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Address: No. 240 Ruijin 2nd Road | near old town TianZiFeng, Shanghai 200020, China
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Phone Number:
+86 21 5465 7291
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A stylish and beautiful spa lounge since 2004 ~

French concession Hidden...

A stylish and beautiful spa lounge since 2004 ~

French concession Hidden Gem. Down a quiet lane in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the French Concession, you stumble upon Diva Life. WOW! It’s so quaint and fun and Chinese but not Chinese at the same time… it’s just a wonderful location to while away an hour or a few treating yourself to a massage, facial, waxing, manicure or pedicure. The staff speak excellent English and are very eager to please. The manager Yvonne is extremely well tuned to western needs since she went to university in Boston, USA.

Built in 1933, this historical three-storey complex was once the home of a Jewish wine merchant, H.L.MENKEN, who had moved to Shanghai from Russia with his family since 1930 due to the volatility caused by World War I. His father was once the publisher of a local Jewish daily back in St. Petersburg, since then, MENKEN had developed a broad interests and comprehension of art and wine. Soon after his move to Shanghai, MENKEN started his own business in wine trading and distribution. In 1934, MENKEN bought this house in the original French concession as his permanent residence in Shanghai and utilized the well as his personal wine cellar till the liberalization of PRC. This house has been fortunately well preserved and now is an English friendly Spa Lounge with international hygiene standard, which provides customers a truly sensational enjoyment in health and beauty field.

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Tina Chen and her staff run a top flight spa business here in the French concession. I have been three times and each time has been better than before. The space is well appointed... read more

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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tina Chen and her staff run a top flight spa business here in the French concession. I have been three times and each time has been better than before. The space is well appointed and they see to it that you are comfortable and well taken care of. I recommend highly.

Thank ColeTraveler999
Shanghai, China
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Diva for more than 2 years now and I'm as happy with the service, attentiveness, quality of treatments as the first day I discovered this spa. The new manager Tina has a great English speaking team in place, with Doris in charge of amazing manicures and pedicures, Lily which provided a few of the best facial... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

That is not an easy thing to find a right place in Shanghai for waxing and pedicure/manicure. But i was pleasantly surprised by the quality of services provided by Diva. I ve tried waxing, pedicure and manicure services there. They have a well known Lycon products for waxing and a terrifying variety (more than 100 (i suppose)) of OPI colours.... More 

Thank Daria784
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stay away. Very law level service. The staff are adding all kind of services to clients (especially foreigners) with out letting them know and in the check out asking to pay for extra on top of the original package. There are much nicer and decent places in Shanghai than this place. Highly not recommended.

Thank Nadav I
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We spontaneously decided to test a place recommended by a coworker yesterday and found all the good things said about divalife to be true. 30min after my call to Nica we were ready to start our spa experience - hot stone massage in the couples room. Very relaxing so that my husband even feel asleep. Enticed with the service we... More 

Thank JSDodhi
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, did a great job on my Mani/pedi...will definitely be visiting again. Relaxing setting and great value for money.

Thank miranda1530
宇帆 羅, 總經理 at Diva Life Spa Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much...we hope to see you soon again at Diva Life More 

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I had a very good experience with diva life! The staff is very experienced and speaks very good English. The environmemt is great to relax and enjoy a comfortable massage or pedicure (also recommended for men!) Thanks for the perfect experience, I will definitely come back the next time in Shanghai :-)

Thank SwissGlobeTraveler
宇帆 羅, 總經理 at Diva Life Spa Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much...hope to see you soon at Diva Life More 

Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great pedicure with very reasonable pricing. I'm passing through Shanghai and would visit again if I ever come again. Good colour selection also.

Thank jackperu88
宇帆 羅, 總經理 at Diva Life Spa Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you! Safe travel...hope to serve you very soon More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I had the multivitamin power facial. It was the best facial I ever had. It was very relaxing. It also included a back massage which was wonderful. The therapist was knowledgeable and asked me if the pressure was ok. I have a sensitive skin. The products used smelled good and did not sting. And did I mention the foot massage.... More 

Thank saralayak
宇帆 羅, 總經理 at Diva Life Spa Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we hope to see you soon... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The staff was very nice, great foot massage and scrub and good quality nail polish! Highly recommend trying this SPA in Shanghai !

Thank Laura M
宇帆 羅, 總經理 at Diva Life Spa Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much...we hope to see you soon at Diva Life... More 

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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