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“Lovely hotel in excellent location” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Serena Spa & Hotel
3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   No.68 Taicang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China (Xintiandi)   |  
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Ranked #452 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
3.5 of 5 stars 30 Reviews
england
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel in excellent location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

Stayed here for 5 days on business , unusual boutique hotel quite quirky but I loved it. Service excellent and more personal than the main hotel chains.It is in a brilliant location to see all that Shanghai has to offer, this is a fabulous city and when I return in March I will stay at Lapis Casa again

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2008

Excellent location and nice deco, but really need to improve its make- up/cleaning standard, as the mould in the shower room is thrilling.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Cleanliness
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

The minute my family and I (6pax) went into this small hotel lobby we were rather impressed by the old-fashioned decor and the courteous, friendly welcome. English speaking is not a problem at all.
The bedroom, a romantic, comfortable and reasonable size was filled with aroma from the burning candles, Even the toiletries in the bathroom was of a certain Italian 'BRAND'. They were clean and well maintained. My son, 5ft 11 ins had no problem with the height of the shower.
The location was most convenient, 2 minutes walk to Xintiandi. Also, it was within walking distance to the MRT, Yu Yuan and the busy Huai Hai Lu. Getting a taxi was easy at all times of the day.
This hotel must be one of the most memorable I had ever experienced. My family was so impressed that they would like to be back in our next visit.

Dr KH Khaw, Malaysia

  • Liked — The ambience and location
  • Disliked — no lift
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2007

This beautiful boutique hotel is a rare find in Shanghai. Perfectly located 2 blocks from Xintiandi, you'd be hard pressed to find a hotel or staff that would make you feel more at home. Each of the 18 rooms is unique in its design and contains antiques - all available for purchase - from the glamorous days of 1920s Shanghai. The extremely attentive service from the eager-to-please staff combined with the homey, almost European country home feel of the hotel, will make you feel immediately at home in this bustling metropolis. Please note, though, that for noise-conscious travelers, its location in the older part of the city leads to some early-morning noise. Also, for tall travelers, the shower heads can be a bit low. These two issues aside, I had an absolutely perfect stay - and would give their staff and service a full 5 stars.

  • Stayed July 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: No.68 Taicang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Xintiandi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#88 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Serena Spa & Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Serena Spa & Hotel is hidden in an old alleyway next to stylish Xin Tian Di and in the centre of CBD. As you enter the courtyard, you could heard the sound of water, Moorish design arch doors and glass windows, a Spanish restaurant nestled inside an Shanghai Skikumen environment. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lapis Casa Boutique Shanghai

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