Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel

2727 Riverside Avenue Pudong, Lujiazui and New Int'l Expo Center Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200120 - See map
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Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel

"the bell captain and concierge staff is kind and provided us transport alternatives to getting us tru traffic congested Shanghai"

Daniel - April 21, 2018

 Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel
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Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Oriental Pearl Tower
Within 280 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Pearl of the Orient Cruise Ship Terminal 60 m
City Super 90 m
Natural Wild Insect Kingdom 120 m
Shanghai International Convention Center 130 m
Binjiang Avenue 140 m
Bank of China Tower 170 m
Binjiang Park 200 m
Shanghai Developemt Exhibition Hall 220 m
AZIA Center 260 m
Shanghai History Museum 270 m
Nearby landmarks
Oriental Pearl Tower 280 m
The Bund (Wai Tan) 610 m
Shanghai Tower 1.07 km
Shanghai World Financial Center 1.15 km
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) 1.47 km
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) 1.69 km
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) 2.39 km
Former French Concession 2.99 km
Shanghai Disneyland 19.16 km
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town 44.39 km
8.9

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Inside city center
Popular neighborhood

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  • 480 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Shanghai

  • Steamroom

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Value for money8.0
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportShanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Distance to airport16.3 km

Rooms available at Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
Deluxe Executive Suite
Deluxe Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Double or Twin Room with River View
Superior Double or Twin Room with River View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Deluxe River View
Deluxe River View
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior River And Bund View
Superior River And Bund View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Superior Garden View
Superior Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Superior Double or Twin Room with Garden View
Superior Double or Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Executive Business Suite
Executive Business Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Special Price - Superior Double or Twin Room With Garden View
Special Price - Superior Double or Twin Room With Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Deluxe River View Suite
Executive Deluxe River View Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Ding Lou Hao Hua Xing Zheng Jiang Jing Tao Fang Xiao Qiu
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel?

Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 900 CNY. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Shanghai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel?

Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The hotel facilities and cleanliness is great and at above level too!"

    Hoh

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    April 25, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "The first time to Shanghai and I loved my hotel selection."

    Donald

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    November 13, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Love this hotel for its location right on the river."

    Tony

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    April 24, 2018

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8.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.1
Excellent
1,120 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.8
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More about Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel

This 5-star hotel in Shanghai represents the epitome of luxurious accommodation. Located next to the Huang Pu River, opposite the Bund and in the same building as the Shanghai International Convention Center, Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel is a favorite with corporate travelers thanks to its superior meeting and conference facilities. The Grand Ballroom can cater to functions hosting up to 4,000 people, while the Auditorium can host up to 1,000 people. A further 21 meeting rooms can be tailored to your every need. Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel also offers 273 rooms, four exquisite restaurants, and three bars alongside a fitness center and even its own bowling alley.

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Breakfast
28 mentions
Housekeeping
24 mentions
View
22 mentions
Swimming Pool
18 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
Staff 

"The room was great, the staff was great, and the restaurant ..."

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

滨江厅
Cuisine:Asian, International
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
GuanJing Tai
60 m Chinese
HaiOu Fang
80 m Chinese
DongFang ZhangLang
80 m Chinese
American cuisine
American cuisine
Chatters Jinjiang Metropolo Classiq Hotel
850 m American, Asian, French
Foodie Wine Bar
930 m American, Contemporary, Italian
Blue Frog (SWFC)
1.1 km American, Bar
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
O'Yamee Restaurant 欧米亚餐厅
210 m Asian, Italian
Takumi Robata and Sake Bar
470 m Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Ippudo
470 m Asian, Japanese

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8.1
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9.2
Exceptional
YOUSEF from United Arab Emirates
Business traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Convenient location, wonderful rooms”

This is the first time to stay in the Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel, its conveniently located with easy access to Metro line 2 Lujiazui station (less than 10 minutes walk, take exit 2). Rooms are nicely decorated with nice aminities. The staff are very helpful and well mannared. There are plenty to do within 400m only from the hotel such as the Super brand mall, IFC center, Pearl Tower, night walk by the river with many life music performance by young artist is a few steps away on your right from the main hotel enterance. I have new home in Shanghai; The Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel

Reviewed May 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Ardhiati from Indonesia
Business traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Good Business hotel”

Great Hotel

Oriental Riverside ( Bund View ) Hotel Shanghai offers modern accommodation in central Pudong. This hotel is an ideal base for business and leisure travellers. It has very cozy and very simple interior inside the room. It will be very comfort to stay there as the room is well equipped for busniess traveller.It is just 20 min by car to Shanghai Expo Pudong Section entrance,25 min drive to the Airport (Hongqiao), 40 min drive to the Airport (Pudong)

Reviewed May 25, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Gabriela from Poland
Family with teens
Superior River And Bund View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2009

Elegant and beautiful”

location: on the river cost, near metro station, service, river view from the room windows, breakfast, furnituring
no view terrace on the highest flor, no restaurance and caffee shop on the highest flor with river view.

