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New Asia Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.422 Tiantong Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200085, China (Qipu Road)   |  
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Ranked #545 of 3,734 hotels in Shanghai
Oak Park, IL
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“Great location, horrible hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The hotel is close walking distance to The Bund and several desirable locations and is relatively cheap. However, the rooms were old and shabby (peeling wallpaper, stained carpets, hard beds, molding tile) the whole hotel reeked of noodles, sweat, and farts, and was thoroughly infested with prostitutes. I couldn't wait to check out from this dump.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The hotel covers the basics ok and is a good value hotel, as Shanghai is a more expensive city than many others in China. Built in the 1930's but updated, it has some interesting design details for Art Deco fans. It has walking proximity to the Bund and to the extensive Shanghai Metro system. The neighbourhood is under large scale construction, so one has to walk a few blocks to find a selection of restuarants and shopping. However the open spaces around the hotel offer amazing views of the Bund and the Pudong skyscrapers depending on your room. No wifi at all in the hotel is a minus, as well as the breakfast is below average from all the China hotels we booked.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on th upper floors and with views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The location of the hotel is a short walk to the Bund. The room was not modern but the amenities were OK. The 'fridge doesn't shut off when you remove your room card, a definate plus. Breakfast is standard Chinese fare, but the staff cooked fried eggs on request. All in all, great location, reasonable rates and a good place to rest after a long day in Shanghai. 5/5/13- 5/7/13

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Although the hotel is well located, it is very deficient for foreign travelers. There were few people working at the front desk that spoke English and often during the day, there was no one who spoke English. Their breakfast is lacking in quality and the overall appearance is just so-so. The value is good as it was less expensive than other nearby hotels, and the room was decent, clean and working. The spa/massage area needs to be remodeled.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have had a 3-night stay from in July 2012 after a business trip in Cixi, China.

Good points:
1. The location is good! Less than 5 minutes walk to the Metro and less than 20 minutes walk to The Bund and The Nanjing Pedestrian Shopping Street.
2. It is safe.
3. Value for money if "a roof over the head" is the chief aim.

Bad points:
1. The building is old and not too well maintained.
2. The room is small (but reasonably well cleaned).
3. The bathroom is small.
4. The breakfast is modest and lack of varieties.

Overall:
Other than its locality and the attractive rate, I did not discover any other attractiveness. However, it is indeed value for money given the fact that hotel rates are not cheap in Shanghai. I will go back whenever I am doing a "free-and-easy" in Shanghai.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is in a reasonably good location - 10 minute walk to the Bund and a little further to Nanjing Road.

Rooms are small, (and I had a double to myself) so would be tight if you we're sharing. Even non smoking rooms have a stale cigarette smell, so good job that the windows open!

Stayed for 3 nights and was offered sex each night by prostitutes either in reception or in the lifts - I'd stay elsewhere

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Good, clean spacious room with a view over the historic post office to the sights and lights that turn on in Pudong from between 6-7pm to around 10pm each night.
It's a 10 minute walk to the Bund and 20 to the main shopping area. Has two american fast food outlets 5 min from hotel by nearest Metro station and the Family Mart shops, similar to 7/11, sell sandwiches too.
Has a quirky air con system. The hotel doesn't turn it on if the air temperature outside is less than 28 degrees C.
Makes for slightly stuffy rooms unless you open windows and put up with the street noise.
It is situated very close to a Red light area (150metres)and so much so the Hotel allows ladies of this historic trade to hang around their entrance and in the lobby.
Interesting to see such an open minded attitude to the oldest profession.

Room Tip: Higher rooms than the Post office opposite give good views, so 11th floor or above.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.422 Tiantong Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200085, China
Location: China > Shanghai > Qipu Road
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #545 of 3,734 hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — New Asia Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Asia Hotel Jin Jiang is located at Hongkou District, Shanghai, China. It offers 328 guestrooms, all of which have air-conditioning, satellite TV with in-room movies, and high-speed Internet. Some of its amenities include sauna, health/fitness center, and massage service. While staying here, you can visit some of the tourist spots like The Bund, Yu Garden, and The Shanghai Aquarium. ... more   less 
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