Run by several large hotel groups, service apartments are a good choice for expatriates who plan to stay in Shanghai for a short period of time. These serviced apartments are usually situated in the prime downtown areas. The apartments are an attractive option because they include top end appliances and furniture, 24hours butler service, fivestar club house amenities, and maid service.
Prices for serviced apartments can range from US$1,500 a month to US$7,500 a month depending on size, location and services.
Pros of Serviced Apartments:
Full facilities and clubhouses
24 hours English speaking staff
Laundry and housekeeping services
Immediate maintenance services
Cons of Serviced Apartments:
Costly in the longer term
Not always possible to personalize