Gallery Suites4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed at room 505, which was absolutely pleasant regarding cleanliness & size. Twin beds with very comfy mattress. Living room area with sofa & writing desk. Bathroom with big shower & tub, amenities provided. Friendly staff. Lobby area in urgent need of some refurbishment. Breakfast room rather spartanic, only had a coffee, which didn’t measure up to my standard. Would definitely recommend, as location is superb, close to HengShan Road Metro.
It was really a wonderful found. The hotel was a former Russian princessas residence, hidden behind a hair salon. The hotel is well decorated in art deco style, the room is big and clean. The staff was lovely and very helpful. The breakfast was also quite ok and has enough options. As it is located in the really expensive French concession area (5 min from metro station), this is a really great valuable choice.
The good news is that the rooms are suites and spacious and the location, on Hengshan Road, is both a great location and a very nice setting. It is a short walk to several metro lines and Hengshan Road has wide tree-lined sidewalks. There are a number of good restaurants close at hand. The hotel itself is quirky to say the least. In the bathroom the toilet is basically out in the open. If you are traveling with someone, there is no privacy. The room has a couch and sitting area, but only a single TV so you can only watch TV while sitting in bed. Not that the TV is much to crow about. Of the 6 English channels only 3 were operating during my stay and the sound quality was such that you could not hear much. The bathroom vanity is positioned incorrectly so that the shower door could not open completely. As well the top of the mirror was at 5', so to look in a mirror I had to turn away from the vanity to another mirror. There is a single slow elevator, so get used to at least going down the stairs. This is somewhat problematic as the stairwell is poorly lit. Breakfast is off a set menu, not a buffet. It is adequate, but for the room charge inferior. This is my second stay here out of a desire to stay in the neighborhood rather than of any affection for this hotel. I think that one of the Xujiahui hotels, although more distant from Hengshan Road might offer better accommodations.
We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed the room and service. The location is good for those who don't like crowded area. We just notice we might left our bookmarks souvenir for our kids in the hotel which might be slipped in the sofa. Hope the hotel staff could find them.
I stayed here with my husband in September and the hotel is located in the former French concession. We stayed for 13 nights to visit our son who is working in Shanghai. The hotel is very unique and has lovely Art Deco features. The location is great, loads of bars and restaurants nearby, and there is a lovely park just down the street. The staff were very polite and helpful overall,specially the breakfast staff.
Stayed for one night on a last minute booking. The hotel is in a good location and just a minute's walk to the metro. I booked an Art Deco suite. Reception were friendly and quickly processed me on arrival. The room was surprisingly large, although a little on the 'dark' side given the dark timber used for all aspects of the floors, screens and furnishings. Lots of storage space, good air-con, masses of fluffy towels and a reasonable selection of amenities (including bathrobes) for the bathroom. While the bathroom lacks doors it was still relatively private given it was angled away from the main seating area and bedroom section. The basics of safe, complimentary water, tea and coffee and slippers were all provided. The wifi was free but a little patchy - but that is not uncommon in China (this was perhaps a tiny fraction on the slow side though). The bed was a stand-out - beautifully comfortable with generous bedding and great pillows (the 'marshmallow' type that you can massage into the perfect shape). The sitting area was a little awkward - a strange lounge that didn't look so inviting and a mis-matched ottoman. I didn't check the television to see what channels were available. Breakfast is by way of voucher from reception which you then hand to Kevin's Cafe. The breakfast options looked good but I only took toast and coffee (which was excellent - freshly made barista-style). Overall I thought it was good value if you enjoy the type of architecture and decor. There are more 'modern' hotels, but this is a matter of personal style and choice. A deposit of RMB100 was required in cash during check-in. This was promptly refunded on check-out.
I mainly chose the hotel because of its practical location for my purposes. The location turned out to be practical, too. And, the neighbourhood, with the close-by park, further increased the value of the location. The hotel in itself is a real gem. We had a large and artistic room with a real working desk, which I needed, and a bathroom which we relished with. Very friendly staff not all of which communicated in English though. Near-by also interesting restaurants and shopping centres.
If you are looking for somewhere to lay down, relax and enjoy the silence. .. this is the place! With outstanding design, great hospitality and close to the metro and great restaurants and bars. I'm sure I'll be back.
Firstly, this place is not difficult to find since it is next to Xujiahui and Hengshan Park. I was given the room just above the Keven Cafe. The street is busy and there is constant honking. Not loud or intrusive since the windows are closed. You can see people walk by on the sidewalk and the room gives you the impression you are staying in your own private apartment in Shanghai. Heavy curtains are available to cut out all peering eyes to your room if you feel insecure. Bedding is comfortable. Very modern with an sound station which can be connected by Bluetooth to stream your store music from your smartphone. Wood floors give it pleasant touch. The bathoom. Now that is something to talk about. A clawfoot bathtub sitting in there. A wooden vanity with the sink built into it. I hope they maintain it well. Bathrobes are supplied so that you don't expose yourself to the outside. since there is no door for the bathroom. The hotel isn't terribly expensive but it isn't very cheap either. However, the character it exudes is rather charming. Breakfast at the Keven Cafe downstairs is basic and it helps charge you up for the day. The surrounding area is filled with lots of eateries. My particular favorite is the 南京汤包馆 at No. 641 Jianguo Road or rather the intersection of Gao An Road and Jianguo Road. 建国西路641号 (高安路) Excellent xialongbao for less than DTFs prices. It is near to the Former French Concession but not exactly in it. You can actually walk over and explore the area. However, it is along Heng Shan Road which is is for all intents a place filled with bars. A lone man walking along this road in the evening is usually a target for bar "promoters" asking you to come over to their bar to check out their massage offerings that promise a "happy ending". If that is not your intent, just be firm and walk on. But overall, it is an excellent stay for any occasion and even for business.
I stayed in a "Gallery Grand Suite" at the hotel and the room was very spacious and comfortable. The building was originally an old art deco apartment block and is very characterful. Located in a quiet part of the former French concession area, it is just a short walk away from the metro station and close to a few shops & restaurants so still very convenient. (I'd highly recommend the Heng Shan Cafe for lunch or dinner, located about a 5 minute walk away). Free WIFi in the rooms, and breakfast was also included in the room rate. A reasonable breakfast is served in the small adjoining cafe on the ground floor - hotel guests are offered a choice of 3 set breakfast menus (all 'western' breakfasts). There aren't a lot of staff at this hotel as it is more an serviced apartment style hotel, but those I encountered were friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel, it was lovely to come back to the peace and tranquility of the hotel after a long day of sightseeing and crazy Golden Week crowds.
- Close to French Concession
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located in Xuhui within a mile (2 km) of French Concession, Gallery Suites is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Jing An Temple. This 39-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. Located in central Shanghai, the hotel is also near Xintiandi and Shanghai Museum.
Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Kevin Cafe, the hotel's onsite restaurant.
The 39 individually decorated accommodations feature lanais and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers.
Gallery Suites features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. There's free parking and an airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, an arcade/game room, and express check-in.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 190 reviews