Shanghai Pacific Hotel

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Whenever I’m in Shanghai I do enjoy taking a step back in time by staying at hotels from the roaring twenties and thirties rather than their more modern and no doubt luxurious counterparts.

Since I couldn’t get a room at my usual favorite, the art-deco Shanghai Metropole Hotel on Jiangxi Zhong Road, I tried out the Shanghai Pacific Hotel on Nanjing West Road overlooking People’s Square.

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Built in the 1920’s, the hotel was a magnet for celebrities during its heyday. Nowadays, its grandeur is of the faded variety but its rooms are comfortable and its classical architecture is very well preserved.

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The Shanghai Pacific Hotel is definitely worth checking out if you want a taste of the glories of old Shanghai on a relatively modest budget. Its facilities and service may not match the city’s many modern five star hotels, but in terms of atmosphere it beats them hands down.

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