The Oriental Riverside Hotel is located in Pudong area on the river cost with beautiful view on the Bund side and oposide the Oriental Pearl Tower. This hotel has a very beautiful architecture - he is the most famous building in Shanghai. The metro station is very near. The hotel has good and polite service. Communication in English language is not an any problem there. Delicious breakfasts, internet in rooms - free of charge. One important things we should remember going there: it is necessary to have hotel name and address written in Chinese language, othervice nobody (even taxidriver) recognize this hotel in English name and also the address.

Reviewed August 04, 2009
10.0
Exceptional
Young from United States
Couple
Superior River And Bund View
Stayed 7 nights in June 2010

One of the top rated hotels I ever stayed”

Excellent Whangpo River view and Bund view from hotel
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We stayed 6 nights at the Oriental Riverside Hotel. When we walked into the room, the view from our room was spectacular. Boats with red, green and blue lights floating on the Whangpo River was simply beautiful and difficult to describe. The old Bund district that I used to see in the 1930-40 photos was still there. The service was excellent and the restaurant in the first floor was simply outstanding. I strongly recommend the Oriental Riverside Hotel to anyone who visits Shanghai.

Reviewed July 09, 2010
8.3
Excellent
Timothy from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 6 nights in October 2009

Excellent Experience!”

Excellent location. Large, well-appointed room with excellent bed and great view. 24-hour restaurant. Small fitness room had somewhat limited equipment but generous hours and a great view. Generally friendly staff, most of whom could speak English. Large lobby area where you can have cakes, coffee most of the day and evening.
Carpets in some public hallways were a bit tatty. Dirty room service dishes left outside a room remained there for almost 24 hours before being picked up.

This hotel has a fantastic location, with access to riverside, subway, shopping centers, restaurants, and several major sightseeing spots all within a 5-minute walk. Currently, the Bund is inaccessible because of construction for the Expo in May 2010, so all of the riverside action is on the Pudong side, making this hotel a great choice. I paid about US$60 per night and I felt it was a bargain. My room was excellent: very large, with a sweeping view from the Pearl Tower to the river. It had a huge, very comfortable bed, a flat screen TV with HBO and Max and large number of channels, and an excellent bathroom (tub and separate rain shower) and amenities. I used the fitness room several times during my stay: it was small, with a limited number and kind of machines, but the hours were generous, so I was able to exercise after dinner and a day of sightseeing. The hotel is within a 5-minute walk of the subway, so you can easily get to most sightseeing spots within 10-20 minutes (for less than US 50 cents). A taxi ride from the hotel to the Yu Gardens was quick and cheap (less than US $3). Most staff I encountered spoke fairly good English and were always pleasant and courteous. I ate at the 24-hour restaurant once, well after midnight, and I was the only one in the place (they had to turn up the lights for me). The food was acceptable but unremarkable in every way. I did not eat at their breakfast or lunch buffet because I felt there were better, more interesting options available outside the hotel. Overall, I was extremely pleased with this hotel: the location can't be beat (at the moment, at least) and the value for money was exceptional.

Reviewed October 19, 2009
9.7
Exceptional
Darrell from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in March 2012

Best location on the Pudong side”

Great location

This is a large, Chinese, modern, 4 or 5 star hotel, not brand new but a clean hotel. It is almost on the riverfront. You get a choice of river view or other and pay accordingly. There are a handful of restaurants along the river front, and of course the ubiquitos Starbucks. Some are bars, some cafes, some restaurants. Just take yourself along for a wander and explore. It is a great view of Shanghai, seeing the Bund from Pudong s the best way to see it, especially if you settle down for a bite or a drink. All the options looked dcent, tho perhaps it can be a bit quiet. The hotel is across the road road from the Super Brand shopping mall. Getting a taxi is not too bad, but if there is either a queue, or you just don't see any taxis, then walk over to the mall where there is usually a few of them waiting on the corner. If you dont fancy the standard, expensive buffet breakfast, take yourself over to the mall to Starbucks, or Lavazza or one of the local options. There is also a metro station just a few minutes walk away.

