We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)

No.70 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200431, China
Hotel amenities
Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #232 of 3,972 Hotels in Shanghai
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014
Michaelwix Beijing, China
Write a Review

204 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    41
    105
    40
    13
    5
See reviews for
7
36
25
42
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (204)
  • Mar-May only
    (50)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (68)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (50)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (36)
All months
Conegliano, Italy
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The main hotel is under renovation and the rooms available are in the annex building. Small, old, micro-bathrooms. Not 4 stars definitely. The experience I used to have in the real Donghu is completely different, let us hope it will come back after the renovation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you love the enthralling tales of Old Shanghai, stay in this Hotel. Located right in the heart of the former French Concession, Donghu is surrounded by history. That's why I stay here almost ever time I come to Shanghai. The old building is under renovation right now, but the corner rooms in the rundown new building have a very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
41 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Tripadvisor does not distinguish between the Donghu Hotel (the old hotel at 70 Donghu Road) and its annex, the Donghu Hotel Guesthouse (the 1980s property at 7 Donghu Road), unfortunately. This review is about the Guest House. I have reviewed the main hotel -- which I love dearly -- before. It is "charming" and "classic" (to use the tripadvisor categories),... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Frankfurt, Germany
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

... a city that sometimes can become a bit noisy and overcrowded for Westerners. That is the kind of experience from which I wanted to preserve my partner. I insisted, of cours, to get a room in the main building, and we were entirely satisfied. The room was spacious, with a big bed and Chinese old style furniture. Bathroom was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Perfect location within walking distance to people's square (20 minutes on Huaihai Lu), near Metro station. Very nice and quiet area behind the hotel (Yanqing Lu). Free WiFi in the room. Good selection of food for breakfast. Small rooms, however clean. Surprisingly littel English command of staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sion, Valais, Switzerland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in the new Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road) No.7 Donghu Road for a week. I can realy recommend it. The location is near the metro station (7min walk) and the breakfast is just awesome! Only negative point is the slow internet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Good location near Huihai Road. Close to subways and bus stations. A lot of local restaurants and bars are nearby. Staff were friendly and speak a little English (the hotel phone service speaks fluent English) Our room was dusty and not very clean. No AC so we have to open the windows at night. rooms need to be updated.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mannheim, Germany
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Having already lived in Shanghai, I remember the Donghu Hotel as being a well presented and grand place. So there was disappointment when I was directed down the road to the annex which is very ordinary Chinese hotel. I also noticed other people wheeling their suitcases down the road from the main building to the annex. The annex comes complete... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jiangyin, China
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here five times, as we live in a small Chinese city outside Shanghai, and come in often for weekend getaways. We have stayed in both the main hotel and the annex. We definitely prefer the main hotel. The annex, while cheaper, is a bit run down, but the main hotel is better appointed. Shop... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Upland, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Donghu is a very comfortable hotel for foreigners. The service is professional, the front desk speaks English, and the rooms have western-style toilets with all the necessary amenities. Breakfast each morning is comprehensive in either a Chinese or American style. Taxi's are readily available at the street. Western-style shopping stores are nearby, and there is also a Starbucks and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

68 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (48)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question