Pretty House Haodu Hotel

Pretty House Haodu Hotel

No.41 Guangxi South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Shanghai, Pretty House Haodu Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Pretty House Haodu Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Shanghai.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a desk, and blackout curtains, and Pretty House Haodu Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and 24 hour check-in. In addition, guests can enjoy a fitness center and breakfast during their visit.

While staying at Pretty House Haodu Hotel, visitors can check out Old Town (Nanshi) (0.6 mi) and Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) (1.3 mi), some of Shanghai's top attractions.

While visiting Shanghai, you may want to try some dumplings at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Lost Heaven on the Bund, Din Tai Fung (Shanghai New World), or Jia Jia Tang Bao(Huanghe Road).

Shanghai is also known for some great parks, including Fuxing Park, Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), and Jing'an Sculputure Park, which are not too far from Pretty House Haodu Hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Pretty House Haodu Hotel is sure to make your visit to Shanghai one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Babysitting
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

No.41 Guangxi South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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RodZ wrote a review Sept 2011
Rio de Janeiro19 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am sure if there is one thing I will be remembered for is my recommendation of this hotel for budget-conscious single travellers in Shanghai. Location is perfect and if you buy their VIP card (for 30RMB or less than U$5) a single room with no windows cost all of 100RMB (or U$15) a night. Hotel is very close to People Square, Hua Huai Road etc...There is even free internet and a good AC system in the room. It is not recommended for fussy people, but the value for money cannot be beat! I stay there every time I go to Shanghai (exit Middle Jinling Road on Dashjie station - Line 8), and still cannot believe I pay 100RMB a night to stay in a wonderful location in Shanghai. Double Rooms begin at 208RMB, and are still very good value for money, but nothing like paying 100RMB a night. Oh, and don't even bother about breakfast, even though it is served it is not really fit for human consumption (and I really like street Chinese food in general).
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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paul g wrote a review Sept 2018
Brisbane, Australia810 contributions3,402 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a budget priced hotel and, knowing this before I travelled, I received basically what I was expecting. My single room was big enough for one, the facilities such as hanging space + coffee making necessities + desk space + limitations on TV access were okay, cleanliness of room was fine, supplies of toiletries + slippers were more than expected and complimentary breakfast was very good and interesting (having a definite Chinese lean on it). The only real drawback was the language problems at the front desk. The workers did use a 'translation' device which helped but it did have its moments.... but this just added to the experience. The hotel itself is close to trains but walking to the pedestrian mall ( about 15-20 minutes) where further transport options were available, was great from the hotel as it was necessary to walk through/ past 'real' Chinese living situations. Close by the hotel was a great coffee shop and fresh local produce was readily available.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Susan W wrote a review Nov 2017
Singapore, Singapore577 contributions66 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel probably changed name few times. But right now it is simply called Hao Du hotel. Agree with other reviewers , it is a simple basic hotel but with very good location.
I chose this hotel as it was cheap and well rated. What I paid for 3N stay is what we would have got for probably one night only in 4.5 star hotel. The stars rating didn't bother me, as reviews in the various hotel booking websites had good words for the hotel.
We arrived on a 5.40 am flight and I wanted to be able to check in immediately instead of waiting till 2 pm to check in. So the only way was to pay for an extra night.
We took a taxi from Pudong Airport. We paid CNY302 by meter. We ran into heavy morning traffic. They had asked for CNY250, but I didn't know what to expect, so we went by the meter.
Metro station for Line 8 stopping at Dashijie station was only 5 mins walk. Exit 2 is actually in basement (B2) of Yalong Plaza. Go up to street level, you will see Starbucks. Walk out of the Yalong Plaza, with your back to the entrance, turn left, walk towards ICBC bank, you will come to Guangxi South Road, hotel is on your left.
