There aren’t that many hotels that offer a hotel room with a pool and a view. And that is why I was thrilled to stay at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund.
Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund – Hotel Room with a Pool and a View
As you all might know, I have a thing with finding hotel rooms with a view. What’s even better, is a hotel room with a pool AND a view. So when I was doing my research on Shanghai hotels, I knew I had to stay at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund. Set on Shanghai’s Northern Bund area, Banyan Tree is very well located for an amazing view of Pudong which includes the famous Pearl Tower. I did a review of W Hotel recently, and these two hotels share a similar view as they are on the same side of the river. The thing that sets Banyan Tree apart though, is the fact that they have rooms with a pool and a view.
Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund is a beautiful hotel that takes it’s interior decoration from zen and Asian inspirations. I love that Banyan Tree features all floor-to-ceiling windows at their lobby and their restaurant. Guests can enjoy a beautiful and calming view of the hotel’s shallow pools while waiting for their room, or enjoying their breakfast.
After waiting in their second floor afternoon tea area, we were brought to our room on the 9th floor with a sweeping view of the city. Unfortunately, the only day we stayed there was extremely foggy and cloudy so we didn’t have a clear view of the city skyline. However, the room itself with its amazing high-end amenities were enough to keep us occupied!
At night Shanghai city comes to life with all its amazing skyscrapers and neon lights. The view from Banyan Tree of Pudong is simply spectacular! Our room was the “Bund Oasis Room with Romantic Pool“, and it is a perfect choice for couples who want to have a romantic but relaxing time in the city. You can enjoy the amazing view of Shanghai while sipping on some complimentary champagne and bathing in your heated pool. Throughout the night, several dinner cruises pass by on the river and light up the night.
If you are into night life, you can also head up to TOPS, Banyan Tree’s rooftop bar that has the most stunning view of Shanghai cityscape. When we were there, the night was cloudy and foggy. But when you go on a clear day, you can get a view like this:
“enjoy the amazing view of Shanghai while sipping on some complimentary champagne and bathing in your heated pool”
Overall if you want to stay in a hotel room with a pool and a view, choose Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund. It is hard to beat views like theirs when you can simultaneously enjoy food and a nice hot bath in your room. Several of their other room types also offer gorgeous bathtubs with stunning city views. If you want to impress your other half with a romantic getaway, this is definitely the hotel to book!
| Photography by Nathan Ackley (and my mum!) |
If you are visiting Shanghai, then definitely don’t miss out on my other hotel reviews – W Shanghai and Pudong Shangri-La: