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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund vs Fairmont Peace Hotel

Both hotels are endorsed by expert writers. On balance, Fairmont Peace Hotel scores significantly higher than Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Fairmont Peace Hotel comes in at #1 in Shanghai with recommendations from 16 publications including Concierge, Condé Nast Traveler and The Telegraph.

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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Fairmont Peace Hotel
9 / 10
No.20 Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
From $266 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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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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