Serviced Apartments Shanghai

Top Serviced Apartments in Shanghai

Shanghai is the world's 2nd most populated city and the top most populated urban area in the People's Republic of China. It is also 1 of its 4 top municipalities with a strength of 24+ million (2019). Being one of the most popular cities across the globe, Shanghai must be explored at ease. To be able to make the most of the history, culture, and culinary variety of the city, what can be better than a private serviced apartment?

With over 81 serviced apartments, absolutely ready to move in, Shanghai is ready to welcome visitors from around the world. Comfort, location, and convenience are the idea parameters for any accommodation search. For every visitor looking for these, TheSqua.re has done the job already. 

Some of the best serviced apartments in Shanghai include:

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Why are they so popular? 

With the busiest container port across the globe and a global leader for transportation, finance, and innovation across industries, Shanghai witnesses a lot of incoming trips. This makes serviced apartments quite a necessity in Shanghai. Considering how crowded the city already is, finding the right home can be quite daunting. The process becomes even more hectic with time limitation. 

Highly sophisticated sets of exclusive serviced apartments in Shanghai come to the rescue of every visitor. The city has seen a rapid growth in the popularity of these fully furnished apartments, for both short and long term stays, as the concept successfully fulfills the promise of security, comfort, and convenience. 

Corporate Accommodation in Shanghai

As any ideal corporate professional, a private retreat is always a preferable choice. This becomes a necessity in a city like Shanghai which gets over 70% of its GDP contribution from the service sector. Shanghai being a global center of the corporate world and the one of innovation, professionals often flood the city for small trips, meetings, and opportunities. 

With a careful list of secure neighborhoods, offering proximity to restaurants and transportations, choosing an accommodation that guarantees peace of mind becomes far easier. The on-ground research team of TheSqua.re takes away the burden of finding the right location. Not just this, the fine minds handling the apartment interiors ensure utmost homely comfort. All that coming together in an affordable budget package, what more could one ask for?

The time limitation that every corporate professional comes with has been duly noted before curating any serviced apartments. The food, laundry, groceries, and most basic utilities are well covered by TheSqua.re, offering not just apartments but a complete homely experience.

Holiday Accommodation in Shanghai

Shanghai is equally popular for family holidays. With families with kids, couples, and a lot many groups flying in from all over the world, holiday accommodation in Shanghai is a must. TheSqua.re with its five star amenities, 24X7 availability, and proximity to all possible daily needs has just the perfect selection to choose from.

With amenities like a flatscreen T.V. set, a well-stacked kitchenette, air conditioning, and so much more, the serviced apartments offer top-notch facilities for a highly comforting holiday stay. While balconies and private bathrooms are a plus, families have convenient access to fitness centers, swimming pools, and even billiards in some apartments. 

Each apartment is well curated with modern interiors and furnishings. Right from the upholstery to groceries, everything is well taken care of. TheSqua.re proudly lives up to its popularity in the apartment business. 

Where to stay in Shanghai

  • Jing’an
  • Nanjing
  • Pudong
  • Downtown
  • Huangpu
  • Hongkou

Facts about Shanghai

  • Measured by its population, Shanghai is the largest city across the globe. Being the most populated city of the world, Shanghai lives up to its reputation. 
  • Over 24 million people live in this huge city. 
  • Magic City, Pearl of the Orient, Shen City, and Paris of the east are some of the alternate names of the wonderful city of China.
  • In 2019, Beijing and Shanghai were listed at the top in the list of the richest cities of China. 
  • Chongming Island in the north of Shanghai is mainland China’s 2nd-largest island. 
  • Its GPP is 3.82 trillion yuan (Approx.), as of 2019.
  • Shanghai is the ultimate concentrated centre of the Film and Television industry of China. 
  • The older name of the famous Huangpu River was ‘Chunshen’. Shanghai’s is alternately called ‘Shēn’ after the same. 
  • Being the commercial capital, Shanghai serves as the representative showpiece of the ever-increasing economy of the massive country.

