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Astor House Hotel vs Mansion Hotel

Both hotels are highly recommended by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Astor House Hotel ranks slightly higher than Mansion Hotel. Astor House Hotel ranks #24 in Shanghai with approval from 7 sources such as The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveler and Fodor's.

Astor House Hotel
Astor House Hotel
8 / 10
No.15 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080
From $84 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This hotel north of the Bund is China's oldest, and the first place to use telephones and electric lights in the country." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"This august old-timer shakes up an impressive cocktail from select ingredients: a location just off the Bund, old-world, Shànghǎi-era charm, great discounts and colossal rooms." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"Shanghai's first ever Western hotel, built in 1846, the Astor House looks a lot sorrier than the days when Einstein and Charlie Chaplin stayed here." Full review
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"Dating back to 1846, this is a pleasingly old-fashioned place with creaky wooden floors and high ceilings, and the antiquated look of a Victorian school."
Fodor's Fodor's
"The oldest Western hotel in China, the Astor House does an admirable job of capturing the ambience of Victorian Shanghai." Full review
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Mansion Hotel
Mansion Hotel
7 / 10
No.82 Xinle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031
From $271 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This exclusive boutique hotel is as luxurious and old school as they come." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"Since it opened in 2007, it has become a perfectly placed option for those seeking a boutique hotel rather than a glitzy behemoth."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"This historic landmark is worth a peek even if you’re not staying here... stepping inside is like stepping back in time to the city’s glorious, notorious past." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Hidden among the skyscrapers of Shanghai, you’ll find the Mansion Hotel, a handsome low-lying building in the city’s tony French Concession, near chic cafés and boutiques." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"This former gangster's villa is set in beautiful grounds with a great location on the corner of Xinle Lu, close to the French Concession's best shops." Full review
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