Review: Renaissance Hotel Yu Gardens Shanghai

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Since the Marriott promotion I participated are based on stays not nights I had to hop to another hotel the next night in Shanghai. The Renaissance Shanghai is just a 5 minute taxi ride away form the Marriott City Center Shanghai.

The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the famous Yu Gardens and it's walkable distance to the Bund. The time I visited China celebrated its Golden Week – one of China's one week holidays with many Chinese traveling to the cities for sightseeing. This results in huge crowds inside and outside the hotel – maybe not the best timing choice on my side 🙂

I think I never stayed in a Renaissance brand hotel – so I wasn't sure what I should expect. It very much is on Marriott level. The interior is very well designed with typical Marriott color scheme.

My room on the 17th floor was rather small but had a bit of a view toward the city. The Internet was the same provider as in the Marriott City Center and it was again very fast.

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I also checked out the lounge which was on the same floor. The food offerings were pretty sparse and it did not look very appetizing. The view from the 17th floor is really nice toward the Bund.

Again I did not have enough time to try breakfast or other food offerings.

This is a good hotel no doubt. It lacks a bit of character and the rooms aren't as nice as the one at the Marriott. I'd go back to the hotel if there is a good deal.

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