We chose to stay in an apartment as we had previously lived in Shanghai and did not want the hotel experience - so Gourmandise 4 was perfect for us!
With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, we all had privacy and alongside the large living area, we did not feel we were on top of each other.
The house was clean, particularly as an ayi came in twice a week, and the compound was one of the better ones we have seen.
We loved the location, just a short walk to Xintiandi. But more importantly for us, we were able to be among the locals, engage with them and ate where they ate.
Laurent was very helpful and made the whole process very smooth.
We would definitely recommend this apartment to a small group or family who are looking for a different experience in Shanghai from concierges, mini bars and small rooms!