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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved my red chair in my room. Really comfortable bed. Very clean. Concierge very helpful. Cafe 65 has good food -- and open late. Restaurant on second floor is not bad. Good location -- walkable to French Concession. Easy cab to the Bund. Second time staying and would again when in Shanghai.

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and your beautiful comments. Your satisfaction is the best praise and recognition on our works which will certainly encourage our team to continuously contribute their efforts to maximize the guest’s satisfaction in everyway possible. Thank you very much for your time and we look forward to seeing you again...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was staying 4 nights in this hotel and being arranged to a newly renovated room. The room is clean and nice view. The location is great and nearby got a lot of eateries places. The stuff are really nice and help me to call a taxi outside the main road.

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for your review and compliments to the hotel and my team. It was an enormous pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted to read of what an enjoyable experience you have and that you look forward to coming again. We too look forward to welcoming you back to your...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hotel and location not too far from the airport amd close to the center. Service was great; all needs we're met. Staff is nica and very helpful . The only negative comment I will make is that the food is not good and quite expensive. Avoid the American breakfast at all cost and pizzas as well. The laksa soup...

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and your beautiful comments. It is wonderful to hear that you liked location and other gym facilities. Your satisfaction is the best praise and recognition on our works which will certainly encourage our team to continuously contribute their efforts to maximize the guest’s satisfaction in everyway possible. Thank you...

Rijeka, Croatia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleased with the service in the hotel although I didn't spend much time in the room since the purpose of my stay was work. I did appreciate the choice of food for breakfast because I prefer European breakfast. Also, I know it is customary for this level of a hotel, I was really looking forward every day...

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and your splendid comments regarding all most every aspect of the hotel. Your satisfaction is the best praise and recognition on our works which will certainly encourage our team to continuously contribute our efforts to maximize the guest’s satisfaction. Thank you very much for your time and we’re looking...

Golmud, China
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very modern rooms, a bit small but an ideal location. This hotel is within walking distance of the Jing An Temple, The French Concession, the subway and lots of shopping. The hotel offers a lovely breakfast buffet with delicious cappuccinos and the bar has a relaxing atmosphere. We were very happy to meet Suzanne at the reception area, a German...

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for your review and compliments to the hotel and my team. It was an enormous pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted to read of what an enjoyable experience you have and that you look forward to coming again. We too look forward to welcoming you back to your...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A great hotel with fantastic facilities. Ideally located with easy access to shops, restaurants, temples and bars. The old City is very close and you should plan to spend a full day to fully appreciate it. Try the tea ceremony. As a child I would look at colour photo's of the Shanghai TV Oriental tower and now I have been...

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for your review and compliments to the hotel. It was an enormous pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted to read of what an enjoyable experience you have and that you look forward to coming again. We too look forward to welcoming you back to your new Shanghai home...

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I stayed three nights here on a LMT booking and the hotel was pretty good. I was told at check-in that the room I was getting was not renovated yet and they offered a newer room for an additional cost, but I declined. They then offered me a smaller newer room at no charge, which I accepted. It was sufficient...

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and your lovely comments. We feel greatly honoured to be one of your best choices of hotel after such a thorough analysis. To ensure guest satisfaction is our ultimate goal which we strive to achieve guest requirements. Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you again...

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great location. Minutes walk to the nearby Jing'an temple where one can find all kinds of food and stores. The staff are very friendly and the room is clean. The price is modest for the location. The internet is a little slow though. Highly recommend it for business and pleasure.

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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for your review and compliments to the hotel. It was an enormous pleasure to have you staying with us and I am delighted to read of what an enjoyable experience you have and that you look forward to coming again. We too look forward to welcoming you back to your new Shanghai home...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Hotel is located close to Jing'an Temple station, which makes it easily accessible. I stayed here for a week and Room was clean with comfortable bed, mini bar, Bathroom with toiletries & bath tub and good room service. They do have nice buffet breakfast in Cafe 65 & also Fitness center is good. Staff is friendly - although everyone don't...

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Dear Guest, I am delighted you had such a pleasant stay. Thank you so very much for taking the time to review The Hotel Equatorial Shanghai on TripAdvisor and share your compliments with other readers. I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Loved staying here!! Booked via ctrip for best price. Room was super clean. Bathroom was very nice and clean. Bed was very comfortable. It's China so I've been in gross rooms. This place was not. No bugs, very clean, no weird smells. Highly recommend. I would 100% without a doubt stay again.

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Dear valued guest: Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and your beautiful comments. It is wonderful to hear that you liked our new room, and other facilities. Your satisfaction is the best praise and recognition on our works which will certainly encourage our team to continuously contribute their efforts to maximize the guest’s satisfaction in everyway possible. Thank...

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Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Equatorial Shanghai is strategically located at Jing'An in the heart of downtown Shanghai. Known for our warm hospitality and excellent customer service, the imperial hotel offers extensive business, meeting and recreational facilities. Offering stunning city view, the total 506 guest rooms and suites feature just the right facilities and amenities to ensure our guests a relaxing stay. The provided 15 function rooms that can cater to meetings of up to 800 pax. The versatile function and meeting rooms offer a wide range of facilities, services and packages for every occasion. The well-recognized Shanghai International Club Fitness Centre is perched on the 4th floor. The centre offers a top line range of fitness facilities from Life Fitness, a tennis hard court, the Fei Spa and a pool area which boasts a breathtaking view of Jing'An. * As per Implementation Rules of Regulation on Public Places Sanitation Administration, smoking will be prohibited in all indoor areas of this hotel from 01 March 2017. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

Address: No.65 Yan'an West Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Jing'an , Former French Concession
Price Range: €82 - €334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Equatorial Shanghai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 506
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Hotel Style:
#22 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#43 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#110 Business Hotel in Shanghai
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