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CHAI Living Serviced Apartments

No.400, N Suzhou Rd, Zhabei Dist, Shanghai 200008 China
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CHAI Living is a collection of serviced residences instead of a traditional hotel, with the combination of design gallery, art gallery and events staging. Uniquely situated within an Art Deco landmark now home to many local Shanghainese, CHAI Living offers a different perspective to Shanghai and a rare window into vast-vanishing traditional ways of life. The CHAI Living Residences are all conceptually designed apartments within the Embankment Building, offering the comforts of modern life to guests with a taste for style and sophistication. As an alternative to a five-star hotel, CHAI Living strives to offer a friendly, "family-style" approach to staying in Shanghai. We provide housekeeping and concierge services, with a member of staff on site at all times to provide 24-hour assistance.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Free internet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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Great place with awesome views in a typical local ambient. Rooms are high detailed decorated with all features to relax and feel at home. Team will take care of any need with the best of the care and friendship. No better option
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I reached out to make my booking only less than a week prior my stay and Peter was extremely accommodating. Chai Living tended to special requests I've made (e.g. asking for an iron for the room and requesting a beautiful view) and also ensured there was a personal touch during the stay. They left a letter with all the information that you may need (phone numbers, wifi password, menu, etc.). They also included breakfast for the room, and ensured there were eggs, milk, bread, yogurt, orange juice, and water. The designated lobby for Chai Living is beautifully decorated with a lounge and bar area. The actual entrance of the building to enter the Chai Living rooms is a little more dated but I really enjoyed the contrast between old and new. The local neighbours of the building were very welcoming and friendly. It felt like a very homey neighbourhood. The location is great, about a 5 minutes walk to the fabric market, which has a lot of options for their food court! There are also convenient stores scattered around the area and a beautiful flower shop right around the corner. Lastly, the view was an amazing one! Day or night, it takes your breath away. I will definitely be back, Chai Living.
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We have been several times in contact with Peter before coming there and Peter was always helpful. Our internal flight has been delayed of several hours and Kare has been so kind until we got there at 4:40 am in the morning. We discovered a fantastic view over the city from our apartment which was located at the 8th floor. The apartment is very well equipped and furnished inside. I had my birthday there and they offered me a bottle of wine. Finally on the day of departure, Peter helped us a lot to find a taxi which was not easy on a rainy day. On a practical point of view, you have two subway stations nearby and the Bund is at a 25 minutes walking distance. There is also a supermarket at 10 minutes by walk (name : Ole). Thanks for everything to Kate and Peter !
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Chai Living was awesome. The location of the building is very convenient, is at a walking distance to the Bund. The staff is excellent, always willing to help out, very friendly! And the apartment was luxurious, the view of the bund was breathtaking, and it feels like home!! We learned a lot while staying at CHAI living, and it was the best experience in China! Highly recommended!!
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This art deco building will take you by surprise. Loving and artistically done apartments keeping a very modern and contemporary interior look with all the mod cons you would need. Love the view from the windows of Shanghai. Unfortunately only for stays longer than 3 nights but the best way to experience Shanghai. Read more on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Frequently Asked Questions about CHAI Living Serviced Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Bund International Architecture Exhibition (0.2 miles), Shanghai Post Museum (0.3 miles), and British Consulate (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Nest, Yang's Fried-Dumpling (Ningbo Road), and 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA.
Are there opportunities to exercise at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is CHAI Living Serviced Apartments located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Shanghai.
Are any cleaning services offered at CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does CHAI Living Serviced Apartments offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to CHAI Living Serviced Apartments?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jing'an Temple (2.6 miles), Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) (1.3 miles), and Shanghai Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea (1.9 miles).