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Munich, Germany
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

For more details, please refer to my earlier reviews. This was our 3d stay at the Chai and we don't plan on staying anywhere else on our next trip to Shanghai. After an interlude in the spacious "Cocoon", we went back into "Rice Paper" again this time and loved it. This apartment is a bit smaller than the others, but... More 

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Shanghai, China
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I have stayed at multiple rental apartments in Shanghai now. Without a doubt, I can say CHAI Living is the best experience. From the super helpful property manager (Kudos to Peter), to friendly staffs; from the gorgeous concierge to my spacious apartment with a great view of the bund; everything is perfect. I'd love to stay with it soon in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Amazing service, nice and cozy apartments in one of the best locations in the city. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for both short and long term stays. Chai even has a deal with a nice gym close by, so it is convenient for those who want to work out during their trip.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We spent the Chinese New Year week in Shanghai and we had a wonderful experience. The place is amazing, very nice decorated and for us definitely much more confortable than any hotel in Shanghai. Even in this week many business are closed the staff was so helpful with all details and help us to buy all that we needed to... More 

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Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We are in the process of relocating to Shanghai - I accidently happened on to Chai Living as a result of clicking on a link on a design blog - and how happy am I that I did! All the following raving reviews you will go on to read on Trip Adviser are true! I am not one to like... More 

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2 Thank Tania_Au
Shenzhen, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

First of all, I am not the person whom leave a comment that I have stayed, however, I am writing this because I want them to maintain such a nice place to stay :D...I stayed CHAI living for a month during my biz trip to Shanghai. The place is located right next to TianTongLu subway station on line 10 which... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Excellent experience in comfort and quality. Our room was called 'Cocoon' and it was just beautifully decorated! We had an amazing view of the BOND and had a hard time leaving the room either in the morning or at night! The bed was very comfortable and the bath and the shower very pleasant! The kitchen was well equipped and very... More 

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FFigari, Director General at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Sobh bekheir Mitra! Thank you so much for your kind words. We were very happy to have you staying with us for your first week in this amazing city, and helping you to discover the surprises that you would only see as a local. If you decide to come back to China soon, you know your Chinese home is waiting... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2015

it was recommended by a friend, really good location, safe and central area in shanghai, and you can find many restaurants and interesting places close to the apartment. it was in a really vintage building but still trendy in design and decorations, i love the idea of the interior design which was super original that was quite modern but also... More 

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1 Thank David L
FFigari, Director General at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Hola David! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It was a great pleasure having you in our residences. As you know, the word CHAI represents the MIX, and we try to show that in every little thing we do. Of course that you are more than welcome to come back any time you want, we look... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I moved into a Chai Living apartment for a 2 month stay while I looked for permanent housing. I ended up staying here for 2 years…….need I say more? Though small, the spaces are cleverly and tastefully renovated and very comfortable. The building is a quirky combination of new and old China, and the views are stunning. The best part... More 

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FFigari, Director General at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Julia - CHAI Living is not the same without you! Those two years were full of excitements, laughs, not so happy moments, but there was nothing that a Tuna Salad could not fix. From the whole CHAI Living team we wish you the best possible start in your new chapter, and we hope you can come back to visit... More 

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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

I could not have been more lucky than to find Chai Living. This is an incredibly unique cultural experience. If-like me, you have a refined taste and enjoy experiencing local culture without compromising your comfort and services- STOP LOOKING. I have stayed at all of the five star hotels here in Shanghai and will never stay anywhere else again. A++... More 

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1 Thank Brian W
FFigari, Director General at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Brian - Thank you so much for your kind words. It is really a pleasure for us to read this, as we see that our goal of making our residents happy is being achieved. As I told you once, we cannot always foresee when something unexpected happens, but we can be ready to react as soon as possible and... More 

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Staying in Hongkou

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Hongkou
History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CHAI Living is a collection of serviced residences instead of a traditional hotel, with the combination of design gallery, art gallery and events staging. Uniquely situated within an Art Deco landmark now home to many local Shanghainese, CHAI Living offers a different perspective to Shanghai and a rare window into vast-vanishing traditional ways of life. The CHAI Living Residences are all conceptually designed apartments within the Embankment Building, offering the comforts of modern life to guests with a taste for style and sophistication. As an alternative to a five-star hotel, CHAI Living strives to offer a friendly, "family-style" approach to staying in Shanghai. We provide housekeeping and concierge services, with a member of staff on site at all times to provide 24-hour assistance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about CHAI Living Serviced Apartments

Address: No.400, N Suzhou Rd, Zhabei Dist, Shanghai 200008, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Hongkou , Qipu Road
Price Range: $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Chai Shanghai Living Hotel Shanghai
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Higher floor can give you better view.”
 of 5 bubbles JoshuaSangminKIM, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We loved our room called 'Cocoon', which had an amazing view!”
 of 5 bubbles 656mitrap, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great, some larger than others - if you have special needs, mention them and you will be accommodated wherever possible (I arrived with a broken leg acquired on route and was upgraded to provide more room to move.”
 of 5 bubbles TheBunnetGull, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“Cocoon is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles valelilla, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Every room/apartment is different, but unique and beautiful decorated. So it's more a matter of space you need.”
 of 5 bubbles Thordt, 22 May 2014 | Read review
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