The grand and imposing lobby certainly gave a good impression, and the check-in was smooth and efficient.
The room, whilst perfectly adequate, was a little dated in parts as noted by many reviewers. Also, being a non-smoking room, a very slight but certainly detectable whiff of tobacco in the room came as an unwelcome surprise. Did not even bother with the gym which I suspect was perhaps last renovated in the early 90s! Another notch deducted after the room service meal which I ordered directly and personally from the Chinese restaurant: the fish dish was so bony I barely touched it, after I was assured there would only fillets with minimal amount of bones...
The overall verdict: a property more suited to the Traders brand than the flagship Shangri La.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 563-room Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian is located in the heart of the city's booming commercial district, home of the city's top banks, restaurants and largest modern shopping mall. Only 20 minutes from Dalian International Airport and overlooking the harbour passenger terminal, the hotel offers a host of on-site food, entertainment and leisure options as well as north-east China's most comprehensive range of conference, meeting and banqueting facilities and services. Complimentary broadband Internet access and Wi-Fi services are available in all guestrooms and in the hotel's public areas. Enjoy complimentary weekend shuttle bus and book Horizon Club Room and above or Airport drop-off service to enjoy one-stop airport VIP service. Guests may enjoy long stay service when stay for 14 days or above ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Hotel Dalian
- Shangri La Dalian