Cost of Living in Shanghai

The index of living cost is as high as 49.28. It is the highest in the country and 8th highest in the world (2011). While the travel and food are on the cheaper scale, the rent and monthly fitness expenses range way higher in comparison. The good thing is that because of the wide acceptance of the trend, serviced apartments with access to fitness centres and affordable rents can eliminate this drawback. 

 

As far as permanent living is concerned, Shanghai can be quite expensive with kids. In fact, the city even has the most expensive primary school in Asia. In fact, something as regular as milk is dramatically expensive here. One would need a carefully balanced budget investment to live in Shanghai. 

Tips for Visiting Shanghai

  • Take this as a heads up that the Shanghai cuisine is known for its sweetness which many find unusual. 
  • Shanghai is home to several bullet trains. One can easily breach Hong Kong, Beijing, Guiyang, Xi’an, or more in a matter of hours.
  • Buy the convenient Shanghai Jiaotong Card for hassle free payments at the metros, buses, taxis, and even at some convenience stores.
  • Morning rush hours for the subway range from 7 am to 9:30 am, and packed evenings range from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Due to the stuffed crowd it is advisable to refrain from taking a metro in any of these time slots. 
  • A Go Shanghai Card is another beneficial option for discounts in the city.
  • Download the Didi app for hassle free taxi bookings and payments. It is the Chinese local app which has swiftly taken over Uber.
  • Due to language barrier and an overwhelming subway network, one must carry a metro map with them at all times. 
  • Do carry cash along with credit cards. Several business owners don't accept international cards. We Chat is a must app for payments and translations. 

Some gestures to remember:

  • A nod or a handshake are the ideal forms of greeting in Shanghai. Do remember, the handshake shouldn't be very firm.
  • If one has to present something, like a business card, the ideal way would be to slightly bow and present it with both hands. 
  • People often start clapping as a special form of greeting. Kindly reciprocate the gesture. 
  • Do not tap your pair of chopsticks.

Some lingos:

  • Hello: Ni Hao
  • Thank you: Yaya Nong
  • How much is this?: Chihdih?

To address elders

  • Mr: Xiansheng
  • Mrs: Nvshi
  • You good: Nin hao

Things to Do in Shanghai

Q. What are the most popular things to do in Shanghai?

  • Visit the beautiful Shanghai Museum. With centuries old artifacts to truckloads of relics of cultural and historical significance, the Museum is definitely a list topper. 
  • Experiencing the World's fastest train, the Maglev train. An 8-minute ride from Pudong Airport covers a distance of 30 kilometres at 431 kph. Despite being faster than a roller coaster, the highly stable travel will win all hearts alike.
  • With a whopping 127 floors, enjoy a majestic Shanghai view from the world's 2nd tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower.
  • Take a local food tour and enjoy an authentic local culinary experience along with its rich history.
  • Do consider taking a few food and street tours in Shanghai. Its cultural beauty lies in the narrow alleys.
  • Evening ferry cruises on the Huangpu river with beautifully lit skyscrapers on one side and colonial buildings on the other, reflecting on the calm waters, are quite a hit in Shanghai.
  • The Skywalk on the World Financial Center is the die for. At a height of 474 metres, it is the 3rd tallest building in China and the 5th in the world. 
  • To sum it up, visit the peaceful Yuyuan Garden for a calming walk and a treat for all your senses.

Q. What are some free things to do in Shanghai?

  • Move around the vintage lanes of Xintiandi with a lovely backdrop. A great place for a romantic lunch date and Instagram-worthy stroll.
  • Immerse in the view of the waterfront at the Bund, all for free.
  • The classic Yuyuan Garden with a 400-year old legacy.
  • Visit Shanghai's largest park, the Century Park.
  • Several exhibitions in the Power Station not Art.
  • Marriage market is another interesting thing to explore for free in People's park.
  • China Art Museum is surprisingly free too.
  • Several art openings at the artistic Red Town.

