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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Popular landmarks
Olympic Sailing Center 400 m
May Fourth Square 490 m
Badaguan Scenic Resort 3.5 km
Qingdao Beer Museum 4.1 km
Qingdao Underwater World 4.8 km
Polar Ocean World 4.9 km
Golden Beach (Huang Dao) 5.8 km
Qingdao Catholic Church 6.1 km
Zhanqiao Pier 6.2 km
Laoshan Scenic Area 30.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Sunshine department Store 170 m
Fushansuo 240 m
Jusco Supermarket 370 m
Olympic Sailing Center 400 m
May Fourth Monument 460 m
May Fourth Square 490 m
Wusi Square 520 m
Qingdao Olympic Theme Park 530 m
Qingdao Beach 540 m
Club New York 550 m
The Equatorial Qingdao

"We highly recommend this hotel for visitors to Qingdao."

Wah - April 3, 2018
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The Equatorial Qingdao

No. 28 XiangGang Zhong Rd, Shinan, Qingdao, China, 266071 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Olympic Sailing Center
Within 400 m of property
  • 220 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Qingdao

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

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Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportQingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO)
Distance to airport22.4 km

Rooms available at The Equatorial Qingdao

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Room comfort & quality
8.0
Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Executive Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Superior Special King Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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    What time is check-in and check-out at The Equatorial Qingdao?

    and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. Check-in is from 02:00 PM, The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to The Equatorial Qingdao?

    A stay at The Equatorial Qingdao also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Equatorial Qingdao has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Qingdao with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    Is breakfast offered at The Equatorial Qingdao?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at The Equatorial Qingdao. A selection of food types including western and asian breakfast options is available for guests. There's an additional charge of 83 CNY for adults and 60 CNY for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

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    • 8.8 Excellent
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      "The staff was friendly and rooms were clean."

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      November 22, 2019

    • 8.8 Excellent

      "Pros: bus and underground at the door."

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      April 16, 2019

    • 9.6 Exceptional

      "Thus, I higly recommend this place!"

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      December 27, 2018

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    Good n convenient to stay for business travelers.
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    More about The Equatorial Qingdao

    The Equatorial Qingdao is located in the Shinan area of Qingdao, a 5-minute walk from the subway, and offers 455 rooms. The Equatorial Restaurant has candle light dinners to charm guests, while the Etoile Pastry Counter serves homemade cakes and baked breads. The Travelers pub is a night club, and the Lobby Lounge is open for fresh brewed coffee and drinks. There is also the Equinox Pool bar which serves drinks and wine. If that is not enough, Carrefour and Jusco are very close by. Property facilities include the Equinox Fitness Center, an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a massage salon, and even a bicycle rental center. Rooms come with broadband internet, king-sized beds, queen-sized goose down pillows, and blankets. The Equatorial Qingdao is a well-managed property and is a competitor for its price range.

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    9.6 Exceptional
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    "The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful."

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    May 21, 2019

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    DREW from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2010

    Great location in busy area”

    location, bar in lobby, english speaking front desk
    need wifi in room

    My ethernet plug on my computer is busted so my only real complaint is to get some wifi in the rooms but wifi in rooms seems to be an exception in China anyways. This hotel is well located directly across the street from the Carrefour so you can get some american type snacks for your room. You can also easily walk to both the Crowne Plaza and Shangri-la to enjoy their bars and such. It's a 5-10 walk down to the Olympic sailing center but only 5 min or less to the actual waterfront. I had meetings every single day and factory tours in the suburbs and cities around Qingdao. My hosts had no problems picking me up at the Copthorne every day.

    Reviewed December 07, 2010

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    8.7
    Excellent
    CHUN from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

    Good Hotel at convenient location”

    Convenient locatin and friendly staff

    The hotel is located conveniently along Middle Hong Kong Road, which is the one of the main shopping and business street of Qingdao and gets you to many tourist attractions conveniently by buses and taxis. There is a Carrefour right opposite so getting some good value snacks or beverages during hotel stay is extraordinarily convenient. In addition, getting to and from the airport is easy as there is a stop for the airport express less than 200M just across the street. The hotel is getting old, but it is clean and well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful, with some offer many tips on what to see and how to get to the main tourist attractions. Air conditioning in our room was warm enough for the winter, and the hotel staff were kind to remind us to keep the aircon switched on when we leave the hotel to ensure the room remains warm when we get back.

