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Astor House Hotel

Shanghai, China (SHA)

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Suite (Richard)

Suite (Richard)

1 King Bed
1184 sq feet (110 sq meters)

Layout - Separate sitting area
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels, DVD player
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical - Phone, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Suite (Astor)

1 King Bed
915 sq feet (85 sq meters)

Layout - Separate sitting area
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels, DVD player
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical - Phone, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Deluxe double bed room

1 Queen Bed
269 sq feet (25 sq meters)

Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, minibar, room service, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

2 Twin Beds
377 sq feet (35 sq meters)

Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, slippers, and free toiletries
Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, slippers, and free toiletries
Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

2 Twin Beds
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, slippers, and free toiletries
Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Richard Room

Richard Room

1 King Bed
484-sq-foot (45-sq-meter) room with city views

Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels, DVD player
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical - Phone, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Classical Room

Classical Room

1 Full Bed or 2 Twin Beds
269-sq-foot (25-sq-meter) room with city views

Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels, DVD player
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical - Phone, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Room (Celebrity)

Room (Celebrity)

1 King Bed
484 sq feet (45 sq meters)

Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels, DVD player
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Deluxe Twin Room

2 Twin Beds
377 sq feet (35 sq meters)

Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, premium channels
Food & Drink - Room service, minibar, and free bottled water
Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and turndown service
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, slippers, and free toiletries
Practical - Phone, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Astor House Hotel
No 15 Huangpu Road, Shanghai, China 200085

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 130 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and slippers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a health club or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and brunch. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and limited parking is available onsite.