Q. Does Shanghai have many romantic attractions?

  • Qibao is a very private space to explore with your partner. With its calm water lanes, gardens, 1000-years old cultural architecture, local tea houses, restaurants, and so much more, Qibao has a lot to offer. 
  • Explore a ferry ride in the romantic Watertowns. While Zhujiajiao is a more crowded one, Nanxun and Tongli are less crowded ones. 
  • Shanghai Old Street with its scenic setting no less than a film set, oozing of culture and all things antique, is a perfect place for a romantic walk.
  • The Hongqiao market of flowers is a blissful treat for every couple.

Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do in Shanghai?

Kids Special:

  • Disneyland Park with a cultural twist
  • Boulder Wall for the climbing enthusiasts
  • Jump 360 for jumping enthusiasts
  • Shanghai Circus World (With live music, acrobatics, dance and animal performances)
  • Jing’An Sculpture Park (Beautiful works of art)
  • Century Park (With fun tandem bikes)
  • Shanghai Zoo (For its cutest pandas)
  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (4th largest in Asia)

Q. What are the more unusual things to do in Shanghai?

  • The least known and yet the quirkiest of them all is the Propaganda Poster Art Center of Shanghai. Built in a residential area, the center is full of antique, poppy, and nostalgic posters.
  • If weird art exhibitions are on your list, Chronus Art Centre is the place to be.
  • The Sightseeing Tunnel of Bund for its psychedelic experience.
  • M50 or Moganshan Road in Moganshan Lu showcases the raw art culture of Shanghai with crazy graffiti and art all around the old estate.
  • Visit the Japan Town known for its boozing hours. It will cost 40 yuan to drink as much as one wants in a 2 hour bracket. 
  • The magnificent Oriental Pearl Tower offers a glass-bottomed seawall along with the experience of dining in a revolving restaurant.
  • Visit the Power Station of Art. It is a contemporary museum of art, first in China to be run by the State, built in an unusual power station.
  • The charming Guilin Park with its bird singing competition. It starts everyday as early as 9:00 am.

Places to Visit in Shanghai

  • The Bund (Most popular)
  • The Oriental Pearl Tower
  • China Museum of Art
  • Longhua Temple (Shanghai's quietest and the oldest temple)
  • The People's Square
  • Jade Buddha Temple

For nightlife:

  • Bar Rouge
  • Japan Town
  • Phebe 3D Club

For experiences:

  • Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall (For unique textile printing)
  • Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Yuyuan Garden

Festivals:

  • Shanghai Fashion Week,
  • China Joy
  • Grand Prix

Places to eat in Shanghai

  • Dà hú chūn for its ultra special Sheng Jian Bao. It is probably one of the oldest and the most authentic Bao spots as per the locals.
  • Jia Jia Tang Bao for the 19th-century classic Xiaolong bao. The steamed dumplings stuffed with soup and pork are list-toppers. 
  • Qi Let Cat Café for the love of cats, cats, and a lot more cats.
  • South Barbarian for its wide range of insect delicacies.
  • The Muslim Market for its flavorful Muslim dishes.
  • Wèixiāng zhāi for its famous Sesame Paste Noodles which are thick buttery noodles made in special sesame Paste, mostly enjoyed with spicy pork.
  • Union Trading Company is one of the finest in the city and the continent. This award-winning bar is a must-try. 

Street food in Shanghai

  • Dabing: This bun like delicacy is a specialty here which comes in sweet, salty, and so many different fillings.
  • Jianbing: An egg and bean paste flour crepe for crispy breakfasts.

