Hotels come in all shapes, sizes and most importantly prices in Shanghai. While doing our research on accommodation, we were lucky enough to come across Marriot's 3 for the price of 2 promotion, in which their Renaissance Putuo property costed only an average of SGD130 for each of the three nights. Miss out on the good deal, we will not.
Located in the relatively new town of Putuo, the hotel had a direct entrance to a underground shopping mall which leads you to LanGao Road MRT Station, which is about another 30 minutes away from the bustling city centre. Well-connected enough I would say.
Hotel lobby was pretty spacious and impressive with a gorgeous chandelier over the bar area. We arrived really early at the hotel (8am, to be precise), so we checked-in with the courteous staff, left our luggage there and headed out before coming back after lunch.
And boy, do we love our room! Modern and posh-looking, the toilet left us wow-ing with its plus-size bathtub and sliding side-wall concept. Watching tv while taking a hot soak? Entirely do-able.
While the window view was nothing to shout about (The problem of building a sparkling town in a old neighbourhood, if you can imagine), the room was definitely welcoming after a full day out as you laze on the sofa lounge and tuck into a good night on a comfy bed and pillows. A good place to stay while in Shanghai, and definitely value for money for us.
Marriot Renaissance Putuo
50 Tongchuan Road, Shanghai, China, 200333
Tel: +86 800 468 3571
Check out their website for ongoing promotions!
Directions: Alight at Langao Road Station (Line 7), walk towards the underground mall and follow the overhead sign leading to the hotel.
Taken with Nikon D70