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The Peninsula Shanghai vs Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

The Peninsula Shanghai and Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund are both rated very highly by professionals. On balance, The Peninsula Shanghai is the choice of most professionals compared to Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. The Peninsula Shanghai is ranked #2 in Shanghai with approval from 15 reviewers like Time Out, DK Eyewitness and Afar Magazine.

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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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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