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8.1
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8.6
Excellent
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Excellent location - 400 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
  • Chinese Welfare Association Children's Palace110 m
  • Paramita Shop130 m
  • People 7 Bar150 m
  • Goodfellas Bar150 m
  • Shanghai Cai Yuanpei Former Residence170 m
  • Madame Mao’s Dowry Shop180 m
  • Velvet Lounge190 m
  • Mandarin Center200 m
  • Chinese Printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall250 m
  • 1856 anime city Market260 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

    65 Yanan Road West , Jing'an and SHA Railway Station, Shanghai, China, - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 16 times for various dates

    "Great hotel and we stayed in the new rooms."
    Nicky - 29 October 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    • 370 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Shanghai

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Property ranking|Compared to 6,685 Shanghai properties
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    Location score
    8.7/10
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Service score
    8.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Shanghai properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Shanghai properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Shanghai properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Shanghai properties
    Value for money8.1
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportShanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
    Distance to airport11.8 km

    Rooms available at Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Grand Room
    Grand Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 semi double beds or 1 kin...
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    Executive Suite
    Executive Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Corner Room
    Corner Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Equatorial Room
    Equatorial Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Club Room
    Club Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Superior
    Superior
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
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    Deluxe Hot Deal
    Deluxe Hot Deal
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
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    Superior Hot Deal
    Superior Hot Deal
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
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    Premier Room
    Premier Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Walk to great food, bars, transit and the Canadian Consulate."

      Robert

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      15 April 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Overall, would definitely go back and recommend this hotel."

      Henson

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      21 December 2017

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Great views, amazing centralized location, clean and cozy."

      dan

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      26 February 2018

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    6.8
    Good

    "Good location,nearby Lrt station,,staff very helpful and fri..."

    loo

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    09 December 2017

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Great gym, swimming pool, good shower, and a clean room/bed."

    Eric T.

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    14 August 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Café 65
    Cuisine:Asian, International
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
    Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant
    Cuisine:Chinese, Cantonese
    Menu:Buffet
    The Lobby Lounge
    Menu:Buffet

    Nearby restaurants

    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    XiErDun Hotel YanHuiTing
    60 m Chinese
    ShuiShangRen Jia
    60 m Chinese, Seafood
    JianShaJu
    100 m Chinese
    British cuisine
    British cuisine
    Oscar's Pub
    1.1 km British, Mexican, Pub
    Salon de Ville at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
    4.7 km British, Cafe, Chinese
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Cafe 65
    90 m Asian
    Lapis Thai (1788 Square)
    320 m Asian, Thai
    Le Viet
    320 m Asian, Vietnamese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Hotel Equatorial Shanghai from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.3
    Excellent
    From 3134 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.1
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    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.1
    Value for money8.1
    High score for Shanghai
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    9+ Exceptional (148)
    8-9 Excellent (116)
    7-8 Very Good (201)
    6-7 Good (70)
    <6 Below Expectation (71)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Chee from New Zealand
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Value for money”

    This is one of the few hotel which I would recommend. It's well situated on West Yan'an road, which is the thoroughfare of Shanghai, right opposite of the famed Jin'An temple and it's surrounding high end shopping malls and eating places. One of my all time favorite hotel in Shanghai. You will enjoy your stay at this hotel, like I always do.

    Reviewed March 25, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Benjamin from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Corner Room
    Stayed 9 nights in July 2019

    a decent place”

    This hotel is decent for the price. It is clean and very cool (air conditioned). My room had a full wall of mirrors overlooking the cityscape. Location is excellent, very near the Jing'an Temple with plenty of places to eat and great subway/metro line connections. Perhaps most importantly, the hotel offers a VPN in the rooms which allowed me to use my own VPN on top of that to access Facebook etc. There are some drawbacks, especially that additional amenities are overpriced. Breakfast was 118 yuan in advance but when I tried to purchase it on the day it was 170 yuan. The restaurant in the hotel is prohibitively expensive. When I needed to do laundry, there was no option for inexpensive laundry service by weight, only expensive dry cleaning by piece (22 yuan for a pair of socks!). The VPN is only available in the room, not in the lobby or restaurant. Staff were friendly but not super fluent in English. China is a challenging place to visit. This is a good base.

    Reviewed July 17, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Daniel from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good hotel and value for money”

    Hotel was located nearby the metro. A 10min walk with luggage is a tad hard if you have heavy suitcases. However, it’s conveniently located with safe elevated pedestrian bridges for you to cross the heavy traffic. Check in was smooth although the recep did take awhile. Room was basic but we were pleased with the comfortable beds and pillows. We had a great rest that night. I managed to try the spa. The massage was priced okay but the quality of my massage was good. Really helped to ease my muscles after all the walking I had at West Lake.

    Reviewed April 28, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wai from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 9 nights in December 2018

    A very neat and tidy hotel. Highly recommend to stay. Great service and facility. I like the food.”

    There are a lot of food choices for the buffect breakfast. All of other restaurants in the hotel also provide delicious cuisine. We love the indoor swimming pool. We had a very pleasant experience in the hotel.

