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“This Hotel is Wonderful in so many ways” 5 of 5 stars
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Xijiao Guest House
No.1921 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200335, China (Hongqiao)   |  
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Ranked #116 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
4.5 of 5 stars 90 Reviews
Minster, Ohio
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57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
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“This Hotel is Wonderful in so many ways”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have be visiting Shanghai for more than 10 years, and this hotel is exceptional. Pretty close to the domestic airport and a busy city, but you would never know it once you pull off the highway and into their driveway. Its about a 2 k drive through a well kept wooded area. Like approaching an exclusive resort. Once inside the staff is quick and friendly. The hotel is so peaceful and classy.
This place is not for you, if you are looking for a wild time. This place is relaxing.

Nice lobby bar with what ever you want. Nice Italian restaurant off the lobby. Good Chinese food on the second floor. Breakfast to suit any taste.
Wide open spacious view of the outdoor parks, ponds, and large live birds enjoying the area. The rooms are also excellent and 5-star. It really is a great place and I will stay there every single chance that I get.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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40 hotel reviews
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The main attraction of this 5 star hotel is not the hotel or its reataurants, but its location. It lies in a beautiful park in the middle of Shanghai, in the Gubei area.
The park is an oasis in a 20 million people urban agglomeration. The perimeter of the park is about 4 km. Inside the wall you have a water system with a circular canal and a nicely sized lake, and walking paths for a few kilometers through a botanical garden with pleasant greenery. You will meet people jogging or walking, some are fishing or doing qigong. There will be wedding parties, if lucky with the weather, then outside. Mostly you will not find the park crowded, except at the designated party areas.
One weakness is that the water system has a design flaw. There is not enough movement in the canals and the water tends to get filthy fairly soon, which leads to disturbances because of clean up work.
Despite that, this is the best option to catch fresh air in the city unless you go golfing... but the golf courses are mostly further outside town.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

My first trip to Shangai on business and this was recommended as a relaxing place to stay after a long journey.
The name "Guest House" conjours up an image in the UK of a seaside B+B but this was 4/5 star luxury all the way.
Room was large, luxurious with a great bathroom and comfy bed. Free wireless in-room.
Check in and out all very smooth with friendly throughout. Breakfast was good with at least a few western options.
Very extensive grounds with paths through a park and with lakes and gardens (wedding venue also). Did not use any of the Gym or Spa facilities that were on the same site.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I have been to Shanghai several times, but this was the most wonderful place with beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Spacious room and bathroom. Very clean, although was an unpleasant smell in the room.

Breakfast was excellent as well the lunch which was delicious and plentiful.
I just regret that I have stayed only for 3 nights, would love to stay again.
Great hotel with English speaking staff. Impeccable service!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2005

We found the Xijiao a peaceful haven of 5 star luxury in Shanghai. The hotel and the service we received was faultless and the rooms were some of the best that we found on a tour around China.

The best feature was the extensive gardens around the hotel. These are well laid out with several clearly marked walks around the lakes. A short distance away from the centre of Shanghai, however it felt like a different world.

Review Notes: This hotel is not currently registered, the details are as follows
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No. 1921 Hong Qiao Road.
Postal Code: 200336
Shanghai, China

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Additional Information about Xijiao Guest House

Address: No.1921 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200335, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Hongqiao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 249
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The biggest State garden hotel in ShanghaiShanghai Xijiao State Guest Hotel founded in 1960, is the largest 5 star garden guest house in Shanghai. The hotel covers an area of 1200 mu which is covered by trees, flowers and grasslands. 2001, an informal meeting of the membership state council of Shanghai Cooperation Organization , the fifth anniversary event of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and APEC Summit were held in the hotel. The hotel was having welcomed around 100 passels of important national guests such as Queen Elizabeth II, the Emperor of Japan, US President Barack Hussein Obama and other foreign celebrities. Chairman Mao, Chairman Deng all have been stayed in the hotel.Xijiao State Guest Hotel is possessing more than 249 guest rooms of different style, including Presidential Suite, Business Suite , Executive Room, Deluxe Room. The hotel also possess 108 villas and the spectacular Conference center with complete facilities. The well-equipped conference center has became the first choice for interview, meeting and banquet. The Sports center in the hotel is one of western region of Shanghai’s most comprehensive sports and social clubs. Xijiao State Guest Hotel warmly welcome all distinguished guests to stay at our hotel with first-rate facilities and services. ... more   less 
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