New Asia Hotel
Long long before my time, Shanghai Bund is kind of famous and once housed numerous banks, trading houses and consulates from various countries.
Besides being a well known place for both cultural and popular Bund centres, Shanghai Bund also famous with 52 buildings of various architectural styles. As many might know, TikkoSS is not a person who admire the past but this time, TikkoSS about to stay in 70 years old hotel.
The hotel is still well maintained and looks a lot older than TikkoSS at the age of 70. Don’t ask me how I know how I look like at the age of 70 because “I just know”. The entrance is as grand as before and I was greeted with old yellowish chandelier lights.
As creepy as it may look from the outside, the hotel is like isolated from civilization and even the greeting hall is slightly like a haunted mansion . Well, as least that is how I felt at that time.
It is actually not that bad. The walkway to my room is actually quite decent. Please don’t expect a 5 star doorway as this hotel is just rated 3-stars. Ohh.. I get to know that this hotel is actually a 9 stories mansion.
Yes!! Finally I get to stay in a mansion but this is nothing like the mansion in my dream. If I am not mistaken, this hotel did not have swimming pool but has health club like many other decent hotel. With a distance from bund about 0.9 km, you can actually jog there in the evening.
This is a 70 years old building, so I didn’t expect much from the room but surprisingly, the room comes with flat TV. Hmm.. this is a lot better than most that I visited recently. Security? No problem, you have safe box to keep your important documents.
You might notice the photos are terrible. All because I did not use my baby cam to take it but used some compact camera instead. The room also comes with complimentary broadband which makes it close to perfect for the 880 yuan per night.
For that amount of money, I get to sleep on a comfy not so springy bed. I don’t know how many people sleep or “play” on top of it for the last 70 years.. Ok.. I should not go far from there.. let’s just say it is really old.
Toilet on the other hand is tip top. If you ask me where I spend most of my time in this room, I would say the bath tub as you have a transparent glass that you can watch TV while you are enjoying warm bubble bath. OK la.. I still survive from the stay.. no creepy things or uninvited friend .. so good laa..!
New Asia Hotel, Shanghai
422 Tiantong Lu,
Hongkou District, Shanghai, China.