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Elegance Bund Hotel Shanghai Guangdong Road

No.138 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't trust the photos, maybe the priciest rooms are nice but the average priced ones aren't. Check in was okay, the language barrier worse than anticipated though. The grotty hallway put me off and the smell of stale cigarette smoke in our room was disgusting (coming from a smoker). Our room looked out onto a wall with the window directly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from three nights at the less than elegant Elegance Bund. I gave three stars based on the price for the location to the Bund, subway 900m away, restaurants and stores. If the room was $100 per night my rating would be much lower. It is an alley hotel so the rooms face nothing but walls or a inner... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

the rooms were very very very dirty, cockroaches in the room! unfriendly service, not even able to order a taxi! no english! couldnt open a window or anything! the only good thing about the hotel is the location - thats it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

After nearly 3 weeks moving around in China this Hotel was a pleasant surprise! Nice rooms with of course the obligatory missing light bulb in the bathroom 😄 However a very nice stay and very convenient spot for most of the attractions in Shanghai. Be sure to book on line for the best deals and book a Boutique room for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This hotel has an excellent location! Located in the Bund and within walking distance of the promenade, Yu Garden, City of God Temple, Shanghai Museum. However... The hotel decor is very dated and worn. There is a smell of mustiness and dampness in the lobby and rooms which can be off putting. There was some leakage from the shower drain... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Honestly this was the worst of all the hotels I stayed in during my trip to China. Dirty carpets, the bathroom was compelety see thru, and we had to beg for TP. Really was an ugly stay and left after one nite. Would not recommend this hotel specially if with family

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Little hard to locate hotel as it is actually in an alley, but once located, check in was smooth and we were escorted to our rooms. When we arrived at our rooms, one had a glass door on the bathroom with no privacy afforded. This room was occupied by 2 men and not appropriate at all. Ours looked a lot... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amazing location: just a short walk to the Bund (perfect for nightlife, all good clubs are in walking distance) and to the next subway station/shopping street East Nanjing Road. You can even walk to the famous tourist attraction Yuyuan garden in 20-25 minutes if you like to walk. There are 2 small supermarkets right in front of the hotel to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The room safe was not bolted down and could easily be carried from the room. Mosquitoes were always in room. Maybe from the air conditioning outlet. The shower floor leaked into the main bathroom area leaving pools of water. In-room wifi was intermittent. It seems China has no national standards on hotel rooms. The result is a mish mash where... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

It's near the Bund and there's 2 convenience store in front. That's what I like about the hotel. What I don't like: the carpet in the room was dirty. The room is ordinary. The first night there was no aircon just air coming out. The second day the wifi in the whole hotel was off until the morning. There's breakfast... More 

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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