We took a double or Queen room. Queen bed was big and comfortable. pillow abit flat. Little walking space in the room. We pushed our luggage under the table. Toilet is big with glassed shower area. Drainage was slow and not so good. Toiletries provided. Towels changed daily. We were in corner room 310, facing Guangxi South Road, but no traffic noise. Room floor is vinyl flooring, very clean. Bedroom slippers provided. We didn't eat breakfast provided. Lots of local eateries nearby. MacDonalds at Yalong basement opens at 7 am for breakfast.
Check in was smooth. Staff attempted a little English. Remember, this is a local Chinese hotel, in the budget range. But it met my needs and expectations. Happy with my stay !
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenn P wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York86 contributions55 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was perfect in every way - starting with the fresh pot of coffee in the lobby every morning! The location was great. About a 20 min walk to Peoples Square, Nanjing Road and the fantastic Bund. Close to two metro lines as well. The room was cozy but more than adequate, with complimentary slippers and bottled water. The Chinese style breakfast was included, and more than met our expectations. Every day was a different array of 8-10 hot dishes (eggs, rice, vegetables, potatoes), a soup, homemade ramen noodle and bok choy soup, muffins, cold snacks, hot milk tea and juice. The staff spoke good English and were very friendly, efficient and accommodating. The price was right through Booking.com. It was in a safe neighborhood of markets, etc.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JCSide wrote a review May 2019
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom245 contributions203 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very well located for central Shanghai landmarks - Bund, People's Park, Nanjing St, Xintiandi etc. It's a 10 minute walk from People's Square metro station which you can reach directly from Pudong Airport. The immediate area is good for restaurants and convenience stores.
Hotel lobby was fine, the lady on reception spoke English and let me check me in before official check-in time of 15:00. Room number 743 was on the top floor (lift was good though). Room was very small, basic, generally clean. Bathroom was an old plastic 'module' that was really small. Room smelt of cigarette smoke. Bed was comfortable enough.
As it was an internal room, the small window looked out into an opening about 30 cm wide, directly into another room. You have to keep the blind closed if you want privacy. Also, the air-conditioning did not work, and if the window was open it was quite noisy outside. Luckily it was not hot when I stayed.
The free wi-fi seemed to work OK, not sure if it's that secure though. Every room has its own SSID!
This is a budget hotel so don't expect all mod-cons, and expect a few scruffy patches. It was pretty good for the price though, and I would have given another star if the air-con had worked. Not suitable for a family holiday, but OK for solo business trip.
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Date of stay: May 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Internal rooms do not have a view.
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Elizabeth D wrote a review Jun 2015
Bath, United Kingdom134 contributions68 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hao Du is a very basic hotel but there is free wifi and I found that a couple of people on reception spoke reasonable English. I paid less than £60 for three nights including breakfast for a single room with window. The room was very small and the bathroom tiny and basic. My friends (a couple) had a far nicer room on a higher floor (9th floor) and paid not much more for it so I think it's worth asking for a room on a higher floor. As I was only there for 3 nights I didn't ask to change. Breakfast is local Chinese and not great though we had an evening meal in the hotel, which was very good and cheap. The location is reasonable for sightseeing and is within a 20 - 25 minute walk of the Bund and the same distance from Fuxing Park and Huaihai Road. The streets around the hotel are lively at night full of small local shops and little family cafes but this isn't the hotel for you if you are looking for something more upmarket.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ohjonathan wrote a review Oct 2013
Singapore, Singapore183 contributions17 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay for 1 night in September 2013. I booked through Ctrip for 130RMB for a single room without window (cheapest room the hotel offers). At check in, a walk in customer got the same room type as me for only 128RMB. And this breaks down to 100RMB for the room and 28RMB for a hotel membership. He was told that with this hotel membership, subsequent nights will only be 100RMB/night. I was not offered this walk in rate (maybe because Ctrip will give my 20RMB credit base on my this booking). Anyway, I have to pay the 130RMB by cash or credit card during check in and another 100RMB cash as a deposit.

