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“Relatively affordable luxury hotel near Jing'an Temple”

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Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Ranked #54 of 5,222 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a relatively affordable luxury hotel.

The room was pretty well flawless. Beautiful view of the city. Wow factor here. Big comfortable bed. Nice furnishings. Good heater/aircon. Strong wifi connection.

The breakfast selection is varied and plentiful.

The pool is about 15 m long. The gym is adequate.

This hotel is just 200 metres or so from the Jing'an Temple subway on Line 2. We found more than enough in the area to see. Taxis in Shanghai are quite cheap. We took one to the Golden Jade Temple from here for something like 3 or 4 euros. The Jing'an temple is a stroll away. The northwestern part of the French Concession is not far away either. We enjoyed our walk through this area. Plenty of modern malls around, if that's what you want.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

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, breakfast 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 you very much for your time and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We spent three nights at the Equatorial and really enjoyed our stay. Although getting there from the Laoshan Maglev stop was challenging, it is a short stroll on the overhead bypass to reach the Jig’nan Temple metro and shopping arcade. Tranquil settings and typical Chinese breakfast - not much spoken English, however this was adequate to make our stay enjoyable. We managed to find an authentic Indian restaurant- Kaveen’s across the road, and this gave us our dose of spice in the cold 3 degree C weather. Using the metro was easy and we then opted for the Big Bus hop on bus to see the city sights, including the Bund, Peoples Square and other highlights
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

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 that you look forward to coming again. We too look forward to welcoming you back to your new Shanghai home in the near future. Thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Did not expect anything since i’m not familiar with the hotel. Checked in and out was fast. Service was great. Breakfast is ok. Location is really good. Close to subway and there are nearby malls. Beside the hotel, there is a Lawson. Tried there gym and pool and it was great. Overall, would definitely go back and recommend this hotel.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

The hotel is in Jig'nan Temple area, happening place with shopping , restaurants, nearby metro station and a bus station from where you can go to the airport or from airport to this place in 22 Yuan.
The rooms are good. i stayed twice in a week, 1st time the room was a bit small but quiet.
2nd time when i checked-in, they gave a free upgrade , the room and bathroom are very big, only thing, it is roadside so continuous noise of cars.
Good property , best location

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Dear valued guest:
Thank you for choosing the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai and thank you so much for such splendid comments. Your praise and recognition on our works will certainly stimulate every single employee of the hotel to continuously contribute their efforts to maximize the guest’s satisfaction in every way possible. Thank you very much for your time and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The location is not the best -yet not far from downtown, you need to get a taxi though -and the hotel is quite average for a business trip. I can't highlight anything special -rooms, breakfast, and so on - from my stay but the staff -they were fluent in English, and willing to help -and the impressive views from my room. The fare was ok for what the hotel offered.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Justin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

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. I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 5,222 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range: $112 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Equatorial Shanghai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 506
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 
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