Lane Loft @ FFC/Downtown Changle Rd
Hosted by Flora
Flora is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Heritage ShiKumen Lane Loft in the heart of the French Concession (FFC), Changle Rd.
Sits at the end of a Shanghainese lane community. Great local and international restaurants, bars and more right at your door.
Walk to Metro Line 1/12/13 and everything in FFC!

The space

【Better Live】
Fantastic “ShiKuMen" lane loft is just renovated in 2015 and hidden in the preserved lane community.
If you are looking for a loft with good design incorporating with industrial nuances & modern comfort & ancient Shanghai, this space is for you!

High ceilings, transparent roof, quiet and typical while in the busy center of Shanghai.

【Location 】:
Located in the heart of the Jing'an neighborhood of Shanghai, and in the middle of Puxi (the area in the west of the Huangpu River).

It's in the historical city center in a traditional “ShiKuMen" lane where mostly shanghainese elderlies live in a quiet life.

5 mins walking distance to the bustling commercial street Huaihai Rd.

Close by the most popular shopping mall IAPM, imported grocery store, cafes, local and western restaurants, food stalls, bars and boutiques, which is pretty similar as Boston's Newbury and New York's SOHO.

Many convenient stores (Family Mart …) open 24/7, a pharmacy, many banks (Bank of China, China Merchant's bank), a post office, a police station, and a train ticket counter.

Apart from abundant taxis just outside the lane community, there are 3 metro stations just minutes by foot.

-2 metro stops away from Shanghai People Square, direct line (line 1)
-1 metro stops away from the landmark Xintiandi.
- By taxi, about 10 minutes to U.S. Embassy, U.K. Embassy and Canada Embassy.
- By taxi, within 30 minutes or less to all attractions in the city.

Uber can also be utilized everywhere in Shanghai.

Easy access airports and train stations:
-1hour from PVG Pudong International Airport and SHA Hongqiao Airport by Line13, Line 2, Maglev.
-20 minutes by taxi from Shanghai central train station
-30 minutes by taxi from Shanghai Hongqiao train station
Free to give the instruction as per request.

Guest access

【As a note to our guests】
You will have access to the entire studio.

1. The upper loft bed in the back of the flat, features a king-size mattress with fresh 100% cotton linen and overlooks the studio, and protected from direct sunlight for a sound sleep.

2. Living room encompasses a wardrobe, a very comfortable sofa, a beanbag, a classy tea set, fridge, a TV with 43" plasma screen, Play Station 4 with 2 gamepads and motion-sensing camera and 3 video games (can also be used as HD DVD player), Xiaomi TV (Similar as Apple TV), and LG Pocket photo printer.

3. Kitchen comes with great appliances: microwave, toaster, pots and pans, cutlery, knives, plates, cups, glasses, coffee maker, high power juicer and more. Everything you need to have and amazing time.

Complimentary Drinking Water is also provided per request at arrival.

4. Bathroom with toilet, shower (refills hot water in 5mins), mirror, sink, towels, hair drier.
A welcome package with basic necessities , high grade shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, skin cleanser and moisture lotion made in U.S. is also provided.

5. Free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi is provided complimentary.
Note the quality of connection and speed of internet in China is limited due to the Great Firewall of China. VPN is provided as per request.

6. Some literature about Shanghai, ShiKuMen, the Bund and more are provided.

7. International plug adapters, WiFi Portable, iPhone 5&6 charger, Android/mini usb charger are also provided

8. Shanghai transportation card (for paying in subways, buses, taxis) and local SIM card are offered as per request.

Airport pick up/drop off is also provided upon request at additional cost.

Please water our plants once during you stay if they need it. You will love this loft without any doubts.

Interaction with guests

We love to meet with people from all around the world, and we are delighted to explain how everything works in our studio.

Welcome to any inquiries and we definitely would like to share our favorite restaurants, bars and places with you!

We will also help take you to the neighborhood police station to get your mandatory police registration form. [a mandatory for foreigners]

Other things to note

If there is something you would like to bring back home, please let us know and we'll be glad to help you find it, or sell it to you with a small profit.
We provide some literature about Shanghai for you to read in our studio, if you'd like to take away any one for the rest of your trip please check with us first, they're often not easy to replace! If you are done with one of your own books and do not wish to keep the burden for the rest of your trip, feel free to leave it in the studio and share the good reads with the next guests.
Long-haul flights often provide international magazines for free; we will appreciate if you could get your hands on some and leave them at the studio!


