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“Good location to subway station and the Bund area” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #530 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
3.5 of 5 stars 269 Reviews
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Good location to subway station and the Bund area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel 3 times for business trips and there is no doubt the hotel rate within "the Bund" area is very cheap. Compare with Hilton Astoria, you can still walk to the bund and share the same Huang Pu river view with the frugal price. The Pros are great rate, about 5 min walking distance to subway station. The Cons are tasteless breakfast even it is all you can eat, window views are limited, sometimes you can smell old tobacco smoke(hopefully better after renovation), only one shabby convenient store at the corner.

BUT, if you are only looking for a cheap rate, a clean place to stay, sleep and spend most of time out of the hotel, this hotel could be considered.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christopher S, Manager at New Asia Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thank you and all of our prior loyal hotel guests for your business. We have closed this hotel for a complete rejuvenation top to bottom. When we reopen in early 2016 we will be part of the mid-scale value hotel brand, Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotels in China. A select service lifestyle chain of hotels. In the meantime please stay at one of the 3 Shanghai Sister properties; Off Bund; Peoples Square & Jing'an.
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Went to China last year on a Choir Trip. They booked us here and we were all really pleasantly surprised! Very pretty and elegant entrance to the hotel. Rooms were ordinary but very nice and clean. Major differences in this room than in American rooms: beds are hard as a rock, you leave your room card in a slot by the door for power, don't drink the water...haha. Otherwise nice hotel, not a bad part of the area.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Location is ok. It's near the Bund and is 5 minutes away from the Line 10 Subway Station. There's also a small convenience store nearby.

The view was nice from room 714, we could see the river and The Bund.

The rooms and the bathrooms were clean. I find the room lighting too dim even with all the lights on (but if you're not particular about that, there should be no problem). It was more spacious than I expected considering the low price we paid. The beds are okay, not too soft but comfortable enough. The TV wasn't working when we arrived but it was fixed within an hour.

All in all it was an okay experience except after we checked out.
I forgot a paper bag with Nagaraya and an umbrella as a present for a friend.
When we got back and asked the front desk if they found it in the room, they said housekeeping didn't find anything. When I asked them to check again, they refused.

Room Tip: We got room 714 which had a nice view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Overall experience was horrible. Started off bad when I walked through the door and smelled a mixture of old pee, mildew, and overall sourness. It didn't get much better as the hotel is run down, walking to my hotel room there were worn out carpets, mildew, and peeling wallpaper.

1. The room wasn't much better, the beds were rock hard and nowhere near comfortable, the rooms were also run down.

2. The breakfast was, not at all a breakfast. From the limited variety to the mold in the drink catcher and uncleaned set up, kitchenware, etc. The only food that seemed safe to eat was cereal, which ran out frequently, with hot milk, seeing as the regular milk was left on the table and I didn't trust it anyway regarding the rest of the atmosphere.

3. The game room/arcade was just a room down a creepy bunch of hallways which had cards. And many of there other amen tired were out when I went, such as the currency exchange. Only half of the tvs work.

The only good thing I can say about this place is that they had a spout for filtered water so we did not have to use water bottles.

If it weren't for the fact that I was here with a larger group I would not had stayed. It was a complete dump.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

he one good thing that can be said about this hotel is that it is only a 10 minute walk from the Bund.

Now for the bad things that can be said.

1. The lobby smells like cat urine. This is because there is a cat in residence. He is kept in a closet in the lobby and is let out from time to time to catch the rodents that live in the hotel.

2. The whole hotel is as disheveled and dirty as a hard-luck hooker after a rough night. The carpets are worn, the ceilings and walls are peeling and stained, and the sheets and towels are dotted with the stains of prior guests.

3. The breakfast buffet features a selection of lukewarm vegetables, watered-down juices (literally), meat products of dubious provenance, a few empty bowls marked "Rice Krispies" and "jam" and suchlike, all served on top of a banquette whose covers are thick with dust and random breakfast crumbs and sticky things. The random dirt extends to the breakfast tables and to the floor, which is also decorated with old cigarette butts. The waitstaff are usually in a backroom yelling at each other. I was afraid to eat much more than toast.

Had I been an independent traveler rather than with a tour group I would have checked out of the place as soon as I smelled the lobby. Really, can't you do better than this flophouse?

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was the final hotel on the Exodus tour of China and I believe they wanted to leave a good impression. First let me say the views were outstanding from both rooms 706 and 814. The place was clean, the in-room safe worked and the A/C too. We walked from here to the bund in about 15-20 minutes. Nanjing Street was about 2/3 mile and we walked from there too. The subway station at Tiantong Road was maybe 10 minutes west for access to the Shanghai Museum, Yu Gardens and the French Concession. Internet was available in the bar, but desktop terminals were in some rooms on the 8th floor, such as #814. They promised Wifi was coming to the whole hotel, which is overdue. Breakfast had a wide variety of Chinese and western items. Beds were comfortable. Water pressure and A/C were both better on the 7th rather than the 8th floor.

Room Tip: The 7th floor is high enough to clear the Postal Museum for a view of Pudong.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sarnia, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Let me start off by saying this hotel had its good and bad points. The good outweighed the bad by a long short.
We stayed in room 704. Other rooms may be different, therefore you can judge for yourself. The room seemed to have been renovated probably for the Expo in 2010.
The good:
The view was SPECTACULAR. We could lie in bed and see the TV tower and bridges which were awesome in the evening when they had their lights on. You could see, in the daytime, people and traffic on the 2 bridges, the boats on the Yangtze and Huangpu Rivers and the historical Shanghai post office/museum across the street. You couldn’t have a better view, in our opinion.
Second best thing was the beds. They had to be the most comfortable we have had in the 10 years we have lived in China – including our different apartment beds. Not too soft, not hard!
The room had a soaker tub with enough hot water to fill it so you could relax in it after a day of walking and shopping. The rest of the bathroom was clean and nicely supplied including a hair dryer.
The room was clean, but a little tired. The towels should have been replaced, although they still did the job. The carpet was a little worse for wear. It did look pretty clean and the slippers provided were nice to wear.
The temperature of the room was good even though we didn’t have the AC on. Maybe it was because of the direction the room faced that the sun warmed it. Either way, it was nice not to have the AC on even though it was Nov. 30th.
The subway stop on line 10, Tiantong, is also the stop for one of the clothing districts. With great deals in plenty of shops within 2 buildings, it is a great browsing area. It is similar to the Silk Market in Beijing. The hotel is about a 5 – 7 minute walk from the subway station.
We didn’t have much contact with the staff, but what we did have was easily understood in English.
The bad:
When we walked in, it had a mildew smell. However, when we opened the windows, we didn’t notice it so much. We either got used to it, which is the more likely, or it got aired out. It wasn’t overpowering though.
There were some spots of mold starting to form on the walls and ceiling. This is not unusual in China. The longer you live here, the less picky you become.
In summary:
If you want a breath-taking view, easy access to the subway and a good soak in a tub, this is a good hotel for the money! Be sure to get a room with a view.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 Region > 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 #530 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — New Asia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 328
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I am currently closed & resting for a complete rejuvenation. To all my loyal and past hotel guests I do sincerely thank you for your business. I enjoyed having you in my hotel. When I reopen in early 2016 I will be born again as a Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel, the new mid-scale China value brand. Artists 4 Life - Your Life. See you all real soon. Until then please stay with one of my 3 Shanghai Sisters; Off Bund; Peoples Square; Jing'an ... more   less 
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