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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews New Harbour Serviced Apartments Shanghai
Great price/performance ratio
great place, good location. slightly boring breakfast. pretty hard beds. But - at the price it was great. we were 4 people staying in a 3 bedroom apartment, and really enjoyed ourself.
We stayed at one of their 3-bedroom suites for a few days. The suite was plainly furnished and decorated, but nonetheless clean and spacious. It's good for a family. Considering its low price, this is a good bet.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Shanghai and still be in a more traditional section of town, and not miss the glitter, glamour. You can walk to "Old Shanghai" and also visit the market and the Yu Yuan Chinese Garden! It is not 5 star by international standards, but still very clean and safe ... and "luxurious" for many. We visited some of the international 5 star hotels to see friends and shows, etc., but it felt like we were back in New York. In the New Harbour Service Apts, you still feel like you are in traditional China. But the bathrooms are Western, and the outlets are universal so no need to bring any adapters. Also, they have hair dryers, towels, shampoo and soap, etc., so don't pack those little extras. And as "service apartments" they have little kitchenettes with refrigerators, stoves and microwaves, so feel free to bring some snack food or drink (or buy cheap locally). And if you want to order from the restaurant, eat like a king or queen - or for only a few dollars US per meal you can order room service. And each room has a 5-gallon drum of spring water. The staff is helpful and friendly, albeit traditionally reserved, and not 100% fluent in English as you will find in the more international hotels. The guests during our stay appeared to be from China, Korea, Europe, and America, in that order. I went with my 11 year old daughter and we walked to many attractions without incident. (In Shanghai you don't have to worry much about personal safety regardless.) Anything too far to walk was a cheap cab ride away. For only 10 Yuan ($1.25 US!) you can get quite a distance by cab, not worry about tips, and also not worry about being overcharged (the honesty of cab drivers is refreshing). International calls from the hotel room phone are expensive, so ask one of the bellhops to point you toward the nearby convenience store to buy a phone card (literally just a few steps from front entrance) - then just dial in the numbers on the card to your room phone before dialing home and presto - a few pennies per minute and you can wake up your family in New York or wherever you live without going broke ! I think the card I bought was 100 yuan, or about $12 ... and it lasted a long time (I didn't conduct too much business, mostly personal calls) and I only had to buy one additional one. We had a suite and the view was excellent of the city, especially at night (smog aside!). The pool was dreary and not well lit, but very clean. (My daughter insisted on swimming.) The 'only' complaint I have is the restaurant did not separate smokers from non-smokers. PS - Don't leave Shanghai without seeing Shanghai Acrobatics! Get front row seats with very affordable tickets. And visit the Tongli water village by bus if you feel like getting out of the city.
My wife and I stayed at the New Harbour Apartments with 2 friends in a 3 bedroom apartment in Nov 2005. The apartment was large, clean and well presented. The bathrooms were clean, shower was great, and the beds were fine. Small kitchen and no crockery/cutlery, so bring your own if needed. It was extremely good value for money, especially with 4 of us - around 270 RMB per person per night which is excellent given the facilities.
Apartments great in Shanghai
Stayed at the New Harbour Apartments in Shanghai this October.Found them a great place to stay. Staff speak passable English. Rooms are large spacious ,nicely decorated. Kitchen tiny but fine. There is a small supermarket ,sells everything right outside the gate of the hotel. Breakfast is quite good. Pool is good had it to myself everytime.
There is a laundry there so you can wash/dry your clothes very handy. Walking distance to shopping/tourist attrations. Some taxi drivers had a hard time finding so make sure you take the little card they have at reception giving directions.Would recommend this to couples or families. We had a two bedroom apt. Ask for higher floors to get a good view of the city.MacDonalds is around the corner for those who miss the golden arches.
Value for Money.
Me and my family stayed at the 3 bedroom apartments, it was fantastic, very clean, well manner from the staff. Good services. Definitely recommend for a place to stay in Shanghai.
Is about 10 mins walking distance to Nanjing Road, yet it is so close to other shopping centre like Town Square, Lane Crawford... If we going back to Shanghia, will definitely stay there again.
Great value for money
I stayed in the apartments for one week in August 2005 with my daughter and can only recommend it for anyone travelling with family. We had a 3 bedroom apartment for a half of a price we would pay for a double room in a hotel. The house is in a proximity to the pedestrian zone (7-10 minutes walk), room was clean and fulfilled all our expectations (daily cleaning service was included). Great value for money we paid and I will definitely stay there again next time.
We stayed in New Harbour for 5 nights in June 05 with our 2 children. This place was fantastic value for money at 998RMB per night with breakfast for 3. We had a 3 bedroom apartment on the 24th floor overlooking the city/Bund/ Old Town. We had one King size bed, one queen and one single with 2 bathrooms each with a bath and shower and toilet. We didn't use the kitchen but it has a stove, microwave and full sized fridge but no plates or utensils or cookware. Laundry facilities were good with self serve laundry for a pittance. Breakfast was a great start to each day with western and Chinese food including bacon, eggs any way you like, yoghurt, toast, cereal, cakes, croissants, porridge, noodles, stir fry, custard buns, vegies, juices, milk, tea and coffee. The pool was indoors but was not heated although the heat outside was enough to warm the pool it seemed. The main business/shopping road Nanjing Lu was 5-10 minutes walk (or piggyback) away but taxis were only 10RMB to save the littlies legs and were readily available just ask the doorman. Fantastic views from the 24th floor but the lounge room had windows almost to the floor and they opened too! I would have been worried if we had toddlers here but ours were 5 and 8 so we told them not to go too close and we were OK (doubt they would be safety glass anyway). Staff were helpful but not very happy, but most people we came across were very serious until they saw the kids. The reception staff wrote down our destinations each day in Chinese to give to the Taxi drivers who generally dont speak English. We caught a taxi to the Maglev train which took us to the airport in 7 minutes at 431km/h! There is room on the train to store luggage and we had 3 large suitcases. We loved this place and compared to the prices for others in the area this is fabulous value for money. Would definitely return and would recommend for groups/families. HINT: Take Taxis they are so cheap, usually 10-30 RMB and this hotel is close to everything except the airport. Taxi from airport cost around 250RMB.
Great Place, close to everything
I have been going the New Harbour Service Apartment for 8 years. I love it because it is really an apartment with living room, kitchen, and bedroom and it way cheaper than anything else around. it has a great indoor pool and sauna on the second floor, the breakfast is really good and is usually included in the room, the TV has HBO in english which I like and its about 10 minutes walking to Xin Tiendi and Huai Hai Road.
Dont judge the hotel strictly by the pictures otherwise you will be sorely disappointed that its not even close. I think they took the shots from a neighboring hotel or copied them off the internet. If you like dirty stained laminate flooring then you will feel right at home at the New Harbour Serviced Apartments. The location is within walking distance of the Yu Yuan Gardens, People's Square (access Metro Lines 1 and 2 here) and Nanjing East Road Pedestrian Mall. Practice saying the cross streets as its difficult for the taxi drivers to know where to take you as well as ALWAYS carry a map of the place but even that will not be a guarantee.