This is a good option if you plan to take your time finding suitable housing to rent or buy as it’s difficult to negotiate a short-term lease in Shanghai. Lease agents are encouraged by landlords to sign minimum one-year leases.
Expat-oriented, short-term apartments in Shanghai are either specialised apartment blocks or form part of a hotel. They normally come fully furnished with kitchens and access to extensive facilities. They are available daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly. The longer the stay in a Shanghai hotel apartment, the better the rate. For longer-term stays, they’re more comfortable and better value than hotels. Another option is to browse the housing sections of www.smartshanghai.com or www.shanghaiexpat.com to see if anyone is letting their apartment short-term while they’re out of the country.
The Ascott - www.the-ascott.com
41 Hengshan Road - www.41hengshan.com
Changning Equatorial Serviced Apartments - www.equatiorial-cesa.com
Shanghai Centre - www.shanghaicentre.com
Park Avenue International - www.parkavenueintl.com
Tomorrow Square Marriott Executive Apartments - www.marriott.com
Union Square Marriott Executive Apartments - www.marriott.com
Regalia Serviced Apartments - www.regalia.com.cn
Residences at Kerry Parkside - residences.kerryparkside.com
Kerry Residences Jing’An - kerryresidence.com
Fraser Suites - shanghai-suites.fraserhospitality.com