Rated 5 out of 5 by Curtisy Excellent all around
A great spot to stay with kids. Loads for children to do. Your 2 year old had a blast even though it rained the whole time.
The room wasn't as nice as i was expecting and our "river" view room was basically a drainage canal. The staff were very accommodating. It was a very busy weekend - mothers day - and there were a few mishaps. But the staff handled them excellently. For example, early check in was not available upon arrival but the staff quickly prepared the room and were in within 20 min of our arrival. However, maybe too quickly, because the bed sheet had sand on it. I called the desk and with in 5 min there was someone there to replace it. They also forgot to bring up my bag as they said they would and have a child in need of a nappy change i was rather irritated however, here again the staff respond immediately. Mistakes happen, i'm ok with that, its the response to mistakes that is important and they did a great job in this respect.
Food was also good. The indoor kids pool was excellent, the play room was great, the little farm was cool ... great facilities all around.
This was my first time staying with SPG member hotel ... will do so again gladly.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThreeGo This hotel has great features
If you are going to travel to Shanghai, really recommend to stay here, the environment is good, pretty and quiet; You know what, they even own a church! Amazing. lol
July 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lin2015 Very disappointed again
Last visit was a disappointment as the front desk person opened a seperated SPG membership account for my wife without our permission in order to deposit the 2nd room's points into a different account. We didn't know until i checked my account a couple of weeks later. Alex, the front desk manager, apologized to me on the phone and guranteed me the next visit would be a different experience. So we visited and booked two rooms again. This time via Ctrip, rather than through SPG directly. Once again, we are disappointed, the kids facilty was closed because it is a workday (but it is a only in room play room, don't understand why it was closed), the coupon for a drink was listed for coke and sprite, but when i asked for a diet coke (same listed price), i was told flatly no for no reasons. Last when we checked out, we were told the points won't be given because the book was through a third party. However, the stays will be counted, but only for one night althogh we have two rooms. I questioned why it is only one night as i was told before one membership can be givne up to 4 nights as long as you booked so many room. When the front desk lady Caroline double checked with Alex, she came back said the stay cannot be given, because it is booked through thrid party. I asked why she said it can be given initially, she replyed because she didn't know it was booked through third party (?!) But the reality is that she just told me the points cannot be given because it is through a third party! What a lie and lack of training...
June 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Prat22 Picturesque
Not knowing what to expect for my first trip in Asia I used my SPG account to look up a good hotel in the Shaghai area. Though the Meridien is a little out of the city you would think you went to another world. It is located on a picturesque estate that is tranquil and beautiful. The staff were helpful, courteous and friendly, the rooms had a good amount of space and were well maintained. I would not hesitate staying at this hotel again on my future visits to Shanghai and definitely recommend it to others.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neverwin1234 Perfect weekend retreat
Spent a weekend with family in Le Meridien She Shan. Used suite award to get upgraded to lake facing suite. Room is extremely spacious (larger than most suites I have stayed within SPG) and the view is absolutely fantastic. Want to give special thanks to Martina (front desk) and Ivy (Guest Relationship Officer). Martina was super friendly and patient upon checking in and took time to explain all my questions and walk us to the room. Ivy made special effort to walk me around the hotel explaining all facilities and activities, and also remembered guest name throughout the stay and made the check out much more efficient. These two excellent staffs truely made our stay feel like home. I stay 70 nights a year in SPG hotels, and this one truely stands out because of the wonderful staffs. The only drawbacks i would mention are i) happy hour snack selection not really that great; and ii) hotel location makes it not walkable to most of the dinning spots outside.
December 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boo014 Lovely weekend break - but take your own pillows
The hotel and area are lovely. We had 2 small children and there was a lot for them to do. The rooms were lovely and the facilities great. Our only complaint were the pillows. One huge over-sized one and a small flat one, neither suited us.
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kerry07 Great place for relaxation
This is my second time to stay with the hotel. The last time i visited here was 5 years ago when the hotel was pretty new. now it's almost 10 years old and i was really impressed how well it's maintained. Moreover, the service level has been well improved compared to my last visit. Special thanks to Ivy at the front desk for her hospitality during check in and introduction of hotel faciliies. My son had a wonderful time. my husband and myself had a good relaxation. Will definitely come back to the hotel either for leasure or for business meetings.
November 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BingYang The need to increase service level
Le Meriden Sheshan hotel apprears to be a very busy one (full booking last week when I was stying there), but the responsiveness had been very poor (may be because of this) - reception phone can not be dialed through either from room of with mobile; long queue when checking and out. It is understandble that for a very busy hotel it is very difficult to keep the service level, but it should at least meet the basic requirement.
By the way, the facility is great, meybe one of the best that I have seen for SPG!
September 15, 2014