To date, Shanghai is the first Chinese city I’ve ever visited. It was a pleasant surprise in some ways, especially how easy it was to get around based on my knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. However, the locals in the service industry speak English as well, so you’ll be just fine if you only speak that.
We spent our final night at the wonderful PuLi Hotel & Spa and our experience there had been nothing short of extraordinary. Checking in was a breeze in the huge lobby area and bellboys were there to greet us and handle our baggage the moment we arrived. I requested for a room on a high floor and we were given one on the 21st storey, which had amazing views of the city and highways below. You’ll want to know that rooms in The PuLi Hotel & Spa from the 20th storey onwards are Club Rooms, which come with exclusive club benefits, such as your personal butler and a complimentary mini bar. The high ceilings and wide windows also allow more light into the room, which makes everything feel much more inviting.
It was no doubt a splurge, this night at the PuLi Hotel & Spa. However, you do get what you pay for, especially when you also get free access to the indoor lap pool and jacuzzis.
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If you’re looking for a place to unwind in luxury, peace and modern comfort, this hotel definitely takes the cake. The service and food are also top notch. Breakfast is a buffet spread that many other hotels can only envy, while any requests you might have are duly met (I was looking for a spoon for my porridge and a member of the service staff said, “We’ll bring it to you.”).
An idea: It would be difficult for your significant other to refuse if you took her here and proposed to her. I’m very sure the hotel staff would cater to your needs, judging from what I’ve experienced. I’d recommend this hotel for singles, couples or girl friends. It’s time to pamper yourselves – you’ve earned it.