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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I have been here a number of times, mainly to have lunch or dinner at the restaurant downstairs so will focus this review on the restaurant.

As for how hotel restaurants go DOWNSTAIRS which is operated by Laris group (which own a number of other popular F&B spots across Shanghai) this one is not ridiculously priced. You can expected a fusion of mainly western with some fusion chinese dishes on the menu. (The owners are Australians). One of my favourite reasons to come to this restaurant is because of the privates garden courtyard area -- perfect for a relaxing afternoon sundowner with friends or casual brunch.

A number of friends have stayed in the rooms and only have nice things to say.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Jil33n
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

the URBN hotel is a great little retreat, situated on a quiet sidestreet in a very idylic quarter of Shanghai - many bars, nice restaurants and small shops in this neighborhoos.
Thats great for people who just want to explore the "real" Shanghai for some days or those seeking a hideaway place with a special ambience.
Its slightly less ideal for business-travelers who need to get around a lot in short time, as we found taxi-drivers have trouble finding the place and its not so easy to get a taxi quickly.

Room we stayed was very spacious, had a elegant interiour deco, and as highlight a small courtyard outside and a private outside jacuzzi to relax.
very comfortable, large bed with a firm mattress and cozy pillow - great sleeping quality !

The whole hotel has a very inviting stylish ambience to it. From the lobby, bar and restaurant area to the rooms, the sweetspot of the hotel though is definitely the garden.
Given the weather is good enough its just a fantastic place to hang out and/or eat outside in the garden - places like that are rare in china.

We were lucky with the weather during our stay and had lunch there which was fantastic.
Breakfast wasnot bad either, but (probably due to the small size of the hotel) they dont have a buffet, but menus to choose from.

a great alternative hotel with a unique ambience.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christian O
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

The Hotel is centrally located, very easy to get around in Shanghai. Friendly staff, unique and private environment. loved the food there. great job to the F&B Manager Fergus! I will come back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Thank mariano d
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

The ambiance and staff at the URBN is awesome.
Great job, Jules!
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Room Tip: Penthouse has best view of course.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank xinchung
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

I want to say excellent as Urbn has so many great qualities to make it a fantastic boutique hotel in Shanghai, a quiet but convenient location, funky rooms, bar and restaurants. The gym facility close by is also very good. Opt for the garden view room for extra lounge space, large soaking bath and free wifi. Service was good compared to other 5 star hotels in China for front desk and housekeeping however in the restaurant was dismal, the food is great, the service is poor and distracts from what could be an overall great experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank ExpatJetsetter
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