Hotel Review: Four Seasons Shenzhen
The Four Seasons Shenzhen is a modern luxury hotel in the booming industrial city bordering Hong Kong. In this extensive review, I’ll explain what you can expect of staying at this property and whether the value for the money is good!
Shenzhen has an incredible amount of luxury hotels and most major brands either already have or will open a presence sometime soon.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Four Seasons Room
- Month of Stay: January
Four Seasons is no exception here and the Canadian brand, which has its strongest presence in China, offers a true luxury experience – at a surprisingly low price tag.
Including a third night free promotion, I just paid a mere 450 US-Dollar for a three night stay, including taxes. Thanks to Amex FHR, I also received additional benefits like an upgrade, breakfast or a 100 US-Dollar food & beverage voucher for my stay. The location of the property, right in the Futian business district is quite good and you can reach the station and larger mall in less than five minutes walking.
Four Seasons Room at the Four Seasons Shenzhen
Upon arrival, I was upgraded from a base level room to a so-called Four Seasons Rooms, which sure has an interesting layout.
The room is basically a junior suite size-wise and comes with two different areas, one for sleeping and one for working and lounging.
In the entrance area, you can find the lounge part, which comes with a large sofa as well as a smaller table. Opposite of that, there’s a flatscreen television on the wall.
On the living room table, a cute little welcome note alongside some fruit and water was already waiting for me upon arrival.
Right next to the couch, there’s a large working desk with a comfortable chair facing the room. The chair was comfortable and the desk set-up reminded me of the Four Seasons Shanghai.
The bedroom is located behind a movable partion, which gives somewhat more privacy to this area.
The centerpiece of the bedroom obviously is the large and very comfortable King Bed, which is flanked by a nightstand on each side.
In the very corner, there’s a comfortable chair, where you can lounge and relax.
The views from here and also from bed are quite nice, facing the square skyline of Futian despite the Four Seasons being not that high of a building.
Opposite of the bed, you can find another television alongside a long drawer.
This one also is the home of the coffee machine, which comes with Nespresso capsules.
Aside from the spacious guest room, the Four Seasons Shenzhen sure offers luxury bathrooms.
In the entrance area of the bathroom, you can find a wardrobe of sorts, where you can put your suitcases.
The bathroom itself has daylight and looks really beautiful and stylish with lots of marble.
The highlight definitely is the bathtub right by the window, which commands amazing views.
The rest of the bathroom isn’t any worse though with a large dual vanity, for example.
The massive walk-in shower and separated toilet room aren’t bad either.
All in all, I really loved the room at the Four Seasons Shanghai as it was spacious, luxurious and even somewhat uniquely designed. I’d say that the rooms are substantially nicer than in other city luxury hotels like the Conrad Bangkok or the InterContinental Singapore.
Breakfast at the Four Seasons Shenzhen
The Four Seasons Shenzhen offers breakfast in the hotel’s main restaurant and there’s hardly anything you won’t find there. While I’ve seen more extensiv spreads, the whole presentation in different areas of the restaurant is quite nice.
There are dozens of hot options, including the typical Chinese options as well as various dishes from other Asian cuisines and also Western classics.
These hot offers are complemented by live cooking stations (for eggs and noodle soups) and the option to order things like eggs benedict à la carte.
The choice of cold dishes is a littlre more limited than what you will find in European luxury hotels like the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, but it’s still quite good for an Asian buffet.
It’s also worth noting that the service at breakfast is really good as well, the only downside is that the seating in the restaurant could be a tad nicer and offer views, but that’s nothing to really worry about.
Room Service at the Four Seasons Shenzhen
During my stay, I had the chance to try the hotel’s room service a couple of times. For example, I ordered pasta once and a pizza another time, both dishes weren’t equally good as they are in Italy, but they were still quite good in my opinion.
The Asian dish I ordered a different evening, was really good as well and definitely more than just normal restaurant quality. Prices aren’t low, but I’d call them reasonable at about 15 to 30 US-Dollar for a main dish.
Service was always promt and very friendly and everything was served in nice tableware.
Pool & Gym at the Four Seasons Shenzhen
As you’d expect from a Four Seasons property, the Four Seasons Shenzhen comes with a large recreation area. There’s a very well equipped gym with modern equipment.
It’s actually really good for both, cardio and strength training, so you can easily get the workout of your choice done.
The real highlight though are the two pools of the property. There’s a large indoor pool with some loungers, which is heated and great for swimming.
Surprisingly for a city hotel, there’s a second pool, which is located outdoors. It comes with some more loungers, a nice view of the skyscrapers next door and even a heated jacuzzi.
The spa also comes with locker rooms, where you can find a sauna and a steam bath. All in all, the Four Seasons Shenzhen really shines in that area and even blows properties like the Conrad Singapore or the InterContinental Bangkok out of the water.
Overall impressions of the Four Seasons Shenzhen
I’ve had a really nice stay at the Four Seasons Shenzhen and particularly for a rate of about 150 US-Dollar, it was a real steel. The property has nicely furnished and luxurious rooms, a very nice recreation area and good breakfast as well as room service food. Service was on spot at all times and the English skills of the employees are surprisingly high by Chinese luxury hotel standards. I definitely can’t recommend staying at the Four Seasons Shenzhen enough!