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The Seagull on the Bund Hotel
Ranked #185 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed May 27, 2014

As always, I chose my hotel --- for the last two days of our Cruise Holiday from Sydney to Beijing, with a few days in Beijing and finally Shanghai before we flew home - from Tripadvisor reviews. We are Australian oldies, who have travelled all our lives, and we just love old hotels. We viewed the Seagull from the Bund when we visited Shanghai for a day of our cruise - and just knew we had picked well. We booked a front room with a window - Tripadvisor advice. I had done all our booking online, with a company who really made the whole land trip as easy as possible and suited to our needs. Arriving at the Seagull late in the afternoon we were so impressed with the beautiful foyer, lovely staircase, beautiful flower arrangements and went straight to our room. The lights on the Bund were just coming on and the whole river scene was there for us. Loved the decor of the room, loved the restaurant also overlooking the river. We did find the staff a little cool except for one bellboy! Waiting outside the lift with our bags on the morning of departure this lad was a delight to talk to -- didn't mind the wait for the lift. Little touches, like the hand-towels in the bathroom spelling out the name of the hotel, which was also in the sand at the front lifts -- for cigarettes I imagine -- well, we stay at modern hotels often, but this one was so special. Thank you, Seagull, for an experience we thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated on our last night in China.

Room Tip: Overlooking the river!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were put in this hotel,having been informed at the last minute that our original booking for the Panorama on the bund was cancelled.The reason given was that the Panorama was closed for health and safety reasons,now this hotel is dead opposite,and there didn't appear to be anything wrong with the building,who knows.The Seagull looks like a 1930's building,Art Deco in style inside,with decorative glass panels inside,lots of marble etc,but it is looking a bit tired.The staff,I found to be very abrupt,not rude.A word of warning,in China it appears to be a rule that you must leave either a credit card imprint,or a cash deposit,in case you run off without paying for items like the mini-bar,or phone calls,in another hotel the deposit was more than the room cost,and they emptied the mini-bar when we said we wouldn't be using it.Another problem here was,we asked to change some money up,that was not possible,and we were directed to go to the bank(on A Sunday morning)fortunately they were open.The buffet breakfast here was the most awful I have ever encountered,I know the chinese eat some weird and wonderful things,but the quality here was atrocious,so coffee and toast was the order of the day,everyday.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Spent One night here during my short trip in Shanghai.

The Hotel give the old Shanghai feel. especially the bed decor, I only seem it on TV, I stayed in executive floor, the hotel information sheet said there is a club lounge, however when I ask for direction, the receptionist informed me they don't have it at all..

However, it was still a very good stay. enjoyed the perfect location and the food around hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights in april 2014. The room was not well cleaned, found some half finished cup of tea and a used toothbrush, so the room was not cleaned well or maybe someone used it for a short while. When trying to score a drink it came to a disappointment since the lobby bar shut down at 9 pm. No information whatsoever about this. Breakfast was ok for chinese standards. The view from the river view room was nice and the bund is of walking distance.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Spent one night here while passing through Shanghai.

Perfect location - nice walk along the Bund and some good restaurants nearby

Will stay here on my next trip!

The room was not very large but had all I needed

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Vicki C, Director of Sales at The Seagull on the Bund Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Thank you for staying at The Seagull on the Bund Shanghai. We are delighted that the hotel met with your expectations. We hope to serve you again on your next visit to Shanghai.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Location wise, if you book the 'river view room', then you will have a rewarding view over the Bund. The room size is generous, and the fruit basket sent to the room was a nice touch. However, the noise coming from the cruise on the river was seriously too loud. I stayed on the 10F and could hear clearly the honking, the traffic, everything.... And only Chinese channels on TV.

No complimentary wifi in room in this day and age is a big joke. I found it is ridiculous to see that guests have to use wifi in the lobby or pay extortionate amount of fee for internet access.

Also while i was forced to use the wifi downstairs, i overheard an italian guest asked the concierge for the best pizza in shanghai, and the guy just sent the guest to Pizzahut, which clearly not the best pizza. The concierge should have more local knowledge than that, otherwise whats the point of keeping them there.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Vicki C, Director of Sales at The Seagull on the Bund Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

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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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The hotel was alright, the room was fine, the level of cleaning was acceptable, but is it too much to ask for someone at hotel reception to speak English? I mean, it is a hotel after all, isn't it? It made communication pretty difficult.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Vicki C, Director of Sales at The Seagull on the Bund Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Thank you for choosing The seagull on the Bund and your comment! We are honored to have your satisfaction with the location of our hotel. We look forward to having an opportunity to serve you again!

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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:
#69 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#162 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: $67 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Seagull on the Bund Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 149
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