The room is very simple, clean and small. As I'm alone only for 1 night, it's perfectly fine. The washroom is very very small with the shower just above the sink and toilet bowl. Breakfast is sad. Please just skip it. For the price of the room, it is really amazing that there is still breakfast provided, though it is really quite sad. But the location is very very good! Close to subway, supermarkets, shopping, people's square, etc.
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Date of stay: September 2013Trip type: Travelled solo
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onbekend1 wrote a review Sept 2013
Madrid, Spain37 contributions70 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a quite bad experience with this hotel, service at the reception is very bad, nobody speaks English and if the do, they don't like to help you. Rooms not clean at all and noisy, only poor chinese breakfast
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Date of stay: August 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Vincent M wrote a review Sept 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana2,257 contributions972 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Her Wrinkles Are Showing: The Hao Du reminds me of those old French colonial hotels you can still find in towns like Luang Prabamg, Phnom Penh and Saigon. About a century ago, Shanghai’s French Concession was enlarged significantly; I wonder whether this neighborhood was part of their concession. I suspect the Hao Du was built prior to 1937, perhaps prior to 1914. To be fair, Hao Du actually has been kept up much better than the average French colonial hotel. There are two lifts, neither of which appear to be perennially out of order. You room-card activates the lifts, proving they’ve been updated recently. So have the rooms: the walls of mine were repainted within the last year or two; a flat-screen TV is on the wall; and a full-length mirror now proudly hangs opposite the door to a toilet-cum-bath of venerable antiquity. Venerable antiquity is a virtue in Shang bronzes, but a grave vice in plumbing. Hao Du’s antiquated and postage-stamp-size bathroom, though functional, is pretty grim (see Den of Bathiquity photo). On a brighter note, the beds are modern and quite comfortable (see Hao Du Bedroom photo); and the air-conditioning is excellent. I regularly listened to street noise and the rainstorm-like pattering of water from the shower in the room next door. The walls may be freshly painted, but they’re sure as shooting not sound-proofed. Staying here is rather like sitting across from your grandmother, once a celebrated beauty, but whose recent face-lifts will never restore her youth. Still, there may have been a day back in the Roaring 20s, where the Hao Du’s clientele included Tsarist counts and duchesses, all poorer than church-mice but happy to have escaped the Bolshies via Chita and Harbin.

Great Price and Location: The hotel’s price-tag is bargain-basement. The last hotel I stayed at in Shanghai was three or four times as much per night. There are inexpensive eateries all around, and a shopping center and Metro station within two blocks of the hotel. You may be wondering “Hao Du I get to the hotel after I land in Shanghai?” Easily and inexpensively: take the subway (Line 10) from the airport to Laoximen Station; transfer to Line 8 (the blue line) and go up one station to Dashijie; use Exit 2 to get outside, then walk left around the corner and go two blocks down; the hotel will be about 10 meters to your left at the second intersection. This saves you a sack of money if you’re travelling light. If you’ve brought along a steamer trunk or two, the subway might not be practical. Still, from the hotel, Yu Yuan Gardens and the City Gods Temple are just two subway stops away (back to Laoximen; transfer to Line 10 and Yu Yuan is the next stop.) The Shanghai Museum, Natural History Museum, Central Railway Station, etc., are all easy to get to from here.

Technology: I’m in room 331. 331’s electric sockets--two at the small table, and one beside the bed--accept a wide range of plug types, including US two- and three-prong plugs. And management assured me that I have my own personal WiFi: “just go to WiFi 331 and enter this 8-digit password.” There are indeed individual room WiFis here: 333, 328, and six other third-floor rooms showed up. But, alas, no 331, so no WiFi for me. If you do book this hotel, you might want to contact them and request Room 333. Tell them that back home in Australia, Argentina, Alabama or wherever you hail from, 333 is considered an auspicious number. And it actually is good fortune to get dependable WiFi access at this hotel (provided you have a VPN).