Reviewed March 26, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Edward from Canada
Couple
Superior River And Bund View
Stayed 7 nights in March 2010

Spadaforas' Review”

- the location - the view from our room - the spaciousness of the room - the friendly hotel staff - proximity to the Super Brand Mall
- expensive breakfast/not enough options - restaurants need to advertise more visibly - "Taste of Asia" could serve until later in the evening. We were disappointed that it close at 10:00 p.m.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lovely Oriental Riverside. We thought it was a charming establishment with its classic, luxurious lobby and rooms. I loved the high ceilings, the dim lighting, the glass elevators, marble floors and lobby bar with the grand piano playing relaxing music. The hotel room itself was well appointed and spacious. We never tired of looking out the window, which offered a magnificent view of the river and the Bund. We were glad to be close to the metro, the Super Brand Mall and the walkway along the river. The hotel staff were approachable and very helpful. We couldn't ask for more.

Reviewed April 01, 2010
8.8
Excellent
Stephen from Australia
Couple
Superior River And Bund View
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Short Stay in Pudong”

I've stayed at this hotel many times and it is well placed for The Bund (via the Sightseeing Tunnel) and the Pudong area (Pearl, Jinmao, SWF & Shanghai Towers). The staff are excellent and rooms clean & well serviced, although the fixtures & fittings are now suffering from ageing. One slight glitch, the booking was for a "Superior River and Bund View", Room 382 isn't! No view of the bund and virtually no view of the river, the odd large boat transiting the river "gives the game away". Local amenities are great, try the Blue Frog Bar & Grill, it's still there but now located opposite the Super Brand Mall.

Reviewed April 01, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Janet from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2009

What a lovely surprise”

Stunning Location Fantastic Room Excellent Value for Money
Nothing really. The band in the restaurant on my last evening couldn't play very well - but otherwise it was fine.

I arrived there and, much to my relief, the reception was really impressive. Although I had to wait a while at reception to check in, they told me that I had been given an upgrade to a deluxe room with a view. The room was amazing. I stay in good hotels and had just arrived from the Shangri-La Hotel in Fuzhou. The Shangri-La hotels are generally my favourite hotels but I have to say that this was better than that and at approximately half the price. The room was huge with computer fully connected to the internet. The view was absolutely stunning of the bund the the river with the boats sailing by. I was enchanted. I would definitely go back to this hotel again and will be recommending it to all of my colleagues on the international circuit. The river was just a 150 metres away and, althoug there is some building work going on in the vicinity in preparation for Expo 2010, this didn't affect my stay and will make it even better next year. I can't tell you how impressed I am with this hotel.

Reviewed July 24, 2009
8.0
Excellent
Robert from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Garden View
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

lovely hotel in bunds,shanghai”

best hotel with comfort facility

last time,i stayed with my wife in the hotel.the first time,i came to the hotel.it was charming for staff concierge to do check in time fastly and overall the hotel is nive for stay because it is located in the centre of pudong,shanghai bund and it just takes a while to bunds and nanjing lu.i recommend for everyone who will travel to shanghai,could have a time and chance stay in the oriental riverside bund view hotel.

Reviewed March 12, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Grant from United States
Family with teens
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Beautiful landmark hotel with lovely details”

Location and quality

after traveling through se asia for several months, we were thrilled with shanghai and the oriental riverside hotel. we stayed two nights in a riverside view and then moved to a garden view room. the riverside view is very nice, and we liked the garden view as well! the breakfast buffet was superb; albeit a bit pricey. we enjoyed with spa and gym areas with fantastic river views.

Reviewed May 24, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Pierre from Canada
Family with young children
Superior Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in June 2009

Oriental Riverside on the Bund”

Location proximity to landmark (Bund, Pearl of the Orient TV Tower). Classy hotel, good service.
Expensive breakfast buffet.

