I booked the New Asia Hotel through HotelClub and at the time it was pretty cheap, and for the location, it was far cheaper than anything that was close to the Bund, Nanjing Rd and so on.
So I wasn’t expecting much, not for the price, but I was surprised to find that this was a quality hotel, it’s not new by any means, but it has English speaking staff, it’s clean and tasteful.
The hotel also features a bar and a restaurant on the ground floor and another restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast. I ate at the ground floor restaurant twice and enjoyed a tasty meal of fried eel and dumpling soup, on another occasion I ate a simple fried rice, both were good. The buffet breakfast is great value and comes with some real friendly and welcoming staff.
The room was clean and comfortable featuring a desk, flat screen TV, double bed, modern and clean bathroom with a bath and western style toilet.
A big downside of the hotel is the fact they charge extra to use the internet, what’s even worse is that they advertise a ‘pay for what you use’ system with a maximum charge of 60RMB, no matter what you do, you will be charged the full rate of 60RMB.
The hotel is located only 10 minutes walk from the Bund and Nanjing Road, there are bus stops nearby also. Taxis often wait out the front of the hotel but its best to ask for the concierge to get one for you..
[update: it’s now called the Golden Tulip Bund New Asia!]
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