"Air conditioning in the elevator but not in room: do not stay here"
First I was told there was no air conditioning at this time of year (April), but the hallway and the elevator were air conditioned. Outside the temp was 65-70 degrees, and with the sun beaming in the large windows, our room was on fire. When my friend almost fainted from the heat on our third day, I got very angry (being overheated makes me angry!) and demanded they turn on the air conditioning. Suddenly someone who knew how to work the air conditioner materialized and we had cool air. Why did it take three days' The sixth floor also smelled bad. I will never stay here again.
"Great hotel, large rooms"
Truly enjoyed this boutique hotel. Large well appointed rooms with sitting area and desk area. Large bathroom with freestanding tub. The TV rotates so one can watch in bed, at the sitting are, the desk or the bathtub. The back of the freestanding TV unit is the best stocked bar of any hotel room in which I have stayed. Full bottles of wines and spirits. A mini bar is also available. The hotel is set is a quiet neighborhood admist tree lined streets, with great pastry shops, coffee shops and a fresh fruit shop that also makes juices and smoothies. Walking distance to Metro and many up market eating options including the SoHo complex. Just a great place to be. Will return.
The location is very close to Fuxing Park and many other attractions nearby including the Shikumen Museum and within walking distance to Xintiandi.The hotel address is listed as Yandang Rd but the entrance is in Nanchang Rd up a driveway, so it was hard to find. Staff were courteous if a little stiff. The initial impression was of very dim lighting which gave it a sombre feel but the room was opulent, with a huge bedroom/sitting room area, office desk, and massive bathroom. Tiny kitchen area had a microwave. It was immaculately clean, and extremely comfortable. Lighting was confusing though.
The room and the bathroom is spacious and well equipped, interesting artwork in room. To me the room is too dim and prefer to have better lighting, the remote control for the blinds is kind of strange and maybe it is me, unable to find the switch for one of the ceiling light which needed to cut off with the master switch.... the light switch for the TV/Mini Bar in the middle of the room is hidden under the top of the bar... Breakfast is definitely not acceptable....
"Perfect for business travel"
Just a really great hotel. The rooms are incredible, the service is perfect and I am sorry I only had one night. This is understated luxury. The location is also perfect in the French quarter. Good food and bars just around the corner. Definitely worth a stay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM