Normally, Somerset is a good choice for Families (the one in Bangkok is really great), so we chose to stay there when my family came for visit. As it turned out, this was a very bad choice!
The furniture looked cheap and in a bad shape, the bed was terribly uncomforable (seriously, I've had better beds in some hostles) and the corridors had the most awkward smell.
The kitchen, which is a key reason for booking Somerset was in a deplorable shape, poorly maintained and simply unpleasant! Also, don't expect to have any good supermarkets like City Market or Olé close to it.
What's the point of booking a hotel with a kitchen if there is no decent ingredients to buy anywhere close to it?
The Area is good though, Once you've explored it, you can find excellent restaurants and a lot of great stores there, but there is plenty of better hotels in a similar price range and better location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An ideal location for utives and their families, Somerset Xu Hui is centrally located in the heart of Shanghai’s prestigious Xu Hui residential district. It is minutes drive away from the Xujiahui Commercial Centre, which offers a wide array of fashionable shopping, gourmet cuisine and entertainment. International culinary, academic, cultural and social pursuits can be found at the nearby Huaihai Road. Free musical and drama performances can also be enjoyed at the adjacent Xujiahui Park. Combining tranquility with convenience, Somerset Xu Hui offers a large range of apartments, each complete with a spacious living and dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a top-quality home entertainment system and broadband internet access. Our 24-hour security system provides a safe environment for you and your family. For a balanced lifestyle, Somerset Xu Hui organizes Reservations residents’ programmes, including group gatherings, city explorations and sports activities. For recreation, relax and enjoy our fitness centre, swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Our helpful, caring staff and personalized attention is the core of our signature Heartware service, which is our commitment to tailor each residence to your individual needs. Conducting business at Somerset Xu Hui is easy and convenient. With WiFi zones and our efficient Business Centre, you will have complete business connectivity from the comfort of your home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Somerset Xu Hui Shanghai Hotel Shanghai