This is a gorgeous hotel. The rooms are so beautifully appointed. We had a room facing the river - definitely pay extra for this, the views are spectacular. The room came with a cookie jar that was filled each day, a Nepresso coffee maker, bottled flat AND sparkling water, fresh fruit each day and all the extras that you get at a hotel in China. The curtains are automatic and close at the push of a button, the lights light up in the room by themselves when you come in, the toilet lifts it's lid for you and so many other fun features. I think it's also very important to mention that the beds are so comfortable with sumptuous bedding. Downstairs, the dining room is absolutely stunning and the staff is so attentive. The food was delicious, so good in fact that in 2 days, we had 4 meals there including afternoon tea that had so many goodies, I couldn't finish everything. I'm unbelievably thankful that Trip Advisor had this hotel rated at the top of their list because it wasn't listed in my two guidebooks and I would have missed the best hotel in China! Just to give you a point of reference, this is MUCH better than the Waldorf in New York, which I love. Lastly, I had read some review that said the Bund was grimy. If it is, it's not that way in front of this hotel. You can just go out and take a beautiful walk along the river.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining the history and culture of the celebrated Shanghai Bund with a taste for 21st century sophistication, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund offers a heritage ambiance, legendary service and timeless amenities to make your stay truly memorable and distinct. Housed within the two-building complex in phases are 260 well-appointed rooms and suites, stylish environments for dining and lounging, extensive banquet facilities with stunning views, luxury spa, fully-fitted gym ,free WiFi and more, all crafted onto a picture perfect setting that speaks volume of the grandeur and finesse that is uniquely ours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On The Bund Hotel Shanghai