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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shanghai's oldest hôtel 1846 right on the river. The building is protected and is from the epoch when the Germans, French, Dutch, and English had their own concessions further along the river - the Bund. Great location for visiting Shanghai. About 15-2o min taxi to Shanghai railway station (downtown). ticket office is completely separate Ca 300 m from the entrance....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating historic hotel looking a little shabby now by modern standards but helpful staff. Full of history and famous guests. Great position to explore Shanghai from. Close walking distance to The Bund

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Minutes away from one end of the Bund this is a great place to be based in Shanghai. Shops, colonial buildings and numerous places to eat are on the door step and there is also of course the amazing evening light show from the 21st century skyscrapers. If you have lots of money to spend there are no doubt better...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The photos of the Astor House on internet booking sites rather exaggerated the hotel's allure. We were drawn to the Astor's historical grandeur and style. We selected a 'celebrity room' but the size and tenor of the room were rather disappointing - moderately spacious and not so grand and with no view whatsoever. The breakfast was so so but the...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I had the pleasure of staying at this historic hotel where so many celebrities and politicians stayed over the years. The history is magnificent. The first phone call in China was made in this hotel and there are many movies and documentaries made about this hotel. Even during my stay you can see film crews almost everyday doing some filming....

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London
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Well! I've stayed at many swanky new hotels all over the world - steel and shiny chrome with fine floors of marble etc. Not much of any of these materials at The Astor House...nope! It's mostly wood. Lots of wood. Oh! and how lovely it all is in that regard. Step back in time and find yourself in turn of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A beautiful building, stunning entrance, large en suite rooms, helpful staff. Lots of information on the history of the hotel and some of its famous guests. The Russian Embassy is opposite, the Bund is just over the bridge and it is an easy walk to the main shopping area. We would definitely stay here again.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My 2nd stay in this great historical place...Its just the building and its interior that makes your stay already worth while. I was so lucky to stay in the very room where Albert Einstein stayed and there are many more rooms where famous people stayed. It would take too long to go on about the history of this wonderful place...

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Rennes, France
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great location, near the Bund and the beautiful Shanghai skyline view. Walking distance from Nanjing road. An old building, well preserved. Nice staff and the breakfast was OK. Highly recommended, the overall value for money is positive.

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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were generally happy with our choice of The Astor House and can recommend it. We chose it for its history and reputation, and we were in Shanghai to explore my British family history, so just being a short walk across the bridge to the Bund was very handy. The main shopping street and downtown and the metro station were...

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History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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Address: No.15 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Hongkou , The North Bund
Price Range: $117 - $1,135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Astor House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Astor House Hotel Shanghai
Astor Hotel Shanghai
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#35 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#60 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
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