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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 #227 of 3,560 hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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

Wiesbaden, Germany
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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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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We went to Shanghai as a weekend getaway, we live currently in Beijing. As we already knew the city, the goal was to find a nice place from which to take walks and discover new places. The Waterhouse at South Bund is perfect for a romantic escape at a boutique hotel with all the amenities and comfort, but far from... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The waterhouse is definitely a cool place funky design driven place. However they forgot the most important thing : SERVICE. My friend & I went to the Rooftop bar to have a drink the bar wasn't open yet as they were still setting up. We kindly asked if we could have a drink though. The staff attitude in his response... More

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Shanghai, China
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51 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Attracting by the superb and creative design concept from [the design republic] capitalizing an old Shanghainese building by the south Bund to a tasteful and unique boutique hotel. The night view over the new Pudong side is outstanding and a simple stroll alone the riverside is another great activity. Try the cafe at the lobby looking out the street -... More

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Address: No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011, China
Location: China > Shanghai > The South Bund
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Ranked #227 of 3,560 hotels in Shanghai
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