For an authentic especrience of Shanghai, to get a real experience of Shanghai in it's glamour days, try Shanghai Residences. These quaint (dare we say "cute") service apartments/ service residences have all the modern amenities - kitchen, modern bathroom, nice soft bed - in a completely renovated authentic Shanghai villa on the tree-lined streets of Shanghai's low-rise Former French Concession district. Very personal service, too.
Location: Authentic 1930s Shanghai Villas in the Former. French Concession area of Shanghai.
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