The Oriental Riverside Hotel in Pudong would cater well to business clientelle. The services offered are all good quality. The hotel is kept clean and tidy, in a very professional manner. The costs of living (ie: food/beverages, internet access) is what one should expect in a world class business hotel. The staff is well versed in the english language and there were no issues with communication (hotel reception, operator, concierge, bell boy, pool reception). This hotel is within walking distance to many of Shanghai's landmark attractions, namely the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, JinMao and Shanghai World Financial skyscrapers, making this hotel location and all of the services close by expensive. You may wish to go to a different neighbourhood to find some food staples (bar fridge in hotel room) and save on food/drink costs. Overall, very pleased with staff, premises, and location.

Reviewed June 10, 2009
8.0
Excellent
Anthony from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel”

Location to major business centres in Pudong is excellent, its location to the river and park areas is brilliant and the size of the rooms is great

My business is predominantly in and around Pudong making the Oriental Riverside a great base. It does however also provide easy access to the Puxi side. I usually travel to Shanghai for one week at a time and whilst I have tried many other hotels, the Oriental Riverside is my favourite. It is walking distance to most of the major business offices in Pudong. It provides great access to shopping malls and a huge variety of restaurants around the IFC and riverside area. The hotel has a huge gym with all the latest equipment, and best of all, it seems nobody ever uses it. There is a great sauna and steam room, also hugely under-utilised. Access to the boardwalks along the river provide plenty of areas for a run and exercise. The rooms themselves are as large as you will find anywhere. Whilst the decor may be a little old, I have always found it to be clean and functioning well. Bottom line, great value for money!!

Reviewed November 18, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Donald from United States
Business traveler
Executive Deluxe River View Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2011

Upscale hotel in great location”

Large rooms, great views, near Tourist tunnel to Bund and Metro, great breakfast

beautiful hotel connected to shanghai convention center with wonderful views of the bund. service was good. excellent location just a few minutes walk to oriental pearl tower, riverfront walkway, tourist tunnel to bund and metro. breakfast was very good and if you like chinese food, the restaurant on the 7th floor is real chinese and very reasonable.

Reviewed April 05, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Warren from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

Shanghai Expo Visit”

Location, Comfort & Cleanliness
Health Club & Pool Closed (Refurbishment). Bar, Food & Breakfast Prices Too High

A very clean, comfortable and recently refurbished hotel in a perfect location for all Shanghai Bund/Riverside attractions. Located within easy walking distance of Metro station so really easy to travle around the City. Unfortunetly the Health Club and Swimming Pool were still being refurbished at the time of visit so unable to use them.(This wasn't advised when booking, nor when checking in - disappointed by this). Bar & Food prices quite high (approx. £21 per person for Breakfast is excessive). Not many people seemed to be using the Restaurant or Bar during the time we visited, but there are many varied places within a few hundred metres of the Hotel some very reasonably priced. Would recommend this Hotel though as the location is perfect and overall standards were good - we enjoyed a very pleasant stay.

Reviewed July 26, 2010
8.0
Excellent
Hidemizu from Japan
Business traveler
Superior River And Bund View
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Great gym with a great view”

Location

oriental riverside bund view hotel has a just refurbished gym with the top of the line equipment and a great view of the bund. the room was somewhat old but comfortable and clean. the staff were friendly too. the hotel is situated adjacent to the shanghai international convention center, convenient if you are attending an event at the center.

Reviewed September 23, 2012
7.3
Very good
Carey from United States
Couple
Superior Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in July 2009

Good Views but Expensive Financial District”

Right at start of riverfront walk facing Bund. Good for sunsets if not raining. Part of Convention center on Pudong side. Rooms medium to large. Good A/C. Helpful staff. Near Oriental Pearl tower. #2 line, and large shopping mall.
Only a few Concierges or managers speak English. Expensive area for food unless you know about mall. Hotel breakfast not very good and nothing else in area opens until 9:30 am. Our first room smelled very mouldy. Crouded touristy area.

Same as my other review - stay was broken up by one day visit to Wuzhen for eclipse. First room we stayed in was very mouldy. Looked like it flooded at one time. Second stay was a business room. Though smaller than standard, it smelled a lot better. Nice views on either tower/finacial side or river/Bund side. Hard time communicating with staff in English. Breakfast was not very good. Cerial setup bad, nothing tasting very good. Ok for free but not worth 185 RMB that's for sure. There is a Subway next to Oriental Pearl and in Super Brand Shopping Mall - This is huge with expensive stores but great for restaurants and there is a market in basement with everything! Get your beer here and snacks here to put in fridge. Very crouded area due to tourists visiting tower and riverwalk. Don't bother going across Pedestrian tunnel (50 RMB) for the famous skyline view as they have blocked the entire length off with a wall due to construction! This fact alone ruined my trip there as I really wanted that picture for my wall. Hotel does not have good maps. Find street map at tourist center in town. #2 subway is across from tower. Can take Maglev (50 RMB) from airport to Longyang #2 line to Lujiazui stop. Problem is the subway stairs with large bags. So take taxi from Maglev (~38 RMB). Or taxi directly from Pudong airport - max 150 RMB. Don't visit China in July at all costs. Too hot and humid to enjoy yourself. Don't visit Shanghai until they tear down wall on Bund side.

