On the hotel itself, it is beautifully designed, tasteful and elegant. The rooms are large and well-appointed with nice furniture and high ceilings. Mine had a small balcony. It was very quiet, and I slept really well here. A very comfortable stay.
As for location, it is really a few minutes walk from Anren's old street, making it convenient just to walk over for dinner. It is a longer walk (about 10 minutes) to the Jianchuan Museum Cluster. There are no shuttles to that area, but when you return you can get a shuttle back from outside the Liu Family Manor for 5 RMB per person.
Finally, I think the staff should really be commended for their service. Everyone I encountered was extremely kind and helpful, especially a young man with the English name of Drake at the front desk. I was consistently greeted by members of the hotel staff everywhere I went. I felt that the standard of service in this hotel was as good as the five-star Japanese hotel I stayed in in Shanghai.
I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend that friends stay here.