Fodor's Expert Review Okura Garden Hotel

58 Maoming Nan Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200020, China

A parklike setting in the heart of the Former French Concession makes this 33-story tower set on the grounds of the old French Club a favorite retreat, especially among Japanese travelers familiar with the Okura name. The first three floors, which were once old Shanghai's French Club, have been restored, with cascading chandeliers, colorful frescoes, and period-perfect details at every turn. The romantic third-floor terrace bar overlooks the 2-acre garden, and the Japanese and French restaurants serve decent high-priced food. From the large windows on the 33rd floor, take in the sweeping views of downtown Shanghai. The standard rooms are simply furnished with silk wallpaper and European-style furniture, but overall feel dated. Wi-Fi is available but, as with many older hotels, it's rather slow.


  • Gorgeous surroundings
  • Historic building
  • Convenient to shops, restaurants, and the metro


  • You're paying more for beauty and location than service
  • Furnishings a little dated
  • Towering design detracts from the historical charm of the grounds




Phones: 021-6415–1111


471 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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