I stayed here for three nights in a really large room divided into two with a nice Chinese screen, which was a nice touch. A friend stayed in another large room, not as stylish as mine, but nice enough. The rooms and lobby areas were much nicer than the website photos made it look.
More than anything, the location can't be beat if you want something in the trendy French concession area. Good restaurants (Shanghai Citizen, Noodle Bull and a decent and lively Mexican restaurant), bars and even spas (nice ones, like Dragonfly) were all walking distance.
Best of all the staff were great at helping write down all the places we needed to go in the local script so that our taxi drives were hassle free.
Only two complaints - my room was surrounded by smokers which was pretty yuck. Not sure if they have a non-smoking floor, but I'd definitely ask next time. Most irritating though were the noisy housekeeping staff shouting in the hallways to each other – not very classy… and pretty uncool when you’re trying to sleep of a late night.
One tip - expect to pay about RNB150 for trip to/from airport and write it on your piece of paper so the driver knows and doesn't rip you off like one did to my friend who paid RNB450!
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