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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 #2 of 287 attractions in Tianjin
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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We came across this building whilst wandering around Tianjin. It is a beautiful old building, with an interesting museum. A great place to look around as the building has great architect and a grand foyer etc.

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Cologne, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

we have visited the Chinese restaurant in this hotel in August 2013 when we first arrived in Tianjin. What a mistake! The hotel has a long history, but the food and the service of the restaurant probably only took the heritage from the cultural-revolution part. The shrimp dish was cold and the shrimp was deep-frozen type; the meat dish is... More

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The interesting part of this hotel lies in the basement museum. It tells the story of that era from the point of view of the hotel. Also, the "back entrance" of the hotel offers a good spot to take photos. Just across the road, there's a small city park with beautiful flower gardens.

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Beijing
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I liked because it is a visit where you can get some knowledge about modern chinese history. It has a small museum you can visit for free. If you want you can stay at this hotel and feel how was living in the end of 18th century begining 19th.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Port Washington, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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