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The Orignal Site of Astor Hotel

No.199 Jiefang North Road, Heping District, Tianjin 301508, China
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Ranked #1 of 275 attractions in Tianjin
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

As soon as you walk in the lobby you notice 3 things. The immense winding staircase on the left, the huge tea atrium ahead and the mural of the harbor over the front desk. That alone is worth the visit but there is a museum in the basement with priceless historical photos and mementos.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A short but interesting history of the hotel and the notable events that it has played a part in over the past 100 years.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I did not expect to see this type of beautiful architecture, very well maintained. It is really cool. To see this kind of European style on such a grand scale gives one a new perspective of this city.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A surprisingly enjoyable museum in the basement of this historic hotel which gives you rich accounts of the emergence of Tianjin and the hotel from the 19th century to present day. I also enjoyed a lovely buffet lunch in the hotel.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This wasn't a huge hall of exhibitions but instead it was located on the basement of the hotel. Exhibition area wasn't tiny though. It is a must place to visit if you are interested in history of China during the last.... let's say.... 200 years. Very educational. Nicely decorated. Almost all of them were displayed in conventional English. Not cheap... More

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Beijing
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

What a fascinating little museum in the basement of the Hotel. 150 years of history is covered extremely well and is well worth the visit. Afternoon tea for 2 is very pleasant and at only 98rmb makes for a nice visit to this lovely venue.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It is really nice to see this old hotel, and check the ability to transform in a new hotel by Chinese. The museum in the basement is unmissed to know the history of the hotel and Tianjin. Enjoy!

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Bury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Lovely Setting for the hotel with the Haihe River one side and square with gardens the other. Beautiful atrium for afternoon tea, with a Chinese slant on the traditional! Museum is fascinating and you can just walk in and ask to go round for a modest fee if the hotel is not too busy. We also had cocktails in the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hotel is historical (150 years old) but is well maintained. It was located in the English zone of Tianjin in the past ad many other attractive buildings around. It is worth visitng and have a drink or meal there which is reasonable in prize. Why not staying there as well to really feel its charm?

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We read some interesting reviews so we went for a short walk from our hotel to check out the Astor. We had hopped to see the museum, but since one needed to eat at the hotel and we'd just had a huge breakfast we just looked around. The original entrance is something right out of a Victorian novel. We spent... More

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