Hengshan Moller Villa Hotel Shanghai

4 stars
View map of 30 Shanxi Road, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200040

Hotel Overview

3.4/5

Overall score

60%

Would recommend

Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
2.2
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.4
Once Upon a Time in Old Shanghai at Fairy-Tale Villa in City Center

British merchant Eric Moller built this fairy-tale villa in 1936. Construction took nine years to perfect his daughter's vision of a castle straight out of a Hans Christian Andersen tale. The half-acre garden and Norwegian-style mansion preserve a wonderful piece of Old Shanghai history. The building opened as a 43-room hotel in 2002. The hotel makes a nice base for exploring the leafy lanes of the French Concession. Guests can find countless restaurants and shops nearby.

Highlights
  • Fairy-tale villa built in 1936
  • Lovely half-acre garden
  • Nice location for exploring the leafy lanes of the French Concession
Rooms

The fantasy of the facade does not extend to all 43 rooms. The smaller superior rooms lie in a back annex and have rather simple furnishings. Executive rooms and deluxe suites occupy the original mansion and feature more ornate period-style furnishings. All rooms come with a mini-bar, safe, and desktop computer with free high-speed Internet.

Features

Guests can dine onsite in the Japanese restaurant or the Lily Restaurant or grab a morning coffee from the coffee bar. The lovely half-acre garden is a wonderful spot to relax and take in the fascinating details of the property: the gingerbread-style trim, the graceful arched windows, the playful stone Chinese lions, and the horse statue that marks the garden burial spot of Moller's favorite racehorse.

Transportation
  • Pudong International Airport (27.6 mi/46 km)
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (7.8 mi/12.9km)
  • Shanghai Railway Station (2.6 mi/4.4 km)
  • Car service available for airport transfers
  • Nearest subway station: Shaanxi South Road station on Line 1 (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
Nearby attractions
  • People's Square (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Yu Garden (2.4 mi/4 km)
  • The Bund (3 mi/5.2 km)
Business
  • Small conference room for 8-10 people
  • Business conference room for up to 20 people with high-speed Internet access

Hengshan Moller Villa Hotel Shanghai Rooms

Superior Business Room
The bedding option for the room is one king size bed or two queen size beds. Classic European-style decor. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Cable/satellite TV. Phone with voice mail. Refrigerator. Complimentary bottled water. Minibar. Ensuite bathroom. Hair dryer. Makeup mirror. Window opens

Amenities

Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities

Hotel Map

31.2231 121.4568
Area served
Shanghai.
Nearby airports
Shanghai International Airport.
Area description
The Moller Villa Hotel, situated on Shanxi Road , adjacent to Yan An Road Flyover. Only steps away from Nanjin Road and some of the finest shopping centers in Shanghai, with just 5 minute's walk away from Metro Line 1 and 8min away from Metro Line 2. This ideal location puts guests in the centre of midtown Shanghai, with good access to most of the major tourist attractions,include Jing'an Temple, Yu Gardens, XinTianDi, The Bund, People Square and XuJiaHui Commercial District.

