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Magnolia Bed & Breakfast Shanghai

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No.36 Yanqing Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

I knew the chocolate room would be the one for me given how much of a lover of chocolate I am in real life. As a solo traveler, it ended up being the perfect type of room for me to stay in. Miranda was a great host, and helped me book train tickets for a day trip outside of the... More 

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Belfast, N. Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What it is - A wonderful Art Deco property, with great staff, super breakfast, in a vibrant lively area (magic street food just on the corner and a great market just up the street), close to the French Concession sites and the Metro. What it is not - Spacious, especially quiet, luxurious (rather, comfortable) or central. Come to this property... More 

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the big blue marble
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is not a B&B, it is a backpacker hostel. No welcome upon arrival, no help carrying or bags up 3 flight, nowhere to open our bags and no where to unpack. There are stains on some of the bedding, the room was extremely cold and there is only one operable plug in the room. This would be fine at... More 

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

Dear reviewer, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the stay. Normally I greet each guest myself so that I could help guests to settle down and provide the information they may need. In late March I was away for a few days on a trip to Yunnan in south-west of China, this might be the time of your stay. I... More 

Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a really wonderful time in this lovely B&B - it's cute, pretty (albeit somewhat small), and conveniently located in the French Concession area, which is our favorite area in Shanghai. There are plenty of eateries near the B&B, but I was absolutely fond of the Chinese breakfast offered by Magnolia - such generous portions and so tasty! I... More 

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

This is Miranda and thank you very much for the review. We're glad that you've enjoyed the stay. I look forward to meeting you next time in future! More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic and cozy location, near the subway, restaurants, and shopping. Miranda was great, as was the housekeeper (whose name I can't recall). New, clean furnishings, plus a great breakfast. We would gladly return.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Magnolia was the right choice for my Shanghai trip. The location in the French Concession was great, it is a place with character and has its own charm, it is very different from the rest of Shanghai. It is a residential area, so you feel that you are part of a community, we really liked the small shops and the... More 

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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are plenty of great hotels in Shanghai that will offer you immaculate rooms, great views and all mod cons - no different from most cities in the world. What they don't give you is a sense of being part of the local neighborhood. Magnolia delivers this in spades. It is a typical four-storey house in a typical street in... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We - self, husband, daughter - stayed here for three nights and it was great. Miranda's personal attention to our needs and interests made us feel at home, the rooms were comfortable and much more fun than anonymous hotel rooms. Walking up the staircase with suitcases was a bit of a workout, but part of the feel of the place.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Absolutely wonderful property that was situated within walking distances of every bar and restuaant that was recommended to us by friends. Colin was incredibly helpful even though we arrived two hours late. Would highly recommend this property. The only downside is that there was no storage space fo clothes, so if you are planning on staying a long time it... More 

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Tucson,Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I felt safe in the tiny but very clean and cool room. The bathroom was a nice space for small area. The breakfast was small but good. I found the man who was managing very helpful. It was in a convenient area. It would have been nice to have a small fridge or TV access but it was a nice... More 

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
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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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, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Huaihai Road
Price Range: $153 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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