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Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai vs Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Both properties are rated very highly by writers. On balance, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is the choice of most professionals compared to Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai scores 91 with accolades from 12 reviewers like The Telegraph, Star Service and Condé Nast Traveler.

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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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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