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The Peninsula Shanghai vs Astor House Hotel

The Peninsula Shanghai and Astor House Hotel are both praised by professional travelers. On balance, The Peninsula Shanghai is preferred by most professionals compared to Astor House Hotel. The Peninsula Shanghai comes in at #2 in Shanghai with praise from 15 sources such as Concierge, Hideaway Report and Rough Guide.

The Peninsula Shanghai
9 / 10
No.32 Zhongshan East First Road, Shanghai 200002
From $306 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge
"Shanghai's most decadent hotel is dressed to impress, from its stepped, faux Deco facade to the grand pillared lobby decorated in cool celadon tones."
DK Eyewitness
"One of Shanghai's finest hotels, offering superlative luxury and fabulous views of the river and Pudong skyline from its rooms, restaurants, bars, and most notably from the extensive open-air terrace."
Star Service
"This property bespeaks elegance from its 1930s style to its personalized service from start to finish" Full review
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Deluxe River View rooms facing the Bund are among the most requested.
Gayot
"Standing tall above the shores of the Huangpu River, this hotel was inspired by the Art Deco period when Shanghai was known as Paris of the East."
Time Out
"Sister hotel to the Hong Kong legend, the 235-room Peninsula is a living example of how to do opulent heritage glamour, and is possibly the most elegant hotel in the city." Full review
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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
"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
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
"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
"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
"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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