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Dirty and dated. Rooms are tiny. AC is the loudest machine ever. Staff barely speaks English. Breakfast is extra and not worth the money. I personally never ate there. On my last night, I found an unexpected visitor in my room. Hard to go back...More
I knew I was in trouble in the lobby at check in when one of the counter guys was in an old soiled white shirt. The second indicator was the cigarette smell in the room. Then again a no smoking rule in China is considered...More
Stay in royal court hotel for 3 nights, hotel was very hard to find but if you have map (GPS) app on your phone it is a lot easier. Receptionist was rude and did not understand any English. I asked for extra pillows because the...More
Upon arriving in Shanghai, took a long taxi ride to the Royal Court Hotel. It was off a major road and within easy walking distance to many stores and restaurants. Great location to miss and hear the constant traffic yet close enough to go and...More
Hotel location is good and close to a metro station.
Neighborhood is nice but a bit exclusive with very few option to eat.
Hotel is hard to find the first time, taxi or didi won't find it.
Rooms are extremely small and not comfortable, bed...More
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.