The Waterhouse at South Bund
The Waterhouse at South Bund
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7.2
Very good

"Great hospitality and especially in the design of the place!"

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June 20, 2016

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The Waterhouse at South Bund

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- 1.08 kilometers from city center
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7.9
/
10
Excellent cleanliness
8.6
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center4.5 Km
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportShanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Distance to airport16.6 km
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Room service [24-hour]

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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Copula 2
Copula 2
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Terrence Suite
Terrence Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 queen bed
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Copula 1
Copula 1
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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River Junior Courtyard
River Junior Courtyard
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 queen bed
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Bund Junior
Bund Junior
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 queen bed
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River Suite
River Suite
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Bund Suite
Bund Suite
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Courtyard Suite
Courtyard Suite
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Basic Room - 1
Basic Room - 1
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Basic Room - 2
Basic Room - 2
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Agoda Reviews (170)Booking.com Reviews (91)
7.9
/
10
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.3
Location7.4
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.1
Value for money7.6
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10.0
Exceptional
YING-FEN from Taiwan
Solo traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Amazing design and wonderful dinner along side of Huangpu River”
That was an amazing staying in The Water House at South Bund. I loved all the spatial design details there and took lots of photos. Through the window of my room, I can see partial skyline of the CBD and people wondering along the river. I also tried the restaurant Oxal's. I cannot say more about how great the meal was. Especially their souffle, which was one of the best I have had. I wish I have had more days being there. For next time traveling Shanghai, this hotel will definitely be my top choice.
Reviewed August 23, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Diarmuid from Ireland
Couple
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
Beautiful Hotel / shame about the facilities”
Really loved the design, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We were however really disappointed that the rooftop bar was not open, and we couldn't get a solid answer whether/when it will reopen. What a huge asset wasted.
Reviewed July 31, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
John from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Copula 2
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
Exceptional”
this hotel is uber chic. completely unexpected design and appearance but really nice. the outside keeps its secret, the inside is wonderful. quite a bit of new work going on around it that will soon make the place even more fun but once inside you don't need to care about the streets around it. . Great restaurant too. Your taxi driver may have difficulty identifying the hotel though. take the street name in Chinese..
Reviewed March 27, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
KAYO from Japan
Couple
Copula 1
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
first time in shanghai”
good hospitality, nice breakfast, great design
In the beginning they mistaken our reservation and we had no room. They tried their best to search for another hotels to book and finally they found a room available in their hotel which was facing the river bund and upgraded from our original reservation. All in all it was a good stay, love their theme of design, good breakfast at the restaurant, will definitely come back to stay again.
Reviewed March 15, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from United Kingdom
Couple
Copula 2
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Absolutely Lovely Hotel”
Helpful staff, beautiful rooms, fantastic view from rooftop bar
My partner and I thought this hotel was fantastic! We had included breakfast which was great no cold buffet style, proper menus with fantastic options, great coffee and staff were very attentive. Front desk staff were also very helpful organising cabs, printing tour vouchers for us etc. Beautiful room and loved the included mini bar. It was a little bit loud some nights but I've stayed in lots of hotels in Shanghai and can say none have ever been totally quite, I mean would you really expect Shanghai to ever be quite! Interesting area around the hotel many little alleys and streets to explore, and easy to take stroll along the Bund. This hotel had so many great things about it there's just too many to list! Definitely worth a visit even if it's just to check out the view from the rooftop bar
Reviewed September 18, 2014
8.7
Excellent
HEEKYOUNG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Copula 1
Stayed 1 night in September 2014
It's like the hotel is perfect for designers ”
Design, Table No.1 (Restaurant on 1F), Kindness
It's like the hotel is perfect for designers not for traveller. Amazing design of it makes us exciting. The structure, funiture, lamps... of the hotel are exellent, but it's uncomfortable a little. It is pretty far from metro station. But I think it's well worth enough to visit.
Reviewed September 12, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Rebecca from United States
Solo traveler
Bund Junior
Stayed 1 night in July 2014
Absolutely amazing”
Design, Design, Design..Pulling up to the hotel it seems as though it's an abandoned building, even my taxi driver was confused. But you enter design heaven inside. And the incredible free breakfast!
Felt like a dream, a wonderful place to stay. I have a hard time even calling it a hotel, each room is different, here you can escape the monotonous hotel life and dive into a luxurious, quirky haven in Shanghai.
Reviewed July 11, 2014
6.0
HONGHONG from China
Solo traveler
Copula 1
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Good concept, but not mature management ”
Food, Bar, Design
Overall it was acceptable, the room design is very nice, especially the exterior, in the end it is the design hotel group's project. The disappointment part is the details of the hotel, China's boutique hotels service always bad, when I walked in to the room, the toilet was not clean and the TV doesn't work. Recommend to someone come to visit Shanghai in Summer time, but not winter time.
Reviewed December 18, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
SUNG from South Korea
Business traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013
Excellent vintage designed hotel!”
Location, Nice service, Trendy resturant and roof top bar
The Waterhouse at South Bund is located in the Cool Dock area which is very trendy and has a lot of attracive bars, cafes, resturants. Because this area is not famous for foreigners than other place like Xintiandi, Waitan ... you can see Chinese daily life style.
Reviewed May 31, 2013
5.7
David from United Kingdom
Couple
Bund Junior
