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Top 15 Boutique Hotels In Shanghai, China

Jessica
Updated Sep 28, 2018

The cosmopolitan city of Shanghai has no lack of places to stay. From budget hostels to 5 star hotels, you can be sure you can get a place that is suited for your needs, in Shanghai. Choose from the different neighborhoods in Shanghai to experience the different faces the city has to offer. With the ever-growing standard of living in Shanghai, the accommodation here is comparable to any other developed countries.

Choose from the following boutique hotels to enjoy what Shanghai has to offer.

1. Les Suites Orient - Bund Shanghai (from 143 USD / 955 RMB)

One look at the Les Suites Orient and you will fall in love with its colonial and grand Art Deco and Oriental design that overlooks the Huangpu River. The hotel boasts free WiFi, a 24-hour gym and large, soundproofed rooms with wooden flooring.

Tea and coffee making facilities are also available and the bathrooms are big with a separate bathtub and showers. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the famous Yu Garden and the Bund is also nearby.

Les Suites Orient - Bund Shanghai

Address: 1 Jinling East Road, Huangpu, 200002 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 143 USD / 955 RMB

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2. SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund (from 109 USD / 727 RMB)

Another gem within the vicinity of the Bund and Yu Garden, the SSAW Boutique Hotel is cosy and has all the luxury of a 5 star hotel. With its classy interior and fully modern facilities, the rooms come with large comfy beds and fluffy pillows, while some rooms boast a nice, stand-alone tub and the rest have modern rainforest showers.

The hotel lobby offers complimentary Italian coffee and tea. Both Chinese and English books can be borrowed from the in-house library. All guests may enjoy a complimentary midnight snack between 22:00 and 24:00. Their outdoor patio boasts a beautiful skyline view of the surrounding Bund area.

SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund

Address: No. 839 Ren Min Road, Huangpu, 200001 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 109 USD / 727 RMB

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3. Dorsett Shanghai (from 79 USD / 527 RMB)

One of the top picks in Shanghai is the Dorsett Shanghai, located right in the heart of Pudong, a comfortable 10-minute walk from the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and Kerry Park. It features vividly decorated and brightly coloured decor with Oriental touches in its furnishings.

Each room also boasts modern facilities, such as a flat-screen TV with satellite and a minibar service. For the fitness buff, they have a 24-hour fitness centre that allows you to work out any time of the day. The 24-hour front desk will assist you with your every need. Staying in the Dorsett gives you a luxury hotel feeling at the fraction of the price.

Dorsett Shanghai

Address: No. 800, Hua Mu Road, Pudong, 201204 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 79 USD / 527 RMB

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4. Kerry Pudong Shanghai (from 252 USD / 1,680 RMB)

Another notable, new hotel in Shanghai, the Kerry Pudong offers good dining and room facilities that are modern and chic. Connected to a shopping mall, with a wide range of shops and restaurants, this boutique is both luxurious and classy. What’s more, it features a 6,000 square metre (64,583.5 square foot) fitness centre, that has a wellness spa with children’s Adventure Zone.

Large, beautifully furnished, modern rooms are its main selling point and many dining and shopping opportunities surround this hotel, making it a posh yet convenient place to stay.

Kerry Pudong Shanghai

Address: No 1388 Hua Mu Road, Pudong, 201204 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 252 USD / 1,680 RMB

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5. Pullman Shanghai Sky Way (from 136 USD / 907 RMB)

The Pullman chain of hotels never fails to deliver quality. This goes for the Pullman in Shanghai and although it is luxurious, its privacy and exclusivity, with a stylish and modern feel, make it a notable place to stay. Located in the city centre, the hotel is well equipped, with every room having modern showering facilities, comfortable beds and pillows.

Coffee making facilities and a mini bar are available and the front desk staff is on 24-hour duty to take care of your needs. The indoor swimming pool and large gym are other draws for guests.

Pullman Shanghai Skyway

Address: 15 Dapu Road, Huangpu, 200023 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 136 USD / 907 RMB

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6. Sofitel Shanghai Hyland (from 136 USD / 907 RMB)

The hotels featured here all have a good view of the night skyline and the Bund. Located on busy Nanjing East Road, the Sofitel Shanghai Hyland is no different, living up to the Sofitel name and the rooms are classy with modern amenities. The large rooftop area is also a good place to chill out, especially during the hotel summer season.

The spa with relaxing massages and steam baths and a well-equipped fitness centre are other main draws for travellers looking for a relaxed and rejuvenating stay.

Sofitel Shanghai Hyland

Address: 505 Nanjing Road East, Huangpu, 200001 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 136 USD / 907 RMB

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7. Metropolo Classiq Shanghai Bund Circle (from 120 USD / 805 RMB)

This hotel has both modern and colonial elements and the exterior has a grand, Art Deco old Shanghai feeling, while the interior is newly furnished and modern. Rooms also have Art Deco interior design and fully modern facilities, like a flat screen TV, mini bar services, and an electronic safe.

WiFi is also available in the hotel and there is a gym available for health buffs, too. Centrally located with an exclusive old world feel, these are just a few of the reasons travellers choose to stay here.

Metropolo Classiq Shanghai Bund Circle

Address: No.180 Middle Jiangxi Road, Huangpu, 200002 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 120 USD / 805 RMB

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8. The Langham Shanghai Xin Tian Di (from 289 USD / 1,929 RMB)

Well-liked by travellers for its luxurious, posh feeling, the Langham Shanghai Xin Tian Di is an exclusive boutique hotel, with every room tastefully furnished, modern and in an art fusion style. Boasting a swimming pool and gym facilities, it also takes care of the health and wellness of its residents with spa services, too.

Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, minibar and fridge. The usual 24-hour front desk is also here to assist with your needs. The Langham is definitely the choice for a chic holiday.

The Langham Shanghai Xin Tian Di

Address: 99 Madang Road, Huangpu, 200021 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 289 USD / 1,929 RMB

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9. Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai (from 158 USD / 1,054 RMB)

The Grand Kempinski Hotel in Shanghai is truly a grand establishment. With a large penthouse swimming pool, the gym and spa are two other areas where you can get a good workout and body relaxation, after.

The rooms are tastefully designed and with its impeccable services, it is no wonder travellers keep coming back. They have a good view of the city centre and the hotel is very conveniently located, near the subway station.

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

Address: 1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong, 200120 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 158 USD / 1,054 RMB

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10. The Puli Hotel and Spa (from 313 USD / 2,089 RMB)

The Puli looks like an eco-resort, nestled in the mountains. With its Japanese Zen concept, the whole property gives one a very relaxing feel, away from noisy city life. There is a swimming pool and gym facilities and the rooms are tastefully furnished, with a good view of the surrounding area. With 24-hour front desk services, the hotel is also equipped with good dining facilities.

The Puli Hotel and Spa

Address: 1 Changde Road, Jing'an, 200040 Shanghai, China (see map)

Price: from 313 USD / 2,089 RMB

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11. CACHET Boutique Shanghai (from 162 USD)

CACHET Boutique Shanghai is a well maintained, luxurious hotel located in the prime location of the city. It is located just off the Nanjing Road and is in close proximity to some of the finest eateries and great shopping. The hotel consists of 45 spacious rooms, each decorated with fine detailing and intricate designs. The rooms are bright and airy with tons of superb amenities at your disposal. The hotel rooms look vibrant with a splash of bold graphic colour schemes all around. The ambience of the hotel is lively with tons of locals flocking to the in-house restaurants to feast on some sumptuous meals. Some of the amenities provided here include 24-hour front desk, 24-hour gym, central air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, wake-up service and a lot more.

CACHET Boutique Shanghai

Address: 931 West Nanjing Road (entrance on Taixing Road), Shanghai, China

Price: from 162 USD

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12. The Middle House (from 305 USD)

Part of the luxurious ‘House Collective’ group of hotels, the Middle House in Shanghai is known for its brilliant features and superb hospitality. It consists of 111 rooms with magnificent interiors done by the Milanese architect and designer, Piero Lissoni. The rooms are outfitted with the comfiest of beds and the finest of linen coupled with a range of phenomenal amenities. Each room consists of espresso machines, Bamford bath products, high-end sound systems and a lot more. An indoor pool, spa, beauty salon, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour medical assistance, gym facility, central air-conditioning and a great cafe are just some of the other additions to this place.

The Middle House

Address: No. 366 Shi Men Yi Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai Nanjing Road , Shanghai, China

Price: from 305 USD

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13. Amanyangun (from 706 USD)

The Amanyangun boutique hotel is located in the popular Jianxi province of Shanghai. This hotel is the perfect combination of quaint and contemporary, despite its buildings date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. The area is picturesque with breathtaking views of the lush forests all around. Besides having the usual hotel facilities, Amanyangun offers a cultural pavilion called ‘Nan Shufang’ where guests get to learn about traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting. The interiors reflect the beauty of Shanghai’s culture and are tastefully decorated to perfection. It consists of 47 spectacular rooms which are in high demand all year round. You would not want to miss out on this one!

Amanyangun

Address: 6161 Yuanjiang Rd, Minhang Qu, Shanghai, China

Price: from 706 USD

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14. Le Sun Chine (from 137 USD)

Le Sun Chine is a beautiful boutique hotel located in Changning. It consists of 17 spacious suites with all the necessary amenities one would require for a delightful and hassle-free stay. The interiors are contemporary and have been designed by Julian Coombs. Each room has its own charm and is painted with hues of either blue, red, gold or cream. The hotel replicates the designs of the posher London boutique hotels. The prices are pocket-friendly as well and one can get the option of residing here for extended stays as well. Besides this, the hotel offers facilities such as a pool, fitness centre, central air-conditioning, free parking, free WiFi, a garden area and lots more. Oh, and did we forget to mention that this place serves some of the finest Shanghainese delicacies as well!

Le Sun Chine

Address: No.06 Lane 1220 Hua Shan Road, Changning, Shanghai, China

Price: from 137 USD

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15. URBN Hotel Shanghai (from 228 USD)

This 26-room hotel, is truly one of the hot properties of Shanghai. From a studio lounge to a superior room with a courtyard area, there are tons of options to choose from. The amenities are here to die for. King sized beds, walk-in showers, and in-room fitness kits are just a few to name! It is located just two blocks off Nanjing Road and is in close proximity to some of the best shopping and nightlife options in the city. The neighbourhood is supremely tranquil and Zen like in every way. The staff is very hospitable and forthcoming. There are tons of amenities at your disposal here including a gym facility, 24-hour front desk, garden, jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi, central air-conditioning, rooftop terrace bar, spa treatments and a lot more!

URBN Hotel Shanghai

Address: 183 Jiao Zhou Lu, Shanghai, China

Price: from 228 USD

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One night in Shanghai

Not like one night in Bangkok, the city of Shanghai has changed and evolved into a modern, clean and interesting place to visit. It’s definitely a good place to visit for both solo travellers or a family.

This article was originally published on Nov 17, 2017

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