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"One of the most interesting hotels in Shanghai"
The Mansion hotel houses a museum that highlights its history as a mafia joint around the 1900s. It is truly intriguing even to merely visit but the rooms, too are one of a kind. Floor 4 and 5 are currently finishing renovations (I did not hear any noise) and will probably be the best right now. The breakfast is not recommended — the portions are small and the street food in Shanghai is amazing. Small local restaurants that serve Chinese breakfasts can be found just one cross street over and you will be having a much more authentic experience. The restaurant that serves dinner however is quite good. The area is outstanding and highly recommended for walks.
"Dire need of maintenance"
The carpets are so grotty you wouldn't want to walk on them (need both commercial clean as well as not vacuum cleaned). The water comes in through the ceilings at reception and through the corridors. Fridge not working, and air conditioner noisy. Staff not equipped to deal with English speaking guests. Breakfast on second day as not edible. Loved the building, but felt sad it isn't being maintained.
"Most Gross Hotel in Shanghai"
Mold in bathroom, bathroom sink held together with tape, wallpaper peeling off walls, very dirty carpet, breakfast not edible,... The positive rating here is clearly managed by clever marketeers. What was once a historic jewel and cool hangout has been totally trashed and needs a total renovation.
"A change from a corporate hotel"
If you want to stay in a hotel that is untouched by corporate uniformity then give this place a try. It is located in a nice area of the Pudong district, close to many restaurants, small clothing boutiques and a typical shopping mall full of designer shops. My superior room was huge with a large bathroom with shower and huge bath. The bed would have held three people. Breakfast was Ok and not self service. The hotel is stuffed with antiques and there is more wood in the place than an Amazon rain forest. Lovely staff but most have little English. Two quibbles. MasterCard was not accepted and there was no way I could make an international call as my mobile was not working. Also no tea or coffee making facilities in the room.
"1930s charm in Shanghai"
This is my second stay at the Mansion Hotel. The first time was in 2008. My wife and I were married here in the rooftop restaurant and we stayed in a beautiful suite. It was a fantastic weekend. Unfortunately, nearly nine years later, the quality has slipped a little and the hotel needs some attention. Most disappointing to us is the rooftop restaurant. What used to be a wonderful space with a French head chef and excellent outdoor area, has been converted into a cheap looking Japanese restaurant and ugly bar area. All charm has disappeared unfortunately. The hotel is in need of some maintenance and TLC. Overall, it is looking a little tired and the carpets need changing for example. Since it is a small hotel, I suspect they are finding it difficult financially to compete with all the other options in Shanghai. But, having said all that, I still really like the Mansion Hotel. It is quirky, cosy and clean. The staff are nice and the rooms are spacious. The decor is interesting and the foyer is like a museum with antiquities from the 1930s. It feels like an old house, not a fancy hotel, and I really like that! If you want to stay at a hotel with amazing 5 star amenities and modern service, then the Mansion is not for you. If however you are an easygoing traveller who wants to see a slice of older Shanghai in a comfortable place in a great location, then you will enjoy it like I still do.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM