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The Waterhouse At South Bund

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No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011, China
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Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a beautiful hotel! Pros: Lovely industrial decoration, strong character, amazing rooms and bathrooms, great staff. Cons: location is not very convenient, service is slow during breakfast hours.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The Waterhouse at south bund is excellent. My partner and I stayed for 2 nights in early December as part of a 2 week trip around China. The rooms are excellently presented, each with individual quirks and remnants of the old warehouse. Concrete washrooms and timber board flooring add to the industrial feel along with a unique front of house... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We've stayed at the Waterhouse for one night and we won't probably return. The design is quirky and hip (we chosen the place for that) ... we prefers boutique/design hotels rather than big corporate ones but many details aren't up to 5 stars' standards (dirty walls/floor corners, ruined tend edges, dirty windows' glasses, unpleasant room's odor, room's poor soundproofing etc).... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I loved this hotel mainly due to the design. When we arrived in the evening the reception staff straight away assumed we had come for dinner & pointed us to the restaurant this seemed a bit odd. Room was great even though it was small due to the nice design it was still very comfortable. I'm not sure if I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fabulous hotel in great location. 10 minutes walk from the Bund, with the Cool docks right next door and the hop on hop off bus stop 2 minutes walk away. Room is industrial chic and the concrete bathtub and wet room was wonderful. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful and due to our early arrival we were up-graded to a... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night as this was the event site. Interesting concept overall but not comfortable as a real hotel - very not sound-proof, bad musty odor, very few staff, no full mirror. The design looks cool at a glance but the details are not convenient and guest friendly. PS If you plan to come back late and drunk, walk very... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

It's quite a bit to walk to the next metro station. But apart from that, the hotel is just amazing. The design is very modern and tasteful. We had a beautiful room with a big tub, iPod docking station and breathtaking view on the river. The breakfast was the best we've had in Asia.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Great historical army building transform in a unique boutique hotel. I have been there more the 30 times, always for one day business trip and always feel like if I'm home, trust me, it's good to feel home when you travel fir a average 10 days in South East China. Not one room is the same. Restaurant Table 1 is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Location: about 30 min walk from the bund. There are a bunch of restaurants right beside the hotel 'Cool Docks', and a Starbucks opposite. But this is still a quiet part of the Bund. Just don't expect the hotel to be in the thick of the action in Shanghai. However I still recommend any guest to either eat at the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A Great and individual hotel in the heart of Shanghai. It only has a few rooms and amazing roof terrace. Great ambiance and spacious rooms and suites with a balcony. You can open the windows, however air quality in Shanghai is rather bad. They cook breakfast and no buffet, which makes it very nice.

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South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on than people expected, every year something new and exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are a couple of landmark hotels and restaurants of excellent quality that serve as anchors, and multiple annual events such as beer festivals, art and fashion fairs and music shows take advantage of the wide spaces, waterfront location and the tiny man-made beach to host huge crowds of people. Wandering about the newness, one can stumble upon authentic Chinese life in the stone gates of people’s residences or the street markets.
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