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No.82 Xinle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031 China
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#366 of 5,043 hotels in Shanghai
Location
4.5
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4.3
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3.8
Value
4.0
Designed by the French architect Lafayette in 1932 and located in the vibrant heart of the historic French Concession, this luxuriously restored heritage boutique hotel offers the city’s most authentic experience of ‘Old Shanghai’. Formerly headquarters of Shanghai vice boss Du Yuesheng, the Mansion Hotel was once the nerve centre of an opium empire and scene of some of roaring Shanghai’s most decadent parties. Hundreds of artifacts and photographs attest to its colourful past, as you relax into its lavish modern-day incarnation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

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Grade: 100 out of 100
180Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Mobile31196563403 wrote a review Feb 2019
Basel, Switzerland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Marvellous house which has been carefully refurbished years ago but since then badly groomed. What a pitty for this hughe potential this hotel has. The carpets need urgently replacment, cabinets tend to fall apart and the cleanliness is not always suffiecient. Breakfast is a joke... Defently overpriced! Go there only if you're retro-design enthusiast since it's really worth to see it, but having a coffee in the lobby is probably the better idea than to stay overnight. What a pity!!!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Gayle F wrote a review Nov 2018
Kelowna, Canada39 contributions13 helpful votes
This hotel is FABULOUS! If you like boutique hotels with a generous dollop of history its for you! Our room was unreal, huge with a terrace and a bathroom to die for! Sumptuously appointed with velvet and antiques yet all the modern conveniences you would want. The rooftop long was a great spot for a drink and the front courtyard another great spot to rely and enjoy a drink under a gazebo by a gorgeous pond. Located in the French Concession area, this hotel is walking distance to the subway and a myriad of streets overloaded with boutiques and restaurants. Safe and clean with well lit walkways we enjoyed strolling and shopping each night after dinner. Highly recommend this spot!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: IF you get a balcony its wonderful;!!
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Kostas M wrote a review Jun 2018
Xanthi, Greece130 contributions71 helpful votes
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 the reception just dont care!!! I arrived with 3 bags, no-one there to help. In the breakfast I was waiting 10 minutes for someone to come and get the order (yes you have to fill a paper with your selection of things you want) and it looked as if i am invisible for the employees. This hotel should have been a real gem if worked properly but it is left deserted. Not even the health inspection cares since if this was Europe it would have been closed permanently for the mould.. The only reason I give 2 stars instead of 1 is the very good location and the polite girl in the reception my last day there that was helpful, tried to speak English and help me with a taxi.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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thomasdelab wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom34 contributions8 helpful votes
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 avoided. It is a shame: this hotel could be nice but many significant issues should be fixed.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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James S wrote a review Apr 2018
Sitges, Spain7806 contributions1162 helpful votes
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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 a handful speak English.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BramStoker wrote a review Mar 2018
Miami, Florida154 contributions95 helpful votes
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) gorgeous lobby with antiques from the 1920s and 1930s, including old photographs, a record player, an antique opium pipe, rickshaw registrations, casino chips, etc.. It's beautiful and full of history; (2) excellent location near a little park where locals dance and do tai chi, and near many restaurants (the Cathay Theatre is also close by and worth seeing); and (3) the rooms are big and furnished in the same style. The building used to be owned by "Big-Eared" Du who was an opium importer and mafia boss. Very cool. The cons: (1) the staff does not speak English so do not expect any assistance or concierge service; (2) the carpets are dirty and the entire place could use a cleaning; and (3) the breakfast is the worst breakfast I have ever had (they need to invest in a good coffee machine and focus on the needs of Europeans and Americans, not only Chinese people, if they want to grow the business and be more successful). In conclusion, I recommend the hotel but with reservations. There are much better hotels on the Bund. But it's more interesting than most hotels in Pudong for example.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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helenahankaart wrote a review Jan 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom187 contributions85 helpful votes
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 quiet and the lounges are very attractive places to sit and plan a day of sightseeing. With a luxury mall, a pocket park, street food and some great boutiques on the doorstep this really is a lovely base for a Shanghai experience.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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krautland wrote a review Sep 2017
Shanghai, China136 contributions123 helpful votes
The Mansion hotel houses a museum that highlights its history as a mafia joint around the 1900s. It is truly intriguing even to merely visit but the rooms, too are one of a kind. Floor 4 and 5 are currently finishing renovations (I did not hear any noise) and will probably be the best right now. The breakfast is not recommended — the portions are small and the street food in Shanghai is amazing. Small local restaurants that serve Chinese breakfasts can be found just one cross street over and you will be having a much more authentic experience. The restaurant that serves dinner however is quite good. The area is outstanding and highly recommended for walks.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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BridgeoCoop wrote a review Jul 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions26 helpful votes
The carpets are so grotty you wouldn't want to walk on them (need both commercial clean as well as not vacuum cleaned). The water comes in through the ceilings at reception and through the corridors. Fridge not working, and air conditioner noisy. Staff not equipped to deal with English speaking guests. Breakfast on second day as not edible. Loved the building, but felt sad it isn't being maintained.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Corto M wrote a review Apr 2017
Vancouver, Canada198 contributions109 helpful votes
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Mold in bathroom, bathroom sink held together with tape, wallpaper peeling off walls, very dirty carpet, breakfast not edible,... The positive rating here is clearly managed by clever marketeers. What was once a historic jewel and cool hangout has been totally trashed and needs a total renovation.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mansion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mansion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iapm Shopping Mall (0.2 miles), Funkadeli (0.2 miles), and Chinese Printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mansion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mansion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mansion Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mansion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sichuan Citizen, Liquid Laundry, and Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Road).
Does Mansion Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Mansion Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mansion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mansion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mansion Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Mansion Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jing'an Temple (0.7 miles), Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) (2.3 miles), and Shanghai Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea (1.2 miles).