Astor House Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
They forgot my pj the first day, coffe the second say.
Astor is very well located on The Bund, a short walk from the central location of Nanjing Road East and its Metro. Steeped in history, it is like a museum itself. Very pleasing to stay here.
We stayed on the third floor in a large, (real) wood-floored room off of an exhibition area (with very interesting artifacts in glass-enclosed cases) ringed by an open walkway above for the fourth-floor rooms. Somewhat noisy when people would walk around the exhibition area (even at nighttime). Real old-world flavor. Romantic. Beautiful drapes. Clean. Beds more towards the Chinese liking (hard-ish). Everything worked. DEFINITELY worth a stay.
I loved this hotel the moment I entered the door from the busy street outside. It is perfectly located just next to the scenic Bund. You feel like you have just stepped back in time to old Shanghai. There is so much history here and it has been lovingly preserved and restored. I had a great view from my very comfortable room. The bathroom was great and the air conditioning was also wonderful. I will definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends and I plan to stay there the next time I visit Shanghai!
Got a free upgrade to a balcony suite upon arrival - lovely surprise to our first shanghai experience. The view was incredible. Only 5 minutes walk to the Bund. Wish we stayed longer.
We had a nice executive room, very large and comfortable, no real complaints except that the location is not really convenient for anything except the Bund. Fifteen minutes walk to Nanjing Rd and the nearest underground rail station.
amidst modern 21st century Shanghai wonderful feel of old colonial-era hotel and steps to the Bund, helpful staff -- but old windows, noisy traffic -- be absolutely sure your room will be quiet at night. You may need to change room from reserved one.
I chose this hotel because of its history, reputation and value, and I was not disappointed. beautiful rooms, spacious bathrooms, a feeling of being in a part of history surrounds you. My only negative was the prices on coffee in the lobby cafe. I think $8 for a double espresso was a bit usurious; the coffee was good, but not that good. I did not eat the breakfast, so can't comment. The bed was a bit hard, but I survived it! I would most definitely recommend this one of a kind hotel in Shanghai, and will return again anytime I can.
Based on previous reviews I was expecting more from this hotel--I think it may have had something to do with the fact that we had a "deluxe" room instead of a "executive" room. The worst thing was when we checked in we were told that the room we had booked was very small and not very good, but luckily they had an special offer for a better room for 50% more than the room we had booked. The area of the hotel that we were in was quite dirty, dark, and had spare furniture and junk stored in the hallway. The staff weren't very eager to help, and didn't seem to take pride in their hotel. The entrance was always blocked with vehicles and equipment. The bathroom was modern but the bath had lots of mildew. The only good thing was the close proximity to the Bund and Pudong. For the price, I would have stayed at a Western-run hotel a bit further away.
We got an upgrade which was fantastic. Huge room. Only thing was it was a little noisy. Room was huge and had everything you need. 5 minutes to the Bund.
Great location, nice staff, classic architecture, historic building, a step back in time with amenities! Highly recommend
This was a great hotel, big room, friendly and helpful English-speaking staff. The Hotel is well over 100 years old so it has a nice historic feel including wooden floors in the rooms so don't expect a modern western hotel room. We arrived in Shanghai very early in the morning without much sleep and they allowed us to check-in before 8am without any hesitation or any additional charge, they even made our beds in the afternoon after we napped and then went sightseeing. The location is great just over the bridge from the Bund and easy walking distance to Nanjing road, and the metro which can take you all over the city. The walk from the closest metro station is a little long with luggage (we learned this the hard way) so if you are coming in from Pudong airport on the Maglev I recommend taking a taxi to the hotel it is only about 45RMB ($9.00USD) it will save you time and a lot of hassle trying to lug your luggage all over the crowded metro. Overall it is a great hotel at a great value. definitely a 4 star experience. I will stay there again next time I am in Shanghai.
An incredible breakfast buffet, high Victorian ceilings, pleasant staff and conveniently located. Room was very warm but public areas and lobby were chilly in January. Our room had no view but a quick duck outside rewarded one with all the view you could want
Attended the EXPO and explored Shanghai. Other than the heat and humidity, it was perfect
I was surprised on how luxurious this hotel is, for a hotel that existed since 1846. Lots of Famous Historical people had stayed here when they visisted Shanghai. Friendly, Knowledgable, and Curteous Staffs. I was able to get a relaxing massage in the middle of the night. Rooms are spacious, it's definately worth the price of the room. Great Location, just off the river boardwalk where lots of joyful people celebrating their stay in Shanghai. Security is most excellent, inside and out, of the hotel. You can go out and enjoy the city in the middle of the night without any worries. Definately recommending anyone to stay here if this is your first time visiting Shanghai or returning for the wonderful culture that Shanghai has to offer. I would definately stay here again when I return to Shanghai next time.
I stayed there a week before in the Executive Suite. It was beautiful, clean, & overlooked the Bund. Located on the corner of a major street, so quite noisy. If you stay in anything less than that class of rooms it is gross, smelly, and in a back section of the hotel not yet renovated, kinda old scary movie like.
- Walking distance to The Bund
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Health club
Located in Hong Kou within a short walk of The Bund, Astor House Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park. This 3.5-star hotel has 130 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. It's in central Shanghai and also close to Jing An Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.
All 130 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with satellite TV. Bathrooms have free toiletries and slippers. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Guests staying at Astor House Hotel enjoy a health club, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of limited parking, along with an airport shuttle for CNY 600 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and express check-in.