"Calm luxurious retreat in old part of Shanghai" An Ting Villa Hotel Shanghai Tip by flyer31

An Ting Villa Hotel Shanghai, Shanghai: 106 reviews and 2 photos


This hotel is in a perfectly calm and fascinating neighbourhood. You hear here birds singing and people playing piano in bourgeous-style city houses, and you also find still many small original chinese "Garage-homeworker-shops". On the block wich is formed by the Anting hotel in the center and the Hangshen metro station at the other corner, at one corner you will get 8 wonderful homemade dumplings for 5 Yuan, at the next corner you will find a European style Garden restaurant with small candles on the tables in a real big garden, on the next corner you will find a Chinese person in a small watchman house looking at the street (I think some relict of old times), and at the fourth corner you will get wonderful grilled sticks for 2 Yuan each - especially also vegetable sticks from some central asian looking people with turk-style accent - really a very fascinating quarter here!

Some people write in reviews, that it is a bit outside the city, but I did not feel this - it is only 200-300m from the Line1 metro station, there usually every 1-5 minutes a train will take you into the city. But it is not too far to walk to the People's Square (=city center). At least until South Shanxi road / Music university it is a nice 30-40min walk passing by very interesting looking bars (as it is to be expected for a quarter which leads to the music university where Lang Lang has his roots). The music university contains the very nice He Luting concert hall (with a very hidden ticket office - you will need to ask students to find it).

For Shanghai citizens the part around HengShan Metro station is called "romatic Shanghai" - it seems to be somehow protected against the construction-destruction - all the roads are lined with wonderful big trees.

Unique Qualities: Garden, calm rooms, Internet connection in the room (costs 90 Yuan per day) - unfortunately no bicycle rent (somewhere in Internet it was stated that they rent bicycles). Staff speaks good English.

Address: 46 Anting Rd Xuhui Area, Shanghai, China, 200031,
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: AnTing road is very near to HengShan Metro station on Line 1.
othercontact: Fax 86-21-64339726
Phone: 86-21-64331188
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.sinohotel.com/english/hotelinfo/anting_villa_hotel_shanghai.html

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  • Written Nov 22, 2008
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