You need to verify your information regarding the bed and size configurations when you reserve your room. The largest bed is 180 cm, followed by 150 and 130. This corresponds approximately to Queen, double and super single size. There are no King size beds. And by the way the beds are as hard as bricks, very uncomfortable but normal for China.We always bring our own camping pads to make them sleepable. My kids don't seem to care, but I do.
The Superior two bedroom has a Queen and a double and is less expensive because the "decorations are old" meaning the furniture is older (but not disgusting) and often stinks like smoke. If you request nonsmoking rooms, they will air out the room before your arrival if possible.
The Deluxe two bedrooms are above the 14th floor and and more expensive. The view and the relative quietness off the higher floors are worth the price difference. But they have "new decorations" meaning newer and unbelievably, even harder beds. The beds are also smaller, only a double and a twin.
The windows in all rooms are single pane glass and the traffic noise on the lower floors can be substantial until about midnight. The curtains move in the breeze even when the windows are closed. We use the apartments often because we live in China and travel to Shanghai often. These are what offset the uncomfortable beds.......
The Western breakfast is fair enough for the price and the pool is heated and quite nice. My kids like it and there is a lifeguard most of the time. There is a park with track for jogging that is fairly close by and the gym has two treadmills and an assortment of freeweights.
There are microwaves, stoves(gas) with ovens and small refrigerators in each apartment (although I have never stayed in a single bedroom apartment so I don't know about those). Just caticorner to the New Harbor, there is a small local grocery store where you can buy ramen, cereals, milk, disposables like paper towels, bowls and plastic cutlery.
Four blocks away is the Times Square shopping center with a City Supermarket in the lower level. Buy your ham, cheese or microwaveable pizza rolls there and save some money by eating in the apartment. YuYuan Garden, a beautiful photo op of ancient architecture, is a 10 minute taxi ride away and you can buy your teapots, fans, kites and all things China there.
The bund is also 10 minutes by taxi.
Peoples Square is two blocks away, as is the dinosaur museum that my kids love. The location justifies the cost so you need to modify your comfort expectations. At least there is room to spread out compared to other accommodations (in this price range) in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully combines the elegance of hotel living with the comforts of home. this apartment-style Shanghai hotel offers a refreshing respite from the flurry of activities in the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Harbour Serviced Apartments Hotel Shanghai
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