    Reviewed January 01, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    an from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Corner Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Location is okay”

    The hotel is relatively close to Jing An Temple, but need to take a footbridge to cross the large street infront of hotel. There are a lot of restaurants and shops near Jing An Temple

    Reviewed July 10, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tomaz from China
    Business traveler
    Equatorial Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Great value for money,”

    Good location, great value for money

    Reviewed June 04, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    PENG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

    Great Hotel ”

    Hotel Equatorial has exist around 18 years, it is one of the 5 star hotel in Shanghai. The check in is smooth and staff are friendly. Concierge is reasonable helpful and not as friendly as other 5 star hotel. Breakfast spread is medicore, coffee is great. The breakfast server is not properly train. They don't really know what service means. If a customer walk in and ask for a coffee they should go and pick up a cup of coffee then serve to the customer and not by pointing to the coffee machine. In a 5 star hotel normally the staff will serve the coffee although they have the machine there and it is up to the customer to pick up the coffee themselves or self service. Customer pays the money is to get the service if no service better stays in a 3 star hotel with good room with less service. The room is great and the room cleaner are also great. Room are well clean.

    Reviewed April 25, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chee from New Zealand
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Value for money”

    Thus is one of my favourite hotel in shanghai. Well suited in Yan’an thoroughfare, accessible to the wider city via No 2 subway across the street opppisite Jinan temple. Up market shopping malls for the area with fantastic restaurants. Good place to stay.

    Reviewed March 24, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Chee from New Zealand
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Helpful staff”

    We were given a room that smells of cigarette smoke and the staff was quick to allow for a room change. We were then given longer check-out hour on our last day. I have to receive and dispatch parcels while staying at the hotel and everything went through smoothly, with the help of the concierge of course. All in all I am pleased with the service rendered.

    Reviewed January 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Henson from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Unexpectedly it is a great hotel”

    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.

    Reviewed December 21, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    chuncheng from Singapore
    Couple
    Executive Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

    Great location nice hotel”

    This is the first time I’m staying here. I used to stay at the Hilton next door.but it turns out this hotel is just as good. It is within walking distance from JingAn temple and lots of good eateries..

    Reviewed October 29, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SIMEON from Mauritius
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    service and staff exceptional”

    Great location.. next to MTR (train station). Walking distance to shopping strips.. great hotel with a massive swimming pool and a great gym. Definitely recommended to friends who are planning to travel to Shanghai

    Reviewed June 13, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chee from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Impressed ”

    I have been going to this hotel on and off for about 10 years and stopped in recent time. Reason being it has suffered from mismanagement and the place was turning to custard. However, I am pleasantly surprise they have turned things around now. The rooms have been nicely done up with new carpet, decorations, and furnishing. Very happy with the experience.

    Reviewed April 04, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Warwick from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Helpful staff, nice hotel”

    our stay at this hotel was made easier by the friendly and helpful staff. We were upgraded to one of the newer rooms which was very comfortable and the staff were constantly helping with taxis or suggestions for the area. Hotel is very close to Jingan temple and walking distance to Nanjing road shopping area.

    Reviewed March 06, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Flora from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Grand Room
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

    Good location, satisfactory stay”

    Location is good as it is near Jingan metro (still need 5-10 mins walk). Lawson convenient mart is just around the corner towards Hilton to get any snacks and drinks. Stay is overall satisfactory. We wanted to go for indoor pool however the strong chlorine smell put us off especially our small kids. Breakfast is boring as we stayed 4 days without a change of menu. Grand room is comfortable and clean. We could still come back but could pay a few dollars more for Hilton nearby.

    Reviewed September 22, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Derek from United States
    Business traveler
    Equatorial Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Solid offering”

    I've stayed here twice. Once in their older rooms, another in their newly renovated room. Both are very clean. Highly recommend. They also have a very comprehensive breakfast buffet, would recommend if it comes w/ your package.

    Reviewed July 18, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Club Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    Location and value for money”

    This is not the first time for me in this hotel. I always stay here whenever I have business meetings in Shanghai due to its central location, easy accessibility to pudong and puxi and value for money being a 5 star hotel.

    Reviewed May 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    Comfortable and convenient”

    Location, value for money, clean

    This is my fourth time staying in this hotel every time I am back for business meetings. Hotel is centrally located, rooms are clean and breakfast spread is good. Will have no doubt staying here if standard do not drop. So far, it has been good.

    Reviewed January 14, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Club Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

    Great location”

    Location, clean, convenient

    This is my second time staying in this hotel within a few months. I am really happy with this hotel as location is very central to downtown, Pudong and Hong Qiao area. Hotel building looks old from the outside but inside has been fully refurbished.

    Reviewed December 05, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Satisfied stay”

    Central l location, clean rooms, good breakfast

    I was very pleased with my stay. In fact, it has exceeded my expectations because from the outside, it looks old but the rooms were nicely refurbished. Breakfast spread was really good too. Hotel is strategically located which makes getting around easy.

    Reviewed October 13, 2015
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