Stayed 1 night in February 2013
ok but buyer beware and over priced ”
Opposite the beach on the bund and cool roof terrace
First impressions matter. A lot. This hotel gives the impression of being a funky design enclave in shanghai but don't be fooled. Despite the good location (opposite the beach on the bund) and spring a great roof top bar there are a lot better and funnier places to stay in shanghai. So first impressions. Arrive. Two rooms booked. One room actually reserved. No great shakes and to be expected from time to time. Well recovered but no apology or apparent concern at the mistake. The room. Clean. Clinical. Polished concrete and wood. Nice. But dirty. All the white goods surfaces marked with cup stains and the cigarette Burns to the wooden balustrade show the room needs a refurbished. Designer furniture collection as advertised - perhaps but suspect a lot of it was made on guangdong rather than Milan. Again no great shakes but if you advertise it, live it. Dinner reservations. Right restaurant. Wrong location. Wrong time and wrong number of diners. Real issue with this hotel. Some places give service where nothing is too much trouble. Here everything was too much trouble. We wanted the address for yangs dumplings (go go go as it it amazing). The look on the receptionist girls face would suggest I had asked her to eat her children. After all I had disturbed her from playing on her iphone. In the end she wrote down the address for the wrong place. Value for money. Not really. There are much cooler and funnier places to stay in Shangai and at a much cheaper rate. Besides if I want to stay in a place clinically surrounded by designer brands I will fall asleep in Harrods
Reviewed February 14, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Roshanak from United States
Business traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
Diamond in the Rough”
Designed atmosphere was lovely. Food offered was good AND on the healthy side
I've been working in Asia for a few months and enjoy trying new places to stay, on many ends of the spectrum. The space was great...rustic on the outside, modern and clean where it mattered. Nice touches like Kafke quotes painted on the walls discretely. Their lobby bar area was a great place to eat a light dinner and work on a laptop in a really comfortable lounge experience. Web connection was a bit slow at times, which detracted, but not the end of the world. Staff was really pleasant and even if there was a language barrier, it was a sweet exchange.
Reviewed November 11, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Anna from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 1 night in October 2012
Extremely stylish with helpful staff”
design, room, breakfast, english speaking staff
i have been to the waterhouse before and it does not fail to impress. i like the urban sense of design and the rooms are extremely comfortable. when there was a problem with my expresso machine, someone came and helped within 2 minutes. some people complain that it is too modern- to the point that it is not really practical or functional- but i have never had any problems. i find it just right. breakfast is delicious and you can choose from a wide menu.
Reviewed November 05, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Chow from Singapore
Solo traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 1 night in August 2012
Lovely boutique hotel with great service”
Great service
waterhouse was a great experience. not only was the hotel beautifully design with interesting corners all around the vicinity for you to explore and enjoy, the staff are extremely helpful and hospitable. despite some hiccups with my booking, they upgraded me to a better room because they didn't want me to wait. as the hotel is located in a outskirt location, the staff are always ready to help call a cab and assist you when you make your way out. the rooms are spacious, well designed and a visual treat. it feels like home. if you have that bit of extra cash to spare, i would definitely recommend this hotel for those who are looking to pamper and relax.
Reviewed October 07, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Ariani from Indonesia
Group
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012
One of a kind design”
Table No.1 is definitely to go for!
A very well designed hotel that obviously puts in the extra effort in aesthetic, and still maintaining a premium level of comfort. Location is strategic, walking distance from the Bund and right next to the Water Dock which is quite a bustling area. Table no.1 is a must try!
Reviewed August 18, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Armon from Thailand
Solo traveler
Copula 1
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Boutique hotel”
Nice design, great services, good location
love it, will come back again
Reviewed April 12, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
sun from Italy
Business traveler
Copula 1
Stayed 4 nights in November 2014
otustanding staff and great location ”
location , staff performace and hotel condition
Nice hotel , outstanding service and staff.
Reviewed November 17, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Ray from Philippines
Solo traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 1 night in September 2012
Brilliantly designed hotel”
design
Book a table at Table no. 1 for a memorable dining experience
Reviewed September 24, 2012
5.6
Laurence from Australia
Couple
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
Disappointing”
Being a boutique hotel with interesting design elements, those are generally well done and also interesting to experience. However the main problem is the ongoing construction right outside the rooms facing the riverside, which apparently they work only from 1030pm til 0730am. This renders balconies of all riverside rooms useless, as well as the rooftop bar. Those rooms should not be open for booking, not without substantial warning or discounts. Location isn't the most central, but is within reasonable distance from metro station, but cab is your best bet. Food is acceptable, just don't anticipate a big breakfast buffet on par with more established hotel brands at similar price.
Reviewed April 22, 2017
6.8
Good
Hearin from South Korea
Solo traveler
Copula 2
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Don't choose this hotel because of the restaurant.”
Location is not far from center of shanghai.If you use bus or taxi. Staff was so kind & helpful except restaurant staff. Room is modern & simple which was good but if you campare with other hotel chains,you might feel something is not enough to stay comfortable. Breakfast quality was not reach to my expectation.because the restaurant was one of the reason to choose this hotel.
Reviewed July 03, 2016
7.2
Very good
Joseph from Indonesia
Business traveler
River Junior Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
Very Interesting Unique Hotel. Nice breakfast. Not recommended for children though”
Great hospitality and especially in the design of the place! (thumbs up for reusing the old factory into such a niche hotel). I have a bit of complaint in how the privacy of the bathroom (There is no curtain at all for the bathroom glass window.) and small size of the bathroom. Everything seems so sharp I don't recommend children to stay or parent really need to watch them at all times. There is no frosted glass (no curtain as well) on the window adjacent to us so we can really see other neighbour dressing room! Lucky our window have curtain so we keep it close all the time but I do think frosted glass is a must for such important part. I hope the management take note on this to avoid unnecessary incident. Apart from that, Great hotel! Keep it up!
Reviewed June 20, 2016
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