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Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Stayed here for one night booked by the office. Entrance lobby is impressive in a colonial imperial style. Staff were welcoming and efficient and the room comfortably furnished. Breakfast was diappointing in that even though I arrived early most of the hot dishes on the buffet were cold. That said the bed wss one of the most comfortable ever! Summary:...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 5 November 2012

As a foreign visitor professor in a University in Shanghai, I know quite a few places to stay in Shanghai. What is of importance to me : 1/Cleanliness, 2/ Services and especially employees dedication for guests and 3/Localization. For me after my last stay at the Equatorial Hotel (9 nights), on all these aspects, it was very good when not...

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Baltimore
Reviewed 2 November 2012

We were booked at the Equatorial Shanghai as part of a China tour package. The hotel is modern, room was large and staff was friendly, mostly spoke English and were pleasant and helpful. The hotel is located well off the Bund but in a pretty convenient location close to both West Nanjing Road, a major shopping street and the elevated...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 November 2012

For me this hotel is a good “B Lister” for a business traveller or single explorer as its well situated for the French Concession area for both work and play. If you’re looking for a luxury Shanghai getaway then this not the place for you but if you’re looking for a basecamp where you can get out and about then...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This hotel scores on 2 fronts: the central location in the French Concession and the relatively cheap price of the rooms. When I stayed here on a business trip, on check-in they tried to pass me off with a smoking room, despite my non-smoking booking. Then they gave me a "non-smoking" room overlooking the highway outside, which also happened to...

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Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

Good rooms, good service, clean - a good business hotel ..., Also a great breakfast spread. Important great access to most areas... You won't be caught in a traffic jam. The room service is very prompt at all times of the day. Location is Yanan xilu, next to the Hilton. It's walking distance to the business area of french concession...

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Adelaide
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night on September 12. My preferred Shanghai hotel was not available on this date due to the lateness of the booking but still wanted to stay in the Jingan Area so thought I would give this a try. For a hotel which is rated as a 4 star hotel - it lacked the service...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2012

This hotel is very central and close to buses (right outside on the road) as well as a five minute walk to the subway. The subway was easy to use with English translation on the ticket machines and a quick and easy way to get to the Bund (only three stops away). The hotel has a very flash lobby where...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I Stayed here for a work conference within the hotel so it was ideal for my needs. It's a nice hotel, great staff, breakfast and services. I'd ideally prefer to closer to the bund/ nanjing road but for this trip it was fine. I received a free upgrade which was great not sure what the difference was but I was...

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Copenhagen
Reviewed 1 September 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights. My room was spacious and clean, and i liked the complimentary tea and coffee, and the fact that the toiletries were always replenished. One minus was that the rubber bath mat in the bath tub was very mouldy on the underside. It should have been cleaned. But no other complaints apart from...

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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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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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#22 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#43 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#110 Business Hotel in Shanghai
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“Equatorial rooms are the ones that were renewed.”
 of 5 bubbles TalitaNaomi, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Up and away from the noise”
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“Good view from the 9th floor”
 of 5 bubbles alisterbeecher, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are being renovated Ask for one that has been done.”
 of 5 bubbles ReneandIrena, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a free upgrade”
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