Host's Review: Great skyline view in the daytime and night from the balcony directly. Green compound with a sport center with pool and a big playground. Numerous restaurants and coffee shops for leisure just outside the compound. Everyone's favorite!
★ Detached highrise apartment! What better way to experience modern and old Shanghai than staying in an authentic and modern building, in a central location just nearby the Huangpu riverbank, yet on a safe, quiet and historical area, with attractions, food, shopping and public transportation? The area was previously the most famous slum of Shanghai and now most area developed into a new town. So you can truly feel the contrary in between the old town and new town in the new era.
★ Getting Around
Shanghai may be a city for those that love to walk, and this location is perfect to do just that. Tourist attractions like Shanghai Ghetto [ The famous Shanghai Ghetto (formally known as Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees) is just 1.5km away that you can portray with your camera. Shanghai Ghetto is the first stop for many visitors seeking information about what the Holocaust scholar David Kranzler called the “Miracle of Shanghai.” ], 1933 “Creative Hub” (a former slaughterhouse that’s been transformed into a large space for art, music and restaurants), Tilanqiao Historic District, The Bund are within walkin distance. With Oriental Pearl Tower, Pudong Financial Center (Lujiazui), Nanjing Road, Xintiandi, Tianzifang, People Square and Yu Garden are all easily accessible from here.
If you want to have a relaxed day you can indulge in a traditional Chinese massage just in a nearby street. They also do manicures… Maybe a foot massage if you've walked a little much ;-)
If you need to go to cities nearby for sight seeing, such as Wu Zhen (乌镇), Hangzhou (杭州), I can also help order a third party car service. The car capacity is 4 person in one car. The one-day trip can start in early morning and back at night.
★ The Apartment
Furthermore, the luxury of 4 bedrooms and two baths at this price point is very rare in a top rated location in town. Lots of fun shopping, cafes and restaurants within short walking distance.
Large main bedroom with queen-sized bed, and stunning skyline views and private bath en suite. Other rooms have double bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and home furniture. Pet free, smoke free household. Living and dining rooms, kitchen and laundry room. Fast WI-FI and extended IPTV with 100+ channels and on-demand movie broadcasting service (free of charge). The bathroom has a shower/bath and toilet and you will have supply of towels for your use. You will also find the usual toiletries, and yes there is even a hairdryer.
★ Please note: each room is ideal for 1 to 2 people. Perfect for family 、 friend visit in a group of 3-8.
I've enjoyed meeting every one of our guests who have stayed with us, and this won't be any difference. On arrival, I will be there to welcome you in and take you through the necessary details of the apartment, the building and the area. Depending on your energy level, I would be happy to take you on a quick tour of the neighbourhood to get your bearings.. But I totally understand if you just want to kick back, relax and prepare for the following few days.
If you need anything while you're here, I'm just living in the same area so I'm close by, so I can not only greet you in person, but also communicate extensively via text or email and am always available by phone.
★ Nothing is Off Limits
Guests have the whole space to use as they wish. Washing machine, cooking appliances are ready for use. We also provide ONE set of essentials (towels, bed sheet, toilet paper & tooth brusher), shampoo and shower gel, fresh & clean! Air conditioner with cooling & heating function so you have a comfort temperature in the apartment.
Also, there is a Sport Center closed to the compound. With gym facility, sauna, tennis courts, and a 25 meter swimming pool. Per entry costs 40-50 RMB depending on weekday or weekend. While family gatherings are fine, no parties allowed.
★ 2-day minimum stay in the system, but I may prioritize those who stay longer. Our typical staying period is 1-2 weeks. My guests invariably have just loved staying at my apartments, and they have expressed it in my many reviews.
★ Getting to the apartment from the 2 major airports is easy. If you have some company, taxi is the direct method (cost ~20 EUR by meter and it goes a bit higher after 11pm). If you are one person and on budget, metro can be the choice (metro opening hour: 6am-1030pm). This compound is 3-5 mins walking to the metro.
★ If you stay for more than a week, I'll arrange ayi a time to come over (after agreeing with you on a convenient time of course) to do a entire apartment cleanup/make sure all stock is fine.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to drop me a line and we will get back to you very quickly. I speak English and Chinese.
Look forward to hearing from you soon..
Accès des voyageurs
Location! Location! Location!
We are stratigically in the very inner circle of Shanghai with 2 major metro lines, line 4 (Linping Lu) & line 10 (Hailun Lu), attached (1-5 mins walking distance). Line 4 is all within downtown and connect all major lines and line 10 crosses from northeast to southwest. It is a location best suited for travellers, working professionals and int'l students.
(1) The Bund, West Nanjing Rd (People Square), Huaihai Road, Pudong Finance Center (Lujiazui) (10-20 mins)
(2) Tongji / SISU (10-15 mins); Fudan University & SHUFE (30 mins)
(3) French Concession (20-25 mins)
Sport Center: Inside or nearby the compound. With gym facility, sauna, tennis courts, and a 25 meter swimming pool. Guests are to pay per entry fee of 30-50 RMB depending on weekday or weekend.
Daily Supply: e-Mart, 24/7 convenient store
Restaurant: there is an abundant supply of local Shanghai/Chinese dining options. These include dumplings, soups, noodles, and all types of other great and fun food! And one of the most typical shanghai snack restaurant is just cross the street, make sure you won’t miss the best part of the shanghai style snack.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Living with whom matters. Especially in a foreign city. Major backgrounds of our tenants are exchange students, int'l interns, young working professionals from Europe, all young folk, most between 20-25 years old. Most are long-term stay. Talking about the living experience, most guests told us it was an awesome experience meeting like-minded expat that they could go out with and gain their experience living in Shanghai. At the same time, I like hanging out with our guests too, providing tips to tour about the city or my help on local restaurant, shopping malls, and clubs :)
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Room 2301, Building 3
Rainbow City / 133 Linping Lu
Hong Kou District
No pets allowed.
No smoking inside apartment allowed. We have outdoor space such as a balcony for smoker, but...better no smoking (no offense).
No noisy party inside apartment allowed (bringing friends for a tea/coffee is of course okay).