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From The Sunday Times | March 7, 2010

Value for money travel awards

If you’re after a good deal, here are the hotels, spas, airlines and tour operators that should be your first port of call

Best-value hotel, Asia and Australasia: Shanghai Mansion, Bangkok

Once you’ve got over the mind-melt of being in Shanghai in Bangkok, this place is irresistible. In the heart of Chinatown, and done up in mustards and clarets as a Shanghainese merchant’s house, with big canopied beds and lots of lanterns, it’s indisputably cool, in a vintage way. The hotel also has a jazz bar and spa (not to mention free breakfasts big enough to fill you up until dinner). It’s advertising “half-price” rooms through most of 2010 — from £56 — and you can trim off a bit more with a last-minute deal (00 66 2221 2121,

Source: The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

The Guardian, UK China Williams, 19 December 2007

Bangkok’s top 10 quirky hotels

A current crop of small and intimate places to stay is a refreshing change in a city where big and brash is the norm, says China Williams

Although Chinatown is one of Bangkok’s more intriguing neighbourhoods, the sleeping options are monopolised by hulking matrons dating from the gaudy days of pink vinyl and shag carpet. This hip hotel breaks the mould with retro Chinoiserie stylings. Pink and purple lanterns, bamboo floors and imperial-inspired furniture transform the hotel’s 55 rooms into boudoirs evoking jazz-era Shanghai.

The National Geographic

Best of Bangkok: Hotels

Part of the Places of a Lifetime series from Traveler magazine
Philip Cornwel-Smith

Shanghai Inn
“A Technicolor reimagining of pre-Mao Shanghai.”—Philip Cornwel-Smith, editor, Time Out Bangkok. New boutique hotel; 55 rooms of Oriental kitsch—trippy colored prints, windows, and silks mixed with Chinese-style furniture. A taste of 1930s Shanghai; located in the heart of bustling Chinatown. STAFF


Lonely Planet review
Austin Bush

Lonely Planet author

A breath of fresh air in a neighbourhood of dull and sometimes frightening hotels, the Shanghai Inn brightens things up with tongue-in-cheek Chinatown kitsch and bold colours. Its neighbourhood is Bangkok’s most hectic, but it’s a fun place to stay.

Although hidden behind yet another a featureless Chinatown façade, the interior of this boutique hotel reveals a world of colour and charm. The design theme screams 1930s Shanghai, and the 55 rooms have been decked out with stained glass, lots of red, four-poster beds and heaps of lamps. Although rooms are generally spacious with tall ceilings and large bathrooms, many lack natural light, so unless you’re a vampire ask for one of the bigger street-side rooms with tall windows. Comfortable communal areas provide escape from the heat and pollution outside, and free wi-fi is another perk. The number of rooms here will have increased 50% by the time you read this.

I'm knocked out at how well the they have executed their vision of 1930s Shanghai in the interior of the Shanghai Mansion in Bangkok's Chinatown. Like the surrounding neighborhood the interior is bold, exciting, and at times overpowering -- this is a thoroughly different experience from other boutique hotels in Bangkok. The supermarket on the ground floor and the grit of the surrounding neighborhood only seem to add to the experience.

tourismthailand blog

Hotel and Resort Reviews - Shanghai Mansion Bangkok - A Romance Retreat In The City | tourismthailand

Located in Bangkok’s historic Chinatown district, the Shanghai Mansion Bangkok is the most romantic and unique hotel in the heart of vibrant Yaowarat Road recaptures the charm of 1930’s Shanghai. It was once a Chinese opera house, providing a cultural gathering place for the local community to enjoy traditional performing arts.

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Shanghai Mansion: "A flawless flashback" Suzanne Nam CNN  
Authentic Chinoise style, even if you are in Thailand

"Once in a while, a property calling itself a boutique hotel really is a boutique hotel. The 1930s Shanghai décor at Shanghai Mansion in the middle of Chinatown has been executed flawlessly, from the antique furnishings to the colorful wallpaper."

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Chinatown's coolest inn: Shanghai Mansion Another Bangkok boutique hotel

that doesn’t shy away from making statements is Shanghai Mansion in Chinatown. Its bright color palette runs floor to ceiling, inside and outside the rooms. Against the bold reds, pinks and purples are Chinese motifs such as paper lanterns and cloisonné-styled floral furnishings. Guests love the large four-post beds and quiet of the rooms. With amulet markets and Wat Traimit just around the corner, Shanghai Mansion is a little sanctuary in the thick of the action. Read more: Four funky Bangkok boutique hotels

Shanghai Mansion: Selected as a most outstanding establishment by the esteemed Trade Letter's Club of Madrid Spain for the 36th International Awards for Tourist, Hotel and Restaurant Industry!

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