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Manhattan Bund Business Hotel
Ranked #774 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Reviewed 18 June 2009

At first the hotel was a bit hard to find as there was extensive renovations going on in the area, no fault of the hotel. It is on Dianchi Road behind the Peace Hotel which is right on the Bund. To get there we took the Maglev from Pudong Airport and then took the Metro line 2 from Longyang Station to East Nanjing Road Exit 3. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from there in the direction of the Bund just ask someone in the area for directions.

The room was small but very comfortable, it was clean; there was a kettle, coffee, tea hair dryer and free internet. It is reasonably priced given the location, do keep in mind it’s a business hotel. Again the Bund is just a 2 minute walk around the corner and the famous shopping street Nanjing Road is a 5 minute walk away. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2009

I usually pick hotels based on location first. This hotel is suited perfectly as it is right next to the Bund and a short walk to the metro. The only thing I ask in a hotel room is to provide me with a comfortable base to return to, since most of the time I will be out sightseeing. The Manhattan Business Hotel provides exactly that.

I booked a Common Room. It's a very small room with the king size bed taking up most of the room. There are no windows, which didn't really bother me. The only thing is that you can't tell if it's morning or night except by looking at the clock. They put plenty of mirrors which give the illusion of more space and also helps with the lighting. The room is a little dark. I could have used brighter, white lights.

The bathroom is small, but clean and has new fixtures. It is hidden behind a sliding mirror door. You only get a shower stall and not a tub, but I only take showers. The towers are new and soft! I can't tell you how many times I've gotten worn out scratchy towels at hotels.

There is also a small armoire to hang your jacket or pants, and there is a small safe inside. There is also a small desk and a wall mounted LCD tv (it was a 26" tv I believe). I usually only watch CCTV-9, the English language international channel when I'm in China, so I don't miss HBO or other American channels. I wish they had managed to fit in a small refrigerator though. Not that crucial as there is a Family Mart a block away.

Wi-fi worked perfectly for my netbook. They had two connection points on the fifth floor, and either one worked great. The signal was good (3 out of 5 bars for me).

For around $45 a night, this room was perfect for me. If you traveling with another person or family, I'd definitely get a bigger room, but I would definitely book this hotel again. You can't beat the location and value.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 May 2009

I travel extensively for business and pleasure. This hotel's room gave me much pleasure and relaxation. The room quality, size, offerings far exceed the cost. In fact the Executive Suite with the amazing Jacuzzi tub and outrageous huge shower, fantastic size room with so much room to "hang" out and relax in made me feel like a very rich celebrity but on a realistic budget. Location was great. Shopped and was able to enjoy the "bund" even though I only had one night to do it in. Loved it so much am going back next week for this next business trip. Very unusual as I enjoy staying in different hotels everytime. This hotel offers an incredible amount for the price. Service was fantastic.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2009

Good location near the Bund area. 5 min walk to enjoy the spectacular view. go at night prefer on weekend, when they light up all the building. Great. Staff is friendly, with a Spa on the ground floor, the services is quite pricey thou. You could get less expensive spa else where.
The room is extremely small with a big plasma TV, so it quite difficult to enjoy the TV and it got NO WINDOW.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

I stayed at the executive suite for six nights and found the hotel just great!! Very friendly and professionell staff with a superb location just off The Bund. My suite, which I got for about 90 dollars, was really worth the money. You had to walk for 30 seconds to reach The Bund and one minute to reach Nanjing Road East. The Hotel was really really clean. The bed was pretty hard which is always get case in China! Recommended!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

I stayed at the Manhattan Bund Business Hotel for a couple of nights in February 2009.
None of the maps I viewed prior to booking gave an accurate indication as to its location - so FYI it is located behind/next to the Peace Hotel (North). Dianchi Rd runs parallel to Nanjing Rd for one block between Zhongshan Rd (The Bund) and Sichuan Rd. And the hotel is about a 5min walk to either the Bund or Nanjing Rd. And about a 10min walk to the nearest subway station.

None of the reception staff spoke much English, but enough to get by (barely). My room was an Executive Suite, and it was HUGE!!! with lounge/receiving area, work area/desk (and computer) and king sized bed & 42" LCD.
The rooms however were very daggy, and it looked like they were styled in the 1970s. The bathroom was big, and included a spa bath, and an awesome multijet shower. High speed internet was available via a wired connection (and computer) in to room for 10yuan for 24hrs access, or free via wi-fi - however the only place in the room I could get a strong signal was on the floor just inside the door (not very convenient, considering how big the room was).
Contrary to other reviews, the rooms do have windows; you just can't see out of them as they are frosted glass - not that there is a view anyway.

The buffet breakfast was extremely good value for 48yuan. I never had dinner at the restaurant as there was a multitude of places to eat nearby. Drinks in the in room fridge were also quiet cheap for a hotel, yet still not as cheap as at the mini mart at the end of the street.

The only things I didn't like about the hotel were:
- The only tourist maps they had of the area were in Chinese - No English maps at all.
- The lack of decent wifi signal in the room.
- Communication with the reception staff was difficult as they had little English skills. Even asking what the days weather was to be got to be a chore.

All in all, for the price I paid for the Executive Suite (~AU$150/nt) I got a very good deal, and if I ever go back to Shanghai, I would strongly consider staying here again .

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 November 2008

I would say this is another good hotel to stay, it is about 5 min walk to the metro station, the station is in 1 plaza exit at no. 3 if you fly to Pudong airport you can get out by maglev train (40 yuan) then get the metro at Longyang station metro line 2 (green line) then go to East Nanjing station 4 yuan get out at gate no. 3 then walk down to the Bund ....might be a little difficult to find the hotel so i just ask the people around there.

There is a family mart near the hotel, and some place to eat breakfast and dinner. This hotel is near the Bund which travelers must go to see and take picture here with the Orient tower.

When we got into the hotel, the room is small but they put lots of mirror in the room so it's look bigger, in the room every equipment is there, kettle, coffee, hair dryer, a big LCD tv. The bahtroom is very small no tub but it's clean and it's ok if you just want to take a shower. The room is clean and bed is ok ....blanket should be more thicker and also there is only 1 pillow for each people and it's very flat. If you didnt stay in the room much you will not be complaint about the tv channel which there is HBO and CNN only for you to watch and the rest is Chinese channel.

Anyway this hotel is cheap try to book by agoda website.
I will say this hotel is almost 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled on business
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Address: No.81-85 Dianchi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > The Bund
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #774 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
Hotel Class:3 star — Manhattan Bund Business Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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