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“Clean, efficient and professionally-run” 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 (Hongkou)   |  
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Ranked #235 of 4,068 Hotels in Shanghai
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Clean, efficient and professionally-run”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nothing wrong with the hotel room at all. Clean, efficient and professionally-run place, at a reasonable price considering the proximity to The Bund (10-minute walk). If you're a photographer the views are pleasant enough, but windows that don't open fully mean you have to shoot through some dingy windows if you want to get a decent angle.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vicki C, Director of Sales at The Seagull on the Bund Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments and it is good to see that our hard work is paying off. Please do contact me whenever you plan to visit us again.
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Kauai, Hawaii
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Chose this hotel and location for the value and the views. Shanghai itself was a thrilling experience as I tried to keep everything on a Budget. Since I arrived early, I walked from Nanjing East to the Bund, and took that all the way to the Seagull. You can see it on your left and side approaching the Bund and notice the older style building compared to other buildings in the vicinity. The staff is plentiful in the day but they lack urgency to help or assist or to be friendly. Customer Service lacks here! The great part is that the room and views of Pudong and the Bund is fantastic. It makes up for the rudeness of the staff at the Bell Desk, the front desk, and concierge. Ive always felt safe here and having couple of convenience store across the street and down the road is needed to get water, snacks, and drinks. The views at night along the River is a must!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank kianaplace
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Vicki C, Director of Sales at The Seagull on the Bund Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing The Seagull on the Bund and your comment! We will strengthen the rectification of the quality of service, and strive to provide guests with quality service and experience. We look forward to having an opportunity to serve you again!
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very happy with the location of the hotel as it was just around the corner from the wonderful sights of the Bund.
We did not have a river view which you should ask for when booking but did not care about the view as we could experience the Bund first hand. Of course the view would be preferable but not essential.
This hotel is,on face value, ok with good sized rooms. However our bathroom had large areas of rust around the bath which was very offensive for a so called good hotel. Toiletries selection very good. Breakfast is nothing exceptional but adequate.
Hotel is certainly in need of a complete refurbishment but is ok for the price considering the location.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view as this can make up for the Hotel looking tired.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Rivets1952
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Vicki C, Director of Sales at The Seagull on the Bund Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing The Seagull on the Bund and your comment! We will strengthen the rectification of the quality of service, and strive to provide guests with quality service and experience. We look forward to having an opportunity to serve you again!
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Port Elizabeth
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here for 6 nights in June, when on a business trip.
Room was fine, good selection of toiletries in the bathroom. Comfortable beds. 2 English speaking channels on the flatscreen TV. The building itself shows signs of wear and tear here and there, but overall fine. Breakfast not very good. The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is right on the Bund, with fantastic views of the Bund. Easy to get to the various places in town, taxis are right outisde. Staff very friendly and helpful. I am considering this for my next trip to Shanghai.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Daniel L
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was only interested in a river view room but after a mix-up it didn't seem to be what I had booked. Fortunately I had mentioned it in the booking comments and was upgraded to a suite with the perfect river view. Staff were very helpful and the suite was well above my expectations. My only complaint - the foyer - I'm no longer used to cigarette smoke and don't like it. I was worried that the room might be the same but it wasn't ( or I had got used to it). I will stay here again as it is very convenient. It isn't easy to get to by Taxi - I learned to walk the last 100 yards, much quicker than trying to negotiate the entrance/exit maze.as the hotel is just off the main drag.

Room Tip: I booked river view (I think) but my booking came back 'executive' with no mention of river...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JimBunting
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel is a little old and more than a little odd. Certainly good value and staff are very helpful indeed. I was surprised by the water beds and the excellent view plus a brilliant location. The hotel is very near to the bund and the very popular streets for wedding photos. A bit of a walk to the nearest underground station but you can't have everything!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ollywells
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Porto Alegre, RS
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406 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Like many who have written reviews here, this hotel worth specially for the view . The hotel is rated 4 stars, but it certainly does not have the staff and the services of a hotel of this ranking. Situated at the very end of the Bund the hotel has a great location and facing the Pudong . The entrance is beautiful and as soon as you enter is possible to see the stunning bar in belle epoque style. The rooms are very tidy with beautiful classic decor and amazing views both to the bund and pudong. The staff, formed by a group of women, working in the concierge, needs urgently lessons in friendliness and helpfulness. Anything that you ask it seems it is a nuisance and sometimes the behavior of some of them came to be rude! Also, if you arrive at the hotel after 10 pm, seems that you are getting in a haunted house, all dark and only one of those employees are working hidden behind the concierge. It seems like those hotels in western movies. If the hotel had better prices i would recommend, despite the issues.

Room Tip: Choose a deluxe suite !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Antonio D
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Additional Information about The Seagull on the Bund Hotel

Address: No.60 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Hongkou , 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:
#81 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#181 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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