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Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £14
Security Deposit £118
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 couch

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No animals please.
No smoking inside the studio.
Please keep quiet after 10 pm, as most residents will get asleep.
No parties.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Stefan User Profile
September 2017
Overall it was an okay stay. Lots of amenities and great location. However, cleanliness of the kitchen was an issue with the appearance of mold and cockroach droppings.

Jeffrey User Profile
September 2017
I stayed at Flora's Lane House for 6 nights. It wasn't very complicated to locate. I loved staying in her traditional lane house - and her neighbors were all very sweet and kind. Getting up in the morning and seeing everyone going about their day, doing household things and walking up and down the lane talking with one another was really nice. The location is centrally located on Chnagle Lu. Subway is located only a block away that will take to anywhere you want to go. There are a number of restaurants on the block and in the area, as well as cafe's. I had plenty of options. The room was clean and orderly, and looked as they did in the photos. I will only note that I am a 6 foot tall guy, so the bathroom was a bit of an experience - shower is small - but manageable. :-) All in all i loved this place and if im back in shanghai, I will be back.

Sylvia User Profile
June 2017
Friendly and easy to contact landlord Thoughtful feedback and preparation Nice design and convenient location

Xin User Profile
March 2017
Room is pretty like the one in photos, except for bathroom. It's much smaller than I expected/thought after seeing the photos. It doesn't matter though. Room is clean and tidy, it has the old Shanghai's style as well as modern features. Only the towel in bathroom seems like someone used it and never been washed, just left there. Location is good, thanks to shared bicycle, it's easy to get to the rest of downtown. Located in residential area, it will be a little noisy in the morning as the neighbors starts to get up. Another problem that really bothered us: it's really cold inside the house even after we turned on air-condition! It just didn't work, the wind came out is not so warm under the heating mode. In conclusion, the house is ok. But for this price with all of the fees, it could be better.

Alessandra User Profile
December 2016
Loved our stay at Lane Loft! Flora gave us very accurate directions from the nearest Metro station, about 4min walk. The place was clean and nice, she also left some books on Shanghai. Flora speaks English and was quick to respond on Airbnb or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and very helpful the whole time! The location is really close to Nanjing road and it's easy to get just about anywhere using the Metro. Would definitely recommend!

Wai User Profile
December 2016
A nice decored home and great location with lots of city attractions and nice restaurants nearby. It's definitely our 1st priorities to choose again next time when we visit shanghai. Thanks very much to Flora for her kindness and promptly reply with any questions we asked.

Irene User Profile
November 2016
Our experience staying in Flora's house was not great. We had to check out earlier and found other place. Maybe if it wasn't raining while we stayed, it could be better. The house is as described and the location is very good and convenient. But!!!!!!! 1. The ceiling is LEAKING! There were water dripping down from the ceiling while it was raining!!The floor and our luggages were all wet when we came back! We had to leave this place at a heavily raining night with all our wet luggages disappointingly. 2. CAN'T REACH OUT TO THE HOST! We were trying to talk to Flora about the leaking, but never get back from her till now. 3. It was really humid in the house. The bed sheet and blanket feel like WET. 4. Noise problem. You can hear clearly people talking and walking on the second floor. And the Dripping water! It is really irresponsible what the host did. Hope she could fix the ceiling at least. Not recommend especially when it is raining! 房间如描述比较温馨,而且地理位置十分方便,可步行到淮海路商圈,周围很多不错的饭店和酒吧,但是我们的入住体验不太理想, 1. 玻璃屋顶是漏雨的。下雨的时候地面全是水,我们放在房间的行李也被淋湿了。我们不得不在一个下大雨的夜晚提前退房。 2. 可能是因为一楼和下雨的原因,房间比较潮湿,床单和被子感觉比较潮。 3. 联系不上房东。 我们在发现漏雨情况后一直试图与房东联系,并未得到任何回复。 4. 噪音问题。二楼邻居的说话声和走路声都可以听得很清楚,以及晚上漏雨水滴在天花板上的声音也比较影响睡眠。

Shanghai, ChinaJoined in December 2015
Flora User Profile

I am Flora, who is now working & living in Shanghai. As an extrovert hostess, I'd love to share my experience with others and listen to their stories as well. I welcome every travelers stop at my place regardless how long those stay. I have lived in U.S, U.K. I speak English and Mandarin.

About me, I love travelling, cooking, reading and decorations. My favorite destination in China is Shangri-La as it is the most mystery and extraordinary place that I have been to.

I expect my guest to keep my place as I would-clean and tidy with a loving respect.

Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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