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“Clean, big bath room, comfortable bed” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund

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Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund
Ranked #42 of 4,969 Hotels in Shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Clean, big bath room, comfortable bed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

SSAW Hotel lies just next to the busy Huaihai road, charming French Concession and the tunnel over to Pudong. The location could not have been better.

Our hotel room was spacious with a comfortable kingsize bed, complementary soft drinks, LARGE bathtub and shower and two sinks in the bath room.

The breakfast at the hotel was OK. It consisted of bread, warm dishes, buns, cakes, yoghurt, cereal, fruits. There are also two chefs there that takes your omlett - and laksa (nudel) orders. Their coffee is also nice. The hotel restaurant has a great outdoor area! The roomservice however is a different story. We were unable to order additional bottled water to the room and the food they provide is very simple. Try Sherpa instead if you would like to order food to the room. This is a wonderful Shanghai food- delivery service in Shanghai. http://www.sherpa.com.cn/

Very good value for the money!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

A good hotel and good value for money, with just a little more attention to details, it could be even excellent.
Rooms are nice,modernly designed and furnished. Though a bit small, there is a good use of floor space and they still feel spacious. There's an in-room safe and bathrooms contains all the necessary amenities. The small extras like free soft drinks and an in-room coffee machine are really great and make you feel the hotel isn't about making easy money on small things. Rooms were clean and well attended, but were not spotless as the windowsill was pretty dusty. Also, more shelves inside the closet would be nice.
Location is very convenient, just 5 min. to nearest subway station and pretty much at the center of town. It's very close to the tourist attractions which is good during the day, but at night it's quite dead there, and you'll need to take the subway if you want to hang out late or eat well.
The biggest drawback though was the breakfast - in a hotel where at least half of its guests are foreigners (at least when we stayed there), a better and richer western selection should be expected. Apart from an old bread (it was at least a few days old, on the two mornings we ate there), a few fresh vegetables and (how strange!) french fires, the rest was an overwhelmingly Chinese fare, most of which was lukewarm or even cold and swimming in oil. There were strange things even by Chinese breakfast standards like sweet and sour ribs and Cantonese roasted goose, which might arise the suspicion that it's leftovers from the night before at the hotel's Cantonese restaurant. As the hotel has proven it's not cheap, a bit more attention to breakfast would be appreciated and make a return visit well worth it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Booked for our stop over stay going from Australia to Europe. Located walking distance from Bund and amazing Yu Garden quarter. Very nice near luxury rooms, wifi internet and complimentary drinks included. Good tea and coffe making facilities. Taxi waiting in front of the hotel, so you can use this afordable transport option. Metro station nearby, but remenber, there are many (20 mil.) people in Shanghai :) Very good aircondition (in our case heating), you can set your prefered temperature and you will get it. Nice bathroom with all amenities. Trully 4 star, maybe 4,5 star hotel. Recomended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tibor P
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Niels T, Guest Relations Manager at Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for your great comment and choosing to stay with us during your stay in Shanghai.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stopover and liked our rooms.
At most times there are taxi's available in front of our hotel and our staff will always help you to catch a taxi on the street. Thank you for sharing your SSAW experience at Tripadvisor as it helps other travellers to make the best out of their future stay.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for reservation enquiry, questions or suggestions.
You can send your email to nielstaal@live.nl and I will help you further.

Best regards,
Niels Taal
Guest Service Manager
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

This hotel was fantastic. We booked this hotel as we knew we could afford the slightly premium room and in doing so we hoped we would be higher up and have good views. We turned up dripping with sweat and were immediately given a glass of water, a flannel and a cheery hello. To our surprise they had upgraded us to the suite (we had only booked a deluxe room) and it was massive. We had a bath tub, a lounge room, a bath tub which overlooked the city, and a complimentary mini bar. The hotel met our requests when we need an iron and other services. Excellent WiFi signal. Would definitely stay here again. The hotel doesn't look much from the outside but inside it is a dream. The only thing missing was a bar and an option for breakfast but this was soon forgotten with everything else.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Niels T, Guest Relations Manager at Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Greetings from SSAW Hotel Shanghai.
Thank you for your positive feedback.

It is good to read you liked the free upgrade we offered you.
Our hotel guests can enjoy a drink in our restaurant all day long or
can relax at one of our lounge seats on the terrace (4th floor) if the weather is good.
Your suggestion about the bar and breakfast option is something we will definitely take on board to improve our services.

Once again, thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for any question or reservation (nielstaal@live.nl) I am looking forward to welcome you again.

Best regards,
Niels Taal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed 4N in Ssaw Hotel Shanghai during my Shanghai trip in Mar 2013. The hotel is situated in a central location, 5min walk from the Yuyuan metro station (purple) and about 15min walk from the Dashijie metro station (blue). From the hotel, you can walk along the Huai Hai East road to the Infinity Plaza Mall where you can find some nice restaurants. The hotel room is clean and cozy, nicely decorated with a zen look. To our surprise, they even provide free soft drinks and biscuits in the mini fridge. I had an enjoyable stay in this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sujuanna
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Niels T, Guest Relations Manager at Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Greetings from SSAW Hotel Shanghai.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for all Tripadvisor members.

What I have learned by reading your comment is that you enjoyed our hotel location and our cozy room with free minibar. All our rooms are decorated in South East Asian style.
Your positive feedback will be shared to the team as part of our commitment to service excellence.

We are looking forward to welcome you again.

Best regards,
Niels Taal
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

For the price I was taken aback by the quality of the room - it was huge and wonderfully designed and made for a very comfortable stay. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I had breakfast included with the room and made the most of it, the buffet selection was vast and everything I tried tasted great.

The hotel is located close to YuYuan Garden metro and is very convenient for visiting the garden itself as well as the surrounding market area. The riverside and Huaihai Rd are both about 15 minutes walk away too.

I didn't spend much time inside the hotel other than sleeping and breakfast so couldn't comment on the other facilities, but I never had any problems whatsoever and would happily stay again. Probably my favourite hotel experience in China so far.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rekceh
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Niels T, Guest Relations Manager at Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Greetings from a sunny Shanghai today.
Thank you for your lovely words about our hotel.

I am pleased to read your stay at SSAW was your favourite one in China.
During your next visit you can relax at our hotel SPA or enjoy a drink on the outside terrace.
To improve our product and services I forwarded your comment to all relevant departments.

Once again, thank you for staying at SSAW during your stay in Shanghai and I would like to welcome you back again soon. In case you need any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Best regards,
Niels Taal
nielstaal@live.nl
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

ssaw hotel shanghai is a great place to stay. the staff were always very courteous and helpful. the room had a separate living area with couch and tables, very roomy. lovely blackout blinds and two tvs. huge bathroom with views to the bund if you stood in the right spot. other views were of the streets below including a little rustic market that operated through rain hail or shine.
the hotel manager was very accommodating and helpful and we were very grateful for all his wonderful assistance.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bethany2012
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Niels T, Guest Relations Manager at Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Greetings from a rainy Shanghai.
Thank you for staying at SSAW Hotel Shanghai.

We are pleased to read you liked our hotel rooms. We renovated all rooms in 2011 South East Asian style. Today I forwarded your review to all relevant departments.
I am sure they will be satisfied with your comment.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for any more information, question or new reservation.

Best regards,
Niels Taal
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Property: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund
Address: No.839 Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 4,969 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund 4*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund is located in Shanghai, a 5-minute walk from Yu Garden. It features a 24-hour front desk and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen cable TV. Free internet is provided. Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund is a 10-minute walk from the Bund and People's Square while it takes 15 minutes from Shanghai Railway station by car.Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 41 km away. Rooms at Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund comes with modern interiors and a seating area by the large window. Each is equipped with a minibar with free drinks and private bathroom with shower facilities. With a 24-hour front desk, the hotel can arrange for car rental and airport shuttle services. Laundry and ironing services are also available upon request. ... more   less 
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