Ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Brian from Wisconsin
Nice Hotel Love the ambiancePosted Dec 13, 2013
Pros: Design Feel and Character
Cons: Luggage handling
Location: Close to all and quiet area
Love the old style character Good clean rooms Expensive to have a drink 2 beers and 2 gasses of wine were 232 RMB Pretty steep for China
for Everyoneby Chris from Brisbane, Australia
A very pleasant hotel in downtown Shanghai.Posted Nov 5, 2013
Pros: It is unique and not like every other hotel in Shanghai. It's architecture and grounds are considered to be an attraction to visitors.
Cons: Signage could be improved as our taxi driver found it difficult to find. The roads in the area are mostly one way and so can prove a challenge.
Location: Restaurants are plenty, a cornerstore down the road and taxi's easy to hail and are cheap.
We were very impressed with Molly Villa. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and the staff pleasant, courteous and willing to please. The rooms were very reasonably priced and the special we took advantage of came with the best buffet breakfast that I have ever had (and I have travelled extensively). Well done to the management and staff.
for Everyoneby Robert from new Zealand
A gem in ShanghaiPosted Nov 4, 2013
Pros: Breakfast, cleanliness, old world charm, stained glass window, amenities i.e. everything.
Cons: Underground station outside the door.
Location: 500 metres from Nanjing West rd (try bargain shopping at number 580). Short taxi ride to Bund.
An historic building renovated to a small brilliant hotel. Hotel staff well trained and helpful. Cleaning staff do more than go through the motions. I have marked this down as a must stay in my yearly visits to Shnaghai.
for Everyoneby Mary from Ottawa
A taste of old ShanghaiPosted Sep 10, 2013
Pros: I particularly liked the exceptional original woodwork in the old buildings and the beautifully landscaped garden.
Cons: The staff need to improve their knowledge of English, provide tourist information and be able to arrange tours. Housekeeping is rather superficial
Location: The area is almost exclusively clothing boutiques, with a few convenience stores. Restaurants are difficult to find nearby. .
I wanted to experience the old French concession sector of Shanghai, having spent a previous stay two blocks from the Bund. I found the area to be much less busy than downtown and quite enjoyable. It is easy enough to see how charming old Shanghai was in the thirties if one looks for what remains of the buildings of the period. The side streets provide a glimpse of a real neighbourhood, as opposed to a touristy enclave. The one difficulty I encountered was trying to get a taxi back from downtown. Some drivers did not know how to get to the hotel, some tried to charge three times the going rate from the People's Park, others flatly refused to go to the area. The taxi drivers all drive as if they were in the Grand Prix, constantly tooting their horn and cutting everybody off. My last taxi ride ended when the driver tried unsuccessfully to cut off a truck, which resulted in a damaged front fender. Fortunately, the hotel was only two blocks away.
for Business Travelersby adam from shanghai
Consistently GreatPosted Jun 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
This has become my go to hotel for my quarterly travel from the USA to Shanghai.Great retreat from the city hustle and bustle...yet close to all.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A different hotel experience.Posted May 21, 2013
A quirky small hotel that is very well located in the French Concession close to numerous restaurants and bars offering very comfortable and quiet rooms. A negative is that the breakfast offer is very limited and repetitive with breakfast staff poorly trained and not proactive in replenishing the buffet, managing food stations etc. Having a lovely garden in a busy city is a great plus. Good gym .Overall would recommend this hotel if you do not want the usual large impersonal hotel experience.
for Business Travelersby ES from Fort Collins, CO
Good but.....Posted May 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
Room was clean but if you look closely at the counter or floor in the bathroom, you could see water stains from previous occupants meaning that they don't really mope or wipe everything down... just the faucet and handles. Breakfast is ok. If you want lunch or dinner, you're better off walking 10min to the JC Mandarin. They have a very nice restaurants there and the service is a little better... even though it takes 3 people to pour a beer. Close to the Shanghai exhibition center, if you are there for a conference. I would stay here again.
for Business Travelersby Matt M. from Nashville, TN
best hotel in ShanghaiPosted May 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
first time staying here but will make it my go to place. great location right by the highway and center of town. in between both airports and a few minutes to the best eating in town (Xintiandi). room was the coldest I have ever stayed in all of China which was great. very neat old house converted into a hotel. would recommend to anyone for business or vacation.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
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for Everyoneby Foodietwoshoes from New York, NY, USA
Fairytale castle in need of better chefPosted Dec 13, 2012
Pros: architectural details
Cons: mediocre breakfast
Location: Great for walking around the leafy lanes of the Former French Concession
The hotel is quite interesting architecturally, and the room appointments are satisfactory if not quite in the luxury mode. Located in the heart of the former French Concession, it is handy to trendy boutiques and restaurants. The staff is helpful. The biggest flaw is the quality of the buffet breakfast---lots of choice but very mediocre quality. What's more, sausages and bacon, for example, were not kept sufficiently hot---they congealed before one could get them back to the table.