The Bund Hotel
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Day 33 - Today I don't feel too well and Mark feels shattered, so we try and take it easy! We go through the Bund sight seeing tunnel, which is a tunnel under the river which they have made into a light show, Mark loves it but I think it's corny!
We view the Bund from the business side and the views are still really cool even though it's …
Day 32 - Today we try and take it easier, as travel days are always shattering and often mean very early starts. We need to go and collect some plane tickets and pay for them in cash, but realise that we can't get enough cash out because of our daily limit restriction, so we end of changing some of our dollars. 40 minutes later, lots of forms …
Day 30 - We have arrived in Shanghai, what a difference to Beijing! It's cleaner, classier and clear, no smog at all. It feels much more cosmopolitan, as my Mum put it and you can tell there is money here.
The airport was great, people asked us if we needed any help and there was a tourist information in the airport handing out free maps …
Not Shanghaied...no coerciveness or trickery, just bedazzled by the jewelry, the fabrics, the silk scarves, the dumplings, the colors, the cacophony of sounds, the smells, the aura of Shanghai. It's hard to walk through these streets with blinders...there is so much that invites you to part with precious yuans and so much else that you just want to …
Despite a late nite arrival, we were off and running for a very busy first day. The day started with. Short ride to the Shanghai Museum, a true capsule of Chinese History from the earliest time periods. Due to a short time period there, my visitation focused on the Bronze Age artifacts and the pottery. It's amazing to see a variety of relics that …
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Bund Hotel Shanghai
This hotel was perfect for my needs. It was centrally located -- within walking distance to the Bund and to Nanjing Street. Yes, it is not right on the Bund but it is basically a ten minute walk to both the Bund and to Nanjing Street.
Stayed in the Bund Hotel in October for a week. Booked an Executive Suite. I used pretty much every service this hotel provided. The room was clean and well maintained. Room service was on par with other 4-5 star hotels. The bathroom was impeccable. There was some contruction work to improve the roads, but they usually started after 10 am and ended their work around 6 pm.. The restaurants within the hotel were of good quality. The front desk was helpful about giving directions and arranging transportation. They also had pretty good exchange rates. The travel office found first class airfare at very reasonable prices (with short notice). The gift shop's prices were negotiable and again offered good prices (convert to dollars...). The massage service as comparable to other spa services. Word of warning... This is the only service that requires some command of Chinese. Without even a little command of Chinese, certain actions can be miscontrued. The concept of massage differs between east and west. A full body massage will be FULL body massage (nothing erotic or sexual, just every part of the body will be kneaded...). There's an excellent about.com article written by a woman about this topic. In addition to the services provided by the hotel, it is located within reasonable distance to most of the major attractions within Shanghai. Finally, this hotel is locate in a traditional Chinese neighborhood. I was able to find decent mom & pop restaurants featuring Szechuan, Hu cai, and Cantonese food (not the westernized fare...). The hotel staff went above and beyond to provide me an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
This hotel is listed by Expedia as three stars but it is
Let me first say that I have to travel somewhere on the planet weekly. Although I use Trip Advisor almost daily I have never wrote a review myself. But this place is so bad I have to take the time to warn people about this night mare. Let me start from the check in. It took over an hour. I do not understand why it just did. My first room was about ten feet by six feet with a small batroom that was a non smoking room that smelled like smoke. I said no way. My 2nd room was oaky but the bed was broken. My thrid room is where I unpacked.
This is very clean hotel. I thought they had upgraded me to an Executive room (i booked Superior) but was pleasantly surprised that the "average" room is pretty well appointed. Great bathroom, decent sized room, comfortable bed, desk etc. I paid $85 pn incl taxes and fees, which is great for such a nice hotel so close to Nanjing Road.
Yes, front desk service could be more polite, but service is not a forte of Chinese businesses.
Plan to stay here again later this month
LOVE THIS HOTEL..what a jewel
Ok.. Now we are talking.. i go to shanghai often for bizness..
I tried this hotel out last night.. I DIDNT EVEN want to leave my hotel room!.. It was beautiful.. the bathroom marble, the lighting.. the LARGE ROOM.. everything was devine.. I felt like i was in the Four Seasons.. I am not joking..
Great price for what you get!.. I WILL always stay at that hotel..
Fantastic!!.. bell man alittle slow though..haaa
I stayed at this hotel from Sep 17-23 & found the overall experience average.
The Bund is Gorgeous!
Centrally located, lots of English-speaking staff, great food, luxurious surroundings including a marble shower and big, deep bathtub and special filtered-water tap, decadent (free) breakfast with a huge spread including custom-made eggs, lamb chops and ham and egg sushi, internet connection, free happy hour with beer and soda, close to Nanjing road shopping. Love it!