The Best Serviced Apartments in Shanghai for expats

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Whether you’re looking for a short term housing solution, or just want a fully furnished home with hotel-like amenities, serviced apartments might be the way to go. Shanghai has a huge amount of options to choose from, and the market continues to grow. It was hard, but we managed to condense our list to 23 of the best serviced properties the city has to offer, arranged by district.

Xuhui District Serviced Apartments


Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties, this massive property estate covers 1,600 sqm, including a 400 sqm green area and a large clubhouse full of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Arcadia is comprised of three towers—the Grand Mayfair, Belgravia and Parklane—each featuring private luxury residences ranging from 70-193 sqm. Luxury units offer panoramic views of the skyline and nearby cultural landmarks like the Xujiahui Cathedral. All guests enjoy access to the onsite facilities, which include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis court, children’s playground, billiards room, jogging path, aerobics room and multi-function room. Car and flight reservations, daily housekeeping, shuttle bus service and translation services are also available. Situated next to Jiaotong University, Arcadia offers easy access to major shopping arcades and an array of international dining options.

Price: ¥17,000-¥30,000/mo
Address: 88 Guangyuan Xi Lu; 广元西路88号
Tel: 6407-9111

Grand Gateway 66

These fully furnished residences are situated directly above the Xujiahui Metro station, providing direct access to Metro Lines 1 and 9. The residences are integrated with a commercial office tower and shopping mall covering a total of 400,000 sqm, so guests have everything they need under one roof. Residences offer Western-style amenities including satellite TV, interphone-access control system, fully-equipped kitchen with an Italian brand refrigerator, electric stove, microwave oven, laundry and dry cleaning services, IP phone and ADSL, housecleaning services and in-room maintenance. For guests looking to relax indoors, the complex features a billiards room, lounge/wine bar, cigar room, business center, kids’ playroom, golf simulator, fitness centers, computer room and reading lounge. The apartments range from 1-3 bedrooms, between 70 sqm-156 sqm.

Price: ¥18,000-¥29,000/mo
Address: 1 Hongqiao Lu; 虹桥路1号
Tel: 3326-8666

Rayfont Hotel & Apartments

Located on the bank of the Huangpu River near Dapu Bridge, the Rayfont Hotel & Apartment is easily accessible to both Xintiandi and Xujiahui. The 33-story tower combines luxury hotel rooms and serviced apartments, while flexible options allow guests to choose between double and twin rooms, business suites, two-bedroom suites and deluxe family suites. All units feature top-quality modern amenities, including in-room broadband internet access, central A/C, 42” LCD television with satellite and cable channels, electronic key card system, in-room security safe and a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, gas hob and hood, crockery and cutlery and refrigerator. As for facilities, residents can relax at the lounge bar, workout at the world-class gymnasium, sweat it out in the sauna or host an outdoor barbecue in the roof garden. Manicured gardens and winding narrow paths around the complex provide an escape and safe haven from the city.

Price: ¥5,000-¥12,000/mo
Address: 1077 Xietu Lu; 斜土路1077号
Tel: 5407-8088

Shama Xujiahui

Located just one block from Xujiahui metro station (lines 1,9 and 11), Shama is in the middle of some of Shanghai’s best shopping, cafés and nightlife. Chill out with a selection from their DVD library or float away with a good book in the private reading room. Fit in a workout at the in-house fitness center before settling down to a restful sleep on their customized slumber pocket spring mattresses. Shama Xujiahui is equipped with 111 apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms. Duplex apartments are also available.

Price: ¥22,470-¥54,000/mo
Address: Tower 11 and 12, Novel Century, 81 Xingeng Lu; 辛耕路81弄永新世纪11和12号楼
Tel: 2411-8888

Huangpu District Serviced Apartments

Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place

A convenient, homey accommodation in the heart of the city, Aroma Garden provides its residents with extra touches like as a complimentary continental breakfast, adding a little extra luxury to the standard serviced apartment amenities. There’s also an outdoor bar and patio area, which makes a cozy space to socialize with friends, family and fellow residents. Conveniently located within the central Huangpu district, Aroma Garden is within easy reach of Shanghai’s main attractions. Guests can select from 79 suites, each with one to three bedrooms, ranging in size from a compact 97 sqm up to a family-friendly 470 sqm. On days when you want to recharge and escape Shanghai’s fast-paced hustle, the apartment offers a 24-hour gym, babysitting services and a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals.

