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Fairmont Peace Hotel vs Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

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.

Fairmont Peace Hotel
Fairmont Peace Hotel
9 / 10
No.20 Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
From $261 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Concierge 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 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."
Travel + Leisure 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
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Historically, Shanghai's most famous heritage hotel, located in Sir Victor Sassoon's Art Deco style building overlooking the Bund."
Star Service Star Service
"With one of the city's most premier locations literally on the famous waterfront Bund, this hotel is an absolute landmark." Full review
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Request a Signature River View Suite for the best vistas, or request one of the nine Nation Suites that feature cultural themes including Japanese, Italian, German and Indian.
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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
8 / 10
No.2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
From $270 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Star Service 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 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 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 BlackBook
"The Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai continues the brand's love affair with the halcyon days of opulence."
Forbes Travel Guide 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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