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The Peninsula Shanghai vs InterContinental Shanghai Pudong

Both properties are endorsed by professional travelers. On balance, The Peninsula Shanghai scores significantly higher than InterContinental Shanghai Pudong. The Peninsula Shanghai comes in at #1 in Shanghai with endorsements from 15 reviewers like Afar Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler and The Telegraph.

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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InterContinental Shanghai Pudong
7 / 10
No.777 Zhangyang Road, Pudong District, Shanghai 200120
From $107 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"The pièce de résistance of the 24-story Hotel InterContinental Pudong is a nearly 200-foot-high Italian Renaissance–inspired atrium, decorated with red Chinese lanterns." Full review
Lonely Planet
"The former Asia Thompson, in the heart of Pǔdōng near the Nextage department store, has a spectacular atrium and decent facilities." Full review
Star Service
"Located 40 minutes from the Pudong airport, this hotel is in Lujiazui, the New Shanghai Commercial City, an area designed as a launch pad for new businesses" Full review
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Make sure to ask for a newly renovated guest room, as some of the older units are showing their age.
Time Out
"Within easy reach of three different metro stations and spread over a modest (in Pudong terms) 24 floors, the InterContinental scores bonus points for friendly, accommodating front of house staff." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Inside, the soaring atrium lobby creates a sense of openness, while contemporary rooms come in light, calm tones; select accommodations come with a sunken tub in the bathroom." Full review

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