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: CNY 88 for adults and CNY 44-88 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CNY 600 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Beauty Shop/Salon
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Room Service
  • Shopping
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1051 reviews
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Submitted on 08-05-2016
It is a pity to find such gorgeous histhoric building managed by Chinese, could be best 5 star hotel in the city, but actually is a 2 star hotel in any european city. Nothing to say about the hotel as a bulding, but staff, breakfast, bar,..... bellow any expectation! on the border of unacceptable....
from
Submitted on 10-05-2016
The room we stayed in was called the "richard suite", which was big and clean. The design was beautiful and it was like an old victorian style room. Theres a fascinating museum part of the hotel that features artifacts and information about the hotel's era. The downside about living in an old building is that the floor creeks and its kind of creepy at night. Location was convenient as it only takes around 10 minutes to reach other tourist attractions.
from
Submitted on 12-05-2016
It's building is old but it has normal room and just Chinese breakfast so if you don't like Chinese food you should just eat egg. Rooms are clean and the location is good near city center but little hard to reach metro station.
from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Submitted on 13-05-2016
It is a very nice authentic hotel just 3 minutes walking north of the Bund. A room on the top floor and on the front will give you a nice view of the Bund and a part of the financial district. The breakfast room is very beautiful and serves a good western and asian breakfast. Downside would be the slow internet and (as everywhere in China) hard beds.
from Scotland
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Big comfy room, one of the best over our stay in China albeit not quite what we were expecting and that took the shine off the experience and the stay. No executive lounge access, no Richard bar available, city view was a construction site and staff were not very helpful when I queried this. Breakfast was average and all told although I can clearly see the charms of this hotel it did not live up to expectations.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 30-05-2016
We were lucky to be upgraded to the Richard Suite which had 5 balconeys, 2 of which overlooked to the Bund and river. Standing on the balconey felt like being in Evita! The Suite was huge and gorgeous. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. We caught the Ferry from Osaka to Shanghai (well worth it) and the terminal was within walking distance of the Hotel. Across the Bridge was the Bund and 2 bridges up (on the right) there is a good little street with some great cheap eating places. Th... Read more
from Saskatoon
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We were suggested this hotel and easily found it on booking.com. We arrived in the morning and were able to get into our room immediately. We dropped our bags and walked out the front door, across the bridge and were immediately on the Bund. Great. Our room is quaint and lovely. We enjoyed the decorations and size. Neat little extras with a walk in closet, desk area, and online room service menu. Felt more like a bedroom in a friend's home. Large TV alloughalthough we didn't turn it on. Turn... Read more
from Milton
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Our room was large and even had a small additional room where we put the cot for my snoring husband. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms modern and the rooms were quiet. The breakfast buffet was ample with Chinese and western choices including cereal and eggs made to order. We enjoyed a snack in the lovely La Vie en Rose cafe in the lobby. We enjoyed our stay here.
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Submitted on 10-06-2016
We loved this hotel - great location at the Bund, so much history with stories of Albert Einstein, Margot Fonteyne and so many more! We had Margot's room! Spacious, comfortable with magnificent parquetry floor and comfy bed. Wandering through the hotel, we discovered the ballroom and many historical facts about this hotel - once called The Richards Hotel. Would highly recommend staying here - beats the modern hotels hands down!
from Cambridge
Submitted on 12-06-2016
Arrived not long after breakfast time but they still let us check in to our room. A bit shabby but clean and comfortable with great amenities and a fascinating history. It was our first night in China and, although Shanghai is quite westernised, it was a good introduction to the country. Amazing breakfast buffet with everything from steamed buns and spring rolls to egg and bacon. We had to leave early on our final morning and was impressed that the hotel packed us up a breakfast to eat on the t... Read more
from Roscommon, Ireland
Submitted on 14-06-2016
Stayed here for five nights on a recent trip to China. This hotel is very old world. Lovely big rooms with lots to choose from for breakfast. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good value for money. The location is excellent. The hotel is in walking distance to the Bund and nanjing road.
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Submitted on 16-06-2016
Historic and beautiful, this hotel was a great value on the Bund. Huge room, very clean and also so quiet. Best sleep of my trip. Easy walk to food and subway. Take time to view the museum in the third floor. Breakfast was so so, but also affordable.
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Submitted on 22-06-2016
Great location just a short walk to the buns and maybe about 15min walk to Nanjing Road. The guys at check in were great the ladies at check out were a little rude but nothing bad. Hotel has amazing history and definitely worth a stay. The room was clean and comfortable. One thing was they put rubber matts in the bath so you can't slip which is great but it was going a little black in places. Overall great hotel
from Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted on 22-06-2016
This is a very strange hotel perfectly located next to the Bund; unfortunately they seem to have the best not to have an inch of water front , but it ok anyway as told, the hotel had a sense of vintage, more because there is no way to hide it more that a real will. But the rooms are nice, the hall is ok, the bar is incredibly expensive and the desk has my favorite check in guy; no worries, you will easy spot him, because he looks like a young Mick Jagger, cinese version of course