Price: ¥30,000-¥42,000/mo
Address: 18 Luxiangyuan Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai; 露香园路18号
Tel: 5331-7111

Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai

Situated in buzzing Xintiandi, Ascott Huai Hai Road provides immediate access to business, entertainment and cultural centers. This modern property is surrounded by top financial buildings and shopping destinations including Shanghai Times Square, Hong Kong Plaza and K11, and is within walking distance of the former French Concession. South Huangpi Road Subway Station (Line 1) is across the road and People’s Square and East Nanjing Road shopping area is a 5-minute drive. The Yan’an highway can be reached a few blocks down the road, making commuting to various parts of the city very convenient, both for business and for leisure. There are 308 apartments to choose from, ranging from 83 to 424 sqm, all with modern amenities like broadband wireless, daily housekeeping and modern appliances.

Price: ¥27,000-¥58,000/mo
Address: 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu; 淮海中路282号
Tel: 6763-1020

Fraser Residence Shanghai

Just a stone’s throw from Huaihai Lu, Fraser Residence Shanghai is a tranquil sanctuary in a vibrant location. Apartments offer excellent proximity to Xintiandi, Shanghai’s bustling hub for business, shopping and entertainment. The residence offers 324 contemporary apartments designed with spacious rooms and subtle hues. The property offers new meeting facilities, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, dining options, modern conveniences and health and fitness amenities perfect for long and short-term stays. Fraser Residence Shanghai is equipped with individual air purification units and water softening and filtration systems in each apartment to ensure guests enjoy high-quality air and water in addition to gold-standard accommodations for a truly luxurious stay. Apartments range from 57 sqm studios to 248 sqm 3-bedrooms.

Price: ¥45,000-¥85,000/mo
Address: 98 Shouning Lu; 寿宁路98号
Tel: 2308-0000

Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi

Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi Serviced Residences are located just next to Xintiandi, one of Shanghai’s most historic entertainment centers. The location is ideal for dining out and socializing with friends, with convenience stores also on your doorstep. The serviced residences overlook the fashionable district, providing residences with a fascinating glimpse of the area’s quaint alleyways and the tranquil waters of the nearby lake. The development houses spacious three-bedroom apartments, each outfitted with modern contemporary furnishings, air conditioning, wireless broadband and an electronic key locking system. All bathrooms and kitchens are well-equipped and include washers, dryers and dishwashers. Relax in the living space while watching the LED TV and enjoy movie nights with your home theater system. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, perfect for cold winter weekends, and an exercise room for the exclusive use by residents only.

Price: ¥47,000-¥67,000/mo
Address: No.3, Lane 139 Danshui Lu; 上海市黄浦区淡水路139弄3号 逸兰锦麟天地服务式公寓
Tel: (21) 2306-1888

Parkside Serviced Suites by Lanson Place

Located in one of the most prestigious former French Concession neighborhoods in Huangpu District, Parkside Serviced Suites is another property under the Lanson Place group, and the fourth operation in Shanghai. The property has a total of 182 spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, ranging in size from 73–148 sqm. The suites are subtly elegant and modern, with a distinctly warm and relaxed ambience. Other facilities include an underground car park, a 24-hour gym and resident lounge, satellite and LED TV, wireless broadband internet connection and home theatre systems. Appointed lifestyle experts are also on hand to ensure residents are fully immersed in local events and activities. Conveniently located near Madang Lu metro station, it’s within easy reach of Shanghai’s renowned dining and entertainment hub, Xintiandi.