Nearby points of interest

  • Nanjing Road: 0.3 mi
  • Black Apple Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Jing'an Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Shanghai Museum: 1 mi
  • Shanghai Grand Theatre: 1 mi
  • Shanghai Art Museum: 1 mi
  • Former Residence of Zhou En Lai: 1 mi
  • French Concession: 1.1 mi
  • Longhua Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Jinjiang Amusement Park: 1.2 mi
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: 1.2 mi
  • People`s Square: 1.2 mi
  • Taikang Lu: 1.3 mi
  • Eastlink Gallery: 1.7 mi
  • City God Temple: 1.9 mi
  • Nanjing Road: 0.3 mi
  • Black Apple Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Jing'an Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Shanghai Museum: 1 mi
  • Shanghai Grand Theatre: 1 mi
  • Shanghai Art Museum: 1 mi
  • Former Residence of Zhou En Lai: 1 mi
  • French Concession: 1.1 mi
  • Longhua Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Jinjiang Amusement Park: 1.2 mi
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: 1.2 mi
  • People`s Square: 1.2 mi
  • Taikang Lu: 1.3 mi
  • Eastlink Gallery: 1.7 mi
  • City God Temple: 1.9 mi
  • Shanghai Natural History Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Yuyuan Garden: 2 mi
  • Bund Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Shanghai Wen Miao: 2.2 mi
  • Shanghai Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • C. Y. Tung Maritime Museum: 2.2 mi
  • General Post Office Building: 2.2 mi
  • St Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai: 2.5 mi
  • Oriental Pearl Tower: 2.7 mi
  • Jin Mao Tower: 2.8 mi
  • Shanghai Expo: 2.8 mi
  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium: 3.1 mi
  • Lu Xun Park: 3.3 mi
  • Aquaria 21 Dive Club: 3.4 mi
  • Liu Hai Su Art Center: 4.8 mi
  • Shanghai Oriental Arts Center: 5 mi
  • Shanghai Science and Technology Museum: 5 mi
  • Fanguzi Art Gallery: 5.1 mi
  • Xiang Yang Market: 5.3 mi
  • Shanghai New International Expo Center: 6.2 mi
  • Hongqiao: 6.8 mi
  • Gubei: 9.8 mi
  • She Shan Basilica: 17.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Hengshan Moller Villa Hotel Shanghai

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
2.2
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.4

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Raphal
Business
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 21, 2014

Unique building, centrally located

The incredible building makes this a really nice break from bland international chains. Staff behavior is poor, the internet is awful (super unstable), and the luxurious bathrooms (marble and all) aren't as clean or functional as you'd like them. Great value however, and I go back quite often.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Westerner in China
Business
Dalian China
Jan 7, 2014

Dissapointing

Villa Moller is a boutique hotel with an interesting history and loads of character in the popular French concession. It is within walking distance of the metro making the major tourist sites in Shanghai easily accessible. However the front desk staff have very limited English with a lax attitude in servicing their clients. If it were not for a conscientious English speaking bellman (James) we would have reduced our stay and moved to another hotel. The breakfast is Chinese oriented and of poor quality. we had to continually get up from our table for coffee refills although four staff members stood in the room chatting with each other and paying minimal attention to their customers. The rooms are so small you will be challenged to move around without tripping over luggage. we will not return to this hotel on future trips to shanghai.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PEPEF
Business
GUADALAJARA MEX
Apr 18, 2010

MOLLER EXPERIENCE

LOCATION IS GOOD FOR TOURIS PLACES THE BREAKFAST BUFFEST IS GOOD ENOUGH ROOM CLEAN AND QUIET I MISS A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX INSIDE THE ROOM FOR MY COMPUTER, THE SPACE THEY HAVE FOR THIS IS TOO SMALL AND I DO NOT FEEL TO SAFE. THE ROOM IS CONFORTABLE AND CLEN

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dongfarae
Business
Nevada
Mar 8, 2010

NIce frontage no substance

Marketed as a fairytail adventure but in reality it is an old dirty building, inefficient unattentive staff. I booked 2 nights but stayed only one. Definately not a five star hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pandarooster
Business
Hong Kong
Jan 2, 2010

Return to Old Shanghai

This is a good hotel for people who would accept a trade-off and give up certain modern conveniences for a taste of old Shanghai atmosphere. The hotel was build in 1936 by Eric Moller. Constructing a mansion in Shanghai on the eve of the Second World War must be eccentric if not crazy, but there he did it for his daughter who wanted to raise horses, and the mansion came with a formidable stable. The mansion was bought and converted into a hotel, then shut down, and bought out and re-opened. We stayed in the main house, room 1201, a junior suite, which came with a jacuzzi. The room was bright and cheerful but to reach it one needs to take stairs. The room is not really cheap either, but for a taste of something different, it is worth considering.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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