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:
Beachiness! We spent three days soaking up the (sometimes elusive) sun by the pool and playing in the sand.
We also wandered around the gorgeous grounds of the sprawling hotel. But mostly, we just played in the water: