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Asset Hotel Shanghai

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a sad story. I have spent a week at this hotel about three years ago and it was rather doubtly a three-star one already. The issues then were dark, small, neglected rooms, poor breakfast and no English speaking personnel. Otherwise it was acceptable. I needed a place to stay in this area this year and was not sure if I should return to the Asset Hotel but after reading some enthusiastic reviews I thougt that maybe I was too demanding or they made some changes in the meantime. I booked a rooms there and that was big mistake. It is a ruin, something difficult to imagine until you see it. I took some bigger room this time. On the way we saw dirty, damaged walls but it was much worse in the room. Well, the door were also dirty. The carpet was stained, the wardrobe lost the door (!), the walls are difficult to describe. But you can watch the photos. Towels were clean and exchanged every day, there always two fresh bottles od water delivered, cosmetics etc. Again, the room was too dark, even if all the lamps were on. AC was working but in an uncontrolled way, it was always too cold or too hot and the displayed temperature had nothing to do with reality. The beds are comfortable and they were made daily by the maid but I have not seen any vac there through the week I have spent at the Asset Hotel. Imagine. That is impressive. The breakfast was mostly Chinese - styled but I was eating the toast with peanut butter and marmalade. There were also scrambled and cooked eggs there to eat. The breakfast room is steamy and smells weird - the mix of a steam and mold on the walls. I was shocked when I realized how the dishes are washed. It has nothing to do with hygiene. Hotel's stuff does not speak English, they avoid greeting the guests, never say good morning... Wi-Fi is working (if working) with a zero speed. Tv has Chinese menu only. Hotel phone is pit of service... In my opinion the Asset Hotel should be removed from any civilized booking system until it would be completely renovated. There is not such a thing like "good for the price", the dirt is never good at any price. Really sad.

I was disappointed with this hotel at first, but it grew on me (after I had someone show me how to turn on the AC-it's the grey remote by the bed). I was expecting something much nicer based on the pictures, but am pleased with what I got for the price. Watch out for the elevator door when you are slowly loading luggage. My child likened it to a dragon. The room is a bit shabby and not perfectly clean, but not dirty enough for me to worry about germs. The linens and towels seemed clean and were comfy. The toiletries were as good as average, and replaced daily. The hotel desk staff were friendly and helpful, although they had limited English. Internet worked well for me. I liked the breakfast. While the selection was limited, it was good and well-chosen. My 8 year old had jam on toast and was happy (she didn't like the corn flakes because they weren't frosted) and I had a substantial and delicious assortment of juice, coffee, hard boiled eggs, steamed buns and rice pockets, and excellent seaweed soup. There was also congee and tofu with ..... radishes maybe? The location was good, though a little tricky to find the first time. (Look for the big sign.) The value for the price/location is very good. We had to spend one night in a much more expensive hotel further out of the city because I made a booking mistake. Little Miss preferred the posh hotel, but I would return to the cozy Asset given the choice.

This is always the preferred hotel in Shanghai. Its located in a small and quiet residential district. Internet Quality is a drawback, language is a Problem. Rooms are clean and comfortable within walking distance to Xujiahui shopping district. Only 5 minutes walk from the Shanghai Indoor Stadium metro station on line 4. Lots of food choices around the place. For a short trip to shanghai this is the best place to stay.

Booked the hotel from Agoda as it popped up as one of the lowest cost options. Was on transit back from another Chinese city and had wanted to take a short break on the way home. The location The location is quite inaccessible and the hotel is tucked in on a small side road, sandwiched by much taller apartment block. It is easy to miss but look out for the large red sign with the hotel name on Wan Ping south Road. The main distinguishing point seems to be Ling Ling Road. If you are coming from the south it is just to the left after that road junction. Ask the driver to slow down and keep left when approaching Ling Ling road traffic junction. The hotel is pretty far away from the main shopping district though and a cab there would cost about 20-30RMB. Did not manage to see where the nearest train station (Shanghai stadium) was but believe it is a couple of streets away. Believe there are a couple of hospitals near by. The hotel The hotel is definitely a budget type hotel, no frills and the first room I got was quite musky and had totally no view. The rooms are also a bit confusing as the even numbers are on one corridor and the odd are on another and the rooms stagger in a ascending spiral circular arrangement. The room looks pretty run down with wall paints flaking at parts and the luggage banging marks on the wall do not seem to have been cleaned. The bed was firm and comfortable enough but the piece of cloth they lay over the covers seemed stained with dirt. The toilets were functional but the body wash was limited to small bottles half the size of regular hotels. The towels seemed a little less than white. Maybe they don't bleach their towels. On the last night I noticed I was able to hear faint snoring noises from the adjoining room. Could either be that the next door person snores extremely loudly or the walls are not that sound proof. There was a mini fridge ( that was unplugged and a small safe and kettle and dryer. The normal stuff. The air con seemed to be pretty new and worked pretty well. The price. The rooms were really cheap. At about USD30+ a night, it was a really good price for a budget traveller. The service This is the part I kind of like the most. The initial check in guy at the front desk was extremely helpful and very friendly. He answered my questions perfectly and seemed to be really genuine in his friendliness. The lady on the second day was nice too. The guy on the first night helped give me suggestions on where to find food at 2 am when I checked in. My request for towels and the overall cleaning of the rooms was pretty good. I had left my room pretty messy and they managed to tidy it up real well. Overall In the context of its great price, the room is pretty ok. No, you will not get the ritz Carlton experience, but this price range is as cheap as a hostel in Shanghai. Would I go back? Maybe if I was on a budget. The price is great. The service staff was pretty nice. Wish they would change their towels and clean the walls and check on the flaking paint in the room.

Negatives: The location was poor but not to far. You need about 5 minutes walking to the metro and from there 15 minutes for the center. Also the stuff doesn't speak english very well (We were able to communicate well with only 2 people). Positives: Complete and tasty breakfast, Chinese and Western style to choose from. We could go through the day without eating anything else. Comfortable room and always warm water when we need it.

I stayed here back in 2016. It was a decent hotel for the price you pay. I didn`t expect much when originally booking it but Asset Hotel turned out to be a good value for the price. I would stay here again if I wanted to stay somewhere central for cheap. The staff was also helpful and helped me order a taxi for my early morning flight.

The hotel is worn out. Breakfast items are the same for the 4 days I stayed there. Not too many items to choose from. The internet does not allow multiple log ins simultaneously. I have to log out the computer before I can log in to my phone. Rather inconvenient.

I agree with others who have said the position of the Hotel is very strange, it's in the middle of a local housing estate and certainly all around looks very shabby. The staff we encountered seemed uninterested and aloof and make no attempt to help with luggage, we had 2 rooms 222 and 220 both were very tired and shabby, there is no reception for internet use and when we enquired at reception they just shrugged their shoulders and could not be bothered. The rooms are so dark and dismal you would definitely not want to spend any time in them apart from sleeping-the bedding did seem clean, but the room had not been hovered for a long time as the dust on the skirting boards was thick. The bathroom was similar in the fact that it served a purpose but was shabby and the grouting stained. We staying for 2 nights at the end of a trip around Various Chinese cities, my son who lives and works in China had booked the Hotel and was most disappointed with his choice - he described it as one up from a Hostel. I can't comment on the breakfast offered as judging from the rest of the Hotel we decided not to bother. Also the position of the Hotel is a long Taxi drive from any of the tourist areas of Shanghai, I would not recommend this place at all.

We were booked into here by our travel agent at the end of a cruise. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. There is only one member of staff who spoke anything like reasonable English,and if he is not on duty - tough ! No help was given/offered with luggage, and even the lift has to be accessed using stairs. There is a "lounge" on the 2nd. floor where free coffee is provided, but this reeked of damp, not surprising when you see the black mould all round the ceiling and the washing up bowl strategically placed to catch the incoming water ! We were given room 108 on the ground floor,and despite asking for a none smoking room, still found an ashtray in it. The room had a horrible smell, and there was evidence of damp everywhere.( mouldy wall, peeling wallpaper and peeling paintwork ) It looked out onto a rubbish strewn alleyway at the side of the hotel, and the only "view" was a high wall, making the room dark. We were at our wits end as to what to do, eventually we decided to ask to have a look at one of their "junior suites". We were shown room 218 on the 2nd. floor. It was like a different hotel!!! Spacious and clean, with a comfortable lounge area and a bedroom area on a different level. The suite cost 300 yuan per night more than the 500 per night being charged for the twin room, but was well worth it. The breakfast was very basic as far as the "Western" menu was concerned (cornflakes, toast and coffee -( there were hard boiled eggs, but after an unfortunate incident in Turkey some years ago we never touch eggs abroad) When we were checking out (12.00) we asked about a courtesy room to get changed in later in the day as we were not getting picked up for the airport until 8.00 p.m.This was apparently a totally new request for the staff, and eventually resulted in us being offered the use of a toilet adjacent to the front desk to change in - no chance of a shower then ? The Metro station is easy to get to, and is about a 10-15 minute walk away. The Metro system is very efficient, clean and reasonable to use ( equivelent of 50p per trip to Peoples Square in Shanghai) We had a private transfer booked, but out of curiosity looked at how much it would cost to go to Pudong Airport by Metro -less than £1 !!! Letter is on it's way to travel agent, and if the Chinese are serious about encouraging Tourism to the area (don't get me started about visas !) they need to get their act together - maybe they could provide free English lessons to hotel staff?

I had high expectations for this hotel and was disappointed when we got out of the taxi to see a run-down sign pointing past a huge rubbish pile to the hotel. Once we'd passed this lovely sight the hotel sits in a very odd position between high-rise flats but none the less looks clean and tidy from the outside. The lobby is spacious and welcoming and the staff were very helpful. There is a lift but there are still steps and ramps to get to them. The Room Very basic room which I would like to say was shabby chic but was basically just shabby. Knocks and scratches on all the furniture and the wall with the window had a lot of peeling plaster. The bathroom had a large piece of rotting wood in the door frame and the frame around the mirror was filthy. Couldn't say when the carpet had last been hoovered but it was very grubby and no wonder they provide slippers. On the plus side the beds were comfy and the bedding was spotless plenty of clean towels too and there was a fridge for your own drinks and a kettle too. The view from our room was a derelict shed I thought until I saw someone living in it but at least we couldn't see the rubbish pile. The Breakfast Coffee, toast, juice and cornflakes make up the English breakfast but we only visited this room once as all the tables were dirty and the coffee was cold. Maybe we were unlucky with our room but all in all it's just a place to lay your head and it was only £40 a night. I hasten to add I didn't book this hotel a friends daughter did or I wouldn't have stayed.

590 South Wanping Road Shanghai Shanghai

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Xuhui within 2 miles (3 km) of French Concession, Asset Hotel Shanghai is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Jing An Temple. This 78-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace. In central Shanghai, the hotel is also close to Xintiandi and Shanghai Film Museum.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


All of Asset Hotel Shanghai's 78 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free bottled water, phones, and desks. Guests can expect TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Asset Hotel Shanghai enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for CNY 280 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Business Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Economy Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Single Room (Chinese Residence Only)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 302 reviews