from Hanoi, Vietnam
Submitted on 30-06-2016
This hotel is very nice, and has a lot of history, which shows. You can either decide that the whole experience has a vintage feel to it or that the place looks dated. I go with vintage. Astor House Hotel is extremely well located, within walking distance of the Bund and a Starbucks. My room was clean, quite big, quiet and the air conditioning was working well. The staff was helpful and friendly. Also worth noting, the breakfast buffet was quite good and served in a lovely room. On the other ... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Early July we stayed for 3 nights (all book through our travel agent) our first stay was ok, beware the floor boards echo every footstep, the rooms very nice the check staff also nice, food in breakfast again ok now the shocking service on our 2nd stay of 2 nights about a fortnight later, we arrived to check in late evening (9pm) same vouchers as previous stay all references the same. After a long flight last think you want to hear is there is no record of our booking! although everything was th... Read more
from Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This is a historical hotel, but adjusted with all elements you need today. The breakfast is served in a room that once was probably a balroom. The atmosphere is just great. We visit this hotel twice and both times our rooms were perfect. Bathroom is spacy, the beds are good. The hotel is nearby the Bundy area and about 30 min walk to a shopping center. Breakfast is served in oriental as well in western food; plenty of choise. I would certainly recommend this hotel.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I always love staying at historic hotels. With a long list of famous people having stayed here, including US president Grant, Bertrand Russell, and Charlie Chaplain, I was very excited to give this place a try. Unfortunately, when we checked in, we were given a room that was not cleaned after the previous guests. This meant a stripped bed, full trashcan, garbage all over the room (including on the desk, on bathroom counter, and on the floor). Some of the trash on the floor included cigarettes an... Read more
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 08-08-2016
This hotel, built over 150 yeras ago, is a tour in history. Every lamp, ceiling light, column head, is a reminder of times past. The refurbished Peacock Room is splendid, though its dignity seems to suffer a bit as it now serves as the venue for the breakfast buffet. The lobby cafe was enjoyable, if a bit expensive, and we had two long afternoons just sitting there, eating slowly, and reading. We were given a room on the sixth floor, and it was a bit of a maze getting there. That was part of th... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 21-08-2016
If you want a moderately priced hotel right on the Bund, Astor House can be your choice. My daughter and I got a room in the old part of the hotel - an enormous room with fireplace and nice woodwork. It had an old colonial style feeling, like if you had stepped back in time.
from Tehran
Submitted on 23-08-2016
I've been there twice Second one was more suitable and rank would be 10/10 whoever First room was normal and not compatible with the second time I don't know why in the first time I pay rmb 959 for a normal room but in the second time I paid 848 for a better room Location was perfect
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 03-09-2016
Quaint hotel , with lots of character , a historic hotel with lots of stories to tell , very close to walking on the famous Bund , the famous waterfront of old Shanghai , the huge comfy rooms with all amenities and excellent service
from Seoul, South Korea
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Charming hotel just as I imagined. Room was great with a huge renovated bathroom, strangely, fitted with an automatic blind separating it from the room proper through a giant plate glass window.Not really sure of the pur[ose of having the blind up unless you like looking at the bathroom or enjoy watching people use it. We stayed in a Richard's Executive Room and after a long journey , we were dismayed that we had to walk up 32 steps to the 2nd floor 'VIP' check in. After long days sightseeing an... Read more
from Oxford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Given some of the negative reviews, I was apprehensive about our booking. However, I am delighted with our stay. The room is large, clean and charming. The bathroom is great, plenty of room and good towels, robes and slippers. I love the atmosphere and the history, so thumbs up from me.
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 02-10-2016
To be honest I tossed up between here and Broadway Mansions and I am so pleased I stayed at the Astor House Hotel. To be fair I didnt go inside Broadway but I really liked the charm and character of the Astor. Sure the carpets were a little faded and the floor creaked but the history just oozed out of the walls. I was upgraded and had room 312 which was extremely spacious with a separate lounge and dining room and 2 bathrooms. It also overlooked the Broadway Bridge which was just gorgeous at nig... Read more
from
Submitted on 02-10-2016
Rather interesting hotel due to its history, but it requires refurbishment on essentials like air conditioning, room amenities, internet, lighting, etc. I recommend visiting it as a museum, but not to stay there. Hopefully they can refurbish the rooms without losing its character and history.
from New York
Submitted on 13-10-2016
This hotel is historic, which is the type of hotel I like to stay in. You are witnessing history here as there have been minimal changes made (e.g. electrification and indoor plumbing). Here are the good and bad points: Good - location just off the Bund makes for easy walking access. You are a bit far here from the French concession and museums but walk over/taxi back was fine - price inexpensive compared to the "name" hotels close by - historic property and some parts appear restored - my ro... Read more
from York, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-10-2016
I was working in Pudong, about half way to the main airport, but was very pleased to be staying here in the centre of old Shanghai. The hotel was of significant historical importance and had something of the feel of an English Stately home. Staying in splendour and grandeur of yesterday - not the same extent as some of the modern hotels in Shanghai, but in my opinion a much better overall experience.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 18-10-2016
