Built in 1934, Pei Mansion Hotel in Shanghai's Jing'an District was the former family home of the celebrated architect, I.M. Pei.
Built in 1934, Pei Mansion Hotel in Shanghai's Jing'an District was the former family home of the celebrated architect, I.M. Pei. Now a modern boutique hotel, it features stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and personalised 24-hour butler services. Decorated with authentic Chinese crafts and antiques, the spacious air-conditioned rooms all come with a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Bathrooms have a separate rainshower and a spa bathtub. Pei Mansion Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Metro Line 2 and 7 at Jing'an Temple Station. It is within 5 km from People Square, East Nanjing Road and the scenic Bund. Hongqiao International Airport is 12 km away. Guests can enjoy a stroll in the landscaped gardens and visit the peaceful koi pond. The hotel can arrange for relaxing in-room spa treatments. A 24-hour business centre and housekeeping services are provided. Boasting 7 private dining rooms, Xin Rong Ji Chinese Restaurant serves delicious Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes. The rooftop Western restaurant has a bar and overlooks the beautiful city. Drinks can also be enjoyed at the Garden Bar.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
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User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 33 reviews
VERY GOOD 14 reviews
AVERAGE 15 reviews
POOR 2 reviews
TERRIBLE 3 reviews
Solo travel Traveller
24 Apr 2018
I recently stayed at the PEI mansion - room was beautiful... all traditional Chinese. Antiques were lovely. The only unfortunate thing was the bed... it was hard as a rock. I felt like I was sleeping on the floor. If they upgraded to a mattress ( I really don’t even think it was a mattress) this would be a 5 star hotel. Also, I don’t eat meat/dairy... it was hard to speak with staff about breakfast to get the food I needed, but that happens all the time.
Also... great location ! Amazing restaurants and Shopping walking distance and very convenient to get the subway.
All in all 4.25
16 Nov 2017
Nice, but Could be even better....
Like another reviewer wrote, this is really a restaurant with a few rooms for rent on the side.
Of course the main reason to stay here is to avoid the corporate predictable environment of an international chain hotel. The building is beautiful, and well preserved.
Although I'd bet most of the furniture etc is not antique. There's lots of chintz and faux-antiques.
My room was large and comfy. The bathroom is amazing. The double bath with jacuzzi would make for a fun romantic date, but I didn't have one. The Japanese toilet is pretty impressive.
I think only a few of the most expensive rooms overlook the garden. Mine was close to a blind wall, so no view and not much light.
Breakfast is no longer in a tent but in the lobby. That's an improvement. Bizarrely, given the presence of a fancy restaurant, breakfast is very limited. I had the Chinese set (other choice is Western set breakfast) and the quality was OK but it was the same every day.
Tip for the hotel: play some background music. Breakfast feels cold and impersonal. The lobby setting is nice and if they made an effort to give some high quality choices (how about a choice of tea to start with?) and provide some ambiance this could be a lovely experience. Instead, right now it feels like a youth hostel.
Most of the staff you will see is associated with the restaurant, especially at night. And that's really a separate business.
The 'rooms for hire' business is just very minimally staffed. Don't expect concierge, room service, on-site spa, etc. The Laundry service was quick and efficient though.
The location is good, quiet and walking distance from shops, restos and the Metro.
In short, an interesting building but overall an experience that could be much better and turned into really an exclusive boutique hotel experience if they made a bit more of an effort. Now, at times, you felt like an interloper, an afterthought to the main purpose of the business, which is the restaurant.
The restaurant is private dining only-no walk ups for hotel guests.
Friends getaway Traveller
16 Oct 2017
Fantastic hidden gem
When traveling to this location, I didn't expect much. However, when I arrived, walked in, and saw my room, WOW was I impressed! My room was awesome! From the décor to the in bathroom Jacuzzi, every aspect was great and beyond my expectations. The free breakfast was substandard for my expectations as was the service in the garden room.
05 Jun 2017
A hidden Villa with fine dinin....
Our local host invited 10 of us here for lunch , we are all in town for a convention . Hidden in the Bund area , a rarity to have a preserved villa among surrounding high rises. . The hotel was the home of the famous IM PEI famiy mansion before communist took over . The hotel is well keep with a garden and dining area outside in a tent .The staff hardly speak English ( a surprise in Shanghai and a upscale bontique hotel ) including the guide who toured us around the property ( our host translate ) . Many antiques artifacts around the house , including the connection of the PEI family to famous chineses politicians in the hay days . We have private dining room on the second floor of the villa , very nice and well staff . The food is Ningbo style , a region not far from Shanghai . We had a variety of many dishes , including , chicken that was fed with fish , razor clams in brooth( very sweet ) , goose web , wagu beef stirred fried . Fresh peach nectar very good. . Will return for a meal , but I prefer a more modern facility to stay . A hidden treasure in Shangai
06 May 2017
Charming Hotel stuck in a cate....
If you love 20th-century architecture or the marriage of East meets West, you'll love this hotel. The entry and the rooms are a charming mix of Asian and Western design elements. It's an authentically early-20th century building in a city that often lacks for architectural history.
As an actual hotel, the Pei Mansion is adequate but not a standout. This site seems to make a majority of its revenue from hosting dinners and events rather than guests, and everything reflects this fact.
To get to the main (charming) elevator to the hotel rooms, you walk into a narrow hallway past the dining rooms and the (loud and moderately pungent) kitchen to the elevator bay, where you wait while inconveniencing the wait and kitchen staff.
The rooms themselves are nice and exude a bit of old-world charm. Our bathtub was amazing! Built for two or more with lots of hot water. The rain shower was nice. The automatic toilet would have been nice, had it worked, which it did not. The walls are thick enough but the air gap under the doors means that the cleaning staff can ask you in a whisper if they can clean the room and you can answer from the bed in a whisper and they'll hear you. Spies looking to discuss top secret information are advised to restrict their conversations to written rather than oral correspondence.
The staff are quite nice, if not trained to the standards of an upscale international chain. But obviously it's not a chain and that's not the point of this hotel.
The breakfast buffet is outside in the "Garden Restaurant," also known as a tent. It's a nice tent, for sure, complete with chandeliers, but still a tent. I would guess that the proprietors were denied (or did not apply for) a permit to build an external addition and therefore built a "temporary structure." The actual buffet is, well, it's food. The selection is laughably small and the food itself is bare bones. To be fair, you get what you pay for, and this buffet is for the low low price of free.
All in all, this is a lovely non-chain hotel with an emphasis on decor and architecture.