Les Suites Orient, is a 4 star hotel, with a very modern building, located in Downtown Shanghai, close to the ferry wharf, and Yo Yuan Garden. The hotel features luxury bedding in all their city or river view rooms, as well as sages, and iPod docking stations, complementary wireless internet,car services, airport shuttle, multilingual staff, and many more features that are provided to allow their guests enjoy a pleasant vacation. Moreover, the hotel is close to the bus system and the touring buses that allow the tourists see and enjoy Shanghai’s sites.
For those who are interested in sigh seeing, they can either use the ferry which is the opposite of the hotel, or they could take advantage of the sight seeing bus. The sight seeing, and tour bus is only about 200 meters away from the hotel, and offers a pass that is valid all day long. The buses are red double decker tour buses, that are very offordable at 30 Yuan for a 24 hr period pass. You can get on and off the bus as many times as you like, and the bus stops at all beautiful and landscapes as well as popular shopping mall and restaurants. The bus also has a 48 hour pass, and it includes free entrance to some places such as Jade Buddha or River Cruise.
Some of the hotel’s customers, have said in their reviews that the hotel does not provide enough information about the tour buses. Even if that’s true, you can simply go to the Big Bus Tours, and find the information you need. You’ll find you can book the bus online, or buy your ticket with a major credit card before even entering Shanghai, which is very convenient. The website also carries a “flexible dates” feature, that allows your ticket to be valid any day of the year for a little extra cash. This will give you the flexibility to plan your trip loosely and be able to play it by ear.
Your Big Bus tickets, allow you access to both routes available, which together, they cover almost every sight and landscape Shanghai has to offer. Some of the sights you would be able to see are Shanghai’s world famous waterfront, Oriental Pearl Television Tower, and 20 other wonderful stops that you can get off and get on at any point in your trip.