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No.1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Shanghai 200011 China
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#265 of 5,041 in Shanghai

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Shanghai, The Waterhouse At South Bund is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its boutique environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Waterhouse At South Bund makes it easy to enjoy the best of Shanghai.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The Waterhouse At South Bund Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to The Waterhouse At South Bund, parking is available.

Close to some of Shanghai's most popular landmarks, such as Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) (1.4 mi) and Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) (1.6 mi), The Waterhouse At South Bund is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the pubs, including Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar (The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong), Hard Rock Cafe Shanghai, and Highline, all of which are a short distance from The Waterhouse At South Bund Hotel.

Shanghai is also known for some great parks, including Fuxing Park, Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), and Century Park, which are not too far from The Waterhouse At South Bund.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, The Waterhouse At South Bund is sure to make your visit to Shanghai one worth remembering.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Private balcony
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Michael C wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto15 contributions7 helpful votes
it's a really cool boutique hotel by the BUND (slightly off)... with great walking paths and restaurants nearby. the hotel itself look great but attention to details do lack a bit. No facility inhouse so you'll have to go explore around the area. great place to bring a date
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Thomas Desmet wrote a review Oct 2019
Ghent, Belgium87 contributions64 helpful votes
The design of this hotel by Neri & Hu was the main reason to visit this hotel. Thinking that it was done 10 years ago, you can imagine how groundbreaking the design must have been at the time. The combination of old and new is very well executed and they have a very nice selection of designer furniture spread around the hotel and rooms. However, after 10 years, you already see some wear and tear. The room was very clean though, so props to housekeeping! The location is very nice by the river and there’s an esplanade that allows you to walk all the way to the Bund. If you stay here, I would not take the breakfast. It was included in our stay, but you only get one hot drink (plain coffee or tea) and a plate with an English breakfast of beans, eggs, sausages and hashbrowns. It is prepared à la minute, but frankly it wasn’t very good. And the staff at breakfast speak no English whatsoever, so I couldn’t explain that I’m vegetarian. All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel, but don’t pay extra for the breakfast and make sure not to pay too much for the room.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Chris P wrote a review Jun 2019
Shanghai, China4924 contributions270 helpful votes
After asking for a table with a view at the restaurant, we discovered on arrival that the roof top was still under construction and there was no view! Having said that, the meal was really good, even though there were some items not available on our visit. Food was hot and tasty. If you can get onto the roof, the views are amazing
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled
A C wrote a review May 2019
15 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. Just across the road is the Bund with a lovely elevated walkway that leads all the way up to the central Shanghai. Well lit and lots of security so we felt safe walking back quite late. Same with the walk to the metro which is about 15 minutes away. Breakfast was good and the staff helpful granted as with much of China english is not their first language. Area is much quieter than the city with an artist complex over the road and some new restaurants.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Facing the Bind side you can see the working river and at night the lights of Pudong
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SumoTraveller wrote a review Apr 2019
Bangkok, Thailand269 contributions58 helpful votes
If you like something different, if you are a couple visiting Shanghai who wanted a hotel near town and yet, quietly tucked away from the buzz ... this hotel is probably a good choice. Not so suitable for business trips in my opinion, but we did ok. Rooms are different, contemporary, spacious and clean. Breakfast is a little boring and bars closes early. The fusion menu were interesting, and some dishes scored well. There is no gym but sitting right next to the bund, means a pair of good jogging shoes should suffice for a good 10-15km run.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled
Christopher Q wrote a review Jan 2019
Makati, Philippines28 contributions7 helpful votes
This place is so unsuspecting. The location is right on the bund so you have a beautiful view of the water. The place itself is an amazing design. It’s modern meets industrial and they did it in a very tasteful and elegant way. The food is amazing too. Chef treated me very well and made delicious breakfast. The place itself feels so historic. I’d highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled
Lex Kiefer wrote a review Dec 2018
Los Angeles, California1509 contributions115 helpful votes
It sure is a very unique experience to stay at this hotel the moment we opened the door to check in! Nothing is ordinary at this hotel: the cracked, unfinished of old wall, painted steel bracket to hold the existing column, unmatched furniture, gigantic chandelier, cement floor, beautifully composed of windows and frames - as if they sing a love song. The rooms, total of 16, none of them is the same as others. My room has huge white bed with looking into courtyard and side street, the shower and bath tub locate almost center of the room, only separate by sink and walkway. The bathroom is all glass! Yes, glass!!!! If you take shower or bath without shutting curtain, you can welcome people from other building to see you enjoy your happy bath! Everything at this hotel speaks the volume of experience, a dream, the unexpected, and surprises! If you are looking for something luxury and room service all night, this hotel will disappoint you by a light year! I love this hotel, I enjoyed the experience, and I’d love to stay here again! Too bad when we arrived China, it’s been raining and snowing all week!!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled
Michael L wrote a review Nov 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I spend over 100 night in Marriott reward hotel annually. This is the worst place I ever experienced. The pillow is too soft and no other options. So I have to sacrifice my sleep. There is no face wash cloth so I have to use a heavy towl to take shower. The breakfast is horrible and start late. Very little options. The people in the hotel are pretty cold too. I will never come back again and it worth only one star for what we can get here.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled
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LarsAmmer wrote a review Nov 2018
Hamburg, Germany138 contributions41 helpful votes
It has been my second stay at the Waterhouse in Shanghai. I did love my stay in the paste but this time you could actually see that the hotel needs a major renovation in order to get back on track. The rooms are still ok but all public space look really old (nothing to do with a vintage style anymore) and plenty of parts are broken.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
wstokes1965 wrote a review May 2018
Sydney, Australia1001 contributions132 helpful votes
Stayed one night (room 32) which was one of the suites - great size room and amazing views. The joinery in room appeared worn out / paint peeling etc - we couldn’t quite work out if this was the look or lack of maintenance! The overall architecture of the hotel is very industrial and the foyer area amazing. The service could be sharper - both at checkin and in the bar/breakfast area. The roof top was closed both on the Sunday evening and Monday morning (very strange you can’t even go up there to take photos). The best part was the restaurant - Oxaflis (think that’s the spelling) - some of the best French / international food in Shanghai and the environment sublime. ( Must try the Pork Shoulder). Looks like the whole waterfront promenade has just been completed right out front of the hotel - so was about a 25 minutes walk all the way along the promenade to the main Bund (stunning views the whole way). Overall good Stay/cation experience - and would definitely return to the restaurant.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waterhouse At South Bund
Which popular attractions are close to The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Nearby attractions include South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market (0.7 miles), ShiLiu Pu Cloth Market (0.6 miles), and Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Conveniently located restaurants include CHAR bar and grill, Kebabs On The Grille, and Table No. 1.
Does The Waterhouse At South Bund have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Waterhouse At South Bund offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Waterhouse At South Bund have airport transportation?
Yes, The Waterhouse At South Bund offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waterhouse At South Bund?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waterhouse At South Bund?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jing'an Temple (3.6 miles), Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao) (0.9 miles), and Shanghai Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea (1.8 miles).