Wildly eccentric-looking, like something out of a fairy-story / scary-movie, with spires and turrets, all set in a lovely quiet garden, this is as far from dull and ordinary as you can get. It's right near trendy and cool Nanjing Road in the old French quarter, but very quiet because set back from the main road.
As quirky as it looks, the service is very good, the rooms beautifully appointed, and the staff really sweet and friendly. It's the converted villa of a famous Shanghai millionaire, built in the 1920s and full of hand-crafted wood and stained glass. The old villa part opens onto a huge, peaceful garden and its grandest rooms are used for weddings and corporate meetings. The new part, seamlessly attached, is a bit less fanciful, but retains the charm of the villa. All the amenities are excellent, the bathrooms big and very modern and the breakfast buffet in the villa is huge - if a bit tilted towards the Chinese, who love this place. I found myself wandering all over the villa and garden for hours. In what other hotel does one do that? It's a real destination. Delightfully weird and wacky, a real home, a mansion that people used to live in. But comfortable and very professionally run. Loved the place. What a huge surprise.
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