We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“ok hotel, quite good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #2,137 of 4,968 Hotels in Shanghai
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    5
    27
    17
    2
    4
See reviews for
Families
0
5
6
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
HK
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2009

1) Cleaniness: room was clean.
2) Location: centralised location with Nanjing Road is a short walk away, not too bad for the price and in comparison with the prices of hotels in the surrounding area.
3) Rooms: for a local hotel the room was a bit small, but adequately equipped. There is no satellite TV, so we only had chinese channels. The bed was really hard though.
4) Service: I would have had little complaints about this hotel if not for the service. We'd asked for a late check-out (for 2 pm) the night before and the next morning the reception called to ask abt our check-out. We told the lady that we arranged with her colleague the night before tht we were checking out late, and then she told us to make sure we were out of the room before 2pm. We turned up at the reception counter 15 mins late. And the lady then rudely and unnecessarily informed us "It's past 2pm" before proceeding with check-out.
5) Value: Overall not bad value for the location, but do not expect any good service.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shinchanz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2009

Excellent location close to the Bund and metro (and diagonally across from the Westin - but at a fraction of the price). Rooms a good size and with plenty of bathroom accessories. A little worn but good standard and comfortable. Staff speak some English, definitely enough to communicate fine, and are really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Catherine_Ursula
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lugano, Switzerland
Level Contributor
100 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2009

Just fine for a city hotel where you spend just the night.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gugi46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2008

Fantastic location only a 5 minute walk to the Bund, People's Park, and main shopping areas. The hotel was very clean and neat with a large room with a double bed- more than enough room for 2 people to be comfortable, with a desk and sitting area and spacious bathroom. The bed was solid as a rock and appeared to only be a box spring and no mattress which was strange.

The breakfast was served next door in a restaurant which was overpriced and terrible with service to match. You are better off going elsewhere or picking up breakfast items at a bakery or convenience store.

One of the added bonuses was the free internet and computer right in the hotel room.

Staff weren't overly friendly but were still helpful. We had some problems checking out as the night staff speaks little to no English (day staff speak English so be sure to make arrangements for taxis or check-out during the day!). Make sure you bring proper documentation if you pay and book in advance through a website as the non-English speaking desk cleark tried to charge us for the room again as he failed to grasp the concept that we had paid in advance. Thanks to another guest who spoke Mandarin we were able to sort it all out. And there is a room deposit charge of about $30 Canadian that we never figured out what exactly it was for.

Enough restaurants within walking distance. Other than the check-out problem which we were able to sort out, the hotel was a great place to stay for location and price.

  • Liked — location, free internet
  • Disliked — breakfast, overnight front desk staff
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Filmgal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris
Level Contributor
51 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2007

Great little hotel for a reasonnable price. Located by foot at 5 minutes from the Bund and 10 from People Square. Clean cute rooms, well decorated, cumfortable beds.
Ask for the discounted rates, which are about 30% off the 'offcial price'. I paid 70 euros for a large room, with 2 large windows offering a nice view, a desk with a computer connected to internet for free, a sofa, and all the usual : minibar, safe, tea and coffee machine, etc.
Only drawback : no english channels on the TV, but the rest is perfect for the price compared to other hotels I've been to in Shanghai.

  • Liked — Value for price paid
  • Disliked — no english TV
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank JooChiat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Shanghai hotels
People’s Square
Wu Gong Hotel
Wu Gong Hotel
#1,324 of 4,968 in Shanghai
3.5 of 5 bubbles 88 reviews
People’s Square
Salvo Hotel Shanghai
Salvo Hotel Shanghai
#191 of 4,968 in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 bubbles 829 reviews
The Bund
Hi Inn Shanghai Waitan Fuzhou Road
Hi Inn Shanghai Waitan Fuzhou Ro...
#2,393 of 4,968 in Shanghai
3.0 of 5 bubbles 18 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Bund
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
The Bund
Bund Garden Hotel
Bund Garden Hotel
#713 of 4,968 in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 bubbles 44 reviews
People’s Square
Tianci Service Apartment
Tianci Service Apartment
#2,020 of 4,968 in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 bubbles 28 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai

Property: Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.306 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,137 of 4,968 Hotels in Shanghai
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
Hotel 1931 Shanghai

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing