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I would never stay in this hotel again even if someone paid me to do so. Mould in bathroom and walls, very dirty carpet, inadequate cleaning since I found a packet of cigaretes from the previous person that stayed in my room and people in...More
The history behind this hotel is nice but the overall experience was terrible. The service is slow and not customer focussed. It took ages to check-in and one of my colleague was given a room already busy! The bathroom was dirty. The “breakfast” should be...More
Lovely garden and lovely. Once a private home this hotel today is an oasis in the city. Charming boutique hotel with lots of history.
It does need better maintenance and upkeep. The gardens are beautiful as is the rooftop terrace.
Staff is good, but only...More
This hotel in the heart of the Former French Concession has great features but could also improve in a lot of areas. I gave it a "very good" but it's not. It's somewhere between average and very good (not a choice above).
The pros: (1)...More
I love Shanghai and this charming and elegant historic hotel is in the very centre of the most interesting part of the city. Inside this classic vintage hotel is beautifully decorated with cinematic objects from Shanghai’s colourful and exciting past. The rooms are comfortable and...More
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.