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Hengshan Picardie Hotel
Ranked #170 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed 5 August 2014

the hotel is nice , only 2 floors of non smoking rooms, but the first room smelled very bad although on the non smoking floor, the new one was better.

the rooms are OK .

location - not bad.

the staff in general very nice ,but with very poor English.

the breakfast is very average, nothing to right home about.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Art Deco styling in this 1935 hotel, the executive wing has been updated and although our room 4005 was small, the decor and bathroom were relatively new. Cleaning service was of a good standard and the staff were more friendly than any place we have stayed in China.
There is a large park across the street with tai chi and dancers particularly early evening. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Also metro lines close by.
The French Concession area is quite interesting, small boutique shops and tree lined streets are nice to walk around.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the park have the best view but can be affected by traffic noise. Executive floor has m...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The hotel has long history dating back to 1930s, thus the room condition is a little outdated and a bit gloomy. Overall services are maintained at good level and the morning buffer is excellent. The location is very convenient from where you may find various bars, restaurants just within walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This was arranged by a contact of mine in Shanghai at a very good price. The room was a large corner room with views out over the park opposite and the tree lined street. The super king bed was very comfortable although the air conditioning seemed to be uncontrollable even though there were two control points neither of which could change the temperature. We chose to leave the AC off and keep the windows open but that was noisy as the locals live on their horns. As we were there in May it was not too hot but it could be bad if it were in the middle of summer.

Walking to the left from the hotel quickly bought you to all sorts of facilities such as banks, ATM machines, hairdressers, restaurants, bars and the metro station. The neighbourhood was as if being in Paris with plane trees lining the wide street which were lit up at night making a real picture. Walking to the right eventually bought you to a great bottle shop for wines and another choice of restaurants including an irish bar with sports TV.

My wife had a hair treatment at the place across the road from the hotel which was superb. They had all the mod cons for women's beauty including manicures and pedicures in a large complex well decorated and it even had a bar for the bored partners to while away the time waiting.

The breakfast was included in the hotel price and was extensive catering to both western and chinese tastes. A chef was on hand to prepare the egg dishes while you watched.

The staff were all very pleasant and helpful especially the doormen and bellman who found us a tailor just across the road for some alterations at a great price.

A five minute stroll to the left go you to the underground system which was super clean and efficient and easy to understand and use.

Room Tip: Try and get a corner room. Much more space.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

I usually stay at the Hengshan Picardie when in Shanghai due to its location. It is right in the middle of the French Concession area close to plenty of restaurants and bars. The Bund is easily reachable by taxi and since the Expo there is also an Underground nearby. The rooms are nice and cosy but the rest of the hotel is your typical chinese government owned style. The breakfast can be easily given a miss and the staff is mostly pretty useless. Little english and prelearned phrases only.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is an older traditional hotel that is nicely decorated and equipped. My king-size bed and room were very comfortable. The room was somewhat small but well met my needs. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was very good, with primarily Western-style food including omelets made while you wait but also includes some Chinese choices. There are bars and restaurants o the street to the left out the front door. My room included fast a reliable Wi-Fi at no additional cost.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Had a special priced room which was slightly smaller but still perfectly comfortable and functional. Hotel is very clean and well equipped but location is the main draw on the historic hengshan lu in heart of old French concession area. Nightlife is close by and Xujiahui commercial area is also close by as is Huaihai lu area. Great value overall when you compare to some of the international hotel brands in the same area. One caveat though: Not sure how well they will handle non Chinese speakers, would anticipate no problem with basic matters but a complicated request might throw them off..

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hengshan Picardie Hotel

Address: No.534 Hengshan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Xujiahui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#115 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#149 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: £90 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hengshan Picardie Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 236
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