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“Peace and Tranquility at URBN in the City” 5 of 5 stars
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URBN Hotel Shanghai
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China (Jing'an Temple)   |  
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Ranked #61 of 3,976 Hotels in Shanghai
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“Peace and Tranquility at URBN in the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My son and I were on a pleasure/business trip to Shanghai and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at URBN. Hidden from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Shanghai, there was a serenity and calmness that pervaded the place. Yet, when you walked out of the hotel doors you were right there in the heart of it all—shopping, restaurants and the vibrant life of Shanghai.

The appointments were simple and elegant. The Japanese feel to the rooms gives one an almost Zen feeling of peace and tranquility and the fact that URBN has made a commitment to the environment (almost all the materials used to construct the hotel were recycled—Al Gore would be impressed) makes one feel that you are doing, however small, your part to save the fragile eco-system.

Breakfast was wonderful, the wine selection excellent (remember, we were coming from Chongqing where wine choices are few and far between, so perhaps we were easily impressed) the hotel staff knowledgeable, professional and courteous and a lot of fun to chat with and the courtyard dining area elegant. The roof top bar and meeting area was very cool with an incredible view of the city both at day and night. A special place to get away from it all, right in the heart of the city.

Clearly a unique “boutique” hotel in the heart of Shanghai. Would we stay there again? An unequivocal, “Yes!!”

Room Tip: There is no pool or spa but URBN has a deal with an excellent health club just near by. I did not us...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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URBN_GM, General Manager at URBN Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear Chip:

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We take a real pride in creating a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for all our guests, and we're so happy to hear that you felt just that!

I hope you and your son come back very soon. Perhaps he should return to Shanghai and start a soccer league here too!

Best,
Claire
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I stayed at the URBN this past week and I have to say that was everything and more than I expected. Service was amazing, rooms were clean and very nice and the staff was more than friendly. The only complaint (which was not inflicted by the hotel) was that the hot water was shut-off from 10pm to 10am the first night due to some government activities. Overall it was wonderful and I will be staying there once again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I have stayed here a few times and really loved the hotel. It is a great place to stay, the staff are friendly, and the food is excellent. I also found the surrounding neighborhood to be a fantastic place to begin exploring the city.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I love staying here. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and lovely. There is a place to work, room to do pilates, and a soaking tub with a view. The staff is friendly and helpful. The outdoor dinning area is a great place to relax, read or people watch. You may occasionally spot a celebrity!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I stayed at URBN for about 5 days and have no complaints! The hotel was beautifully designed, clean and modern. The service was excellent!!! I only speak English and had no issues communicating with any of the friendly helpful staff whom were very accommodating. I came straight from a business trip to Japan and was very happy to find out the bed was actually comfortable and linens were nice! The free breakfast is also an added perk. The location was great also, being a tourist I was easily able to walk around to shops and or get a taxi right by hotel. I would definitely recommend URBN hotel for your next trip to Shanghai!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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URBN_GM, General Manager at URBN Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear Emily:

I'm so happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us! We loved having you! Even though you were here for business, I'm glad you got the opportunity to see some of the sights as well. You made some great purchases!

Next time you come back, I hope you will consider staying with us again.

Best,
Claire
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Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have stayed here and recommend the hotel without reservation. The design and attention to detail are amazing. I saw another review and they called it an oasis and I could not agree more. It really does feel like you are stepping out of an urban metropolis into a quiet secluded garden. I will be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have stayed in URBN twice so far and each time , I was very pleased with their service.
People are very friendly and everyone goes out of their way to make my stay comfortable.
The location of the hotel is excellent but very quiet.
I highly recommend this hotel if you travel to Shanghai.


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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an Temple
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 3,976 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — URBN Hotel Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
URBN Hotel Shanghai, the award-winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel, is ideally located in Shanghai's bustling downtown.  A former warehouse, the redesigned hotel is located on a quiet tree-lined street in Jing'an District with an abundance of independent bars and cafes in the surrounding streets and is only minutes away from the commercial shopping district and subway lines 2 and 7. URBN Hotel Shanghai offers sleek rooms and suites over 4 floors with a blend of contemporary, minimalist aesthetics and modern day comforts such as the COCO-MAT Renewal Bed, free wifi, a DVD home theater unit, high-definition television, an in-room safe, a selection of New York fashion designer Jay Godfrey's paraben-free bathroom amenities, a well-stocked mini bar and one-of-a-kind artwork. The hotel also features a 24-hour gym and an on-property restaurant, beergrdn, which serves a selection of cuisine with a wide selection of craft beers, artisanal cocktails, and wine in a casual atmosphere both inside and under the tented courtyard. ... more   less 
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