    Reviewed January 31, 2012

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Francis from Singapore
    Business traveler
    Superior Special King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Recommednation - Yes or No”

    1) Regret to say that the hotel is very very old. Current going thru some sort of renovation. No indication of renovation mention, highlighted on my booking confirmation. 2) Room attendant knocking on the door in the morning requesting to service your room when you have the "DND" signage hanging on the door. When you refuse entry, the room attendant will remind you a couple of times to remove the DND sign when you leave the room. 3) Water leakage in the bathroom resulted in a pool of water on the first day, 2nd day the leakage got worst & water coming down from the ceiling. Report the problem on the arrival day but no one attended to my concern. I had a fall in the bathroom due to the slippery condition in the bathroom. 4) You can still see the name of the previous hotel in the room under "Copthorne Hotel". Confusion! If you are traveling to Qingdao, hope you have a nice stay!

    Reviewed July 16, 2019

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Mary from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2012

    Yet again a homey stay. ”

    Nicely maintained older wood and marble decor-well maintained. Great location.

    we stay in qingdao somewhat regularly and have 'slept around' at at comparably billed hotels but are very well pleased to revisit the copthorne for a pleasant time. proved relaxing after a day of work and traveling with excellent room service meal. great downtown location. a couple of blocks away affords may fourth square and early morning sea walk. staffs are always professionally solicitous. pool is good. men's spa facility very tired.

    Reviewed February 28, 2012

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wah from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Executive Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Excellent Staff Service”

    We approached the Concierge Service Counter and asked for how to go to Laoshan, the staff Felix Zhang explained clearly the route by public bus. Meanwhile, our phone card has fully utilised, he immediately lent his phone card to us. He followed up and contacted us during our tour. He is very professional & helpful. We highly appreciated his service and assistance , besides, the other staff are also very helpful and polite. We highly recommend this hotel for visitors to Qingdao.

    Reviewed April 03, 2018

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ryan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2009

    High price but quite nice”

    Very roomy, very clean, and a great location
    Price was high, and everything costs money - even internet is not free.

    I only spent one night in at the Copthorne Hotel because I needed to rush up to Qingdao, and since all the hotels were booked for the beer festival, I had no choice in booking rooms. The place was really great, but so expensive. If you're a business man/woman, this is the place for you.

    Reviewed August 14, 2009

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Mary from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2011

    Grand older hotel and friendly staff.”

    The entry into the building was charming.

    we were greeted at the car by a friendly smile from the concierge and helped with our bags into the hotel. we were quickly booked into rooms even though we arrived quite early in the morning with no problems. the room was a clean and good size and the the beds were very comfy. the bathroom was large and a lovely deep bath with lots of hot water. the breakfast was a bit pricey but good food and lots of it. i will definetly stay again for the price, when in qingdao.

    Reviewed November 23, 2011

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Joy from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2014

    Modern hotel, central, good rooms with sea view”

    Location, sea view, continental breakfast

    I had noticed this hotel during my last stay in Qingdao. Modern, large, central, good rooms with sea view and a number of English TV channels! Very suitable for Western tastes. Also, Carrefour is directly across the road.

    Reviewed November 06, 2014

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Hugo from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Clean looks tired bathroom is small”

    location price brand

    it's a short stay, the airport transfer is just next door. it's very good for travellers going to the airport for just 20rmb as oppose to 100rmb by taxi. Taxi is horrible in qingdao. it's very hard to catch one. Generally the room is really clean and comfortable but the building is old and the bathroom do not have a shower but a bath tub only.

    Reviewed October 06, 2014

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    8.3
    Excellent
    JUNGMIN from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Nice for chillin out, not for sightseeing”

    near beach, great location in city center, decent service.

    My trip to Qingdao was for both business, and sightseeing. Location was good to shop, to chill out at beach. I got city view, but ocean view would be much better 'cause the hotel faces beach. Most of sights are far from hotel, so you should take a bus to look around. Bus stop is just in front of hotel. Could be convenient for someone who prefers bus tour. For business, it was centrally located. lots of banks nearby, the hotel also has business center where I could use computer for free. very satisfied as business traveler.

