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"A hidden Villa with fine dining experience"
Our local host invited 10 of us here for lunch , we are all in town for a convention . Hidden in the Bund area , a rarity to have a preserved villa among surrounding high rises. . The hotel was the home of the famous IM PEI famiy mansion before communist took over . The hotel is well keep with a garden and dining area outside in a tent .The staff hardly speak English ( a surprise in Shanghai and a upscale bontique hotel ) including the guide who toured us around the property ( our host translate ) . Many antiques artifacts around the house , including the connection of the PEI family to famous chineses politicians in the hay days . We have private dining room on the second floor of the villa , very nice and well staff . The food is Ningbo style , a region not far from Shanghai . We had a variety of many dishes , including , chicken that was fed with fish , razor clams in brooth( very sweet ) , goose web , wagu beef stirred fried . Fresh peach nectar very good. . Will return for a meal , but I prefer a more modern facility to stay . A hidden treasure in Shangai
"Charming Hotel stuck in a catering kitchen"
If you love 20th-century architecture or the marriage of East meets West, you'll love this hotel. The entry and the rooms are a charming mix of Asian and Western design elements. It's an authentically early-20th century building in a city that often lacks for architectural history. As an actual hotel, the Pei Mansion is adequate but not a standout. This site seems to make a majority of its revenue from hosting dinners and events rather than guests, and everything reflects this fact. To get to the main (charming) elevator to the hotel rooms, you walk into a narrow hallway past the dining rooms and the (loud and moderately pungent) kitchen to the elevator bay, where you wait while inconveniencing the wait and kitchen staff. The rooms themselves are nice and exude a bit of old-world charm. Our bathtub was amazing! Built for two or more with lots of hot water. The rain shower was nice. The automatic toilet would have been nice, had it worked, which it did not. The walls are thick enough but the air gap under the doors means that the cleaning staff can ask you in a whisper if they can clean the room and you can answer from the bed in a whisper and they'll hear you. Spies looking to discuss top secret information are advised to restrict their conversations to written rather than oral correspondence. The staff are quite nice, if not trained to the standards of an upscale international chain. But obviously it's not a chain and that's not the point of this hotel. The breakfast buffet is outside in the "Garden Restaurant," also known as a tent. It's a nice tent, for sure, complete with chandeliers, but still a tent. I would guess that the proprietors were denied (or did not apply for) a permit to build an external addition and therefore built a "temporary structure." The actual buffet is, well, it's food. The selection is laughably small and the food itself is bare bones. To be fair, you get what you pay for, and this buffet is for the low low price of free. All in all, this is a lovely non-chain hotel with an emphasis on decor and architecture.
"Art Deco Magnificance"
I stayed here for one night because the history sounded fascinating and I'm so glad I did. It's a former art deco architect's home transformed into a quite luxurious boutique hotel and I very much enjoyed my stay here. The rooms and fit out are spectacular and it's located in a trendy part of Shanghai and I enjoyed wandering the blocks around this charming hotel.
"Not a hotel"
This is more a building with large private dining rooms for Chinese and some nice, old style, rooms with nice, overly large, bathrooms with a jacuzzi and high end shower, than a hotel. Had little to offer to enjoy the stay but the room. Breakfast is horrendous as is dinner in the "garden restaurant". Now the entrance lounge was rented out for a seminar, and I had to struggle to get to my room.
"Interesting, but a bit worn"
The hotel was in a great location near Nanjing road shopping. It is need of a refurbishment. Breakfast was included but questionable quality. It was generally clean, but not really clean. Staff were friendly. The grounds were small but interesting. Carpets are worn and wifi was awful.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM