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URBN Boutique Shanghai
Ranked #43 of 4,997 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
“Privat atmosphere in a very stylish environment”
Reviewed January 10, 2011

I stayed for 3 nights together with my 3 children in this classy and very unique hotel in a charming area of Shanghai. Management and staff are very friendly and caring which made our stay especially precious. If we come back to shanghai, we definitely will stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. It is great to hear you and your family enjoyed your time here at URBN. What is so terrific about our hotel is that we are a great destination for romantic getaways, but we are also a perfect hotel for families as well. Be sure to drop by and stay with us again the next time you are in Shanghai!

Jonathan Ma
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URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Urban Hotel. We loved the hotel design, the cabon neutral concept, the interior decor, the food, the staff and the bars. it was a real treat and we hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. We are all very pleased you enjoyed everything about our hotel: from its design to the restaurant bars and staff. Although the temperature may be cold in Shanghai during this time, we try to keep our guests warm and cozy with our excellent services and amenities. See you in the Spring!

Jonathan Ma
Guest Experience Manager
URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed December 29, 2010

I stayed at the URBN for 3 nights and found it to be as "cool" as any Standard or Ace hotels I have stayed in back in the US. The room design was innovative and the service definitely wasn't lacking for anything..

Go ahead and stay here if you are looking for something swanky/cool in Shanghai.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 4, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. It is very flattering to be compared to such innovative and unique hotels like The Standard and Ace Hotels. Thank you so much! We are always striving to improve everything about URBN, from our service level to room design and concept. We hope you had a nice New Year's celebration while staying with us. All the best to you and your family for 2011!

Jonathan Ma
Guest Experience Manager
URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed December 29, 2010

Unique setting, great staff, exceptional room design and ambiance....I always stay at URBN when in Shanghai. If you are wanting to get away from the generic hotel experience....URBN is it.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. Your kind words and praise are great motivational tools to keep our standards high for our guests. We feel that anyone can stay in a run-of-the-mill 300-room hotel and get little or no attention from a less than enthusiastic staff. This is why URBN is so unique from the rest: we want all our guests to feel pampered and well-taken care of, and any request is never too much or difficult for us. We are all very happy your experience at URBN was everything you expected. Thanks again!

Jonathan Ma
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URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

Arrived early morning straight from Pudong airport after a 10 hour flight. Finding the hotel wasn't too problematic as I had printed a taxi directions card from the URBN website. The Jing'An district has lots of shops but the road the hotel is on felt immediately peaceful,
I just wanted to shower and relax and was able to check in early very quickly (great start!).
The Studio room I had booked was as good as the pictures I saw online (rarely the case) and I knew I had made the right choice. The Studio is a great design and the sunken lounge area gave the room a greater sense of space especially from the bed. There is also a walk in shower so you don't have to use the bath next to your bed. Lots of great discrete storage and FREE wi-fi :)
The restaurant looked interesting but on this occasion I dined out (the excellent nearby Hai Di Lao hotpot*). The breakfast choice is good and (including a full english!) I opted for lighter choice which tasted good.
The outdoor (enclosed) courtyard is a also a lovely escape from the hotel room without having to venture too far, it feels equally peaceful to the rest of the hotel.

I really enjoyed my brief stay and plan to return next opportunity, if you particularly have a sensibility for design you will really appreciate the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 4, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. Our in-room express check-in service was conceived especially for guests like yourself who have traveled long hours to get to Shanghai and don't want to waste time checking in. We understand what our guests want: relaxing in your room with minimal effort. We are also very happy you enjoyed our sleek rooms and shower. Next time you are in town, we hope you try our restaurant: we have a new winter menu that contains amazing new dishes. See you then!

Jonathan Ma
Guest Experience Manager
URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

I was recommended to stay here by a friend of mine based in Shanghai, who talked great about this place. And I thanked him for putting me in this hotel. The hotel got a very good location, a few minutes from west nanjing road. This is Carbon Neutral hotel of its kind in China, and they have used recycled household goods to make this hotel. The service staffs are always helpful and friendly. Rooms are huge fascinatingly different from what you see cookie cutter five star hotel rooms. It has got sunken space by the window as a living room. Bathtub is part of the bedroom which is very creative. The restaurant is very chick and is popular with locals, but serves only western. The garden area with bamboo and very old trees gives a feel of tranquility after a day of meetings after meetings. I will surely will stay with this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 4, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. We are all so very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is delightful to read your comments and see that you were satisfied with everything: from our hotel's location, green concept, and service level, to our unique room design, restaurant, and garden terrace. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you return to Shanghai! Be sure to check out our new URBN opening in Pudong later this year!

Jonathan Ma
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URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Reviewed December 17, 2010

Everything wass ok, people are very nice and friendly, they understand, and help you with everything.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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URBNhotels, Guest Relations Manager at URBN Boutique Shanghai, responded to this review, January 4, 2011
Greetings from URBN Hotels Shanghai! Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. We are all very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again the next time you return from Beijing. Thanks again!

Jonathan Ma
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URBN Hotels Shanghai
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Property: URBN Boutique Shanghai
Address: No.183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#42 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#43 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#149 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — URBN Boutique Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
URBN Hotel Shanghai, the award-winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel, is ideally located in Shanghai's bustling downtown.  A former warehouse, the redesigned hotel is located on a quiet tree-lined street in Jing'an District with an abundance of independent bars and cafes in the surrounding streets and is only minutes away from the commercial shopping district and subway lines 2 and 7. URBN Hotel Shanghai offers sleek rooms and suites over 4 floors with a blend of contemporary, minimalist aesthetics and modern day comforts such as the COCO-MAT Renewal Bed, free wifi, a DVD home theater unit, high-definition television, an in-room safe, a selection of New York fashion designer Jay Godfrey's paraben-free bathroom amenities, a well-stocked mini bar and one-of-a-kind artwork. The hotel also features a 24-hour gym and an on-property restaurant, beergrdn, which serves a selection of cuisine with a wide selection of craft beers, artisanal cocktails, and wine in a casual atmosphere both inside and under the tented courtyard. ... more   less 
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