Bonuses and Deficiencies: Guests get two bottles of water per day, two tea-bags on arrival, and an electric coffee-pot. I got no instant coffee packets, but nearby convenience stores have them. Storage space in the room is ample, though my room had only four hangers (see Cupboard in Bare photo). The view from my window is as bad a view as I’ve ever had, but the view would be better from a higher floor (see View From 331 photo). No mini-fridge. Even worse: no safe in the room: like most Westerners I typically carry more cash in China than in other countries. Chinese hotels don’t accept my foreign credit cards; booking agents and hotel chains will reserve my room but I cannot pay for it on-line; and most ATMs still won’t accept Western cards either. These annoyances have slightly improved over the last five years, but I still carry a far amount of CNY at the start of a China trip, and would prefer a room with a safe for my cash and electronics. That alone bars my ever re-booking Hao Du. But if you've got a mainland bank, the problem's minimized.

The Morning Grub: Breakfast was droll: rice with various stir-fries to top it with, none involving fish, flesh or fowl. Off to one side you can get congee, without much in the way of accoutrements. A few tables seat four each, and two banquet-size tables in a side room hold eight or ten each. It gets crowded: if you see an open seat, introduce yourself and grab it. One morning a competitor grabbed the last seat before I finished topping my rice with the stir-fried cabbage. So I staked out an available section of wall, and leaned against that as I tried to eat: an odd experience. They had hard-boiled eggs: how do you crack and peel the eggshell off while leaning against a wall holding a plate? Standing against the wall with the plate in one hand and a fork in the other, how do you handled a coffee-cup? Still, the breakfast food is abundant, nutritious, and sure to please vegetarians. In addition to the 0700-0900 breakfasts, the restaurant stays open until 2100; not sure whether dinner’s standing room only.

Culture: The lobby is small, but not devoid of interest. Facing the reception desk is an attractive little goldfish pond: technically it’s a shanshui penjing: a miniature landscape created by carefully selecting and shaping rocks, and placing them in a container in contact with water (miniature mountains along a river or seacoast). Leafy vines in the center and along the sides complete the depiction. I don’t think the vines are actual living plants, but the goldfish are certainly alive and frisky. Although few of the guests—Chinese or foreign—seemed to give it a second look, I applaud management for a quite pleasant nod toward traditional Chinese culture: it’s really well done! (See Shanshui Penjing photo) On the wall leading toward the elevators, hotel management has thoughtfully placed two large posters, full of important and interesting information about Shanghai for visitors; if your calligraphy is rusty, neither will do you any good (see All Greek to Me photo). On the far end of the lobby is an intriguing little statue of a Plains Indian striking an heroic pose while wearing a war-bonnet (but very little else) and holding a Victorian walking stick! (See Plains Warrior photo). How that Sioux or Cheyenne chief ever wound up in the Hao Du Hotel lobby is anyone’s guess. Probably he was shanghaied.
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Date of stay: August 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Strongly recommend a room a high as you can get, to improve the view and lessen street noise
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Jamie N wrote a review Jun 2019
Gold Coast, Australia110 contributions35 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a short 10/15 minute walk from main mall and slightly more to the Bund or old Shanghai village and temple. However my room was one up from a pod hotel bed as the bed took up virtually all the room space. Despite that it was very clean and included amenities like a hair dryer, comb, soap,toothbrush and kettle and bottle of water. The air conditioner turned the room into a refrigerator in minutes. Staff were friendly but had limited English. Not ideal for a long stay but at the price a good budget hotel for a short stay. Starbucks and Costa coffee within 100m and 7-10 minutes to Line 2 subway to Pudong Airport also great crepe 'hole in the wall' place 50m away
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Date of stay: June 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for the bigest room possible
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ALSO KNOWN AS
新世界豪都, 新世界假日酒店, 上海新世界酒店
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
New World Holiday Haodu Hotel
LOCATION
ChinaShanghai RegionShanghaiHuangpu / Puxi (Downtown Shanghai) / People’s Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
204
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pretty House Haodu Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Bund City Sculptures (1.2 km), Yunnan Road Food Street (0.1 km), and Shanghai Concert Hall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fellas, Chalet Plus Bar & Grill, and Mayita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Pretty House Haodu Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Shanghai.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pretty House Haodu Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jing'an Temple (3.4 km), Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) (1.1 km), and Shanghai Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea (1.3 km).
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