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“Good Location & Spectacular View” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.585 Zhongshan East Second Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China (The Bund)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 3,844 Hotels in Shanghai
Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Good Location & Spectacular View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Good location as the hotel is located next to the bund! Outstanding design and spectacular view from the room. Huge room & huge bathroom/bathtub — utilize all spaces with many unique furnitures. The amazing scene from bathtub / bed definitely make you relax and calm from a busy day.

The breakfast served with very unique "bento box" and colourful cups, plates, bottle, it makes my day!

Very good services from the hotel staff especially the efficiency for cab arrangement.

I would like to suggest if the hotel can consider to change the chairs at business centre (not too comfortable to sit if you stay longer), but still love the design.

Just a little problem that we have encounter - internet connection, not very stable especially on the mobile.

Room Tip: Get the river view room and you won't regret!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We read all the reviews and then booked. We had 2 rooms both overlooking the river. Beautiful!!! The room decor was absoloutely charming. Chinese touches with a European flair the result was fantastic. Very modern but wonderfully incorparated with the decor. Scrupously clean . The bathroom itself was a marvel! The bathtub was in a space as big as some hotel rooms, all glass walls overlooking rhe river, a tv on the wall. You just loll around in your bathtub and watch the river come to life or rhe beautiful glittering lights in the evenings, reception area is rather small and does not give you an idea of what a treat you are in for! the wc brought much excitement
To our boys, fully automatic heated seats and much more!! The bar with an open terrace
Was the place to be after dark. Standing out on the terrace you got to see for miles across the
Bund and the other side. Quite an experience! Service was good and staff helpful. The only
Aspect of the hotel we found dissapointing , was the food. it could do with improvement.

Room Tip: The rooms over the water are an experience more expensive but worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Due to my wife becoming ill on the cruise ship Volendam we had to disembark at Shanghai and rushed to hospital where my wife underwent an emergency operation ( gall bladder ) remaining in hospital for seven days. She was not allowed to fly for a further week . All in all my wife had not seen daylight for over two weeks.On reviewing trip advisor to obtain a suitable hotel where my wife could at least look out of a window and see something of the city , would at least salvage something of our holiday .I contacted the hotel directly and was put through to Helen the sales director and explained our circumstance. Helen could not have been more helpful and personally arranged our booking and told us to arrive at our convenience following hospital discharge. From the moment we arrived until we departed some five days later and without any fuss the care and consideration provided was second to none. The corner room on the 25th floor was fantastic and the views over the city and bund must be the best Shanghai has to offer.Having spent a week between a ships hospital and a cabin and a further week in a hospital bed - the hotel bed was the best ever ( not just saying but genuinely ) and such a relief for my wifewho was in some discomfort. Due to the nature of my wifes condition she was on a strict fat free diet. The exec. chef Julie from Australia and the restaurant manager Christine from France were always on hand to suggest and prepare appetising dishes having not eaten for two weeks.On the morning of our departure 5.30am two packed breakfasts were waiting for us at reception.

The hotel provided us with a wheelchair for the duration which enabled me to take my wife around and see some of the old and new Shanghai. Must also mention Smith the doorman who assisted with the wheel chair and his welcoming smile.


The location of this hotel is superb and the staff who provide the service are simply " the best ".

We wouild have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone who appreciates quality and service.Thank you all for making our stay in Shanghaia memorable one.

Donald & Gloria

Glasgow ,Scotland

Room Tip: Higher floors ( corner ) looking up the bund and the river traffic are out of this world.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bruce_au, Manager at Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Donald & Gloria,

Very warm greeting from south bund shanghai ! Hope you all had wonderful trip home.

Thank you so much for your comments, team and myself are very delighted and encouraged especially for Helen, Julie, Christine and Smith. we look forward to having you back with us for another neighborehood experinece, and taking a trip to Highland, Scotland is something which we are all very much desire for.

Many thanks

Philip and the hotel indigo team.
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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

So good we stayed there twice!

This was our second trip to Shanghai as point of entry and exit to China during a three week trip, and we stayed at the Indigo both times. The rooms were amazing, admittedly we did upgrade to a corner room, but the extra size and fantastic views were worth every penny.

The rooms are very well equipped, super bath and separate shower. Fab tv and sound system, plus free wifi. We could have stayed in the room for ages, but Shanghai has so much to offer.

The location is great, very easy to walk to the Bund, or the very helpful staff will have a taxi for you within seconds, and the taxis in shanghai are so cheap!

Breakfast was fantastic, but for a real treat visit the Char bar and restaurant. Not cheap, but exceptional food and cocktails, with amazing views.

Next time we return to Shanghai it will be the place we will defiantly stay in.

Great start and end to our trip.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Having been a first-time visitor to China and a little apprehensive I was very pleased with the location, service, and cleanliness of this hotel. While looking for a "Holiday Inn" to try and use some points I came upon this diamond -- amazingly it cost me less to stay four nights in this magnificent place (points) than it would have at most places in the US! What a wonderful rewards program Holiday Inn has. The staff spoke excellent English and were extremely helpful in offering assistance in many instances. The bar and restaurants in the hotel had excellent choices for both Western and Chinese tastes. Although things were a bit pricey - you got excellent service as well as food. Having not been able to gain an agreeable liking to true Chinese cuisine this hotel offered me some options - thank goodness! The rooms were fairly big (Chinese decor) and the scenery on the Bund and into the city were simply amazing - especially at night!! I highly recommend this location should you be traveling to Shanghai in the future. The Bund historic district and noteworthy shopping area are all within a good walking distance. Local tours (English speaking) picked us up in the lobby (on time!) and were able to give us educational and enjoyable passage around the city.

Room Tip: The higher up you can get the better views of the Bund!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I spent a weekend in this hotel with my family. The room are good and the view is indeed quite unique. However, we were very disappointed by the management of this hotel. I had an argument with the payment of a breakfast that was supposed to be included in the room rate (but not in the bedroom). The amount was very low especially given the money we spent in their restaurant and bars. However their attitude was really not at the level of such hotel. So much choice for hotels in Shanghai... I can't recommend this one.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We debated for ages trying to select the right hotel in Shanghai and we were so glad that we chose the Indigo.

The place is awesome, with amazing views across to the Bund, we had a river facing room, the room was awesome and one of the most comfortable beds we have slept in and the decor was very modern and unique.

The breakfast spread was fantastic, staff super friendly and well trained. It's the little things that make a difference. A special shout out to Christine the restaurant manager.

Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.585 Zhongshan East Second Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The Bund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 3,844 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, Hotel Indigo's first property in Asia Pacific, sits directly on the Huangpu river front, Hotel Indigo assures not only spectacular views of both the historic Bund and dramatic Pudong skylines, but an upscale boutique hotel experience where the focus is on inspired service, fresh and vibrant design reflecting the local neighborhood, and providing guests with an authentic taste of today's shanghai, where old and new converge. ... more   less 
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