I chose this hotel based on its location in the French Concession area and the reviews on trip advisor and we were very glad we did. We were upgraded to the 5th floor where we had a HUGE room with 2 double beds, cable TV desk, lounge chairs, balcony overlooking the street and the Shanghai skyline. The bathroom was also large and well stocked with toiletries, free water, and tea and coffee making supplies. The staff were very polite, spoke excellent English and were very helpful in making phone calls and giving advice and directions.
The beauty of the French concession area is that it is so close to people's square and nanjing road but so peaceful and quiet by comparison - a rare commodity in Chinese cities.
The location is excellent with 2 metro stations only 10 minute walk away. Turning left from the hotel you walk around 300 meters to the end of the street, turning right you find Changshu Rd metro, turning right you will go to South Shaanxi Rd station. Both are on line 1 which makes it very convenient to reach key places like People's Square or Shanghai Railway Station and I encourage people to take advantage of the subway which is so fast,cheap, frequent and easy to navigate. The area is very quiet of a night which makes a pleasant change from the crowds around East Nanjing Rd and the Bund
We didn't eat at the hotel but there is a wide range of restaurants within 1-3 minutes walk from the hotel that offer good value for money if you are too tired to go far for a meal. Wagu across the road is a trendy cafe that offers excellent breakfasts and lunch light meals but apart from the half price wraps of a morning - it's not that much cheaper than the hotel breakfast (about $15). There are lots of shops including a 7-11 to stock up on beer, snacks etc, a Parkson Dept. Store and boutiques nearby. I would definitely stay here again on any subsequent trip Shanghai.
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