I had a fantastic experience at URBN Shanghai during a recent business trip. Staff are friendly and helpful and the design of the hotel and the rooms is simple yet beautiful. It manages to be cozy and comfortable at the same time as hip and trendy. It's got all the right touches, is not overall glitzy and does not feel as anonymous as the big hotels. I really like how everything is centred in the room, it's a great layout.
Loved the downstairs bar/lounge area as well which is great for having a coffee, working on your laptop (there's wireless) or enjoying a glass of wine. The food was nice on most occassions, however I would have preferred a better selection at breakfast. The one dinner I trialled was amazing (mushroom gnocchi) whereas the other one (maccharoni and cheese) was unfortunately not so nice.
I had a garden view which overlooks the courtyard area, surely a nice place to have dinner or meetings on a summer evening. Unfortunately it was too cold to sit outside at this time of year.
There is a gym connected to the hotel, however it's a 5mins walk away, I was told. Unfortunately too far when you're there for work and pressed for time.
Overall, I'd definitely stay here again anytime and recommend it to my friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- URBN Hotel Shanghai is an award winning design-meets-sustainable chic 26-room boutique hotel built by 100% recycled and locally sourced materials. URBN's downtown location near Jing'an Temple Metro Station is a convenient walk from a myriad of Shanghai's finest shopping and dining options. All rooms provide complimentary WiFi. The hotel offers an on-property restaurant, 24-hour gym, bar and function spaces. ... more less
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