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The Waterhouse At South Bund

No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011, China (The South Bund)
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Ranked #189 of 3,739 hotels in Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the WH for 3 nights. This is a perfect hotel if you are interested in architecture/design. The minibar is without charge and the room was nicely designed. The lobby and bar area are full of designer furniture and had a laid back ambience. The rooftop has a bar with an impeccable view of Pudong, however only open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a stay just for the inspiring exterior and well-picked interior. The location is right beside Bund Beach, so be prepared for high music and sounds at different times of the day if you got a room facing Pudong river. It will not ruin your sleep at night, but if you want a quiet afternoon it will. The room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We loved this hotel. It was clean and stylish and upon arriving early we were given an upgrade that was bigger than our flat in London. The views were incredible and the open plan bathroom and rain shower were stunning. The layout and design of this hotel is inspiring. The service was good and most of the staff speak very... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Maybe not the most central location but the astonishing architecture was worth every step untill there. The bar on the rooftop is one of the best spots in town, with a magnificient view on the river and Pudong. Rooms were great with integrated bathtub in the floor.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I stayed one night at the Waterhouse. My husband and I had business obligations the next morning but wanted to stay in a design-oriented, original hotel in the city. The design itself is very stylish, but not so functional. A lot of concrete makes for noisy halls in the night when people in high heels run by - not the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Fundamentally, this hotel is very cool. A former Japanese army barrack, the building has been creatively re-imagined by Shanghai "starchitects" Neri & Hu. The hotel balances some of the building's remaining grit with terrific modern finishes and design. The rooms vary in style and size. I stayed in 18B, a decent sized room that faced the courtyard. The room was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Waterhouse has some amazing assets: One of the top foreign fusion restaurants in town (Table No1, with Jason Atherton), a really cool trash-chic design, one of the best roof-top terraces overlooking the bund and its location - while atypical - can be convenient depending on where one needs to be and is just next to the lively restaurant area... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My partner and I booked a room here for a short break, he lives in Beijing and I in shanghai. Both being resident we knew we had to boring documentation and had called ahead to check what was needed. We took along copies as told to. On arrival the person serving insisted this wasn't enough and we couldn't check in.... More

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Julian Y, Manager at The Waterhouse At South Bund, responded to this review

Dear Beijingbish, Thank you very much for your treasurable comment to Waterhouse. We do apologize for your unhappy experience in our hotel. Meanwhile, we have already looked into the encounters that you have had and will make sure that proper training are carried out to improve our standards and services. For the front desk staff's insistency in your documentation for... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

one of the coolest places i've ever been to. absolut unique design. great view to pudong skyline. the restaurant is quite good and the service perfect. this boutique or design hotel is absolutely unique in shanghai and you'd maybe expect something like this in ny, but not shanghai.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The Waterhouse is a cool converted warehouse which is stylish and comfortable. The room was large with quality furnishings. The bed and pillows very comfortable and the bathroom was amazing. A rain shower in a glass box in the middle of the room. Not exactly private if that's what you are looking for, but the toilet is private. We ate... More

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Address: No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011, China
Location: China > Shanghai > The South Bund
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#304 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
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