Astor House Hotel

15 Huangpu Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200080, China

The oldest Western hotel in China, the Astor House does an admirable job of capturing the ambience of Victorian Shanghai. The lobby's dark-wood columns and vaulted ceilings are accented by potted orchids and photos of famous visitors from the hotel's illustrious past (including Charlie Chaplin, Ulysses Grant, and Albert Einstein). The hotel remains popular with those seeking an historical stay—its spacious, high-ceilinged rooms remain true to turn-of-the-century Shanghai. This hotel is not one for business travelers, as its Internet does not work well.

PROS

  • gorgeous building
  • historic atmosphere
  • close to the Bund

CONS

  • confused service
  • spartan furnishings
  • dated rooms

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-6324–6388

HOTEL DETAILS

127 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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