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“Lovely experience in the French Concession”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of B'La Vii House

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B'La Vii House
Ranked #554 of 4,998 Hotels in Shanghai
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48 reviews
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“Lovely experience in the French Concession”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

I got the Kapok room which is on the ground floor (2nd least expensive type). The location is great, right in the heart of the French Concession with nice restaurants and bars within walking distance. Really feels like the heart of old Shanghai. Metro is a further walk away but still reachable. I love such boutique hotels compared to large hotel chains. The rooms are furnished in an oriental style and full amenities. I like the large tub. Pity the pillows are a tad subpar (not enough stuffing). Other than that the service was excellent and security fairly good. They asked me and my guest about our identities when we walked in during our stay. Also they helped me to get a nail cutter when I required it. Kudos. The breakfast was traditional Chinese and tasted pretty authentic. Another plus is that drinks in the mini-bar are complimentary. Also the tea selection is pretty good. In short, I would highly recommend this place though I did get comments that the price was quite steep.

Room Tip: The inner rooms are better. Upper floor rooms might be a hassle if you have heavy luggage.
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Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012 via mobile

The location is perfect in the French Concession. Never more than a 10 minute walk from a nice cafe (Marienbad), a good restaurant, and Eddy's bar is nearby too. You get a warm welcome and the entrance to the hotel - courtyard with pond, Thai restaurant on site - is charming, and the interior design and layout of the accommodation is lovely. Shanghai 1930's meets international boutique hotel style. Breakfast is fine - but I'd have been happier with less - and all the people who work there are charming. But...when the reception team said they hadn't received our upfront payment but Expedia said they had paid, their lack of experience made an annoying situation worse, and ended up with me paying again, as noone could deal with the administrative solutions proposed by Expedia to solve this. Anyway the good news is you get a better deal if you deal direct with the hotel - but it took the edge of what could have been a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: B'La Vii House
Address: No.285 Hunan Road, Shanghai, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Hengshan Road
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #554 of 4,998 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — B'La Vii House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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