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The Waterhouse At South Bund vs Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Both hotels are recommended by professionals. On balance, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai scores significantly better than The Waterhouse At South Bund. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai comes in at #3 in Shanghai with positive reviews from 12 publications such as Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph and Time Out.

The Waterhouse At South Bund
8 / 10
No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011
From $256 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's
"If post-industrial chic is your preferred style, consider staying at this newly opened boutique hotel lodged inside a 1930s warehouse near the Shiliupu Wharf." Full review
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Be sure to request a room with a bath if that matters to you.
Concierge
"The edgy, pared-back appeal of this former 1930s factory is exactly the draw for the modish, designer crowd that frequently books the 19-room boutique property."
Condé Nast Traveler
99.6
"Singaporean design maestro... has skillfully captured the current zeitgeist of Shanghai by revamping a former army compound on the Huangpu River into an industrial but welcoming 19-room guesthouse." Full review
Time Out
"The Waterhouse, a 1930s warehouse converted into a palace of industrial chic by local design superstars Neri & Hu, is possibly the coolest hotel in the city." Full review
BlackBook
"While the rest of Shanghai pumps up the glamour, the Waterhouse at South Bund is smart to emphasize its low-key charm."
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Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
9 / 10
111 Pudong Road (S) Pudong, Shanghai 200120
From $418 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Star Service
"Located in Lujiazui, Shanghai's evolving financial hub, the Mandarin Oriental is among the more recent luxury openings on this side of the river" Full review
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There are only one-bedroom suites in the hotel tower; guests looking for more space can ask for connecting rooms or upgrade to multibedroom suites in the residential tower.
Time Out
"After a Guangzhou opening earlier this year, luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental has this month opened their first Shanghai hotel with a new property in Lujiazui." Full review
BlackBook
"Its got 362 swish, stylish and magnificently appointed rooms. But you'll likely be spending most of your time at its eponymous spa or amidst the dizzying array of epicurean offerings."
Forbes Travel Guide
5 Stars
"As you pull up to the new Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, one thing is clear — you can successfully create a city hotel that feels like a secluded escape." Full review
Frommer's
"This luxury hotel chain is a latecomer to the Shanghai market, but owners have used the time to size up the competition and open in 2013 with a great attention to detail." Full review
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