Price: ¥27,000-¥37,000/mo
Address: No.189-191 Xujiahui Lu; 上海市徐家汇路189-191号
Tel: 2330-9000

Shanghai Times Square Apartments

These recently-renovated apartments are in an excellent location, right in the heart of Huaihai Park, allowing each unit a great city or park view. The surrounding area is a historically international neighborhood, and now a center of commerce. Times Square is part of one of Huaihai Lu’s most upscale areas of shopping malls, stores, cafés, cinemas and bars that have amalgamated and grown into a varied cosmopolitan experience. Apartments are one to three-bedroom units and come with housekeeping, internet and electronic key-card access. Facilities include a fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool and tennis court. Head out to one of the many popular restaurants in the area, relax at a spa or try some retail therapy. Dashijie Station on Metro Line 8 and Huangpi Nan Lu Station on Line 1 are also nearby.

Price: ¥28,000-¥47,000/mo
Address: 111 Huaihai Zhong Lu; 淮海中路111号
Tel: 3122-8633

Jing’An District Serviced Apartments

Central Residences II

Located on Huashan Lu in a charming tree-lined area, these upscale residences boast proximity to cultural and architectural landmarks in addition to modern amenities. As part of the Kerry Properties group, which manages developments across Asia, Central Residences II offers their signature service and accommodation with a touch of subtle elegance. Their coveted homes draw in foreigners and locals alike with their lavish amenities and sophisticated décor. In addition to its prime location in a green and pleasant neighborhood, these luxury residences feature onsite administrative assistance for business travelers and on-the-spot requests, as well as impressive facilities such as a fully fitted health club. Guests can choose between two, three and four-bedroom units, each designed with a cozy interior and plush furniture.

Price: ¥25000-¥65000/mo
Address: No. 166, 1038 Huashan Lu; 华山路1038弄166号
Tel: 6226-6633

Kerry Residences, Jing An Kerry Centre

Kerry Residences at Jing An Kerry Centre offers residents luxurious living in a prime location in the center of the city. As part of the Jing An Kerry Centre family, buildings include Grade-A offices, an international shopping mall, a cinema and the Shangri-La Hotel, offering residents access to all they need for work or leisure. The complex boasts an eclectic mix of rich heritage and modernity amid some of Shanghai’s finest shopping, business and entertainment spots. Suites range from one to three-bedroom units. All are all stylishly decorated with oak wood floors, wool carpets, fully-equipped kitchens, modern stone bathrooms and plenty of storage space. Within the building is Kerry Gym, a comprehensive fitness area with a pool, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, steam room, sauna and an outdoor tennis court.

Price: ¥30,000-¥100,500/mo
Address: 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu; 南京西路1515号
Tel: 6279-1515

Oakwood Residence Shanghai

With direct access to an array of upscale retail outlets and international dining options, Jing’an Temple and Zhongshan Park, Oakwood Residence Shanghai gives guests the chance to fully experience cosmopolitan Shanghai without sacrificing any of the comforts of home. The 23-floor tower houses 112 luxury apartments comprised of studios, one to three-bedroom apartments and suites. Guests at Oakwood Residence Shanghai enjoy all the modern amenities needed for easy and convenient living, including a washer and dryer, high-speed internet, phone service, top-quality furniture, full-size kitchens equipped with brand name appliances and home entertainment system complete with LCD TV, DVD player and surround-sound stereo system.

Price: ¥19,800-¥36,500/mo
Address: 103 Wuning Lu; 武宁路103号
Tel: 6183-0830

Shanghai Centre Serviced Apartments

Ideally situated for premium living in the heart of the city without sacrificing personal or professional needs, this “city within a city” mixed-use complex boasts lifestyle amenities such as Western-style eateries (Alan Wong, Baker & Spice, Element Fresh), a hair salon, medical center, international supermarket and luxury name brand stores. In addition, the adjacent Shanghai Centre Theatre is a world-class venue hosting a wide range of performing arts shows, corporate functions, product launches and special events. Shanghai Centre provides event management, catering and support services, making it one of the top choices for professional functions in Shanghai. The residences themselves include 472 fully furnished apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom suites and penthouses with private rooftop gardens. Designed to cater to Western tastes, they have contemporary furniture, well-designed kitchens stocked with brand-name appliances, central heating and A/C, along with large bedrooms and closet space.

Price: ¥18,000-¥90,000/mo
Address: 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu; 南京西路1376号
Tel: 6279-8502

Stanford Residences Jing An

The Stanford Residences Jing An comes to Shanghai courtesy of K. Wah Group, a name behind many exclusive properties worldwide, from Cresleigh Homes in the US to Mayfair by the Sea in Hong Kong. The property is located near a number of international schools but also within easy reach of Shanghai’s central and business districts, and just 10 minutes from Jing’an Temple Station on Metro Line 2. Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, gym and sauna. Staff at the 24-hour front desk are able to arrange everything from babysitting services to help with residence permits and emergency medical assistance and can even arrange a monthly social calendar. Three bedroom units are available, along with duplexes and penthouses, ranging from 227 sqm to 526 sqm.

Price: ¥​52,000-¥57,000/mo
Address: Tower 1 & 3, Lane 1999 Xinzha Lu; 新闸路1999弄1号楼和3号楼
Tel: 8023-6288

Pudong Serviced Apartments

Fraser Suites Top Glory Shanghai

Located in the Lujiazui CBD financial district of Shanghai and sitting along the east of the Huangpu River, Fraser Suites Top Glory is conveniently close to central commercial and business centers in Pudong and Puxi. Residences are also within walking distance of Metro Line 2. Major office buildings in the Lujiazui financial area are within walking distance, as well as many fine dining areas along the river and Superbrand Shopping Mall. Offering 185 fully furnished luxury residences and apartments, Top Glory blends traditional Old Shanghai with the modern panoramic views of the city. Guests can enjoy complimentary high-speed internet, access to both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a steam room and sauna, and a fully-furnished gym and tennis courts. The suites have been designed and renovated by developers, so all units are fitted with the highest quality furnishings and appliances.

Price: ¥ 45,000-¥85,000/mo
Address: Lane 600, No. 1 YinchengZhong Lu; 浦东新区陆家嘴银城中路700弄1号
Tel: 6378-8888

IFC residence

ifc residence offers 296 luxury residences ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartments, including some signature units such as sky mansions and garden units. ifc residence is part of International Finance Centre, developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. The complex is composed of grade-A office towers, a lifestyle shopping mall, Ritz Carlton Hotel, cinema, restaurants, a supermarket and is well-connected by metro. All apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens with built-in dishwashers and ovens plus European glassware, crockery and cutlery. ifc residence provides multiple international TV channels and free Wi-Fi. All bathrooms are equipped with rain forest showers and a bathtub with built-in TV. The property also features a state-of-the-art gym, yoga studio and an indoor heated swimming pool with a view of the Puxi skyline.

Price: ¥ 30,000-¥180,000/mo
Address: 8 Century Avenue; 世纪大道8号
Tel: 2206-9988

Lanson Place Jin Qiao

Located in vibrant Jinqiao, Lanson Place offers one and two-bedroom homes catered toward expatriate guests. The area is known to be a family-friendly hub, with proximity to an array of international schools, Western supermarkets, kids’ centers and family entertainment venues. The residences are conveniently located within walking distance of Metro Line 6 and Carrefour. Major city attractions like the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower and Super Brand Mall are just a 15-minute ride away. All residences at Lanson Place are equipped with contemporary furnishings, including a fully-fitted kitchen, state-of-the-art entertainment center, high-speed internet access, iPod docking station, satellite TV, personal safe, electronic key lock system, central A/C and electric stove with hood. For optimal living, on-site amenities include a world-class exercise room, library, residents’ lounge, computer room with printer, covered car park with CCTV surveillance and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Price: ¥22,000-¥27,000/mo
Address: No. 27-28, Lane 399 Zao Zhuang Lu, Pudong District; 枣庄路399弄27-28号
Tel: 5013-3888

Mandarin Oriental

Located in the heart of the Lujiazui Central Financial District, guests can select from city or river views, and decide between one, two or three-bedroom apartments. Residents get access to the Mandarin Oriental’s facilities like its world-class spa and gym, as well as the option to dine at Fifty 8° Grill, Yong Yi Ting and Zest restaurants. In addition, the hotel boasts a cocktail bar and lounge as well as a cake shop, and has a 24-hour concierge, offering the same services to residents as they would to hotel guests.

