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The Bund Riverside Hotel
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I was choosing this hotel because of the rate and most popular people booked this hotel in most online travel agent website. It was nice and great picture on the web, but seems like not that good compare the reality.

I believe this hotel was a major popular or famous at its time. Looking from the ambiance and the big size and architecture of the hotel. This was a best hotel around 2000s (maybe). The furniture and decoration kind of old looks and really looks not up to date. And some the furniture not furnished again and really in not so good condition.

The good thing was the view from the window (if you choose river view) that showing a perfect Shanghai scenery and the famous The Bund Tower and river looks. Felt like you watching a nice paintings from your room.

Try to book a river view room. The rest do not expect much, but the surrounding area full of foods and restaurant that can give you option to eat from morning to midnight.

Room Tip: pick the river view room, little more price but better view
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Thank StanlyFredrik
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Its a bit quaint setup but the view of the riverside makes up for it. Great location with Nanjing street at walking distance. Your necessities are all at walking distance and getting a cab is just a wave away.
Language is generally a problem anywhere in China but this place had few staff who you could communicate your basic need.

Room Tip: Make sure you take the rooms facing the riverside at higher floors
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Ipsita S
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I stayed at this hotel with a group. The front staff was rude and not helpful. When checking in they said it was too much work for them to put a room deposit on each individual room, they wanted to do it as a group and have one person use their credit card. We argued with them for 20 minutes about it and eventually we did put the deposit on one card. The breakfast was small and not good. The room was small, dirty and the bathroom moldy. The hotel was not in a great area, I had to walk 15 minutes just to get to a store to buy water. It was not close to the tourist areas or shopping areas. We only stayed in this hotel because the original was under construction, and I believe we got ripped off by the tour company for putting us in this hotel instead. I would not advise staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank dberta9150
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Imagine waking up to the chimes of Shanghai's breathtaking Bund... As the majestic Fuji-san is visible from virtually anywhere in Japan, the chimes from the Bund riverside echo throughout all of Shanghai. If you stay at the Bund Riverside Hotel, your view will be to die for; plus, the Bund (aka Wai-Tan/ 外滩) is a mere five-minute walk. Saying that you have a vast array of stores, restaurants, and parks within easy reach is an understatement. No photos can suffice to describe the Wai-Tan properly.

The staff could tone down their haughtiness down a notch. After all, you are making an earnest effort to communicate your needs in Mandarin. Unlike the Han Ting Express (more on that later) or the newer Campanile, the Riverside Hotel thrives on tourism. Customers come from both from all over China and abroad. Still, the staff is a small bruise on the otherwise-delicious apple that is the Bund: The rooms are fit for royalty, complete with a spacious shower and tub (finally!); a breakfast nook with complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies; as well as a mini-fridge full of snacks and a minibar, on which you can splurge, if so inclined. (The cost will come out of your CNY 700.00 /USD $105.43 deposit, which you pay upon check-in.)  The hotel also has a cute bar lounge, where you can sip a pijiu (beer) or a cocktail to the tune of smooth jazz.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Thank AlevtinaS2
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights here and wasn't overly impressed. Rooms are not very clean. Dusty and coffee cups were dirty. Bath fixtures loose and no hot water first day. Breakfast buffet is in a small room and coffee out in hallway. No washrooms near buffet so you need to use lobby bathroom or return to room. Not really impressed with this hotel.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank ChrissyHW
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