    Reviewed July 17, 2013

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    8.0
    Excellent
    HWAEUN from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Executive Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

    Good location, Clean room, Kind staffs”

    Good location, Clean room, Kind staffs

    It was fairly reasonable and I was satisfied with the hotel. but breakfast was kind of terrible even though I understand a busy time. (not only food but also environment.) there was no food, no plates, no cutleries and food areas was so dirty. and non-smokers have to ask for non-smoking room because there are some smoking floors. Truth be told, The hotel is not good enough to be 4stars hotel. By the way, staffs were so kind, room condition was always good and the location couldn't be better! if I visit Qingdao again, I would love to stay in this hotel :)

    Reviewed May 26, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Austin from United States
    Couple
    Executive Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    First Class Experience”

    Everyone was exceptionally friendly. The service was great, the rooms were clean, and everyone seemed to make their very best effort to please. I will definitely return here when I am in Qingdao again.

    Reviewed April 30, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    soon from Singapore
    Couple
    Superior Special King Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Good location ”

    I have stayed here on 4 occasions each time 3-4 nights. The hotel was previously the Copthorne and now it’s the Equatorial. The takeover by Equatorial didn’t result in any refurbishment or changes. This trip I stayed in July. The aircon of this hotel is poor and needs a thorough overhaul. Air pressure is very Low n barely cold. The worse part is that the AC compressor is shut down after midnight everynight even during summer till 6 am. So it gets warm n stuffy in the room. I faced this also last August when I stayed here when it was operated by the copthorne. You need to request a fan from the Housekeeping in anticipation of this when u check in. In winter this is not an issue.

    Reviewed July 28, 2018

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    8.0
    Excellent
    JOSEPHINE from Singapore
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

    Great location”

    this hotel is old but very popular so many taxi are aware of it.

    there is a Carefourr opposite the hotel so you need to take the underpass infront of the hotel and that is safer because of the traffic. There are many food eateries around the vicinity and if you take a 5-10 mins walk upstream you will come across a row of seafood restaurants. Plenty of good and fresh seafood in Qingdao. Very reasonably price and good service.

    Reviewed December 22, 2011

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    7.7
    Very good
    NAOKI from Japan
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

    Doesn't understan business”

    clean and spacious room

    This was my 3rd visit to Qingdao and I use this hotel everytime.I didn't need any fatty foods from breakfast so I tried agoda for the first time.Maybe agoda and this hotel's relationship isn't going good,because the first room I stopped was a floor the internet was broken down.Why should a businessman stay in a room without net connection.They should repair it immediately but it seems to me that a few months has passed after the hotel realized it. but the other points were good,the room clean and spacy,you can buy anything in 3 minutes walk from your room.But one thing,at the coffee shop near the lobby they didn't give me a 'parpyao'(bill of receipt)until I asked for one,it was a suprised that the store employee typed in the register after my 'parpyao' request.

    Reviewed December 16, 2012

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Xiaoxiang from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

    Great Location near the beach”

    Best location with bigger room.

    I had a three day vacations in Qingdao with my parents in July. We had a great time in Copthorne Hotel. The location of the hotel is the best of the best. The deluxe room we stayed was spacious with two queen beds. Looking at the beach through the windown was a plus for our trip. Be honest, the room needs to update. The service in front desk was little bit slow. overall, we loved this hotel.

    Reviewed August 11, 2012

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Bryan from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Executive Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Excellent Staff”

    Even though it was under construction, I was not disturbed at all. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Great location for people wanting to do things in Qingdao.

    Reviewed May 21, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Poh from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    The location is great and near to shopping centre.”

    location, clean and affordable

    It was the first time we went to Qingdao. The hotel is centrally located and we can walk to the food street. Public transport is just outside the hotel and we can take a bus to the old town within 20 minutes. We walked to the seaside and enjoyed the sea scenary. Qingdao is a nice place for holiday.

    Reviewed October 16, 2013

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    8.0
    Excellent
    DONALD from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    One of the Best Value Hotels in Qingdao CDB”

    Strategically located at the heart of Qingdao Commercial Business District, with quick access to various tourism spots including historical landmarks and natural & man-made parks.The hotel staff are friendly and can communicate well in English. The hotel is generally clean from public areas to rooms. Cost of stay is very much affordable if via AGODA.

    Reviewed September 06, 2016

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Kim from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2011

    Pleasant stay and spacious room ”

    Value for money

    this is one of my preferred hotel in qingdao city. we had a pleasant stayed at this hotel. staff at the front desk was not helpful nor informative. not able to explain or offer to guest option to upgrade our booking with agoda though we willing to pay the different. they just gave us the simple answer 'not possible" that's it.

    Reviewed January 31, 2012

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