Other popular delicacies on the go:

  • Xinjiang Roast Lamb
  • Crayfish (Little lobsters)
  • Dan Dang (Gluten pork dumpling in pork bone soup)
  • Furu Rou (Pickled fermented tofu) 
  • Potstickers (Another kind of dumpling)

Breakfast specialties:

  • Seong Yeol Bing (A crispy egg and scallion pancake-like delicacy)
  • Rice cakes
  • Soy Milk (Varieties range from sweet to seaweed)
  • Glutinous Rice Wraps (With duck egg yolks)
  • Huge fried dough sticks

Shopping in Shanghai

  • Nanjing Road (Most famous with over 600 flourishing sellers)
  • Huaihai Road (A popular mix of high-end and affordable)
  • Fuzhou Road (Or the Culture Street, famous for it's vibe and book market)
  • Tianzifang and Xintiandi (For French-style cafes and souvenir shopping)
  • Yuyuan Bazaar (For local handicrafts, jewelry, and antiques) 
  • Dongtai Road (For Antique shopping)
  • Middle Tibet Road (For shopping and food)
  • New Shanghai Shopping City (For a more modern shopping experience)
  • Maoming Road (For Chinese clothes)

Transportation in Shanghai

Transportation is one of the most convenient features of Shanghai. With a well-built subway network, metro travel is the safest, fastest, and most affordable travel option in Shanghai. Rare are the parts of the city where the subway cannot reach.

When it comes to buses, the Big Bus Tour is one very popular mode of hopping around the tourist attractions of the city. The bus network is quite vast as well. There are specific buses assigned separately for day time, night time, and rush hours. 

Ferry ride is another fun travel choice here. One can travel across the Huangpu River course, the Water Towns, and to and fro from the 3 islands nearby.

Taxis are very easily available in Shanghai. Multiple giant companies dominate the taxi market collectively. Colours are used to differentiate between the respective companies, like white for Johnson and lake blue for Volkswagen. 

As far as intercity travel is concerned, the bullet trains here use some of the finest technologies from across the globe. The Maglev is the most popular train here for tourists.

Weather in Shanghai

With a humid subtropical climate, the city offers a variety of weathers. While summers are very hot, winters are very chilly as well. The nights are fairly colder throughout the year so, prefer a more covered night dress while packing. 

The lowest and the highest temperatures go from 1°C in January to 32-40 °C in July. 

 

Summer Season: June to September (Longest)

Winter Season: December to February 

Spring: March to May

Autumn: September to November (Shortest but most pleasant)

 

The rainy springs and sunny autumns are the best seasons to discover Shanghai.

FAQs - Things to Know before booking Serviced Apartments Shanghai


Q1. How many serviced apartments are available for booking in Shanghai?

A1. There are over 100 serviced apartments in Shanghai with more being added every day. In total, TheSqua.re has over 100,000 apartments across the globe that are waiting to be booked. Book now

Q2. What are the most popular luxury serviced apartments in Shanghai?
Q3. What is the price range of serviced apartments available in Shanghai?

A3. Prices start from $66 per night and increase from there. Bear in mind that the type of apartment and number of guest will affect the overall price. Book now

Q4. What offers are currently available for booking serviced apartments in Shanghai on TheSqua.re?

A4. To see a selection of Shanghai offers, please visit our offers and coupon page.

Q5. How do I search for the best serviced apartments in Shanghai on TheSqua.re?

A5. Choose a part of Shanghai you want to visit and search for the perfect stay for you using our easy search tool. Begin your search here.

Q6. Do Shanghai serviced apartments provide breakfast, gym & other extra services?

A6. Some of the apartment buildings in Shanghai will offer bed and breakfast or gym membership, whereas others may provide them with an extra charge. The apartment listing will make that clear Other services include airport pick-up, meet and greet and so much more. Book your stay here for the full TheSqua.re experience.

Q7. Can I have guests in a Shanghai serviced apartment?

A7. That depends on the policy of the apartment/building management. You may have to enquire first when making your booking in Shanghai .

Q8. Why is staying in a serviced apartment in Shanghai better than a hotel?

A8. Serviced apartments in Shanghai have all the features of home, are centrally located and have other astounding attributes that make them better than hotels, as covered here.

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