fengyang Road, No. 601, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$269 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Jing'an, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Shanghai Natural History Museum, Nanjing Road Shopping District and People's Square. Yu ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (155 reviews)
"Staffs are friendly. The room is clean and there is washer in the suite that very convenient for us to wash and dry our winter clothes. Overall is good."

Reviewed on 9 Dec,2019

Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
4.5 out of 5
No 282,Huai Hai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$200 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Huai Hai Road Shopping District, People's Square, and Xintiandi Style Shoppping ...
4.1/5Very Good! (456 reviews)
Good stay for families
"Great stay and the kitchens is well maintained. Location is good and near yo malls and eatries"

Reviewed on 21 Dec,2019

Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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