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Astor House Hotel vs Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Both hotels are highly recommended by expert reviewers. On balance, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund scores significantly higher than Astor House Hotel. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund comes in at #9 in Shanghai with endorsements from 10 publications like BlackBook, Time Out and Travel + Leisure.

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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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
8 / 10
No.2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
From $275 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Star Service
"This elegant property from Hilton's top-shelf Waldorf Astoria Collection comes with high expectations in a city that is rich with luxury hotels" Full review
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Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms should be requested when making reservations.
Gayot
"In a city as storied as Shanghai, it's only fitting that a legendary hotel group take over one of its most historic buildings."
Time Out
"This elegant historic hotel has restored the heritage Shanghai gentleman's club to its former glory, and rivals The Peninsula as the most glamorous hotel in town." Full review
BlackBook
"The Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai continues the brand's love affair with the halcyon days of opulence."
Forbes Travel Guide
4 Stars
"Like the city itself, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is split in two: There’s the more than 100-year-old historic part of the building and the new modern tower." Full review
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