Price: ¥13,000-¥48,000/mo
Address: 111 Pudong Nan Lu; 浦东南路 111 号
Tel: 2082-9888

One Sunland Serviced Suites managed by Lanson Place

A 30-minute drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and a short 5-minute walk away from Metro Line 6 subway station, this property is very convenient for travelers. The property’s 188 units range from cozy studios with one bedroom and a study room, to spacious 3-bedroom apartments. The apartments feature highly modern yet comfortable interior, with the addition of a few quirky decorations and luxury furniture. Flat screen TVs are fitted in each room, as well as various kitchen appliances, a private bathroom and a dining room. One Sunland Suites provides many extra offerings for residents, including a children’s playground, library, a fully-equipped fitness center, sauna and jacuzzi and a garden lounge. The property also features a pool table, games room and a babysitting service.

Price: ¥15,000-¥40,000/mo
Address: No.1, Lane 433 Qi Fan Lu; 上海浦东新区启帆路433弄1号
Tel: 2050-9595

Residences at Kerry Parkside

Located across from one of Shanghai’s largest parks, the Residences at Kerry Parkside provide all the comfort and convenience of modern living in the heart of Pudong. Sprawled over 28 floors, these luxury residences encompass 182 fully serviced residences managed by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, including 24-hour security and concierge services, fully-equipped kitchens and access to the 6,000 sqm health and recreation club. As part of the 330,000 sqm mixed-use Kerry Parkside complex, guests at Kerry Residences have the city’s finest family-friendly shopping and dining options right at their doorstep. Lease terms are flexible to accommodate both short and long-term stays.

Price: ¥25,000-¥130,000/mo
Address: 1398 Huamu Lu; 花木路1398号
Tel: 5033 -1166

Changning District Serviced Apartments

Savills Hongqiao Residences

Located within the private residential Royal Garden complex on Yili Lu, the Savills Hongqiao Residence opened in early 2014. The Residence is close to Takashimaya Mall, Carrefour and the various shopping and dining options around Hongqiao Lu, Xujiahui and the former French Concession. Commercial districts in Puxi are easily accessible by car, and the Yili Lu Metro station on Line 10 is a short walk away. The apartments range from one to three bedrooms and are fully furnished, with plenty of storage, under-floor heating and customized climate controls throughout. Each apartment also has a good-sized balcony with outdoor seating and a view of Hongqiao Park. The apartments come with high-speed internet access, a home entertainment system incorporating satellite TV, fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers and a housekeeping service. The clubhouse has a fitness suite with state-of-the-art gym equipment, and regular yoga and aerobics classes. There is also an indoor pool and a children’s area. The apartments are pet-friendly and provide 24-hour security.

Price: ¥22,000-¥32,000/mo
Address: 78 Yili Lu; 伊犁路78号
Tel: 2225-2288

Windsor Court

A five-minute walk to Longxi Road and Shanghai Zoo metro stations (line 10), Windsor Court is a very convenient location, especially since it’s close to many of the city’s international schools. Additionally, Hongqiao International Airport, hospitals and medical centres are all within a 10-minute drive. The complex is surrounded by trees, on a 10,000 sqm plot of green land. One to three bedroom units, duplexes (up to 6 bedrooms) and a 280 sqm penthouses are available, and the property provides concierge services, a free shuttle bus service and 24-hour security. Residents can enjoy the club house, children’s playground & playroom, an indoor swimming pool, function room, a basketball court, gymnasium and sauna.

Price: ¥28,000-¥38,000/mo
Address: 2290 Hongqiao Lu; 虹桥路2290号
Tel: 626-22606

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