Reviewed July 27, 2009
10.0
Exceptional
Emilio from Italy
Couple
Superior River And Bund View
Stayed 4 nights in October 2009

upmarket hotel”

great views, huge room, helpful staff
too many chinese weddings help at the hotel :-)

The hotel is in a very central location right by the Oriental TV tower, we asked for a high rise room which overlooked the Bund, the views were just terrific!! The high rise rooms are all smoking rooms however after checking it out we realized that the room did not stink of cigarettes (we are non-smokers). The hotel rack rate was about $250 per night however with the agoda discount we ended up paying much less, great deal for such a huge, high quality room! There is a subway station very conveniently located approx 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Reviewed October 25, 2009
7.3
Very good
Brian from United States
Couple
Superior Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in October 2010

Nice hotel; decent location”

Very nice, somewhat staid "old school" luxury hotel

Not necessarily my taste in hotels - very not modern; lots of marble and gold trim; lots and lots of fancy luxury trappings in the bathroom and drawers were full of crap (such as wine glasses, etc.) meaning there was less storage. It's like a Chinese idea of Western luxury. It's a very nice hotel; breakfast buffet was very tasty but overpriced. Cocktails from the bar were horrible (but this is Shanghai and cocktails are still a relatively new concept.) But the downstairs bar was nice. A few language barrier issues but generally speaking the staff was helpful and helped us get cabs/write directions in Chinese/etc. Hotel is literally right next to the Shanghai Pearl Tower and a massive mall with tons of food and shopping. Also nearby: Shanghai aquarium, Jin Mao tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Bund Sightseeing Tunnel (and thus an easy pedestrian trip to the Bund) This was a nice hotel for part of our trip - for the second part we stayed at the Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel, *inside* of Shanghai Stadium. I preferred that hotel, because the area was a little less touristy and the hotel definitely catered more to foreign business travelers so was a bit more adept at English and special requests. But the Oriental Riverside was fun for a few days.

Reviewed October 26, 2010
7.3
Very good
Carey from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2009

Expensive but Nice Views”

Right at start of riverfront walk facing Bund. Good for sunsets if not raining. Part of Convention center on Pudong side. Rooms medium to large. Good A/C. Helpful staff. Near Oriental Pearl tower. #2 line, and large shopping mall.
Only a few Concierges or managers speak English. Expensive area for food unless you know about mall. Hotel breakfast not very good and nothing else in area opens until 9:30 am. Our first room smelled very mouldy. Crouded touristy area.

First room we stayed in was very mouldy. Looked like it flooded at one time. Second stay was a business room. Though smaller than standard, it smelled a lot better. Nice views on either tower/finacial side or river/Bund side. Hard time communicating with staff in English. Breakfast was not very good. Cerial setup bad, nothing tasting very good. Ok for free but not worth 185 RMB that's for sure. There is a Subway next to Oriental Pearl and in Super Brand Shopping Mall - This is huge with expensive stores but great for restaurants and there is a market in basement with everything! Get your beer here and snacks here to put in fridge. Very crouded area due to tourists visiting tower and riverwalk. Don't bother going across Pedestrian tunnel (50 RMB) for the famous skyline view as they have blocked the entire length off with a wall due to construction! This fact alone ruined my trip there as I really wanted that picture for my wall. Hotel does not have good maps. Find street map at tourist center in town. #2 subway is across from tower. Can take Maglev (50 RMB) from airport to Longyang #2 line to Lujiazui stop. Problem is the subway stairs with large bags. So take taxi from Maglev (~38 RMB). Or taxi directly from Pudong airport - max 150 RMB. Don't visit China in July at all costs. Too hot and humid to enjoy yourself. Don't visit Shanghai until they tear down wall on Bund side.

Reviewed July 27, 2009
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