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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Magnolia B&B is a delightful, unassuming house right in the middle of a tree-line street in the French Concession. Only a few rooms, quite plainly furnished, but comfortable and all with en-suite. Above all, friendly. Of course, if you want to have a smart address for business, by all means stay in one of those flashy boxes where you... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Highly recommended if you're new to Shanghai. This was our first time in China so we needed somewhere that was used to foreigners to help us settle in. Miranda was very helpful. She's fluent in English and friendly, answered my queries by email before we left, and waited for us to arrive even though our flight had been delayed 3... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Magnolia B&B is in the heart of the French Concession area. You are in a fairly ordinary street which is lovely because you can enjoy real Chinese life. Very nice to watch people going to work etc as you have breakfast. it is also its disadvantage in that Chinese life starts very early in the morning and is very noisy.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The great things: 1. The owner was very helpful, spoke perfect English, etc. 2. Breakfast was really good - both Chinese and Western options 3. Room was generally comfortable (linens, no street noise, etc) The drawbacks: 1. Location isn't great. Was a bit of a walk with our bags from the nearest subway stop, so would suggest getting a cab... More 

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thekitchenat, Owner at Magnolia Bed & Breakfast Shanghai, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! There're 3 subway stations near us -- 400 meters from Changshu RD station (Line 1 & Line 7), or 700 meters from South Shanxi RD station (Line 10), or 800 meters from Jing'an Temple station (Line 2 & Line 7). Considering each station has multiple exits, I suggest a best route from each station in... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I was welcomed by the housekeeper at 2am in the morning. Everything ready for me. The next morning Miranda went out of her way to assist me to get a local english labelled map, phone sim, metro card and to the bank. Everything i needed to see the sights of Shanghai independently. The room was comfortable and the all day... More 

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Bamako, Mali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We enjoyed our two-night stay at Magnolia, a charming b&b nestled along a gorgeous curved, tree-lined street--and just a minute from the heart of the action. Miranda promptly answered our emails and made us feel welcomed. The reception area is cozy, full of books and guides on Shanghai. We enjoyed the complimentary tea and coffee, and appreciated the hearty breakfast... More 

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Potsdam, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I stayed in the Green Room for two nights (about 125 €/night). There was no desk and no wardrobe in the room. The water in the shower was not flowing off and there was black mould at the shower curtain. There was also a mouldy smell in the room. Wifi was very very slow and sometimes not working at all.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Adorable hotel with great service and really tasty breakfast. Rooms are small, but well laid out, so double occupancy with lots of luggage would be hard, but it works fine if you travel lighter. You get noise from the street if you have the windows open, but in exchange you are in the middle of a living neighborhood. Stairwell is... More 

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China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This cute little B&B is run by charming Miranda Yao, a lovely and super friendly lady who makes sure that your stay is perfect. Miranda is Shanghainese but speaks perfect English and knows the city very well. She's happy to give you loads of tips on what to do and to see and is happy to help with organising tickets,... More 

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Harden-Murrumburrah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We stay at this awesome bed and breakfast in the French Concession - perfect location 2 minute walk to the subway close to amazing shopping and very close to the best restaurants. Our host was just so helpful with our daily trips helping us plan our stay in Shanghai We will return thank you for having us just loved our... More 

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Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
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.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the historic French Concession in a 1930’s structure on a small street, Magnolia Bed & Breakfast offers its guests a view into that famous era. Building and design elements from the Shanghai Art Deco period have been renovated and refurbished with an eye towards contemporary comfort. All the 5 rooms are individually designed to provide guests with everything you need for a pleasant stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnolia Bed & Breakfast Shanghai

Address: NO. 36 Yanqing Road, Shanghai 200031, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Huaihai Road
Price Range: $154 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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