From the famous waterfront promenade of the Bund to the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai has a wealth of sights to enchant even the fussiest of tourists. Being one of China’s biggest cities, this key financial hub is also a very important destination for business travelers as well. Whatever brings you to this impressive coastal city with a striking skyline, you’ll want to stay in the tip-top accommodation. These Airbnb Plus homes are among the finest vacation rentals in this superb destination.
This stylish flat, which is decorated in a Nordic style, is a great option for couples or solo travelers who are eager to explore Shanghai. It is well-placed for a range of transport links. These include underground stations for trips to the city’s core - the Bund is just nine stops away - and the S20 and S1 outer ring expressway, which whisks motorists to and from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The property itself, which comes with a kitchen and a full bathroom, features a double-bed but is capable of sleeping up to three people thanks to the sofa in the living room. There is also Wi-Fi access and an elevator in the building - for ease of access.
Clever design touches such as a queen-size bed that hangs from the ceiling and steps leading up to it which double as shelf space mean that this flat feels light, airy and spacious. It also comes with a patio balcony for taking in views of the city. The property also comes with a full kitchen with a gas oven and a full bathroom with a washing machine, so if you plan on a longer stay you’ll be sorted for laundry and cooking facilities. Guests also enjoy Wi-Fi access. The property is well-connected for exploring the city, with no fewer than three subway rail lines passing close by, and is also close to a number of local restaurants.
This well-placed property is a good contender for small families or couples hoping to explore the heart of Shanghai. It is located on the Huaihai Middle Road and is close to a number of attractions including a range of art museums, shopping malls, and restaurants, not to mention that it is within a five-minute walk of three different subway lines. With local bus and taxi links around the place, guests will be no more than 10 minutes from a range of famous spots in the city. It is also close to the small Fuxing Park, with a children’s playground, a fountain and short walking trails. The stylish one-bedroom property, which can sleep up to four people, includes a full kitchen, Wi-Fi access, laundry facilities, and a games console.
Those hoping to explore this bustling metropolis but also crave a little oasis of calm may wish to consider this property in the heart of the French Concession. It is located close to a mix of restaurants, cafes, and shops and is also within walking distance of Jing'an Temple and Huaihai Road. Despite its convenient location, the flat is set in a quiet lane sheltered from some of the noise in the city. This open-plan property comes with double-bed which is perfect for couples or solo travelers, a washing machine, kitchen facilities, Wi-Fi access and a TV, making for a compact but ideal home-from-home.
This beautifully-decorated modern loft which features wooden flooring and exposed ceiling beams, is a great option for couples but it can accommodate more guests on its sofa. It comes with kitchen facilities, air-conditioning, a smart TV, and Wi-Fi access. It is also well-placed in the city’s French Concession district which consists of a popular mix of narrow streets, shops, restaurants, and bars. Jing'an Temple is also very close at hand. Past guests were full of praise for its ideal location.
The Shanghai Disney Resort is just a short distance from this private room, making it a great contender for solo travelers or couples who can’t resist Disney Walt’s classic animation. The small but cozy bedroom features wooden touches and a raised tatami bed as well as its own private bathroom. Guests also enjoy access to a full kitchen, a dining area, as well as a pleasant, grassy outdoor common area, complete with wooden decking. Those who opt for this room also enjoy free parking on site and, with the S1 road to the airport just a short distance away, it’ll likely come in handy for those who opt for a hire vehicle during their visit.
This stylish loft accommodation is well-placed in Jing'an, close to the core of the city and within easy reach of Shaanxi South Road subway station and other transport links. A range of bars, restaurants, and shops are also close by - including the Iapm Shopping Mall. The loft, which sleeps two, is also a pleasant location to retreat to after a busy and rewarding day exploring the city. Its light interior features wooden flooring and comes with open-plan living room and kitchen, a bathroom, and laundry facilities. There’s also Wi-Fi access for guests to upload those holiday snaps.
This colorful and smartly-decorated flat is a great option for couples or solo travelers looking to base themselves in the French Concession. Its location within this popular cultural district means there will be plenty of options when looking for entertainment, eateries, and shops, including the Iapm Shopping Mall. For those guests who’d rather eat in, they will be able to whip up a meal or two in the flat’s kitchen before tucking in at the dining area. Guests also enjoy access to a smart TV, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities, should they plan for a longer visit.
Another great option for those wishing to explore the French Concession and wider area, this flat is close to a wide array of shops, exotic eateries, and cafes. It is also less than 10 minutes from the Shanghai Exhibition Centre on foot. The flat’s clever and stylish design also means it packs a lot into the available space, including a kitchen, an en-suite bathroom, a TV and Wi-Fi access. What’s more, although the double-bed makes it ideal for one or two people, the daybed allows up to four people to sleep on the property if needed. For those hoping to bring their pets along, you will be pleased to know it is animal-friendly.
A great option for couples hoping for a romantic break, this smartly-decorated flat, which is located on the eastern side of the Huangpu River, is close to a number of subway stations and bus links for easy exploration of the wider city. It is also convenient for walks to the likes of the Expo Park and the Mercedes Cultural Center, and is within easy reach of popular markets. Disney fans will also be pleased to note that the nearest subway stations are found on the line that whisks travelers out to the Shanghai resort. The property itself also comes with the home comforts you’d expect, such as a full kitchen, a bathroom, and laundry facilities.
Time to go exploring
Whether it’s Shanghai’s stunning modern cityscape or its rich past and culture which appeal to you the most, there are plenty of superb Airbnb Plus vacation rentals you can choose from when booking your stay.
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