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Manhattan Bund Business Hotel
Ranked #634 of 4,997 Hotels in Shanghai
Melbourne, Australia
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“Great Location, Clean and Safe”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

This Hotel is a great place to stay as it is central to the heartbeat of Shanghai and the Bund. The room, (executive suite), was spacious and clean although the bath did not hold water at all! The breakfast was actually very nice except for the mouldy bread on offer but they were more than happy to get another loaf once I pointed it out. I was extemely impressed by the FRESH orange juice, not sure if this is a regular occurance though. This hotel is not suited for those who want breakfast and are in a wheelchair or have a walking disability. There is no lift to the restaurant. You have to walk up a flight of stairs to get there. They claim the rooms to be sound proof, however I heard people talking in the hallways and the sound of furniture (chairs) being moved quite a lot

Don't be put off by the fact the hotel entrance seems to be down a dimly lit, seemly abandoned street. I never once felt unsafe and everything is only a hop, step and jump away.
The only downside I found to the hotel was that the staff spoken almost NO ENGLISH. This made life hard when wanting to know or book a tourist attraction or in getting directions to somewhere. I found Google and Google maps to be my best friend. The hotel claims to have fast internet connections, but I had a lot of trouble using their connections. I constantly dropped out which was hard as I was on business and spent many hours trying to send emails, which would have taken minutes on a proper system.

The bed was comfy and the heating in the room great. TV was terrible though, but I guess who has time to watch it, in-between work and sightseeing. There was no view from my room in fact the glass window had been frosted over so I couldn't see out. My room was facing the Bund but because of the other tall buildings nearby there was no view.

Take a taxi if you have a ways to travel. It's cheap however I found drivers often get you close to where you want to go but not to where you want to go. I had a few who dropped me off and pointed the direction I had to walk to get to where I actually wanted to go. A few times I couldn't find where I wanted to go as I was skeptical about walking into areas that didn't look like a touristy area.

A taxi to the PuDong airport shouldn't cost any more than 200 RMB if you’re staying in the Bund area. My few trips have been around the $175 RMB mark but I have heard of others being ripped off. Ask the driver how much then add 'around $175 yes', to avoid being ripped off and also to sound like you've done the trip a thousand times.

There are plenty of food chains, Macca's KFC, within a 15 min walk if you are dubious about food otherwise the hotel has a restaurant upstairs.

Shopping is all around the Bund area but I recommend you have a look at 'the peoples square'. There is a whole underground mall. The entrance can be found near the front of the museum. Would I stay again............YES!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Odessa, Texas
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79 reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

This is a small boutique hotel with a beautiful art deco hotel. The rooms are tiny, many with no windows, but at 47 bucks a night you cannot go wrong. It is located behind the Peace Hotel which has a nice jazz bar and the historic bund architecture is all within walking distance.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with windows as the lighting is soft.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Decent hotel if you are used to travelling in developing countries. Its no Ritz Carlton, but is pretty clean, comfortable bed, and relatively good service.

The real selling point of this hotel is that its 200M from the Bund, close to a major subway station (Nanjing East) and close to Nanjing East Road shopping area.

I stayed at the hotel for about 2 weeks. They even put a refrigerator in the room (which didnt usually have one).

If I visited Shanghai again on a budget I wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Window rooms are a little noisy, but okay if you are not too sensitive. I only sawinto one of the n...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

we book an executive suite through expedia...was reasonable considering that we were considerng other standard rooms in other hotels that was even more expensive than this suite.

the room was big, had a jacuzzi bath which was good after a long day of walking, and many mirrors around....the 2 main drawbacks were that the lights were dim and you did have to on all the lights to make it brighter, as well as the aircon not working that well... we were here during winter and it was the coldest hotel room we stayed in. OFten worked up feeling crazily cold like the heater wasnt working that well.

you cannot ask for a better location...we were like 1min away from the bund, so you can easily pack breakfast and sit by the bund to eat it....the other direction from the bund is nanjing east metro station and further down is people'ssquare so everything is really nearby.....its really awesome...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, B.C.
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2012

The hotel is located right behind the very Famous Peace Hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights. Book through Expedia at $53.57 per night including taxes. A excellent bargain considering the location. Had a standard room with two beds, the only issue I have is that even with all the lights turned on the room wasn't very bright at night. Decent selection of English channels on the tv.

It's a very short walk to the Bund. Staff was very courteous especially the concierge. The metro station is about 10 minutes walk. Didn't eat breakfast at the hotel. Ate a few times at this tiny restaurant which is about 2-3 minute walk away. Around 20 minute walk to People's park and the Shanghai Museum and Museum of Art.


There is a computer on each floor for guest use. Well my floor had a computer. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is basic, although you get free wi-fi. Was given a 2nd floor room. Room was clean, adequate for 1 to 2 person. Bathroom is small but is clean and usable.
The wifi does not work in the room, had to go out to the corridor just above lobby to access the network.
Great location - just 4 blocks from Najing Road East subway station. Leave station at Exit 3 and then walk towards the Bund. Pass 3 intersections and take a left on the 4th light. Landmark to watch for is the Peace Hotel (Fairmont). The hotel is about 50 meters away.
There are some local food near the hotel. Turn left on exit of hotel and turn right on the next street. Unfortunately, the menu is in Chinese and they don't speak English. I just pointed at pictures of the food to order.
There is a convenience store nearby. It is in the same vicinity as the local eats.
I would stay here again.

Yes, the air doesn't work well but was adequate in November.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

I stayed here for around 3 weeks when I moved to Shanghai this fall. The hotel is basic, but well run, clean and cheap - around 30-35 euro a night. Its near the bund and Nanjing Road E metro. The standard rooms are the best option, cheaper rooms are not worth the saving.
Staff are helpful and the hotel does a lot of please for a Chinese 3 star. Wifi does not work in the hotel so staff will provide a cable. Japanese restaurant around the corner (left and left) does good food. The hotel taxi guys are honest and efficient. Very good central location.
Some annoying touts on Sichuan road nearby. If walking to Nanjing road metro take a parallel street to avoid the Chinese tourist crowds and touts.

Room Tip: Choose the standard room cheaper options not worth it
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Manhattan Bund Business Hotel
Address: No.81-85 Dianchi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The Bund
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #634 of 4,997 Hotels in Shanghai
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Number of rooms: 160
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