The building is beautiful and in a great location. Our room was spotlessly clean and the bed was comfortable. However we stayed in a hotel rather than an apartment because we thought we would need the help of Chinese-speaking staff to find our way around the city. Sadly the staff at the reception desk were not at all helpful and could not help us with information about train stations and timetables.
from Helsinki, Finland
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Astor House definately has a glorious history, and the building itself is fascinating. It also has quite a good location close to the Bunt. Unfortunately, though, we were extremely disappointed with our stay. At check-in we were just given our key, but with no instructions how to get to our room. Soon we found out that it wasn't in the main building, but back of the house in almost abandoned-looking annex, with no elevator. When we got to the 3rd floor where our room was, we entered a construc... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-10-2016
We selected this hotel because of its location but it was a mistake. From the worn carpet at the entrance to the lift that hardly worked, the building work going on in the corridor and the smell of your grandmothers house! The breakfast fiasco finished me off and we moved out after 1 night. This is a former star that has finally gone out. Avoid
from Hadleigh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-10-2016
The hotel has lost some of its royal lustre and the rooms and commons do look a bit old fashioned but it still has a nice feel to it. A nice experience for one night... but I'm not sure I'd stay much longer. It wouldn't take much to bring the hotel a much higher standard. Still a rough diamond in my opinion.
from Toowoomba, Australia
Submitted on 24-10-2016
We checked into this hotel very late in the evening, and service wasn't fantastic. However, we arrived at the same time as a large group, so they were just a little overwhelmed. The hotel lobby has old world charm but smelled heavily of stale cigarette smoke. We were given no directions to our room, but finally a porter took pity on us and led us in the right direction. The lifts were broken, so the poor porter had to carry our enormous bags up three double flights of stairs. We wouldn't h... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 28-10-2016
I had a great time at the Astor House but there were a few problems. I made my reservation 8 months in advance and asked for a view of some sort. I just didn't want to face a wall. Of course I got no view but a wall. Understandable as they can't give everybody what they want. I probably could have switched rooms but it was late at night after a 15 hour flight so I didn't want to bother. The hotel is old and full of history which I loved but it was also worn with wallpaper and paint pealing. Th... Read more
from Mexico City, Mexico
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Our stay in the hotel was good, but we had to ask for a room change as the first room we got upon arrival was awful, old, not renovated, in a corner. After the room change, the room we stayed in had been modernized, had a great view over the river and was very comfortable. Our advice to other travellers is to call the hotel in advance and ensure you are going to get a refurbished room in the main building, otherwise go somewhere else. As other travellers said, the hotel is old, and the carpet in... Read more
from Oslo, Norway
Submitted on 06-11-2016
The location is excellent, central close to the Bund, is the major attraction. The hotel needs a brushup-up. In one of our rooms, the air conditioning only worked in a heating mode. The staff is friendly and helpful, but most do not speak English. Also, the are unable to give much assistance on flight and train bookings.
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Submitted on 15-11-2016
It is a beautiful and conveniently located hotel with great service. Yet my room was not very well maintained and had a musty old odor. Also, do not pay for the breakfast buffet, it was horrible. Opt for the breakfast served in the lobby cafe.
from Plymouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-11-2016
This place is definitely worth seeing. Felt a bit like I was staying in an Agatha Christie novel. Fascinating historical decor, not your standard corporate hotel for sure. Only stayed one night and largely out seeing Shanghai but the hotel seemed quiet, and the location is fantastic. To reiterate: Definitely worth seeing!
from Tydd St Giles
Submitted on 21-11-2016
This hotel is at the north end of the Bund and is ideally situated to explore Shanghai. The hotel is itself a museum piece, very stylish, but is a little faded in the public areas. Our rooms were directly above the main entrance, and were well appointed and comfortable, and quiet, thankfully well glazed windows. If you want a hotel which is not an anonymous chain, with history and famous guests, this is for you.
from Bangor, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-11-2016
The Astor is ideally situated to see the sights along The Bund Waterfront in Shanghai. It is an old hotel with much history attached. Once inside though the historical aspects pale into insignificance when confronted with the dilapidated state of the place. Our bedroom was large but had only one bedside table and almost nothing by the way of drawers to store clothing. The bathroom was in a very poor state of repair - the bath being surrounded by mould and the handle loose and unstable. Downs... Read more
from Beijing
Submitted on 26-11-2016
In a country where most hotels, even the best ones, tend to be soulless glass and chrome, it's nice to have a place to stay with a little character. She's an old gal to be sure, perhaps not what she was in the old days and best if not photographed in too bright a light but the charm is there. The rooms are time capsules. (Seriously, in addition to wood flooring, vintage wallpaper, and old-style desk lamp there was also a fax machine.) The location, just across the Waibaidu bridge from the bund, ... Read more
from Hong Kong
Submitted on 29-11-2016
A heritage hotel that has accommodated Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein and other celebrities as its customers in its heyday. Some parts are a little worn but the rooms are spacious and comfortable. It's conveniently- located and just a short walk across the bridge to the Bund. Don't bother with the breakfast.
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