The Waterhouse at South Bund
AddressNo.1-3, Maojiayuan Road Off South Zhongshan Road ShanghaiSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
There are few cooler places to base yourself in Shànghǎi than this awfully trendy 19-room, four-storey South Bund converted 1930s warehouse right by the Cool Docks. Gazing out onto supreme views of Pǔdōng (or into the crisp courtyard), the Waterhouse’s natty rooms (some with terrace) are swishly dressed. Service can be wanting, though, and it's isolated from the action.
Fittingly for this revived part of town, the ethos is industrial chic, so it best suits design-conscious guests. A lovely rooftop bar caps it all and trim ground-floor Table No 1 throws in culinary excellence.
Our independent authors have visited The Waterhouse at South Bund and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Old Town.
Description provided by property
Located on the south part of The Bund, The Waterhouse is an award-winning hotel with best designs. It is a 2-minute stroll from Old Wharf or Artificial Beach. Parking is possible nearby and free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. For dining, 4 on-site options provide a variety of international flavours.
The Waterhouse at South Bund is a 5-minute drive from Yu Garden, a 6-minute drive from Xintiandi and a 7-minute drive from Huaihai Road. It takes approximately 15 minutes by taxi to Shanghai Railway Station. Pudong International Airport is about an hour’s drive away.
Uniquely decorated, each room type offers a coffee machine, a minibar, a refrigerator, a seating area with a sofa, an in-room safe, a flat-screen cable TV, an iPod docking station and ironing facilities. The attached bathroom has bath or shower facilities. Free local calls are available in the rooms.
The tour desk offers car rentals and helps guests organise day trips to tourist attractions. Convenient guest services including luggage storage, currency exchange and daily maid service can be found at the 24-hour front desk. Laundry and dry cleaning are both provided. After a long journey, relaxing in the garden or on the sun terrace seems lovely.
Table N°1 serves modern European cuisine set, while The Roof, boasting stunning views of The Bund, offers various snacks and refreshing beverages. Warehouse is located in a warehouse providing food upon request. A la carte menu dishes can be enjoyed at Hotel Courtyard.
Services & facilities
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Concierge service
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Car hire
- Snack bar
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Breakfast in the room
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
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