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Reviewed 17 November 2007

My family of 5 stayed here while we were in Shanghai for 4 days. It is situated in a local neighborhood not too far from the main Shanghai sites such as the Bund and Nanking Road. I loved it because it really gave me a feel of the city and not just the touristy spots. We had safe, fresh street food every morning for breakfast - all situated withing a 1 block radius! There's also a great street for dinner where you'll find an assortment of restaurants filled with locals within a block away. We had some of our best meals there: traditional hotpot, famous Shanghainese steamed dumplings and Uighur lamb kabobs (the best I've ever had!). Our apartment was on the 11th floor - great view! It was spacious with approx. 1,100 sq ft. - we were in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath space. For 5 adults, it was a treat to have more space than the usual hotel rooms though we did struggle with 1 bathroom. The only drawback since it is not a hotel but rather a serviced apartment is that there is less service. You do have your apartment cleaned every day - beds are made, bathrooms ar cleaned. However, the front deck staff is not entirely helpful. If you're looking for a day trip to one of the water villages near by (highly recommend Zhouzhuang dating back to the Ming and Ching Dynasties - it's where they filmed MI3), we were ripped off by the front deck folks who set us up with a private van costing 1,000 RMB when would could have gotten it for no more than 700 RMB. I'd recommend asking the laundry women for a private van since they seemed more sincere and told us afterwards that they could have gotten us one for much less. If you're looking for more than just a typical tourist's trip to Shanghai and are interested in exploring how the locals live, too, this is a great place for a great value!

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with family
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6  Thank hopejunkie
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Reviewed 11 November 2007

We only stayed here for one night, but were impressed with the standard of the apartment. Very spacious and has everything you need. Breakfast is great value at 60 RMB (about £4) per person. My only criticism would be that on check in/out the staff were not very friendly or welcoming, but not really an issue. Would stay here again, particularly if was in Shanghai for a few days as an apartment like this would feel like a great base. Good location too, 10 mins walk from People's Square.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ali1ali
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Reviewed 26 October 2007

Myself and my husband stayed here for four nights at the beginning of October. We found it extremely satisfactory. We had a one bed apartment with sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. It was serviced very well each day and was clean and spacious. We are currently on a round the world trip and liked having the space in the apartment instead of just a small hotel room. We were also on one of the higher floors and had a great view of the city lights. There was a TV in the sitting room and the bedroom.

Like another reviewer said, we found the supply of hot/cold water in the kitchen great-also for making cups of tea in the morning! True, if you want to self cater you do have to hire the crockery, cooking utensils etc but I can't imagine why anyone would want to do this when the food outside the door of the hotel is so cheap and yummy. It cannot be cheaper or easier to self cater.

The location was excellent. A friend of ours lived in Shanghai for three years and she also said the location cannot be beaten. It is in a fairly local area so all of the nearby restaurants etc would not be tourist friendly in that no English menus etc but it's only a 10 min walk to more user friendly parts of Shanghai and it is nice to be in a local area to get a flavour for the real parts of the city.

There is no WIFI in the rooms which was a bit of a minus for us but there is a business centre with two computers (although it is not cheap). There are also two restaurants which we did not use.

All in all excellent value for the price-we paid 30 euro a head per night.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GaylePDublin
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Reviewed 26 October 2007

Selected this hotel/apartment based on trip advisor recommendations. Not so lucky this time. In the past we have stayed at great places based on trip advsior. This is the exception. Pictures looked good, beds were solid (like granite) Disturbed that housekeeping had to bring and charge for all items beyond a teacup. Ahh... the smell! Raw sewage and mould. Still coughing! Gas shutoffs are worrisome.
Consider another location, had to leave, just couldn't stay.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled on business
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1  Thank mainegardengirl
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Reviewed 20 October 2007

Three of us stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for 6 nights and had a great stay. The room was very clean, the shower was hot and drained well, and the apartment was large enough for us to sprawl out. Bottled hot/cold water in the kitchen came in very handy for making cups of tea. The location was fantastic- walking distance to the major sights and the People's Square subway station. The breakfast was great for us Americans, especially the fresh-cooked eggs and strong hot coffee. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank JayRae
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