Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental

The weekend after Grandma and Papa left, we headed to the Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental for a little getaway, close to home, but another world away. The hotel is 25 minutes from Shanghai city, but another world away completely.

We arrived after spending way too long on the train and metro (do as we did not: get a taxi from Hongqiao Railway station instead of the metro – it will cost an extra 70RMB but will save an hour) but we were still earlier than our scheduled check in time and our check in took about fifteen minutes. Because of this (?) we got upgraded to a room on the sixth floor, a perk of which was the exclusive lounge we had access to, which provided free pre-dinner drinks and snacks and free breakfasts.

The main reason we went to this hotel, however, was for this:
The "beach" In the sand SmilesBeachiness! We spent three days soaking up the (sometimes elusive) sun by the pool and playing in the sand.
Smiles The big ball
Sofitel pool
We also wandered around the gorgeous grounds of the sprawling hotel. But mostly, we just played in the water:
Jumping in 1
Jumping in 2
Jumping in 3
Jumping in 4
Jumping in 5
Jumping in 6
Jumping in 7
Jumping in 8
Jumping in 9
Jumping in 10


2 thoughts on “Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental

  1. Oh what a blissful place. Love the pools and especially the gardens. Glad you had a little break after so much entertaining. Arlo looks right at home in the water ….. just like Grandma – not!!!

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