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This hotel is huge and really nice but it's dated and the whole place smells like cigarette smoke. First, we were given a room on the 16th floor but couldn't stand the smell of smoke in this nonsmoking room so we asked to move. They...More
Response from Andrew X, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial ShanghaiResponded 22 December 2014
Dear valued guest:
Thank you very much for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai. Your earnest comments have attracted the attention of the hotel management. I am very sorry for the impression our hotel left you was “dated and smoke smells”.
In order to keep abreast...More
I stayed here due to the location, as it is very close by my office. On check-in, I got the hard sell of an upgrade to 'new' deluxe rooms which come with Wi-Fi. I purchased the upgrade and was disappointed. The rooms were obviously very...More
Response from Andrew X, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial ShanghaiResponded 8 December 2014
Thank you for staying with us. I'm sorry to read of your experience. I would very much like to speak with you about this, at your convenience. Please feel free to reach out to me at the hotel via the main number 008621-62481688 or E-mail...More
Hotel is well located, 15 minutes walking distance to a good market area where one can shop. From low cost to top brands are available. Hotel is very comfortable and welcoming. You can easily get English speaking guidelines. Night life knowledge is at the front...More
Response from Andrew X, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial ShanghaiResponded 29 November 2014
Thank you very much for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and your positive comments regarding the hotel facilities, the staff members and the services.
Again, thank you very much for your time. We look forward to seeing you at the hotel in a not too...More
Apart from the fact that renovations to one bank of lifts won't be finished until mid December I found this hotel good value for money. Excellent locaiton near Nanking Road West and Jing An netroe station. Comfortable room and contrary to an earlier comment found...More
Response from Andrew X, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial ShanghaiResponded 25 November 2014
Dear valued guest:
Thank you so much for your kind comments on hotel’s location. Various promotion rates are available through different booking channels. Please do feel free to contact hotel Reservation Dept for more information.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to...More
We were changed to this hotel at the last minute and to start with I was disappointed as we were away from the Bund.On leaving for an evening stroll The area is lit up beautifully,all the trees and the temple nearby making for a delightful...More
Response from Andrew X, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial ShanghaiResponded 18 November 2014
Dear valued guest:
Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and for your wonderful compliments towards the hotel location. We are very glad that you had an enjoyable time during your stay. Hotel newly renovated guest rooms, with modern décor style and high tech...More
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same
quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.
Response from Clarence K | Reviewed this property |
I think they do not have their own shuttle bus. The cheapest and yet still convenient way to get there is to take the Maglev train from the airport to Longyang station (there is only one destination station on the Maglev... More
I think they do not have their own shuttle bus. The cheapest and yet still convenient way to get there is to take the Maglev train from the airport to Longyang station (there is only one destination station on the Maglev from Pudong airport). Then you get out and take Metro line #2 to JingAn Temple station. From there it's a 8-10 minute walk to the hotel. The Maglev is RMB50, the Metro a few RMB. Note you can actually take the #2 metro from the airport, but it's far and so take more time. More importantly, you would miss the opportunity to take the high-speed Maglev.
Of course if you have a lot of luggage, then the metro may not be convenient. Your choices then are one of the airport shuttle buses (I think one stops by JingAn Temple) or a taxi.