The Seagull On The Bund - Shanghai31.244015, 121.491754
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in China
The Seagull On The Bund Hotel is a 4-star accommodation within 2.3 km of Shanghai Museum . This comfortable hotel was opened in 1984 and renovated in 2012.
The hotel boasts a central location in Shanghai close to East Nanjing Road underground station. Guests can get to Shanghai city center, which is 3 km away.
Enclosed by a museum and a tower, the hotel offers a sweeping view over the river.
Hushen Gallery Three On the Bund train station is a 5-minute walk from the property. Hongqiao airport can be reached within 25 minutes' drive.
Guests are offered 149 beautiful rooms featuring complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe and a work desk. Some rooms feature views over the Huangpu River . The rooms are decorated in European design and equipped with a dishwasher and a fridge as well as en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
Eat & Drink
Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The onsite excellent restaurant entices with Chinese dishes. The small bar serves a selection of coffee and tea. Serving both food and drinks, Seagull on the Bund and Morning Shanghai are situated around 50 meters from the property.
A buffet breakfast is served at the price of CNY 125 per person per night.
Corporate travelers can use a business centre, a banqueting hall and a photocopier available on site.
The hotel provides steam baths and massage for guests to relax and rejuvenate. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes and a gym.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2012. Number of floors: 12. Number of rooms: 149.
On-site car park
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Spa & wellness centre
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Pedal boating
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- Airport shuttle
- 24-hour room service
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Shops/Commercial services
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Full board
- In-room breakfast
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
Spa & Leisure
- Spa & wellness centre
- City view
- River view
- Without window
- Air conditioning
- VIP room facilities
- In-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Living room
- Sitting area
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed
1 King-size bed
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds
1 Single bed
1 Single bed
- City landmarks
Excellent location, very close to Bund and other attractions in Shanghai.
In our modern world business people must be on the Internet. I thought it was cheap of this hotel to charge 1 RMB per minute of Internet access. I stayed in four other hotels in China that did not charge for Internet access.
It's an old hotel with few commodities.Expensive and the price doesn't includes breakfast
Fantastic view of the Bund and Huangpu River if you get a river view unit, which is highly recommended, and all in all, a very nice building and facility.
Needs carpet replacement and minor upgrades.
The staffs can speak English and have good service mind. The location is good and convenient to reach the sightseeing. The room is good also. This is the second time of me here and next time for sure.
The water in bathroom runs very slowly. I took so much time shower.
I chose the hotel because of reviews that praised the views from the hotel of the Bund and Huangpu River. The hotel's location made for good views, but only from outside the hotel, because the room's windows were filthy and didn't allow even picture-taking through the glass. And of course, the windows couldn't be opened fully to allow picture-taking. The terrace of an upper-floor banquet room allowed a clear view of the skyline, but staff shooed me away, even though the banquet room was not being used at the time. The best feature of the hotel was the Japanese- made automated toilets with a bidet/washing feature in the bathroom--a novel and useful feature.
When I arrived, there was some confusion about the kind of room--river view or city view--that I had booked, and I ended up having to pay extra for the river view that I thought I had already booked at a lower price. Furthermore, as noted above, my fourth-floor room's windows were so dirty that I couldn't enjoy the view through them. I asked the staff to clean the windows, but they refused, and the windows couldn't be opened fully to enjoy the view or take pictures--the main reason for choosing that hotel. As mentioned above, when I tried to view/photograph the Bund and skyline from a vacant upstairs banquet room terrace, I was asked to leave, even though the room was not being used at the time. In other contacts I had with the reception staff, they were consistently unsmiling and even curt--a real surprise in what is considered a four- star hotel. In addition, breakfast was not included in the price of the room, and from what I saw of the buffet breakfast offered for an additional $10, it was not good value. Also, the hotel was not close to any metro subway station, so I had to take taxis to go anywhere. Lastly, I went down to the reception desk and paid my bill a half-hour before I was ready to depart for the airport; but to be able to return to my room for that last half-hour and finish packing, I was required to leave a $50 deposit--something I've never heard of before, but in line with the poor management and staff training that I experienced during my four- night stay there. All in all, the views from the hotel can be matched by other, better-run hotels in the area and can be had at better value at other hotels that have a more welcoming and professional staff. The Seagull Hotel was the most disappointing of the hotels I stayed in during my two-week visit to China--all of which were four-star hotels.
The site of rooms with river/bund view is unique. The SPA is also very charming. If you wanna have a super panoramic view to Pudong with its skyscrapbers and the bund it is The Place (do not go for gastrononic reason, even the coffe from the espresso machine is nice).
The behaviour of the staff in the restaurant is low level. Beginning of breakfast the customer has to catch the plates and 'tools' himself. For a long time the used plates are not taken away. The staff members in 'grey' hang around the entrence and do nothing else but block customers way in and out.
Location is great and the price is quite adequate for that area.
No free interent. First of all no wifi which is really wierd, even in hostels there's free wifi. And secondly the room and bathroom were no very clean. Maybe it is because hotel itself is old.
I was looking for an hotel on the Bund and it is really, with an unique viex on the Bond. The best possible location.Aerila view on the Bond, day and night from the 8th floor. At walking distance from the Bond main spots
Yes, that hotel needs a refit
The location is good to walk sightseeing and nearby Nanjing road for shopping. Also you can buy city tour nearby but walk a bit far to nearest metro. The taxi is more convenient. The hotel staffs are good and almost of them are able to speak English as well. They all have service mind.
I think the deposit at front desk when first check-in is too much and should not make it over the full amount of all stay! Beyond this, everything is good.
the location is just perfect......very near to Bund, the main hub of activity in Shanghai.....amazing view from the room of the Pudong skyline and the Bund......
subway station is too far....15 min walking.......
The staff were very welcoming and friendly, I was also able to exchange money for a reasonable charge. The location couldn't have been better, I only wish I'd booked a room with a view! However the room was superb and it was definitely money well spent!
location very good to the Bund and lively at night, very nice view of both banks of the river
some bad smelling of carpets (I think?), maybe due to people still allowed to smoke indoors in China. Actually, same smell we found in most other places so not much you can do about it I believe
The staff were welcoming and the room was of a high standard with wonderful views as requested.
The only thing that was unpleasant was an occasional smell from the river when you entered the second floor where our room was and once I could smell it for a while in the room. However this would have been beyond the control of the hotel it is right on the river and it is very polluted.
This was our first hotel stay in Shanghai. I must say the view of the Shanghai Bund from our room was spectacular. Travelling with a family of two young children, we did have an enjoyable evening by the bund after a long trip.
We stayed in a twin bedded room, Everything was good, except the mattress- a bit worn out.
the location for the price is great, though most staff had limited english that was made up for by the enthusiasm and keeness to assist. If they couldnt answer queries they always found someone who could.