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“Best Shanghai value for a view of the Bund” 4 of 5 stars
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The Seagull on the Bund Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.60 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080, China (The North Bund)   |  
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Ranked #341 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
Dongguan, China
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“Best Shanghai value for a view of the Bund”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Seagull is located on Huangpu Road just east of the Daming Road bridge from the north end of the Bund. Be sure to get a view of the river. Great views from floor 4 to the top floor. Prices are better than you'd expect to pay for this view. We used four different rooms for our party, all were clean and reasonably well appointed. Front desk, cleaning staff and doorman/concierge were all friendly and helpful, though remember this is not a five star property so be reasonable in your expectations. Can't recommend the restaurant as we ate elsewhere. Beds are very firm, typical of many hotels in China. Hotel was quiet at night.

If you have luggage, plan to arrive by taxi - we walked from the subway and it was a little too far. Easy to get taxis when you leave.

Good value, great location.

Room Tip: Elevators are at one end of the building. Ask for a river view as far from the elevator as possible...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My first trip to Shanghai and the Seagull Hotel was perfectly located right on the river and a short walk to the entertainment area on Nanjing Rd as well as the waterfront area of the Bund. A great view across the river to Pudong when it wasn't too smoggy although that wasn't too often. Room was very comfortable and well appointed although the pillows were not to my liking. Breakfast was extensive and had something for everyone although it was a touch pricey and it was tough to get a hot coffee... thank goodness a Starbucks is a 5 minute walk away.

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking the river and you can open your window and watch and listen to the boats...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Jinan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Seagull on the Bund is located in a good spot right ff the Bund, steps away from the exorbitantly priced Peninsula hotel, and across the street from the budget gem Astor House. Because I stayed in the Astor House before, I thought I would give the Seagull a try. Not money wasted, but money that could have been better spent.

The location is great. The front desk staff were capable, if nothing more. The hotel is a bit more modern than the Astor House across the street, but lacks charm. Some great views, especially if you go up to the 12th floor, where the restaurant and banquet facilities are found, as well as a worthless gym that looked like nobody had used it in years.

My room was clean, the common areas were well-kept, and the value for the money was just fine. Still, in saving $20 by staying at the Seagull just to try it out, I missed a chance to stay at the Astor, which has a much livelier atmosphere and tons of charm. Next time, I'll spend the extra 20 bucks...but still, this is one of the best areas in Shanghai for the budget traveler to settle in for a few days. Perhaps some of the other hotels in the area are also worth checking out for location and value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My fiancé and i stayed at the Seagull during a weeklong trip to Shanghai. This trip was split into two parts, two days in a city view, a quick trip to Beijing and then three days n a River view. First off let me say that this hotel has a fantastic location that is really hard to beat for the price. The view and the proximity to the bund is amazing. It was an easy walk to the Riverwalk area, local bars and restaurants. Hailing a cab from the courtyard for distant travels is a breeze and the subway only a twelve minute walk. The location of this hotel is the main reason I haven’t given this hotel a terrible review though.

When it comes to room quality and customer service this hotel needs some improvement. When we arrived we were greeted with English speaking staff but they seemed bothered by our presence. Immediately we were told that our requested single queen bed room was not available all they had was a twin bed double room. I found this hard to believe as the hotel seemed like a ghost town. Since our trip was split and we would be returning later that week for a river view I didn’t mind. I was reassured by the staff that when we return a single bed room would be available. Sadly this was not the case. When we returned we were again told only twin beds were available. After about 30 minutes of “convincing” we were able to get two double beds. A tip for anyone requesting specific sleeping arrangements, get this in writing from the staff.
As for the rooms I consider them typical for this area. They are clean and neat and the bedding it nice. The typical is the construction. Anywhere you go in china you can tell when contractors are in a rush. Outlets are upside down, light switches backwards, shower doors inverted. One of the rooms had an outlet that was completely removed from the wall. Again, noting dirty just poorly constructed.
All in all when you think about what you’re paying and the location you can look past these things, or at least I can. I’ll be back to the bund in the future for sure now knowing a bit more of what to expect.
One last thing… Their wifi is terrible and can only be accessed from their Lounge. If you’re going for business either buy a sim card with wifi options or bring a wad of cash for the expensive drinks.

Room Tip: Get all your requests in writing, don't trust the staff.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We got back to the hotel about 9 o'clock one evening and wanted a cup of coffee, the hotel has a bar with great views of Pudong so we thought we'd go in there and see the lights while we had our drink, the bar wasn't busy but the waitress seats us up the corner looking away from the view! Having been put off by that plus the rather grim atmosphere in the bar we decided to leave and try the 1st floor 24 hour coffee shop which also has great views, as we walked into the coffee shop the two 'greeters' were on their mobiles, both rolled their eyes at our approach and when one of them finished their call we said we wanted some coffee only to be told 'No no no, no coffee here!' we were then directed to the bar in the lobby area and on arrival there were told they were shutting so no coffee!
How can it be beyond a 4 star hotel to provide two cups of coffee at 9pm?!
It's a real shame as the hotel is very good, great location next to the Bund and less than a ten minute walk from a metro stop. our room was also lovely.
The staff though have no interest in the guests and just view them as an annoyance who disturb them from texting or chatting.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We were enjoying The Bund at night and found this nice looking restaurant during our walk. We found it interesting when we viewed it from Oriental Pearl Tower. It has a nice view and good infrastructure.
However, personnel was more interested in going home than provide a good service. Besides, we order a beef hot pot that was disapointing to say the least. We enjoyed way better hot pots for a fraction of the price.
I will not recommend this place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

If you're coming to Shanghai for touring of the city, shopping and nightlife of the city then this hotel would be suited for you. It is in a great location - with great views of the Bund and River. Be sure to get a room with a view if you plan on spending any time in it. Yes the hotel has smoke free rooms but the smell travels throughout the air conditioning system anyway. Nice size beds and comfortable sheets - amenities nice. Breakfast buffet had plenty to offer in terms of Asian food, western offerings were limited and not well done. We were a family of four and we had a great view of the New Years Eve fireworks on the barges that evening. It is the views and the price of the room compared to other hotels on the Bund that make this a good place to stay.

Room Tip: Be sure to get something on the Executive Floor facing the river. The Executive Suites are the best...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Address: No.60 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The North Bund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#114 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#192 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Seagull on the Bund Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 149
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