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The Peninsula Shanghai vs Fairmont Peace Hotel

Both properties are praised by professional reviewers. Overall, Fairmont Peace Hotel is preferred by most reviewers compared to The Peninsula Shanghai. Fairmont Peace Hotel is ranked #1 in Shanghai with recommendations from 16 publications like Condé Nast Traveler, Star Service and Lonely Planet.

The Peninsula Shanghai
9 / 10
No.32 Zhongshan East First Road, Shanghai 200002
From $306 /night
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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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Fairmont Peace Hotel
9 / 10
No.20 Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
From $266 /night
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  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
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Frommer's
"Shanghai's best-known historic hotel... with guest rooms elegantly appointed and fitted with the latest state-of-the-art amenities." Full review
Concierge
"Reopened in 2010 after a three-year makeover, Shanghai's 80-year-old grande dame has been restored to its 1930s glory days."
Insight Guides
"Sir Victor Sassoon’s glorious Art Deco palace on the Bund reopened in 2010 after a no-expense-spared renovation which retained many of the exquisite interior details."
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"If anywhere in town fully conveys the swish sensations of 1930s Shànghǎi, it’s the old Cathay, which rises majestically from the Bund." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"The city’s famous Cathay Hotel was renamed the Peace Hotel in 1956, and in 2010 was taken over by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts." Full review
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