Hotel Equatorial Shanghai4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Hotel grounds and location is excellent. Only problem is the wifi is useless, as in you can't load a single page. Most of the staff was nice and helpful, although one lady at the front was pretty rude when I was short on cash for a package that needed to be shipped out. I requested the hotel to charge me so I can pay them back after checkout and she was unwillingly and rude. The rest of the staff was great though.
The location is hard to beat, a very short walk to JingAn temple and MRT station. Cross Yanan road towards the temple and you are right in one of the major shopping, business and eating districts with many cheap and high end restaurants. Stay south of Yanan and you have more of a neighborhood feel, with more local shops, cafes, and restaurants. The hotel room is quite comfortable. I had a king size bed for just over US$100, which is a great rate for the JingAn area. Pretty standard size for an international 4 star hotel. The lobby though is pretty average: no high ceilings, pretty lifeless lounge bar. Gym is good for a Chinese hotel and also has indoor pool. Main downside I found was the porters / captain outside never help with taxis. I have stood there several times obviously looking to hail a taxi and no one ever came over to help. Every time I just went to the road and hailed one myself. I once heard the porter say in Chinese to another staff member "I only helped that foreigner get a taxi because he gave me 50 yuan. Otherwise I would ignore him." That kind of attitude and service is a 1 star level, not 4 star. I stayed almost an entire week so this attitude was not just one bad experience. On the other hand, I found the front desk staff very courteous and helpful.
I've stayed at this hotel twice and it's been great both times. It's located within two blocks of the Jing'an Temple and subway station as well as all of the shops on Nanjing Road.
Everything was perfect. The only problem is you have to walk overhead bridge to cross the street. All the bridge escalator are not working so u have to climb the stair.
The Hotel was beautiful and staffs were nice and warm. Location was great. However, this kind of the hotels don't provide air-condition until June except those real 4 or 5 stars hotel. I think it is the China policy. Averagely, China gets very hot from April. So, I will chose a hotel with independent air-conditioning. Check with the Hotel if then turn on the cold air instead the wind.
Love this hotel...location, value, and spa. Have stayed here a few times and have always had a good experience.
Excellent location in Jing An, though hotel is under remodeling. Excellent value for quality. Reception desk is professional but not friendly.
I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel. Staff were friendly and handled English well. Very clean - a great value.
Located in Jing'an within a short walk of Jing An Temple, Hotel Equatorial Shanghai is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as French Concession. This 506-room, 4.5-star hotel has 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Shanghai, the hotel is also near The Bund and Jade Buddha Temple.
Enjoy dining at Cafe 65, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 506 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can expect LED TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.
Guests of Hotel Equatorial Shanghai have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. Self parking is offered for CNY 120 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and a conference center.