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Mansion Hotel vs The Waterhouse At South Bund

Both hotels are rated very highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Waterhouse At South Bund scores significantly higher than Mansion Hotel. The Waterhouse At South Bund comes in at #18 in Shanghai with recommendations from 9 publications including Concierge, Jetsetter and Lonely Planet.

Mansion Hotel
Mansion Hotel
7 / 10
No.82 Xinle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031
From $271 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This exclusive boutique hotel is as luxurious and old school as they come." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"Since it opened in 2007, it has become a perfectly placed option for those seeking a boutique hotel rather than a glitzy behemoth."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"This historic landmark is worth a peek even if you’re not staying here... stepping inside is like stepping back in time to the city’s glorious, notorious past." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Hidden among the skyscrapers of Shanghai, you’ll find the Mansion Hotel, a handsome low-lying building in the city’s tony French Concession, near chic cafés and boutiques." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"This former gangster's villa is set in beautiful grounds with a great location on the corner of Xinle Lu, close to the French Concession's best shops." Full review
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The Waterhouse At South Bund
The Waterhouse At South Bund
8 / 10
No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011
From $256 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's 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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Concierge 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 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 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 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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