"The Astor House Hotel is located to the north side of Waibaidu Bridge, a well-known landmark at the Bund, Shanghai."

The hotel was built in 1846 (the 26th year of Daoguang reign) by a British man, Richards. It was the first western hotel in China, and enjoyed the reputation of "the finest hotel in China". The Astor House Hotel is a distinguished gathering place for both Chinese and foreign political figures, as well as well-known celebrities. Dignitaries such as Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Russell, and Zhou Enlai, have all stayed at this hotel. The Astor House Hotel is a place where Chinese culture and western civilization converged. The first electric lamp, the first telephone, the first semi-sound film, and the first Western-style social dance all made their debut in China at the Astor House Hotel.

The present Astor House Hotel is well facilitated, including standard rooms, restaurants, unique bars, and conference rooms. It not only retains the classical and Victorian architectural style, but also added Executive Rooms, Celebrities’ Rooms, featured services, and modern facilities, such as satellite TV, broadband Internet access, and so on.


Guest rooms are located on the first floor to the fifth floor of the hotel, in which two floors is the relatively independent region for the administrative rooms. The hotel has altogether 130 guest rooms. They are, respectively, 3 Suites, 9 Richards’ Executive Rooms, 11 Executive Rooms, 7 Celebrities’ Rooms, 32 Deluxe King Rooms, and 68 Deluxe Twins Room


  • Currency Exchange
  • Market
  • Chess room
  • Dancing Hall
  • Beauty Salon


The dining areas are located on the first and the second floor. They are, respectively, the Peacock Hall, the Richards Restaurant, the Morning Shanghai Restaurant, the Old Richards’ Bar, and the Lobby Bar. Altogether they have 800 seats and 12 private chambers.

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Shanghai weather can be split into four distinct seasons - a warm spring, a hot and rainy summer, a comfortable autumn and an overcast and cold winter. The region receives rain for around a third of the year due to its location at the estuary of the Yangtze River. The weather is hottest during July and August, peaking over 35C. The best time to visit Shanghai is during spring, from March to May. 

Weather information for
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Temp 4 ℃ 6 ℃ 9 ℃ 15 ℃ 20 ℃ 24 ℃ 29 ℃ 29 ℃ 24 ℃ 19 ℃ 13 ℃ 7 ℃
Rain 39MM 59MM 81MM 102MM 115MM 152MM 128MM 133MM 156MM 61MM 51MM 35MM


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