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Du Ge (Dù gé)
At a Glance
- gorgeous decor
- great location
- free soft drinks at the bar all day
- outstanding breakfast
- small rooms
- patchy Internet
- no in-room phones
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Du Ge (Dù gé) Review
One step beyond the striking Moon Gate doorway of this 18th-century hutong home—once owned by the Minister of the Imperial Household to Emperor Xianfeng (1860)—and you're gorgeously transported, thanks to swaying bamboos, flickering lanterns, blazing red walls, and a chic and sleek lobby, to a nobleman's courtyard house. Originally built as the Suojia Garden, the residence has been renovated into six guest room stunners. Each has its own unique look, from the ancient Chinese four-poster beds and tints of gold in "The Imperial," to the rich red, old-Shanghai feel of "The Peony Pavilion," to the sheer drama of the "Golden Lotus," with its black-glass chandeliers and shimmering lotus mural. The emphasis on design means that much of the furniture and decorative pieces at Du Ge were custom-made (and can be bought from their atelier). The availability of French wine and Cuban cigars, along with the small bar in the courtyard, add to the contemporary feel. The room rate includes an airport pickup service, refreshments, and bicycles.
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