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CHAI Living Serviced Apartments

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Denver
Reviewed 17 February 2010

As a woman travelling alone it was such a relief to be staying at Chai. I was met, as arranged, at the airport by a most courteous driver who transported me to the apartment where Lee was waiting to greet me. The apartment was indeed perfect: modern and bright with a beautiful view of the lights of downtown. The best...

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Germany
Reviewed 13 February 2010

I have heard lots of enthusiastic things from our daughter, who had been and Chai´s before. So my expectations already were pretty high when we arrived. But: Everything I have been told before not only was true, but expectations have been exceeded. A very, very warm welcome, very stylish room with a sensational view, a perfect service, ... I´m looking...

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NYC
Reviewed 8 February 2010

My daughter and I were thrilled to have stayed here. It is wonderfully located, has beautiful views, and is a lovely environment. We came home after supper on a Saturday night, and the building lobby was scene to a typical exercise session of about a dozen residents - all who returned our smiles! It was lovely. If you're looking for...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 2 February 2010

If you're a curious traveller, who prefers staying in 'real' apartments to fancy pants hotels and tasting what a city is really like, then Chai is for you. Except that these are fancy pants apartments in a 'real' residential block, albeit a somewhat dilapidated heritage building in the old Japanese quarter of Shanghai. The apartment building is fab (I like...

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Oregon
Reviewed 2 February 2010

Totally unique, tasteful and engrossing decoration. The room is to be enjoyed - not just used as lugagge storage!! Espresso sipping, daydreaming, espresso sipping, book reading, espresso sipping. You get the idea. When was the last time you did that? No, airport waiting lounges don't count. TV faced the sleeping area. Useful to also face the sitting area. But actually...

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macau
Reviewed 24 January 2010

Fantastic place to stay, a gorgeous and relaxing bubble in the midst of Shanghai...only trouble visiting in the middle of winter was finding the motivation to leave the warm and inviting room with it's beautiful views and actually get out and about...

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Sao Paulo
Reviewed 19 January 2010

On one side, a fab, funky room with the perfect view to the 21st century Chinese miracle, from Suzhou Creek to Pudong. On the other side, a door opening to a corridor in a run down art deco building pulsating with real life. Who needs the drab uniformity of the Hiltons and Hyatts? This is the real deal - a...

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amsterdam
Reviewed 18 January 2010

Hotels (1 to 5 stars) are basically all the same. As an ex hotel manager for multinational Hotels on 3 different continents, I know the difference. If you consider yourself a traveler and you would like to see and experience how the locals live in Shanghai, then Chai is the place. Not only are the apartments located in one of...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 17 January 2010

From handling the booking to saying goodbye, Chai Living did it all with class and warmth. Our room (blue porcelain) was gorgeous with incredible attention to design details as well as the overall look. It was a big studio apartment (actually bigger than the flat I live in in HK!) with fantastic views over to Pudong. It was stunning at...

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London
Reviewed 14 January 2010

Imagine going to visit friends in an exciting new city. You arrive and are shown into their wonderful flat designed for the most comfortable and peaceful stay. They hand you the key and say make yourself at home. And here is a list of our favourite restaurants and jazz clubs and telephone us if you need any help. This was...

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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
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Chai Shanghai Living Hotel Shanghai
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“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.”
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