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Manhattan Bund Business Hotel
Ranked #717 of 5,082 Hotels in Shanghai
Mount Carmel, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Rooms good size. Need update wallpaper and carpet very much. Great service and very helpful. Avg internet. Love location very ose to bund., yuan gsrdens, and nanjing road. We stayed 5 days. Desk clerk were helpful. Overall good for the price.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I went here by TA reviews.
Making it short..

Pros:
-Clean
-In the city centre
-Cheap

Cons:
-Take a room off the street side its quite loud, not possible to sleep with window open
-There is a funky smell in my bathroom that makes me keep the door closed all the time

I can give it strong 3 stars.

Will I be back? I would recommend it, but I think next time I will try another just to have a change.

Room Tip: Take rooms on the back of the hotel, they do not have balconies but they are more quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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183 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

a decent hotel at a very good location. stayed on the 2nd floor without rooms but it was good enough for a 2 night stay. it was walking distance to many beautiful spots and shopping area called the Bund

Room Tip: very nearby the Bund area for shopping and entertainment. walking distance
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Bristow, Virginia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

This is an affordable hotel with an excellent location.

But do not expect too much as you get what you pay for: rooms are small with tiny windows (some rooms are even windowless). Bathrooms are cramped that you'll find a hard time to turn around inside. The TV in our room did not work at all and it took their staffs half an hour to fix. Air always has a smell of smoke. I went there with my son and I had to call the front desk to make sure nobody was having a cigarette in the non-smoking area..

Overall it's a clean hotel. And location, location, location!! The hotel is conveniently located just 1 block away from the big Bun, 10 minutes walk to the nearest metro station, and a few walks away from restaurants and shopping malls. A good choice for short stay and low budget.

Room Tip: Call to reserve a room with window. You'll need it to let in some fresh air.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Within 100 meter circle you reach The Bund and Nanjing St. and other attractions. The rooms are spacious being an old building, but the hotel lacks facilites. Clean, friendly staff, and location. What could be annoying, some men gather at the entrance promoting massages and sex partners for single men. So, if you are with your family, keep close to them, otherwise, you will be annoyed each time you enter or leave the hotel alone ! Breakfast is poor, but the roof top par where they serve it has nice views of the colonial architecture of the area.

Room Tip: try to avoid the 3rd floor especially if they give you a back facade view. The windows are directly...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

I stayed at the Manhattan for a total of 6 days over the course of 2 weeks and I very much enjoyed my stay. The first three nights I stayed in a double which was 179 yuan a night which is about 27 dollars and it was well worth the money. The lobby was spectacular and the room was clean. The tv worked which can be tricky in China. They provided toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and expensive aundry service. The hotel provides concierge services and umbrellas which are a godsend during typhoon season. There is also a breakfast provided for 48 yuan which is expensive and a beer was 25 yuan. This hotel was perfect the second time around. We secured a suite at 74 US dollars. It was a beautiful art nouveau room featured in a magazine. The bathroom was beautiful but there were no views of the Bund. Very clean and comfortable. Location is spectacular. Metro is a short distance and Bund is close. Taxis are readily available.

Room Tip: You should ask staff for a window view and make sure the tv works before you unpack.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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malaysia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Stayed during end of May 2012. Check in was a breeze in spite of a lack of reception warmness at the front desk. ( Low in P.R.) Our room lights were somewhat dim ( need upgrading ), though we got used to it. The build up of the room seem small, however this is to be expected cos ur in prime location. H/keeping was done daily and to our satisfaction. We didn't use the room safe, cos getting to open and close it was a hassle, even the housekeeper has a trying time showing us how to do it. ( Safe was not user-friendly ). The corridors was tastefully done -art decor. It's an old hotel but well maintained. Two PCs on every floor in the foyer, but the lights were horribly dim and that's the max! I had to squint my eyes, typing on the keyboards. Only two lounge chairs at the reception area, clearly not the place to laze or hang around.
Location is excellent, very near the bunds, we were there every night, just taking in the scenery and chilling out. Safety wise, there was noticeable police presence near every place where crowds gather. Felt safe and not intimidated. Just 5-10 mins walk to Nanjing Street ( Pedestrian Mall ) and to the metro station. Very impressed with the public transport. There was a metro train very minute. Fast and economical way to travel and wander around. A variety of food stalls, restaurants around, as you walk away from the bund towards the inner city. Shanghai is rich in history and the old buildings reflect the various foreign countries that had once " muscled in " on this city. A lovely place to visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Manhattan Bund Business Hotel
Address: No.81-85 Dianchi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The Bund
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #717 of 5,082 Hotels in Shanghai
Hotel Class:3 star — Manhattan Bund Business Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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